My story

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You're not the only one asking, "How do I succeed in my career and stay healthy and happy too?"

As a woman who went from being a drop-out to an Adjunct Lecturer and federal policy consultant, from unhealthy and unhappy to a fulfilled and fit global citizen; I am the change I want to be every day - and you can be too.  

I coach rising leaders, entrepreneurs, change agents, and creatives - successfully increasing their confidence, life satisfaction, wellness, and success. To me, success lies not in the size of our paycheck or house, but in being comfortable with who we are and what we have now, balanced with reaching higher for tomorrow.

It's not always pretty and it's never "perfect," but true acceptance of ourselves and our magic are surely pieces to the puzzle called happiness…

My training and education includes:

  • Masters in Social Welfare, 11'- specializing in aging, behavior change, policy, and administration; SAMSHA's Eight Dimensions of Wellness; Wellness Recovery Action Planning; Chronic disease self-management; Active Living Every Day (Leader); Bridges Out of Poverty Health Education; Psychology of Happiness; Solution-Focused Therapy; Motivational Interviewing; Freedom Center Life Coaching (Key Developer/Project Director); Health Fitness Inc. Health Educator; Mindfulness Life Coaching; and Social Presencing of Theory U at MIT.

Why did I start Kennedy Coaching L.L.C.? I'm paying my gifts forward in honor of my community and my amazing mentors and colleagues I have at University at Albany’s Schools’ of Social Welfare and Public Health, Theory U - MIT, Albany County and New York Department of Health, Schenectady County Community College, and my friends and family who’ve helped me become the woman I am today.     

My approach

I motivate, inspire, and challenge people to change their lives, shedding light on new ways of thinking, seeing, and feeling our “problems.” I help reveal limiting beliefs and become a mirror (without judgement) so my clients can see aspects of themselves that hold the key to true change from within.

I blend modern evidence-based approaches such as action planning and mindfulness techniques, together with abundant cultural sensitivity and referrals to health care and other professionals as needed. 

My locations

Coaching sessions and groups can be done:

  • Your place of business or within the community

  • Through zoom online video conferencing

  • Over the phone

  • My office

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Picture taken in the Adirondacks High Peaks in 2016 right before I became a 46’er!


Find me on Instagram at Kennedy_Coaching