Member Feature: Kimberly Peters

The year was 2020. I was a mental health office coordinator, but I resigned to focus on my family and my personal development.  

I have always loved working in healthcare. I spent over a decade in medical administration, and I left to become a stay-at-home mother. I continued working with other health-related companies, but when COVID-19 appeared, I saw a great opportunity to witness. I was not sure what I wanted to do, but I knew my heart ached to minister to my community and the world. As I started prayerfully researching, I found a course on health coaching on a popular online course provider. I didn’t know what health coaching was, but as I read through the syllabus, I saw this was what The LORD wanted me to do. I soon learned about the NBHWC (National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching), whose mission is to expand and advance health coaching, and within a few weeks, I enrolled in one of their approved programs at a local college. 

Health and wellness coaching is a partnership that harnesses the strength of relationships (Eccles 4:9-10), shows the importance of the body-mind connection (1 Cor 6:19-20) and encourages positive thinking (Phil 4:8) to name a few. As I learn more about the foundations of health coaching, I see how it all ties into the gospel. My continuing mission is to represent Christ to my clients and to support their journeys in life and health.  

By Kimberly Peters,

National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, National DPP Lifestyle Coach at Perfect Soundness Coaching

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K Peters, COVID-19 Was my Turning Point, (2023).  Adventist Association of Health and Wellness Coaching,