Angie Zeidenberg, Health & Wellness Coach
Wellness coaching is a great avenue to pursue for the person or group who is focused on what is happening in the present moment in order to create positive changes for the future. Together, we will create a step-by-step action plan for the desired goal, and learn strategies for self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-compassion.
Effective coaching can also help younger people develop some life skills that will help them as they get older, including:
- Accepting and learning from failure
- Feeling confident
- Solving problems with creativity
- Being open and curious to new challenges and ideas
- Collaborating and sharing with others
- Understanding emotions
- Practicing self-compassion and self-care
As a life-long educator and learner, I became fascinated with the science-based practices to support mind and body wellness and emotional well-being for children of all ages and adults.
When working with young people, I believe it is also important to involve the parents with the goal and action plan, and to provide a framework that can be tailored to best support the family. With this collaboration, young children and parents can feel empowered and positive about what they want to do and how they can achieve.
I have a Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching from the Institute for Transformational Leadership at Georgetown University, which is an Approved Health and Wellness Coach Training & Education Program by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) and the International Coach Federation (ICF). I have a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Texas and a Master’s in Education Administration from the University of Virginia.
Before becoming a wellness coach, I was a teacher and a preschool director for many years. I have presented workshops to parents and teachers on subjects such as, Stress & Anxiety, Self-Care for Parents and Families, Mindful Parenting, and Creating Healthy Habits. I have shared mindfulness activities in classrooms and with individuals. I have also taught cooking classes to children and adults.
My children are now grown and living their own adventurous lives. I live in Bethesda with my husband and golden retriever. I spend a lot of time going on walks and hikes with them both, and with friends. I also enjoy traveling as much as possible and exploring different neighborhoods around DC. I like to challenge myself to do and learn something new and creative each week and as often as I can.