1-on-1 Coaching

Are you feeling a bit out-of-control — or unable to gain traction on your goals for a healthier lifestyle?

Have you been experiencing weight gain and other body changes in recent years?

Do you suffer from inflammatory ailments such as joint pain, headaches or breakouts?

Do you wish you had more energy for your work, family and other commitments?

For my fellow mothers out there, are you feeling excessively “momm-ish?”

In short — are you in need of a serious health kickstart?

MonicaPhoneCircleI Can Help — Private Coaching in Portland or via Phone/Skype

I provide private, 1-on-1 nutritional counseling and lifestyle coaching to help you get serious about your health and start living a healthier, happier life.

If you live in Portland, we can hang out in my Pearl District office for our session.

If you don't live in Portland, no big deal!

I work with clients across the country via phone, Skype or Google Hangout.

Individual coaching includes:

  • Personalized, private coaching and support to help you make the dietary and lifestyle changes you want
  • Step-by-step coaching and recommendations for achieving your health goals
  • Email support between sessions available when booking multiple sessions
  • Help with meal planning strategies and simple, healthy recipes

How it Works

Here's what happens with private coaching — we'll meet during regularly scheduled sessions that take place over a 3-month period (6 sessions total). These sessions will be held in person, over the phone or via Skype, Facetime, Google Hangout, etc.

During each session, you and I will work together to determine one or two lifestyle modifications you can make to serve your overall goals. You'll try implementing these changes between our sessions. These changes will be small and realistic — I don't believe in sweeping, silver-bullet kinds of changes for most people, because they're simply not sustainable.

I'm a firm believer that small changes, made consistently over time, lead to big results.

Here's what we'll work on together:

Session 1: Initial Kickstart Session (75 minutes) — In this session, we'll talk about your healthy lifestyle goals, and what seems to be standing in the way. We'll talk about what's working well, as well as where you need extra support. You'll come away from the session with 1-2 lifestyle modifications — your “homework” — and I'll help support you with recipes and various handouts to assist you in your desire to live a healthier life.

Session 2: Kitchen logistics (60 minutes) and optional grocery store tour — During this session, we'll focus on the day-to-day reality of meal planning, shopping, and kitchen prep. We'll talk about strategies that will help you put together delicious healthy meals quickly and efficiently. If you live in Portland, this session can take place in your favorite grocery store, or in your own kitchen. If you live outside of Portland, then the session will take place via phone, Facetime, Skype, etc.

Sessions 3-6: Follow-up sessions (60 minutes) — These sessions will take place throughout our second and third months working together. We'll meet every 2 weeks in order to help you stay focused and on track for your goals.


Pricing and Scheduling

The price for a 3-month package of private coaching (6 sessions total) is $950 total. You can either pay-in-full, or do (3) monthly installments of $315. Payment is handled via Paypal, and you'll be able to schedule your sessions via convenient online scheduling.


Why I Don't Offer Stand-Alone Coaching Sessions


You may be wondering why the only private coaching program I offer is a 3-month commitment.

Well, I used to offer stand-alone appointments. However, I discovered that most of the people who booked those appointments were looking for a silver bullet. In general, they were looking for a quick fix.

The problem is: I don't believe in silver bullets or quick fixes. Big results come from making small changes — consistently — day after day, week after week, month after month. Instead of silver bullets, I guess you could say that I offer tiny silver pellets — if you go to target practice every day, and really put in the work, all of those pellet-marks on the target can add up to one big bullseye. But not immediately. And not without conscious effort.

So that's why. If I work with someone privately, I want them to be highly committed and motivated. Because I'm highly committed and motivated to help my clients, and I want this to be a successful collaboration between the two of us. One that has you feeling better and more energized and more empowered than you have in years.



Who Shouldn't Sign up for Private Coaching?

Wanting to change and being willing to change are two very different things.

My private coaching clients must be open-minded, and willing to modify the daily or go-to habits that aren't serving their overall health goals.

They must be willing to try new foods, new flavors, new lifestyle practices.

They must be committed, positive-minded, and flexible in their approach. Otherwise, lasting and long-term change can't be made.

I'm not in it to help someone lose 10 pounds, only to see them gain 20 when they go back to their regular lifestyle.

What I am into: helping people feel empowered, energized and vibrant, and feeling like they can live a certain lifestyle, more or less, for the long haul.

So how does that sound? Still want to sign up for private coaching?

If you're still not sure, consider doing one of my online group programs. They're much less expensive, and they're a great way to get to know my coaching style better. Plus, many of my clients have fantastic results. Just click here to check out the testimonials.

Or if you're ready for private coaching, let's get this party started! Just send me an email at and we'll start setting up your sessions.


Ready to book a session?

If you would like to learn more about private coaching, please send me an email at .