Who is Coach Allyson?
I started my journey as a molecular biologist with a Master's degree working in biopharmaceutical industry over twenty years ago, developing life-saving drugs. Although it had been a rewarding career helping bring treatments to patients, I also realized that our treatments have been focused mostly on chronic diseases which usually require expensive long-term medications with potential side effects. In the meantime, after years of busy life juggling work, family, and everything else in life, I started to encounter problems with chronic diseases myself, just like many people around me. That was a huge wakeup call. I delved into research and found that there are ways for us to prevent, delay, control, or even reverse chronic diseases to reclaim health by adopting a right lifestyle. There is so much each individual can do to control their own destiny in health and wellbeing. That was when I decided to take on coaching to help empower others. With my strong science background in medical research and drug development and a passion to help people combat diseases and improve health and wellbeing, I am ready to meet where you are and apply the evidence-based, science-guided, and personalized approach to partner with you on your journey towards a healthy and fulfilling life. Contact me for a complimentary introduction session.
Duke Health and Wellbeing Coach Training Program, Duke Health;
Life Coach Training Program, Institute for Life Coach Training
Duke Integrative Medicine Trained Certified Integrative Health Coach;
National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), by National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching;
Lifestyle Medicine Coach, by Wellcoaches & American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM);
Associate Certified Coach (ACC), by International Coaching Federation (ICF)
National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC);
International Coaching Federation (ICF)
What is coaching?
Coaching is based on the belief that each client is a resourceful expert on their own life. Coaches meet clients where they are now and partner with clients to reach where they want to be in life. The client-coach relationship provides an opportunity for clients to look into their lives deeper than they can by themselves and discover new insights. Coaches are catalysts of change who follow clients' needs, listen without judgement, and inquire with curiosity to support clients activating internal strengths, creating SMART plans, and establishing accountability to achieve their desired goals for a thriving life.
We take an integrative whole-person approach to coaching. Encompassing body, mind, and spirit, we believe all aspects on the Wheel of Wellbeing are interconnected to contribute to an optimal life. Clients take the lead to evaluate and decide which area they want to work on during each coaching session with the coach. It is a strictly client-focused process.
Coaching can take place by phone or video conferencing. Meeting is usually once every two to three weeks for at least three months to ensure lasting transformation. Contact me for a complimentary introduction session.