SPECIALTIES

Change Management

Years in Practice

6-10 years

where

Raleigh NC 27615 - United States

Credentials

BS, Med

Additional Expertise

Life Coach, Mentor, Personal Development Coach, Speaker/Presenter, Weight Loss Coach, Wellness Coach

I Practice in

Multiple states/provinces, please inquire

I AM FLUENT IN

English

I Believe

Life is too short to live with regrets and worries…take control of the NOW in your life.

About Katherine Mackintosh

I am a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach, trained and certified by Duke Integrative Medicine. I partner with clients to achieve their health, wellness, and life goals.  My journey to this calling is a not unfamiliar story. Sometimes you can decide to make changes in your life, and sometimes life decides for you.

More than 15 years ago, I was told I have a life-long chronic disease- nothing that I could have prevented~ just my lot in life. Once I got over the shock, and began treatment, I realized that there ARE things over which I have control in life.

I gradually changed the things I could change—my weight and my activity level. I lost over 100 pounds and have kept it off for ten years. I began exercising and started participating in 50-mile charity walks. I had realized that once something threatens your very core, taking back the reins was the only answer.

I decided to find a way to help others learn to take their reins back, which led me to Integrative Health Coaching training at Duke Integrative Medicine, and later to earn my Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology.

What matters to me?

That’s an easy question to answer. As Christopher Peterson, a positive psychology pioneer, summed up in his definition of Positive Psychology, OTHER PEOPLE MATTER.

I became an Integrative Health Coach (National Board Certified), and more recently, a Positive Psychology Practitioner, because I believe my life experiences and values could help others overcome roadblocks to their best health as I did. But everyone needs and deserves to find their own best route to success. What do each of those disciplines bring to the table?

Integrative Health Coaching is client centered, holistic, and uses the Duke Wheel of Health concept as a base for change. I partner with you through assessing your needs, and helping you draw up a plan for your best life, providing support and accountability along the path.

Positive Psychology is the science-based body of evidence of how we can raise our level of happiness and success via proven interventions and strategies. Tal Ben-Shahar, once characterized a “happy person as someone enjoying positive emotions while perceiving his or her life as purposeful” ... living in the moment with a purposeful eye toward the future. Positive Psychology is about how humans can flourish, and I believe the marriage of coaching and applied positive psychology is an ideal way to reach your best self.

What makes me qualified to help others? Here’s my background information:

  • B.S., M.Ed., University of Virginia
  • Duke Integrative Medicine, Integrative Health Coach Professional Training, Foundation and Certification Courses (2011-2012)
  • National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach (one of the first to achieve this)-2017
  • Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology-The Flourishing Center- 2017
  • Instructor, Duke Integrative Medicine, Integrative Health Coach Professional Training Program,
  • Approved Mentor Coach, National Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching