Health Coaching


Jessica Hill Powell, NBC-HWC, RYT-200, Integrative Health Coach

Hi, I'm Jessica Hill Powell. I serve clients at Meridian Integrative Wellness through my expertise in behavior change and health coaching. I'm also the founder of this business, the embodiment of all of my passions: the psychology of change, continued education, mentorship, natural wellness, and personal growth & empowerment. I have a degree in Psychology from Bellarmine University and was trained and certified as an Integrative Health Coach at Duke University, then later nationally board certified. I'm also a trained yoga instructor. Aside from my own private health coaching practice, I teach meditation and breath work, a seasonal Wellness Reboot, and a regularly scheduled community Wellness Restoration Hour.

Me in a nut-shell: Mama x4. INFJ. Yogi. Foodie. Feminist. Gardener. Creative. Forever Student. Wellness Advocate.

We are in this together, you and me. Us. We have a special bond because we are interested in connecting to our higher selves and fulfilling our purpose. Growth. Change. It’s challenging but we’re not afraid to get our hands dirty by doing the necessary work. We see the divine in the ordinary, like in that brief pause before we draw in a deep breath. We are inexhaustible optimists, not because life hasn’t reared its ugly head, but because we choose to not be calloused by it.

You and I, we feel very humbled when we stand next to the ocean.

- Jessica Hill Powell -

You've landed on this page because you're looking for some help and you want to feel good in your own body again. But I bet you're not quite sure what health coaching even is, and if or how I can help you. Let's start off with a quiz, shall we? Answer as honestly as you can, your results will help determine if you're in the right place.

Have your previous attempts at changing a habit or b​​​​eginning a new habit resulted in:


Feeling overwhelm and/ or defeat before you’ve even started 


Making lots of well-meaning plans that didn’t have any staying power


Burying your feelings with food or other not so great for you substances


Beating yourself up for not having made the change before now


All of the above

If you strongly identified with any of the answers above, or all of them, welcome. You're not alone. I can relate and so can every single one of the clients I serve. I can help you feel better, move closer to your health goals ​​​​​and become more resilient.

We should probably talk.

You're curious about whether coaching will work for you. Will it help you get to where you want to go, given your unique set of challenging circumstances? Do you really need it? Or do you possibly need something else? Click below to schedule a discovery call.  We'll discuss your goals and find out if coaching will best serve you. The call is free with no obligation.

The health coaching process empowers you to make lasting health behavior changes that are the cornerstones of lifelong well-being. Health is impacted by many interconnected dimensions. These include the choices you make that affect your physical, mental, spiritual well-being and the medical care approaches you choose. 

I work to support you in discovering ways to successfully implement healthy lifestyle behaviors across all areas of life, bridging the gap between medical recommendations and your abilities to successfully implement those recommendations into real life.

I typically work with people who are going through major life transitions (think marriage, children, divorce, new job, aging parents, health scare, new diagnosis) who are struggling with being focused and healthy with all they have to juggle. The coaching partnership helps to create balance despite many competing priorities. Working with me means reclaiming joy and having a smoother transition into a new stage of life. 

"An integrative health coach is a behavior change expert. You are the expert on your own life. We meet in the middle through partnership to create a greater sense of well-being."

Coaching with me is guidance and support for 3 months. Time to make real progress toward sustainable change through partnership and accountability. You get 6 one-on-one sessions and email support whenever you need me. Really.

Integrative health coaching is a way back to feeling good again, physically and emotionally.

Coaching is fun and energizing, and it can also be hard work. We'll start with looking at the big picture, then narrow things down to small, doable steps. Week after week, through our partnership, you'll gain insight and progress toward reaching your goals. Your future self will thank you for committing to health coaching. 


Should we work together?

Many people seek my behavioral change and health coaching expertise to address conditions like these:

Autoimmune conditions
Cancer, supportive nutritional care
Chronic fatigue,  chronic pain
Diabetes, pre-diabetes, diabetes prevention
Endocrine imbalances
Emotional imbalances
Life transitions
Pregnancy, infertility, PCOS, etc.

Integrative Health Coaching is a powerful tool.

  • I work with the whole person, take time to listen to your concerns, and ask powerful questions to help motivate you to make changes.
  • I facilitate inquiry and personal discovery.
  • I help facilitate behavior change in a structured, supportive partnership.
  • I help you to identify obstacles to change and create strategies for forward movement.
  • I provide additional resources for making healthy behavior changes.

What You Get

Coaching will help you move from feeling stuck or not even sure where to start, to being empowered and feeling better in your emotional and physical body.

Guidance + Support for 3 months

Where do you want to be in 3 months? The time will pass anyway, with or without action on your part. Why not dedicate the time and energy to your own well-being? I'll be in your corner the whole time. 

Unlimited email support

Sometimes you'll have a question or need a little extra encouragement or just want to check in for some extra accountability. I'm here to support you in between your private coaching sessions.

Six private coaching sessions

These sessions are dedicated help motivate you to make changes, facilitating inquiry and personal discovery. We'll identify obstacles to change and create strategies for forward movement.

Guided Meditations

You'll have free access to join me in person or digitally for guided meditations to help clear stress and to supply you with choices as you begin to practice at home on your own.


Hiring me to be your coach is $495, which breaks down to $165 per month for the three months we’ll be working together.  That might seem like a bargain or an outrageous expense, depending on how much time you've spent in the health care world.  

Imagine a world in which, 3 months from now, you feel lighter, more energetic and joyful, you find more balance and harmony in the relationships that are most important to you, and ultimately you find freedom from old behavioral or mental patterns that attributed to your dis-ease in the first place. We can get there, together.  For less than the cost of a single ambulance ride to the ER, or several prescription medications, or an MRI scan, or 3 trips to urgent care. See where I’m going with this? The cost of hiring me to help you tackle lifestyle changes ends up saving you so much more in the long run by keeping you healthier and less reliant on sick care. 


Megan C.

Mother of 3 

When I first started seeing Jessica I was pretty miserable. I was diagnosed with POTS and anemia. I experienced dizzy spells constantly throughout the day along with shortness of breath, lightheadedness, relentless stomach pains, high heart rate, and extreme fatigue. My anxiety was at an all-time high and my overall mood was at an all-time low.

Jessica eased me into a new eating plan over the course of several weeks. Together we came up with action steps, we planned for different scenarios that might derail success, and she asked some really difficult but necessary questions that helped me change my outlook. I never realized how much emotion was tied to food. I also never realized how many every day food products contained added sugar, corn syrup solids, MSG, and other additives. 

One of the most important things she taught me is to measure my success by how I feel. I've been told there is no cure for POTS. But I feel a thousand times better then when I started. My dizzy spells and stomach pains are down to a handful each month. My anemia is gone as is my lightheadedness, shortness of breath, and fatigue. I'm tapering down my medicines and my heart rate is improving. I'm so thankful and grateful to have found Jessica. She is super knowledgeable, respectful, and she held me accountable. I recommend her to anyone struggling with their health.

Ellie P.

Yoga Instructor + Wellness Coach

I went to one of Jessica’s “Restoration Hours” in early 2019.  I wanted to learn more about Health & Wellness Coaching and thought this would be a great opportunity to do just that.  After an hour of listening to Jessica and participating in some wellness activities I realized that what Jessica was offering was exactly what I was looking for.  I was in the middle of a life transition and trying to decide what the next phase in my life looked like from a professional standpoint.  

One of the earlier focuses in my coaching experience was to start shifting some of my mindsets about my talents and expertise.  I lacked the confidence to put myself in a new professional setting that I had clearly been educated and prepared for much earlier.  Jessica helped me overcome my fears and pushed me to take healthy risks.  She encouraged small steps towards my big goals and vision.  When my mind and thoughts would overwhelm me she encouraged me to journal.  This activity is something I had loathed in earlier years, but during my coaching experience, I found it very therapeutic.  It help me to get my thoughts out of my head and look at was really calling me and what was more of an unnecessary distraction.  

My fearlessness has grown exponentially since my coaching experience with Jessica.  Not much will hold me back from following an intuitive nudge these days.  I approach all new challenges and opportunities with curiosity rather than dread and uncertainty.  I am grateful that Jessica assisted me in sifting through the madness of life to uncover what I really needed to be walking towards.  I am truly thriving today!

Stephanie R.

Retired, Chef

When I first met with Jessica I was rundown and desperate to find a diet that would support gut health.  I had tried several different approaches but was not finding relief from digestive issues that were a constant problem. Jessica patiently pulled me back from all the rabbit holes I had been going down in my search and encouraged me to be more patient with my body so that I could really listen to what it is telling me without blindly following a prescribed plan.

She taught me to forgive myself for the obstacles I had been placing in my own way, and strategies for removing those obstacles. She showed me that self discovery is not a struggle but a process of mindfulness that focuses on loving self awareness.  I still deal with some digestive issues but Jessica has taught me to approach those issues with acceptance, love, and understanding rather than frustration, disappointment, and defeat.  My work with Jessica reminds me of the parable….I was hungry.  Jessica did not just give me a fish to eat, she taught me how to fish.

Jeff B.

Entrepreneur, Restaurant Owner

I am most proud of my new, improved, and more positive mindset after health coaching.  Jessica also helped me figure out better ways to prioritize things, and remember that I needed to attune those priorities to my goals.

Things I leaned were not bringing up older, negative stuff when trying to move forward (a big obstacle for me), but looking forward to make new positive things happen for myself.  What I found helpful was CLEARLY defining my goals so I can attain them better or easier, and to talk them out more specifically.  The thing I carried with me the most was that and keeping my forward focused plan in mind when doing things.  Move forward and get those clearly defined goals!

Marla J.

Senior Analyst

I’m proud of the tools Jessica and I pulled together to help me deal with work stress more positively.  I am using breathing techniques and body stretches to help me move stress out of my body. I really spent time reflecting on the “whys” I do certain destructive behaviors.  Example: I know drinking sodas is bad for me.  I realized during our sessions and my digging deeper into my “whys” I turn to Coca Cola, I have an unpleasant taste in my mouth that water does not eliminate.  Instead of the “knowing scientifically sodas are bad,” learning one of the reasons why I reach for a coke helped me understand my issue and give me new

Jessica helped me brainstorm and look at challenges from a different prospective.  Instead of black and white, right and wrong, she worked with me to see multiple options to one issue.  Together we discussed if option one doesn’t work, have an option two and an option three already planned. She helped me to stop looking at failures when options didn’t work; instead, I learned ways that didn’t work and look for new options.

Health coaching has taught me to be more respectful of me; look for more than one option to tackle a problem; and look for learning opportunities if something doesn’t work.

Jess B.

PhD, Professor

I am most proud of a shift in how I approach my priorities, actually approaching them as priorities rather than feeling regret and guilt for not honoring them. I grew in my ability to set boundaries and carve out time I needed to address key projects at work, my own mindfulness, and limiting anxiety from work. 

Through coaching, I felt empowered to make small changes that had big impact on my wellness; without it, I would not have interrupted the habits I had developed that were getting in the way of my wellness. 

One of the biggest benefits of Jessica's coaching is heightened self-awareness combined with empowerment to make changes for improved wellness. She offers a collaborative approach that involves insightful questions that help her clients understand their own challenges and goals more clearly. She serves as a guide helping someone pinpoint areas they would like to improve and reasonable goals to make those improvements. At the start of the process, as we considered my holistic wellness, we realized that while I started coaching to help with anxiety and gut issues, the focus of our time together would be mindfulness and setting boundaries at work. After each meeting, I walked away feeling refreshed and reflective as I considered Jessica's guiding questions. I also walked away with concrete tasks for the week that would help me meet my goals for improving my overall wellness. 

From coaching, I will take with me key ways to remain mindful in small, daily actions as well as the confidence that I can implement strategies to address challenges that may be impacting my wellness. I also take with me a mindset of mindfulness that will help me be supportive parent, friend, and colleague.

Go ahead and take the plunge.

I promise, you'll feel much better once  you do. Click the buy now button, enter your payment info to get instructions on scheduling your sessions. We'll work together to get you from Point A to Point B, wherever those are for you, and you'll gain a lot of personal insight in the process, become more empowered and feel good in your physical and emotional body again. 


Health Coaching: What to Expect

In health coaching, you can definitely expect:

  • A partnership
  • A full exploration of your vision of optimal health and well-being
  • An examination of your personal values/ reasons for wanting to make changes
  • Development of long term health goals, as well as short term action steps to support you in reaching your optimal health
  •  Accountability for your action steps in between sessions
  • Support and problem-solving for obstacles to progress
  • Resources as needed to support your long term goals and short term action steps

In health coaching, you shouldn't expect:

  • A teacher/ student relationship. A true partnership hinges on the idea that you are the expert on your own life. The coaching relationship is completely absent of power dynamics.  
  • To have goals set for you. Our work together is deeply personal and your goals will reflect your own vision of optimal health and your values, which can only be determined by you.
  • To be told how to how to accomplish your goal. The how-to piece is a big part of our work together, but you are the expert on your own life.
  • To be told what you should do. Every person is different and the goal in our partnership is to find the right answers for your unique life circumstances.


You're a good fit for coaching if you're motivated to make a change and want help in implementing that into your life. It's guidance and support for at least 3 months, which is time to make real progress toward sustainable change through partnership and accountability. With one-on-one sessions and email support whenever you need me, you'll be surprised at the changes you'll be able to make in your life, and how much better you'll be feeling physically and emotionally.