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ADAPT Certified Functional Health Coach

National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach

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      (609) 527-4881


I help people with health challenges get their lives back on track, one step at a time.


ake your brain to the PQ gym! Mental fitness is the key to dealing with life’s stresses without getting thrown off track.

If you could change your life with a 2 minute practice, would you do it?


What is Mental Fitness?
Mental fitness is a measure of the strength of your positive mental muscles (Sage) versus the negative (Saboteur).

Saboteurs are the voices in your head that react to challenges in ways that generate negative emotions such as stress, disappointment, self-doubt, regret, anger, shame, guilt or worry. They sabotage your potential for both happiness and performance. Click on the image below to learn about your top saboteurs.

The Sage handles challenges through positive emotions like empathy, gratitude, curiosity, creativity, self-confidence and calm, clear-headed, laser-focused action. The relative strength of the positive Sage versus the negative Saboteurs is called Positive Intelligence® Quotient (PQ) Research with 500,000 participants has shown PQ to be the best predictor of how happy you are and how well you perform relative to your potential.


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How it works:

Daily Practice
15 minutes/day of app-guided practice enables you to establish mental muscles (neural pathways). These exercises are bite-sized to fit your busy schedule and customized based on how you self-sabotage.

Weekly Focus
Weekly hour-long video delivers deep experiential exploration of the week’s focus. You’ll feel inspired and energized to practice during the week in order to sustain the benefits experienced during the video sessions.

Measurable Progress
You’ll feel motivated through instant feedback on the app showing exactly how much progress you’re making towards building the 3 core muscles of mental fitness. Brain rewiring may be visible in MRI imaging within 8 weeks.

Community Support
You’ll be part of a support and accountability group with other program participants. Research has shown this to be a critical success factor for establishing lasting new positive habits of the mind.


What People are saying:

I'll admit that I was skeptical when I first signed up to the PQ program. I didn't need to make any big lifestyle changes, I joined because a friend had mentioned it. When I started my diet was okay, my exercise program was alright, my sleep was fine and I'd also managed to maintain pretty good social connections with friends and family during the multiple lockdowns. Given that I was already in a pretty good place with regards to my health this short program completely surprised me. I've been able to make improvements to my diet and exercise routines (and kept them in place for the last 6 months), my sleep has improved, I've stopped drinking alcohol (this was a big one for me, as I knew that my social drinking sometimes got out of hand) and I'm even more focused on keeping in touch with friends and family. While I'm very happy with these physical changes, by far the biggest bonus has been to my mental health. I'm noticeably calmer, I make better decisions and I feel much happier. Understanding and managing my saboteurs has been a game changer for me and I love how efficient the program is. As a working parent I don't have hours every day to spend on my mental health, but I do have a couple of minutes a few times during the day and that's all it takes. –Laura K.

I went into the 7 week PQ program not knowing what to expect and feeling stressed about adding "more work" to my schedule even though I thought it sounded interesting! Even after just several weeks of practicing the basics I was very pleasantly surprised by being able to sleep more soundly, and on the rare occasion when I would wake up, I used PQ reps to get right back to sleep. I also had a noticeable decrease in negative thinking throughout the day, which in turn led to feeling more positive, happy, grounded and definitely less stressed. This amplified positive mindset was an amazing gift and pivotal when facing some serious personal challenges, the least of which was selling and moving without a place to live, in the middle of the program. Navigating significant obstacles, major life transitions and daily life stressors became an opportunity to "test" the PQ material and practice and gave me insight as to how effective it truly was when I was able to stay calm, present
and positive! I've been procrastinating less and even am enjoying some of the tasks that I had previously put off. I even decided to tackle a bigger project with zest, feeling like I am making decisions and taking action with more discernment, more creativity and more enthusiasm than ever before. The PQ Program, the community support and the App made it structured enough to experience shifts fairly quickly, and it is a habit and lifestyle I am excited to continue with for years to come. –Christina M


How to sign up:

I offer the PQ Mental Fitness program several times a year to groups with common interests or goals. Contact anne@ongoodbehavior.com to find out more or to get on the waiting list.

Access to the PQ program is also included with coaching packages. You can schedule a free consultation here.

More about the program:

Positive Intelligence® homepage: https://www.positiveintelligence.com
TED Talk by founder Shirzad Chamine: https://youtu.be/-zdJ1ubvoXs


I believe wholeheartedly that healing is possible,
because I personally have come back from the depths of injury and illness.

I know from experience what it is like to have health challenges sweep the rug out from under your feet. To lose confidence in yourself.

I never imagined that I would come out the other side feeling healthier and stronger, that I would find the answers to other health challenges that had always plagued me, and that in the process I would develop new mindfulness practices that would deepen my connection to others and the world.


 I am confident that you also can heal and grow.

Yes You Can!

Healing is possible when you are ready to take a first step and explore different possibilities in partnership with someone who has been on this journey. My approach to behavior change combines support, compassionate listening, and challenging you to take the next step forward. I see your strengths, notice your wins and help you to overcome obstacles and challenges. I believe in you, even when you don’t.



What I bring to the table:

My background is in science, education, and behavior change.

My science background allows me to help people understand the science behind their medical challenges.

My teaching and behavior modification expertise from my dog training career helps me to explain things clearly and allows me to help people with finding small, achievable first steps and the motivation to implement them.

My own experience as a patient seeing ten different doctors in a year seeking a diagnosis allows me to empathize with clients who are working their way through the medical system.

My training as a coach allows me to recognize clients’ unique strengths and capabilities and help enlist those qualities on their journey back to full health.


As your coach, I don’t need to dig into your past like a therapist. I am interested in where you are going and how you will get there.

  • What matters to you most?
  • What do you already know about what works for you?
  • What is holding you back?
  • What would be your first step?

New to coaching? Schedule a free introductory session (link) to see if it is a good fit for you.

How does this all work? Click here for pricing/scheduling etc.


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