Take the first step to optimize your brain health!

 

We have different coaches with different backgrounds ready to help you! We offer free consultations and also paid coaching services in specific cases. Contact us today to know more!

NOVICE COACHES

 

Our novice coaches offer coaching services free of charge. Please contact a coach if interested.

Patricia

Patricia Battencourt

I am a trained holistic health coach, working alongside the Whole Brain Health Initiative. My clients are referred to me when WBHI feels I can be of service to a client. I create a supportive environment that enables clients to articulate and achieve their goals. We explore basic improvements, and implement gradual changes that collectively accumulate and create a much larger impact than originally anticipated. I work on what the client wants to improve within the circumstances of their unique situation. For example, if there is a weight concern or a relationship concern be it with people or food, I briefly explain how not only food but how lifestyle affects our health. Also mentioning that our careers, our finances, our spiritual and even how much having fun, creativity or physical activity all can affect our health. 

I mentor, guide, support, and empower clients to set goals and make sustainable changes that improve health and happiness. I was professionally trained and certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2019. In the past I was a certified medical assistant for seventeen years and I was a licensed Realtor for eight years. Also for fun I taught painting and cake decorating for ten years. I just love helping others. 

 

I have been in private practice since graduating from IIN, I have volunteered my coaching to some clients along the way. and also have run a Mastermind Group for health coaches. I have been an accountability coach and I have a Facebook Group for people 50 years and older. In my group I post my positive and inspirational videos that can improve anyone’s health and wellness. I love posting pictures and recipes of healthy foods I personally eat. My website is ABCsofHealthWellness.com. Also I am an author writing about my experiences in caregiving and hospice due to diabetes. My goal is to teach groups of clients on a weekly basis via live calls.

My greatest achievement is the satisfaction of seeing the improvements in a clients health and wellness through coaching I came to work with the Whole Brain Health Initiative by being referred and introduced to Janani Dhinakaran by a colleague of mine at IIN who wanted me to share in his work at WBH. After being interviewed by Janani I have had the honor and privilege of working with WBH clients. The entire team at WBH is a pleasure to work for. Their support and positive goals in helping improve brain health is amazing. I look forward to a continued long lasting relationship with WBH in helping meet their goals in improving brain health.

Feel free to email me at: patbettencourthemet@verizon.net 

 

PREMIUM COACHES

 

Our experienced coaches offer paid coaching services. Please contact a coach for pricing. 

Charles Hall

Charles Hall

 

I am a co-founder of Whole Brain Health Initiative and I love wellness and the intelligence of the body and brain. I am a joyful, enthusiastic, caring person with a lot of initiative. I am a certified professional health and wellness coach, licensed vocational nurse in California and licensed practical nurse in Washington state, I have 7 years of public speaking and communication and leadership development, I have taught and facilitated over 500 hours of brain health classes and have reached and coached 100s of unique people to greater awareness of brain healthy lifestyles in audiences as big as 150 to as little as one on one personal coaching. I have many clients who are left with knowing that I cared and with a renewed sense of motivation to create a better lifestyle for their brain. They’ve started regular brain games, increased water intake, started healthy breath work practices, and seen the lower stress, better focus and improved memory. I work mainly with those between 45 and 75 who have frustration and confusion over what to do and how to do it as far as their memory improvement, brain nutrition and attitude. I am working with Whole Brain Health because they are leading the way to show improving the brain can be fun and sustainable. I hope to help my clients who find me as a part of this organization to create the best goal ever with the clearest next steps and progress tracking and it will be the easiest and most fun thing you do. 

 

The coaching sessions will involve:

  1. How are you doing today?
  2. Check in on previous action items.
  3. Checking progress via metrics agreed on (i.e. water intake, time of exercise, time doing brain exercises, blood sugar levels etc.)
  4. Open-ended conversation for growth and learning around brain lifestyle and attitude,
  5. Actions items.

My sessions are 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on the needs of the client. What is special about my sessions is that I lead with emotional intelligence and caring alongside left brained logic and personal progress tracking. If these are what you like then I am confident we are a match! I make spreadsheets with color coding, keys and planning that you will be surprised you actually enjoy using! My speciality is brain nutrition and I can go very in depth with respect to that aspect of our planning. My price is $100 per hour one-on-one. 

I can provide guidance in the best behavioral change strategies that work for long term results, brain nutrition and brain exercises. I can help with poor focus, poor short term memory, and sadness around poor brain health or lack of motivation.

My work in a nutshell is this: work with me and have the best time ever making the best of your brain!

Feel free to email me at: chall@wholebrainhealth.org

Dr. Janani Dhinakaran

Janani Dhinakaran

Hi, I’m Janani Dhinakaran. I’m a Health Coach with a Lifestyle Coaching Certificate (YMCA) and a PhD in Neuropsychology. I am well trained in mind body health and often use Qigong, Yoga, breathwork and mental exercises along with nutrition and lifestyle changes to help improve my clients’ health. Since 2016 I have helped around a hundred people in one-on-one coaching or in the context of preventive health classes. I help those with chronic illnesses improve their quality of life using positive lifestyle changes. I specialise in autoimmunity but have a wide range of experience with prediabetes, anxiety, stress reduction, acidity, weight loss etc. I have helped people from the age of 15-86. I’ve worked with WBH since 2018 in various capacities; as a Brain Club facilitator, Program Director, Health Coach Lead and as a Health Coach. I look forward to being able to help you work towards your health goals!

The coaching sessions happen using video calls that last from 45-60 minutes in which I would review your progress based on previous recommendations and introduce new exercises, suggestions etc. accompanied by explanations of how they work when it will aid you to adopt the change. Since each client comes with different goals and needs.

I use a customised combination of the following to help you:

  • Nutrition and dietary guidance
  • Mind Body Practices: Qigong, Yoga, Meditation, Breathing exercises
  • Lifestyle habits: Sleep, Physical activity, Cognitive challenge
  • Mental techniques: Self hypnosis, Visualisations
  • Expression arts therapy: Writing, Art, Drama, Music
  • Support and accountability to reinforce positive health habits.
  • Resources and information which empower your health journey.

After each session I write a summary to help you recall the new steps to take in the next week. I would work with you until you have achieved your goals and feel empowered to continue without me. Getting you to feel confident and largely self reliant about your health is the objective. This can take anywhere between six weeks to several months. 

What makes working with me unique?

  • My academic and research background helps me access scientific information more critically and discern what could potentially be useful to my clients.
  • I have overcome a chronic illness myself so I deeply empathise with the suffering many of my clients have experienced.
  • My clients find me compassionate, understanding and highly resourceful. They feel supported because I customise their steps to their individual needs.
  • I have experience with various health conditions in the people I have coached as well as the participants in my classes. I have experience teaching adults (Brain Fitness, StressLess, Qigong etc) and eliciting behaviour change 
  • Please see these testimonials to hear from my previous clients: https://riselife.org/testimonials/

Choose me if:

  • You are suffering from a chronic illness e.g. autoimmunity, prediabetes, acidity, anxiety, stress related illnesses or if you’d like to lose weight.
  • You would like to be empowered to take on a more proactive role in your health.

If my background sounds like it would be a good fit for you, please reach out. My email is jdhinakaran@wholebrainhealth.org or you can sign up in the form below. It would be my pleasure being your partner in your health journey!

Take charge of your lifestyle, take charge of your health.

Ana María

Hi, I’m Ana María, current in maternity leave and passionate about health coach. I’m living in New York with my husband and a baby girl. My lifelong love for wellness led me to graduate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in 2017.

I take a holistic approach to health and wellness. I believe that all areas of our lives affect our wellbeing. Lack of sleep could be making you feel irritable and moody; work and relationship stress could elevate your food cravings and cause you to overeat. When we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life could disturb your health and we will craft a plan to reach YOUR specific goals.

My main goal is to help you create long lasting lifestyle changes. During our time together, I’ll guide you to establish healthy stress management techniques and a nutrition and exercise plan that works for your body and specific needs.

Feel free to email me at: maria1227@gmail.com

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