Whether I work with individuals or with organizations and groups, I only partner with people who are interested in lifelong health and well-being. My clients understand that temporary prediabetes reversal, fast unhealthy weight loss, and any other wellness "quick fix" are not worth our time, energy, and money.
I work with clients from all over the world via telephone or over the internet. I can also work in-person in the Seattle area. My client-centered approach is always based on the same principles: total acceptance, 100% confidentiality, and a profound respect for the people I have the privilege to work with. And because I have so much respect for my clients and their time, we only work on what really matters. No fluff.
You are worried that you might have prediabetes or you have just been diagnosed as prediabetic. You have been trying to live a healthy life and control your weight for many years but here you are, in trouble or close to being in trouble. You have come to the conclusion that it might be almost impossible for you to live a healthy life because:
- You are too busy;
- You love food too much;
- You are too tired;
- Being healthy is too complicated and boring.
I started working with Stella at a time when I had been successfully counting calories for years, but knew that I was on the brink of stopping. Her idea of being able to be free of those confines (no matter how much comfort it gave me) was intriguing and refreshing. Working together, she helped me establish a framework for myself that I could use to make the healthiest decisions regarding food while still allowing me the indulgences that I craved. It took me a little while to put “everything in moderation” into practice effectively, but with her help, it finally sunk in.
Before working with Stella, I only ate ready-made processed food, with very little natural foods such as vegetables and fruit. Stella is warm, but at the same time, very much down to earth, and she does not waste time with B.S. We only worked together for a few weeks, but it was enough for me to completely change my eating habits. I am now having proper meals with lots of fruit and vegetables throughout the day. I am eating healthy and not too much, but I still treat myself to something good when I want to. Now that I eat well, I feel less hungry, and that makes a big difference in the way my day goes by!
I had a great time working with Stella. She used a very personalized approach and focused on areas that I could realistically improve, but most importantly, that I was ready and motivated enough to work on. I had only a few pounds to lose to reach my weight goal, and exercising more and more just wouldn’t do it. She provided me with advises and tips about the way I eat and exercise that helped me reach my goal. She came up with ideas I had not thought about before. I liked that she was not trying to impose me a specific calendar or routine, but went with a one-at-a-time, small goal approach, which she understood I could sustain longer than one involving drastic changes to my daily routine. It was really a collaboration process, which I felt I was in control of. I would work with her again, without hesitation.
I always leave the session feeling “loved”, because that is the energy Stella puts out during the entire encounter: it doesn’t matter what you are going through, where you are and where you want to be, she is there, and she can “love” you for where you are, and for who you are.
She is the person to go to if you are looking for deep, long-lasting changes.
I went from size 16 to size 12! I cleaned up my wardrobe and gave away all the pants that were too big, it felt so good! I know I won’t need them anymore, because it’s natural to keep the weight off now, I don’t have to work hard for it!
You feel torn. On one end, you want to enjoy your life to the fullest and don't want to be on a diet or suffer at the gym - life is too short, right? Yet, on the other end, you realize that you can't make the most of life's good moments anymore, because you don't have the energy, you hurt, you are too heavy, you lack the stamina. And on top of it all, your blood glucose is to the roof and you are worried you might develop diabetes and all the life-threatening complications that come with it.
If only you could find a way to thrive and have fun while living a healthy life!
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Organizations & Groups
Wellness Centers • Gyms • Studios
Do you provide strength training, yoga or fitness classes, physical therapy, acupuncture services, or massage? Did you know that over 30% of you clients have prediabetes, even though only 1 out 10 knows it? They would most likely appreciate extra guidance on how to reverse their condition naturally, through lifestyle changes and weight loss. I will partner with you to offer classes, workshops, and group coaching to provide your clients the support they need to be well and stay that way.
Companies • Non-Profits
If you truly care about your employees, whether they are 10 or 10,000 in your organization, I will love to work with you. I partner with large companies who already have a wellness program in place but want to offer more custom-tailored benefits. I also work with small businesses and non-profits who don't have wellness benefits yet and want to take their first step. About 90% of people who have prediabetes don't know it. Creating awareness and providing help for reversal is critical for your company's long-term health.
Is offering the best amenities to your renters top priority for you? One of the top community amenities that influence rent prices is "wellness". Offering a fitness center or a pool is an amazing step toward fulfilling that need, but you can really set yourself apart at a very low cost by providing educational workshops and small-group health coaching.
Working will Stella has been a pleasure and anyone that gets the opportunity will see her unmatched professionalism.
... all the extra things she does
Stella is very dedicated to our students and their learning. She wants them to have a good experience and is very organized and enthusiastic. Stella makes good use of the time, ensuring that her students enjoy not just the content area, but also being in class. We are really happy to have Stella teach with us and we appreciate how seriously she takes her teaching and all the extra things she does.
What’s Stella’s secret sauce?
If you ever make your way into one of Stella’s workshops, you’d be glad you did. I attended her session on sleep in a recent ICF event. Two hours later found myself with eyes wide-open and eager to put to immediate practice all that I learned. What’s Stella’s secret sauce? It may be a blend of science-based easy explanations, non-judgmental and compassionate perspectives, gentle humor, and a passion for self-discovery and action. Hers are not just words – she walks the talk! We got a glimpse of her personal struggle with sleeping well and the creativity in her approach to finding a solution. And she helped us realize that having a good night sleeps is not only important but is also within everybody’s reach, even if getting there may be outside their comfort zone.
Science as well as Heart
Trying to approach lifestyle change can be daunting. Many of us struggle with habits that seem to have a life of their own, unaffected by any efforts we make. To find a coach who brings science as well as heart to the process is a gift. Stella Loichot is one such coach and I highly recommend her class! Over the course of three months, Stella helped a diverse group shift from negative self-assessments to a more compassionate understanding of why our habits developed in the first place. Along with tracking and noticing what was true, she brought to our awareness current research, helping us relax about our goals—shifting from a need for immediate results to more long-term, sustainable plans. As Stella was teaching us how we could befriend our bodies, the entire group began to open like a flower that has found a refreshing stream nearby. Such a gift—to find community and kindness as we work to bring healthy patterns to our lives.
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