PhD, NBC-HWC, Director of Health & Performance Coaching
As a Health & Performance Coach, Laura's role includes group and individual coaching to resort guests before, during, and after their stay at Canyon Ranch Lenox. She facilitates goal setting, active engagement with interdisciplinary teams, and fosters positive behavior change that results in optimizing health and performance.
PhD in Public Health Nutrition, University of Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, University of Massachusetts
Certified Nutrition Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Certificate Nutrition Coaching, Level 1, Precision Nutrition
Certified Empowered Well-Being Coach, Health Coach Institute
National Board Certified health and Wellness Coach
Prior to joining our Health & Performance team at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, Laura was a professor at the community college and university level for fifteen years where she taught a variety of nutrition, public health, fitness, and other courses. Her research involved curriculum development for adolescent nutrition education and nutrition coaching for collegiate athletes, and she co-authors an introductory nutrition college textbook.
Laura has also worked as a health coach for a decade, empowering clients to meet their health and wellness goals, as well as improve their relationship with food and increase performance in sports. Her areas of expertise are in public health education, nutrition education, eating disorder recovery coaching, and athletic performance coaching.
In Laura's free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and cat in the house they built together in Charlemont, MA, rowing on the Connecticut river with her doubles partner, or reading a good mystery novel.
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