Meet Annalise

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Credentials & Professional Background

Annalise is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation  and registered ICF Mentor Coach. She is National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) with the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching (ICHWC) and an ICHWC Mentor Coach.

Additionally she is  a Certified Professional Co-Active® Coach (CPCC) with The Coaches Training Institute and a graduate of the CTI Co-Active Leadership Program;  a certified Wellness Inventory facilitator and an Enhanced Narrative Coach with the Narrative Coach™ Program.  She has studied with the Academy of Coaching Excellence (ACE), Health World-Online, Potentials Realized and Holos University Graduate Seminary.

She is on the Faculty of Real Balance Global Wellness Services, Inc. where she teaches the Health & Wellness Core Coach Certification, Group Wellness Coaching and Business Development for Wellness Coaches.

 She brings a rich background to her coaching including 10 years of experience as a staff psychologist with the North Suffolk in Community Mental Health Center in Boston,MA where she worked collaboratively with the medical staff of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center to design and deliver educational and therapeutic services to At Risk populations. She consulted to community organizations and hospitals around prevention and intervention services for children and parents. She was a guest lecturer at Boston College, Emerson College and Harvard School of Public Health.

She has 18 years of experience in the corporate world, primarily being a part of a team to create and develop new businesses within Merrill Lynch, Security Pacific and Citigroup; in the public sector as the Deputy Director of New Technology for the Office of Management Design in the Human Resource Administration, City of NY and as a consultant to the Yonkers, NY Board of Education. She is also an ordained nondenominational minister.

Annalise has an MBA from Simmons College Graduate School of Management; an MA (Counseling) and BA (Philosophy and Education) from Tufts University.

Annalise’s Wellness Story

In 1999 Annalise realized that despite successes in the corporate world, she had very unconsciously crept into a life of total imbalance with work at the forefront, now taking a critical toll.  She was ’over the top’ stressed from 6 and 7 day work weeks,  12-15 hour days. She was exhausted most of the time, gaining a lot of weight, having sugar cravings, elevated blood pressure, trouble sleeping and often quite irritable.  She was alarmed by her physician’s admonishment for her to become concerned about her physical health. She hadn’t seen this coming and she “didn’t have time for it!” She lived in a beautiful home surrounded by nature but left in the morning before the sun rose and returned well after dark – with no energy and no time to enjoy or take advantage of her lovely surroundings.  Not only did her life feel totally out of whack, it was affecting all of her relationships, she had dropped the things that gave her joy, and she was on the path to increased health risks.

On her first vacation in years, a birthday trip to Santa Fe, she took along the book When Work Doesn’t Work Any More.  The light struck! She realized that if she didn’t make a change she would be in serious trouble. She was ready to take charge, to regain balance, bring back the things that gave her joy and real meaning in her life and to restore her health and energy! But she wasn’t sure where to begin.  She discovered coaching while taking what she thought was a workshop on re-evaluating personal finances. After more research and self-reflection, she hired a coach and began working with a personal trainer.  The shift was not immediate – it took place over time, both physically, mentally and emotionally. But what did shift right away was her willingness to change for the sake of her physical, personal and professional well being. She started out on a course pointed towards wellness and living consciously.

She embarked on a five year journey of discovery and exploration including coaching and leadership training, studies with indigenous, spiritual and complimentary alternative modality teachers in the US and South America to explore non-traditional and spiritual paths to opening and creating the life you want. Each step added to the foundation for a new life and a new way of living. Today, life still happens – but she has the tools in place to re-balance when necessary and to keep herself focused on what is fulfilling and meaningful to her along her well life journey!

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