Hi, I’m Abbegail

 

I’m a holistic coach and registered nurse helping people learn self-compassion and become more resilient on their the journey called life.

I have always felt that nursing is a vocation, not a job.  The same is true with holistic coaching.  It is the perfect blending of my years as a nurse, my connection to spirit, and my own inner knowing.

 

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A Holistic Approach

 

Through Holistic Nurse Coach training with Linda Bark’s Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy, I have developed a holistic and integral approach to coaching in adherence with the standards of the International Coaching Federation and the American Holistic Nurse’s Association.  By adhering to professional standards, I set the foundation for a relationship based on trust and pure presence.   I will empower you to change your story using powerful questions.  You will gain a new awareness of your situation, set goals and maintain them.

Using my wisdom and experience, I will empower you to take the first steps on your journey to Wellbeing.

I’ve gained valuable, life-changing experience during my challenging and ultimately beautiful journey.

A little background…

 

After a hectic career as a trauma nurse and organ procurement coordinator, I chose the path less traveled and in 2003 took a position as the nurse on the biggest privately-owned yacht in the world.  During that time, I experienced travel and adventures, worked my butt off, indulged my love of photography (and lots of gelato!) and generally learned a lot about myself.  I ended up living just outside Siena, Italy calling a 400-year old villa home.  

While living in Italy for 11 years, I learned a thing or two about La Dolce Vita, the good life.  This concept is key to a life of balance, health, happiness, and wellbeing.  It’s about slowing down and enjoying the little things that we often take for granted.

Many of us are too busy to listen to our inner wisdom, working too much to relax, and never take the time to slow down.  Even on vacations, so many rush around trying to make the most of their precious time off.  

 

Working with Warriors

 

It wasn’t all wine, gorgeous villas and mouth-watering food though, for 8 of those years I worked with soldiers with concussion and traumatic stress.  During that time I grew professionally and was challenged more than I ever was as an intensive care nurse or a procurement coordinator.  I was continually inspired by the resilience of our nation’s warriors, yet heartbroken with the bureaucracy.  During this period my own self-care suffered (and I had my own TBI!).  I experienced burn-out, anxiety and a major depressive episode which left me considering suicide.  I had to learn how to take my own advice.   I did, and now I want to help others do the same.

 

My coaching style is heart-centered and highly individualized.  I incorporate my strong nursing background and coaching skills with my intuition, spiritual practice and creativity.  I am a HeartMath® Certified Practitioner and a JourneyCircles™ Facilitator.  My clients have found that my unique approach helps them feel understood, safe and empowered to move forward.  

 

As a holistic coach, it is my desire to help you on your healing journey, to help you listen to your inner voice and gracefully move through whatever life throws your way.