About Coach Perry
Rachel is a certified Life Coach and Group Fitness Instructor. She is a current member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and American College of Lifestyle Medicine, pursuing accreditation with the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching. In 2024, she will complete a doctorate in Strategic Leadership with a concentration in organizational coaching from Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.
Coach Perry's area of focus is to improve the health and wellness of ages 55+. Her initiative to combat chronic illness, improve cognitive health, and enhance overall well-being is grounded in mind-body balance. The evidence-based curriculum incorporates healthy approaches to nutrition, meal preparation, foot health, fall prevention, and exercise.
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My Coaching Story
My coaching journey started with a loved one falling and breaking their back. Everyone told me there was no way they would survive. I refused to believe the hopeless situation and stepped up to provide encouragement and motivation. During their recovery to full mobility, I realized that senior health and wellness is an increasing societal concern. A significant fall often triggers a long road of hospitalizations and rehabilitation. Falling is scary by itself; imagine not having anyone to help you up or hear your cries for assistance. My family member's experience made me aware of the need for expanded attention to health & wellness in the aging community. Health coaching for adults 55+ is client-driven and builds on strengths, values, and goals to improve overall health and reduce the stress often attributed to cognitive decline and early dementia. Most importantly, it places the client in the best condition to thrive!
“There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age”
– Sophia Loren
Coaching is client-driven and centered on self-efficacy. Participants chart the course, and I serve as their compass in whatever direction they seek. Through a healthy cooperative partnership, participants tap into their hidden potential. In realizing a healthy and happy vision for the future, success is their doing. My role is to inspire their achievement of health and wellness goals through encouragement, accountability, and unconditional positive regard. As participants move through the coaching process to become the best version of themselves, they maximize their potential and develop a new healthy lifestyle.