Karina DiLuzio is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach with the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. She enjoys partnering with her clients as they seek sustainable healthy lifestyle changes in a wide variety of health and life balance areas. Karina enjoys the opportunity to blend her background in both tobacco cessation and coaching to assist clients who are pursuing tobacco cessation. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota, and is certified as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist by both Mayo Clinic and the National Association for Alcohol and Drug Counselors. She is in her fourteenth year in the health care field, and helped develop the inpatient tobacco program at Allina Health.
Diane is a Nationally Board certified Health and Wellness Coach, has completed training through Wellcoaches and she has also completed Therapeutic Coach training through the Meta Institute. She brings 14 years of nursing experience including positions in the Emergency Room, Endoscopy and Hospice to her work as a Wellness Coach. This combination of compassionate nursing alongside intuitive coaching enables clients to take an active role in their health and receive meaningful support and accountability to become who they want to be. Special interests include creativity, the role of spirituality in health and assisting caregivers with their own self-care. Diane has also completed a Holistic Cancer and Coaching program. In addition, she is collaborating on a pilot study to provide Wellness Coaching to patients at the Woodbury Penny George Institute for Health and Healing Clinic.
Aaron Unseth is a staff chaplain at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. Aaron especially enjoys learning about how spiritual care and mental health care can work together to promote healing. Aaron has a Masters of Divinity degree and spent 12 years as a parish pastor before stepping into the health-care field.
Kate is trained through the Wellcoaches program and is a nationally board certified health and wellness coach and a certified yoga instructor. Kate has been working in Integrative Health since 1998 when she worked at the Mind/Body Medical Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Kate also completed programs for holistic cancer coaching and yoga and cancer. As part of respective research studies funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, Kate trained hypertensive research subjects in the areas of Mindfulness and the Relaxation Response. Kate has a background in education and yoga, which she has found especially useful in dispersing health and wellness information. Kate brings to her clients a non-judgmental and authentic listening style and a belief that all have the ability to reach their wellness goals. Her specialties include personal growth, finding balance, healthy eating, and stress reduction.
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Molly has been providing health and wellness coaching with the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing since 2007. She is a certified health and wellness coach through Wellcoaches and holds a master's degree in counseling and human resource development. As a coach, Molly partners with her clients to help them explore what health and wellness means for each individual, and the steps they need to take to reach their goals. With certifications in neuro-linguistic psychology, hypnotherapy and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Molly has a strong understanding of how to help others make behavioral changes. Her specialties include coaching for weight loss, sleep improvement, motivation and mindfulness.
Marie joined the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing's Integrative Health & Wellness Coaching team after providing health and wellness coaching in the insurance industry and with independent clients. She is a certified health and wellness coach through Wellcoaches and the Real Balance Health Coaching program and has a master's degree in health and physical education. Marie's background includes over twenty years of rehabilitative patient care, teaching, and athletic coaching. She specializes in a collaborative journey with her clients to help them discover strengths, purpose, courage and motivation to change. Marie's strength lies within her ability to be authentic with each client and to help them to see possibilities for change. Her coaching includes focus on: weight loss, fitness, health management, healthy eating, stress management, work/life balance and personal growth.
Barbara has been providing health and wellness coaching at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing since 2007. She is a certified health and wellness coach and has a master's degree in counseling and psychotherapy. Her expertise is helping clients realize their own strengths, abilities and resources which they use to make lifestyle changes. She uses these skills with patients preparing for surgery and clients interested in developing their own personal vision for optimal wellness. Her work touches on a wide variety of life challenges including stress management, life balance, weight loss, fitness and healthy eating.
Barb has been providing health and wellness coaching at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing for two years. She is an integrative health and wellness coach and a registered dietitian nutritionist. Barb has certificates of training in weight management for adults, adolescents and children, as well as advanced training in facilitation. Her past experience includes working in hospitals, clinics and in business. She blends her nutrition experience with coaching principles, offering her clients an integrative approach that focuses on the whole person.