Meet Liz Patterson of ProActive Wellness Coaching:
With a belief that wellness encompasses physical and mental wellbeing, that each individual deserves a unique approach, and that often people need a guide, tools, and active motivation to get there, ProActive Wellness Coaching was born. We approach your journey as a partnership: with humility, empathy, an open mind and a sense of humor.
Liz is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, and is also a COPE* Certified Health and Wellness Coach through the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University.
I have always had a drive to understand how and why things work, and to help others. Health sciences, and food science are the most fascinating, and evolved naturally into furthering my education in nutrition, exercise, and mental wellness. During my own struggles with Autoimmune Thyroid Disorder, PCOS, pregnancy losses and infertility, I developed deeper curiosity about how all of the body's systems work together. It took years of stress, doctor appointments, frustration, trial, and error (and thousands of dollars!) before finding something that would work for my own unique situation. There were times when I felt like giving up would be so much easier! But through this journey, I was able to achieve and maintain healthy weight loss, develop new, healthier habits, and continue to learn tools and tactics to share with my clients.
My husband and I settled in the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia with our two daughters. In my "free time," I enjoy volunteering in my children's schools, and with other local community organizations. My favorite things to do with the family are to explore the nature around us, listen to music, enjoy impromptu dance parties, travel, watch movies, cook and laugh. I like to watch crime drama, or what my husband lovingly refers to as my "murder shows" and also Golden Girls reruns, Hallmark holiday movies (any time of year, and often for comedic value), and most types of comedies. I can create a song or work a movie quote into any conversation.
*COPE: Center for Obesity Prevention and Education