Health Coaching Overview


Jessica Hill Powell, Integrative Health Coach

Jessica Hill Powell serves clients at Meridian Integrative Wellness through health coaching. She is also the founder of the business, which is an embodiment of all of her passions: the psychology of change, continued education, mentorship, natural wellness, and personal growth & empowerment. She has a degree in Psychology from Bellarmine University and was trained as an Integrative Health Coach at Duke University. She's also a certified yoga instructor. Aside from her own private health coaching practice, she teaches a class series, Mid-week Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and a monthly Wellness Restoration Hour.

Jessica in a nut-shell: Mama x4. Yogi. Foodie. Gardener. Creative. Forever Student. Calculated Risk-taker. Wellness Advocate.

An integrative health coach is like a personal trainer, except the focus will be on your whole self

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. 

Jessica works 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. 

She typically works with men and women 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 Jessica means reclaiming joy and having a smoother transition into a new stage of life. 


Many people seek Jessica Hill Powell's health coaching expertise to address conditions like these: 

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Cancer, supportive nutritional care
  • Chronic fatigue, chronic pain
  • Diabetes, pre-diabetes, diabetes prevention
  • Endocrine imbalances
  • Emotional imbalances
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Life transitions
  • Women's health: pregnancy, infertility, PCOS, etc.

Integrative Health Coaching is a powerful tool.

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


You can expect... 

  • A partnership
  • Exploration of your vision of optimal health
  • 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

Don't expect...

  • A teacher/ student relationship. A true partnership hinges on the idea that you are the expert on your own life. 
  • 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.


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