What is Health Coaching?

Health coaching, also referred to as wellness coaching, is a process that facilitates healthy, sustainable behavior change by challenging a client to listen to their inner wisdom, identify their values, and transform their goals into action.

A health coach “partners with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. They support personal and professional growth based on self-initiated change in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes. Coaching is future-focused on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one’s work or personal life. The emphases in a coaching relationship are on action, accountability, and follow through.”

Wellness has been defined as “the degree to which one feels positive and enthusiastic about life”. Your health coach will assist you in crafting your wellness vision and then achieving it. A wellness vision is a creative statement that reveals your highest potential and can include physical, emotional, social, spiritual and financial realms of life. A new life vision empowers one to see new possibilities along with a specific and clear direction and allows you to activate your imagination and then think, feel, speak and ultimately see the manifestation of your highest potential. It is a tool used to move to new levels of wellbeing by connecting you to your own truth and wisdom that is held within.

Health Coaching Programs at Sunu

Julia offers a complementary 45 minute initial intake session (book here), and 60-minute Life and Wellness Coaching sessions available in packages of 3, 6 or 12. She also extends a 15% discount for students!

Kristi currently offers health coaching on a per session basis, with the option for a lab draw with your first initial nutrition assessment. She offers a free 15 minute phone consult. Call our Minnetonka location for more information or to set up your first session or phone consult.

Health Coaching at Sunu


Kristin Elam, CHC, Health and Sound Therapist (Minnetonka)

Kristin Elam, CHC, Health and Sound Therapist
Kristin is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach & Level III Atma Buti Tibetan Bowl Therapist. She graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and has received her International Health Coaching Certification through the International Association for Health Coaches (IAHC). Her focus is in mind-body healing through personalized health coaching sessions that address all aspects of health and wellbeing. Kristin’s goal is to help you discover what makes you feel happy and healthy so you can live authentically and thrive. Whether in addition to health coaching or as an individual session, she would love to share the powerful healing effects of sound therapy with you using authentic Tibetan Bowls.

Read more about Kristin.