Carrie serves as Chair of the Department of Integrative Wellness Coaching for Saybrook University's College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences. In 2016 Carrie was the Director of Membership and Resource Development for the National Wellness Institute (NWI). Prior to being hired with NWI, she served as a Redbrick Health Coach at Cisco's LifeConnections Health Center, an innovative onsite medical facility that offers a new medical model of integrated care that treats the whole person. In 2013 she co-founded a wellness consulting firm called Intrinsic Connection, LLC. For over 20 years, Carrie served as a consultant and provided leadership for the development and implementation of national wellness initiatives that involved YMCAs throughout the US.
Carrie earned her PhD in Mind-Body Medicine (with a specialization in healthcare and organizational systems) at Saybrook University's School of Mind-Body Medicine. Her research interest includes the study of the lived experience of individuals with type 2 diabetes who have sustained successful lifestyle change and achieved long-term positive health outcomes. Carrie currently serves on faculty for the Center for Mind-Body Medicine where she trains healthcare professionals in evidence-based mind-body medicine approaches to health and healing. Additionally, she is a board certified coach with a specialization in wellness and life coaching.
Ultimately, Carrie seeks to help create what she calls "the next evolution of health promotion" that energizes well-being, fosters fulfillment, expands potential, and enriches lives.
- Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise Coaching Health and Wellness Coaching Life Coaching Health Psychology Health and Wellness Integrative Medicine Mindfulness and Meditation Organization development Leadership and Management Leadership & Management Organizational Change and Transformation
- Education History
Degree Institution Year BS Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 1988 MA Denver University, Denver, CO 1990 PhD Saybrook University, Oakland, CA 2014
- Professional Memberships
Role Organization Former Board Member National Wellness Institute Member National Wellness Institute Member International Consortium Health and Wellness Coaching Faculty Center for Mind-Body Medicine
- Curriculum Vitae
Title Location Date Heartfulness: Mindfulness with Heart National Wellness Conference 2016 Celebrating Successful Lifestyle Change: A Detailed Look at the Lived Experience of 8 Individual Cases National Wellness Conference 2015 Intrinsic Connection: How to Cultivate Lasting Motivation and Sustained Health Outcomes National Wellness Conference 2014 Heart Rate Variability: A Tool for Health Coaching, Health Promotion, and Wellness Education National Wellness Conference 2014 Energizing Emotion: Mind-Body Coaching Skills that Help Clients Celebrate and Transform Emotion National Wellness Conference 2013 Contrary to Popular Practice: Building Wellness Programs for the 21st Century National Wellness Conference 2013 Cornerstones of Coaching: Foundational Skills and Tools for Wellness Professionals National Wellness Conference 2012 Mindfulness: A Multi-Dimensional Presence that Deepens the Coaching Experience National Wellness Conference 2012 Coaching Fundamentals: Practice Skills and Tools for Wellness Coaches National Wellness Conference 2012 Tapping in to Intrinsic Motivation: The Key to Personal Transformation National Wellness Conference 2011 Circle of Life Coach Certification Course National Wellness Conference 2010 Mind-Body Medicine: Biofeedback and Autogentic Training National Wellness Conference 2010 Mindfulness: The Lights are on and Someone is Home National Wellness Conference 2010 The Science of Heart-Brain Coherence National Wellness Conference 2008 Mind-Body Medicine: Holistic Practices for Health and Well-being National Wellness Conference 2005 Hardwired to Connect: A Scientific Case for Connection National Wellness Conference 2004
- Professional Skills
Coaching, Wellness, Mind-Body Medicine, Integrative Medicine