Kelly is a certified health coach (for adults & teens), life coach, Reiki level II practitioner, RYT 200 yoga teacher, K-8 teacher and doTerra oils wellness advocate. She has a Masters in Education and a Bachelors in Interpersonal Communication from UNH with 20 years teaching in grades K - 8 on NH’s seacoast.
Kelly has survived a lot of stressful times - a tough childhood and life as an adult that has brought more ‘life lemon’s than was in her master plan - from 2 divorces to living with daily, chronic pain. Additionally, she was a true couch potato - and that only changed when her health issues forced the choice of more pain and inactivity…or action by working through it.
She responded to hitting rock bottom by investing in personal development classes, health coaching and then going back to school for health & life coaching. She was her own first client and this made all the difference! Kelly realized that she needed healthier habits, better strategies for coping with stress and the fact that our bodies are meant to move.
She started with small habit changes and got a trainer to help her gain confidence in the gym and in lifting weights. She also began to see that when stressors caused painful flare-ups, it was a gift to help her become aware, work through the stress and not bottle it deep down inside. Moving past life’s struggles became her own super power - she learned how to get past it, get better and remain optimistic and happy.
She believes in perpetual personal growth, people connecting and helping one other - she has served on the board of Share Our Strength, been a Girl Scout Leader for many years, coached Girls on the Run, started parents of teens networking groups and been an organizer of group activities like camping and whitewater rafting.
One of her favorite mantras is ‘Fear Means Go’ and so even though she’s an introvert, she keeps trying to do things that push her out of her comfort zone like skydiving, improv, public speaking, and blogging on all things wellness.
Kelly lives with her husband, daughter, crazy dog and cats in Portsmouth, NH. She loves to travel, read, kayak and when her husband isn’t looking, re-decorate their whole house with lots of color and funky flea market finds.