Why should you trust me? I mean there are about a million weight loss coaches, right?
I have answered some of the more frequently asked questions. If you still have questions, please contact me and I will be glad to try to answer them.
How long have you been a Life Coach and how did you become an expert?
Glad you asked. My whole life has been a journey of learning what my body needed to be healthy. Autoimmune disease, diabetes, and allergies runs in my family. As a child I suffered from severe allergies, constipation, bronchitis and although I did not know then, food intolerances. I had my first brush with autoimmune disease when I was in my twenties and I began my journey in learning what our bodies need in order to be healthy. I have had my up and downs like everyone but over the last 40 years, I have learned that there is no perfect diet and that the secret lies in understanding YOUR body. Once you do, not only can you lose and maintain a healthy weight, but our bodies can also heal if given the right environment to do so. I am a nurse, health and life coach. After working as a nurse, I quickly realized that our health care system was set up to handle acutely sick people, but not to help people “stay well.” This started my coaching journey and I have been nursing and coaching for a total of 10 years.
What results can I expect?
While I will not make guarantees, my clients who were willing to do the work have experienced weight loss, no more yo-yo dieting, amazing control over their cravings, lower blood sugars, overall improved labs and increased energy.
The results they did not expect were, getting to know and love themselves, the ability to make better choices, better relationships with those they loved, more confidence and feeling at home in their own bodies. I like to say they learned to "harness their own power!"
From my past clients I have been labeled “an Angel” 17 times, a label I do not take for granted. It is amazing to watch someone who feels hopeless, and powerless, transform into someone who is powerful, healthy and immeasurably happy.
Why do I need a coach, can’t I do this on my own?
Very good question. Coaching is an investment in yourself, your health, and your family. Making a lifestyle change in an unhealthy world is challenging and understanding the inter-connectiveness of your symptoms is something that takes time, education, and experience to master.
Is it possible to do this on your own, of course, however, the time in research, experience, investment in education, and finding someone who can hold you accountable, is an insurmountable task for most people and often ends in failure, rebound weight gain and loss of quality of life. It has taken me years of education, and experience, to gain the knowledge I have and I still continue to study and learn more each day.
How long do you normally work with someone?
I work with people for at least 3 months, because to get the results you deserve you will need to work with me at least that long and possibly longer.
How do I get started?
We begin with a complementary Discovery Call to explore your dreams and goals, and determine if we are a good fit for each other. If we are a good fit we can begin as soon as you are ready.
Does Insurance pay for health coaching?
Thankfully, no. One of the benefits of working with a life coach is we work together to find the best solution for YOU to overcome your barriers. This means together WE can decide what is best for you without the influence of a governing agency whose policies are one-size-fits-all approach.
Does this really work?
Yes, absolutely, if you are willing to do the work.
Can you share the results of previous clients:
Absolutely, but I would like to share them in my client’s own words.
“Miriam was such a huge help and real blessing in my life when I needed it the most. She helped me figure out different foods that work for me and were tailored for my individual needs as well as my family’s. She really taught me a lot. The weight is still coming off and I am confident this is my Forever Weight loss. I consider her my angel from God! She is really amazing at what she does!” Deborah
“This is one of the most beneficial experiences I have had with any healthcare person. I was starting to give up on my health. Miriam coaxed me along. She helped me be more aware of my body, what I ate, and even how I ate it! I never realized how much I needed assistance. With Miriam’s help, I was able to lose weight, reclaim my health and my life. God Bless you Miriam.” Marsha
“I really enjoyed talking with, and getting to know, Miriam. She helped me more than she will ever know. I was falling into a dark area in my life because of a senseless tragedy that struck my family and I did not know what to do. I thank God that I found Miriam. Today I can pick my head up, take care of my physical, and mental, health. I thank you Miriam from the bottom of my heart.” R.
I’m really busy and overwhelmed. How much time is involved before I get results?
It does take investment of time, money and energy to make any real change, but it is worth it. Much of this work will come in small chunks of time and will become a 24/7 kind of thing, where it blends into your life as it becomes your lifestyle. My clients learned that taking the correct small steps can yield tremendous results.
What if I just want to sample what you have to offer before I invest?
Because of my experience, I have chosen to not to work with private clients for less than 3 months. However, if you are interested in trying some of my other programs, I offer:
Workshops – I bring interactive education to your group, church, or colleagues.
Lab reviews - learn what your labs mean and how to talk with your doctor
6 Weeks of Mindfulness - an online program
If you are interested in learning more about my other programs, please contact me, or visit my event page, for deeper descriptions and more information about times, location and how to join/host an event.