Functional Health Coach
Functional health and wellness coach with experience supporting gradual and positive lifestyle changes in nutrition, sleep, stress, exercise, and relationships.
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I believe everyone deserves to live their best life — and that begins with optimizing one’s physical health. My mission as a health coach is to help clients change their lives with gentle lifestyle shifts that eventually create powerful, positive health changes.
How I got started
As is true with most of us drawn to Functional Medicine, I had a multitude of health issues and hit dead ends when attempting to resolve them conventionally. I lacked energy, I had hair loss, brain fog, insomnia, and unexplained weight gain. Doctors dismissed my symptoms saying my blood work looked just fine, blood pressure was fine and on and on. I did not feel heard. I wasn’t fine!
Then a friend recommended I see Tiffany Mullen, a doctor just beginning her studies in Functional Medicine. I was amazed at the long conversations we could have in an exam without being rushed and with a focus on digging deeply into my health issues. Tiffany and I enjoyed a long patient/doctor relationship, and she helped me restore my health. Fast-forward 10 years and I was exploring ideas for my next professional chapter. I had been an elementary educator for 39 years. It was time for a change. I dove into the wonderful world of Functional Medicine Health Coaching. I trained for a year with some incredible doctors and experienced coaches. Upon receiving my certification and then going on to take my National Board exam, I became a part of the Vytal Health Family.
Why I love what I do
Getting to know patients and their personal health journeys is a privilege. Reassuring them that they are heard and seen is at the heart of what I do. Meeting clients right where they are without any preconceived notions of what next steps will be is how I roll. I give my patients space to investigate their own best path forward with me as the guide by the side. I can do the legwork of what next steps might look like once a patient digests their doctor’s recommendations and decides on a starting place.
More about Patty
I live in the Milwaukee, WI area with my husband of 43 years. I cherish living by Lake Michigan and enjoy long walks for exercise but also for mental restoration and recharging. My adult children live on alternate coasts but are always in my heart. I have loads of FaceTime visits with my sweet grandson and am delighted to enjoy as many face to face visits as we can squeeze in.
If I’m not walking or visiting with my children and grandson, you may find me reading a good book, cooking up a scrumptious meal or hanging with dear friends. If I’m not reading fiction, my nose is in a book that enriches my practice and supports my Vytal Health clients. There are so many good resources out there and the health landscape is always shifting. It’s a joy to gather all the tools I can to support my patients.