Heather is a Nurse Practitioner and Health Coach working in a busy teaching medical clinic at Memorial University in St. John’s NL. Her current clinical role is coaching patients with their health related goals as well as teaching medical students and residents concepts and methods of health coaching. With over twenty-five years of clinical nursing experience, her rich and varied professional career incorporates leadership and management roles working in the areas of critical care, community care, independent practice, academia and research. In 2004, Heather understood the incredible value of coaching through a personal coaching experience. She graduated from Newfield Network coaching program in 2009 through the University of Calgary while coordinating a randomized control study through the Primary Healthcare Research Unit at Memorial University. Health Coaching was studied as a methodology to influence lifestyle change and prevent chronic disease progression. She attained her PCC designation in 2014 from the International Coach Federation and has recently become a member of the ICF Atlantic. Heather resides in Mt. Pearl, NL with her husband and has a blended family of four sons ages 19, 23, 25, and 29 and one grandson, age 3. She enjoys spending time at their cottage, painting, drawing and playing guitar.