“Linda’s coaching helped me grow more conscious of how I spent my time. Between my freelance writing and managing my family life, I felt drained and resentful. Linda helped me see how I could take advantage of pockets of time in my day to re-energize my spirit. Rather than feeling so overwhelmed, my life feels more balanced. As a result, I feel more empowered and much happier. A win-win for both me and my family!”
–Christa Melnyk Hines, Freelance Writer
“Linda took the time to understand where I was on my personal path to health and fitness and helped guide me towards my goals. My biggest issue is Seasonal Affective Disorder, which makes it difficult for me to function normally during the dark winter months and makes me not want to exercise and eat well. Linda helped me formulate an actionable plan with steps I can take in advance to make sure I’m in control of my SAD and not the other way around. I’m already implementing some of them now, which will help me in a few months when winter is in full swing. I loved that Linda didn’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to my health; I really feel like I am more in control of how I feel after one call with Linda!”
—Kristin Costa Offiler
“I didn’t think I really needed wellness coaching. I knew what I needed to do, but with my busy work and family schedule, I wasn’t as consistent as I needed to be to see results.
“With regular coaching calls and helpful emails between our sessions, Linda helped me explore what ‘wellness’ means to me. With her fun approach, she helped me create and stay focused on my eating, health and fitness goals, all while keeping a sense of humor in the process.
“After just one month of coaching with Linda, I’m getting more rest, and have added strength-training to my fitness routine. I feel happier and more energized.
“I’m grateful for Linda’s coaching, and recommend her to anyone who wants to feel better fast!”
—Marla Beck, Career & Life Coach for Writers
“I just wanted to thank you for the AMAZING coaching session. You started the fire that has been smoldering inside for quite some time. Things you did really well: Listened, helped me to “talk out” my areas of challenge and resistance, guided me into more than one area, and allowed me to be part of the solution. Your feedback was motivational and I could tell you were really listening and gearing my next steps in the right direction”
“Talking to Linda made more of a difference than I expected…especially since it was our “first time.” Although I came into the meeting with a pretty clear idea of what I wanted to accomplish, I hadn’t finished the thought-process enough to give myself the best shot of being successful. Linda helped me to think through and verbalize all the obstacles that might trip me up and then to address them. She provided me with a gentle nudging in the right direction so that I ended the call with a real, true, (and most importantly – possible!) game plan for making the changes I desire.”
“My session with Linda provided plenty of food for thought (no pun intended!) – from my fitness routine to my eating habits. Her questions challenged and motivated me to stretch in areas I hadn’t considered. She offered suggestions to help get back on track by building new and better habits. I appreciate her friendly style; she’s personable and immediately makes you feel at ease. She generated a healthy dialogue, allowing time to pause and consider without pressing me for immediate answers. I was hoping that our session would serve as a catalyst for a fresh start; I wasn’t disappointed. I came away with tools and info that I can implement to build and maintain a healthier lifestyle. Thanks so much, Linda!”
Finding the Right Questions with Wellness Coaching on Huffington Post: “I talked to [Linda] recently and while I expected her to have all the answers, it turns out she was armed with the right questions and let me find all the answers for myself.”
Permission Slips on the Scribble Nest blog: “[Linda] asked me some light questions that carried a powerful punch. What if your doctor said your life depended on you living out this dream? Because it does. Wow, I had to think, what if?”
Thursday’s This & That on the Write Now blog: “I was hoping that our session would serve as a catalyst for a fresh start; I wasn’t disappointed. I came away with tools and info that I can implement to build and maintain a healthier lifestyle.”
Want Freelance Success? Watch Your Health on the Freelancedom blog: “Yesterday, I had a free wellness coaching session with Linda Formichelli. I had previously only known Linda as a freelance guru and writing coach, but I was intrigued when she announced the launch of HappyFit Coaching. To me, it made sense to see her expand her business to include health and wellness. Why? Because incorporating exercise and other positive health practices into your work day is about much more than achieving optimal work/life balance.”