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Elisa May, National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Duke Certified Integrative Health Coach

What is a Health Coach?

A Health coach partners with individuals to help them reach their optimal health and wellness.

Whether your motivation is from a recent health diagnosis or wellness-driven, coaching can help.  Health coaching brings a customized roadmap to the table to help you reach and maintain your desired goals and live your best life.  Been able to start a new habit but not hold it over time?  Health coaching uncovers patterns of thinking and behavior that contribute to your failure and success. This allows a shift to new insight, deeper awareness, and taking steps to more lasting results. 

  The Health Coaching process includes:

  • guided conversations that allow you to envision the life and health you want

  • assessment of where you are and where you want to be

  • execution of small sustainable steps, specific to your lifestyle and needs, to get you there

  • addition of resources as needed to ensure your success

What do I Offer? 

I offer a way to co-create the health and life you want now. 

Do you enjoy living your current life? 

Are you having fun?

Are there areas that you want to improve?

Are you bringing your best self to the people and events in your life?

Do you become overwhelmed with other obligations and priorities and neglect certain areas of your health?

I bring a Duke University created, evidence-based process to the table to help you clarify and add meaning to the goals on your path.  This assures increased sustainable success. You are the expert on you and I am here as a guide and partner to develop a plan that works specific to you.

I understand health and life challenges. 

I know what it feels like to be stuck and defeated, in my health, career, relationships and lifestyle. 

I also know what it feels like to be on the other side. 

Empowered, authentic, growing and learning resiliency from temporary set-backs and failure.

Any focus that affects you reaching your optimal health is a suitable topic.

And if you are not sure where to start, we will figure it out together! 


Please see contact information below for a free consult and for more information! You can use the free consult link or contact me directly by phone or text. I look forward to meeting you! 

Below is a "constellation" of areas that relate to your health and achieving your best life.  Click on any planet for more information.   

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About Me

After spending 10 years in corporate sales, I returned to school to become a licensed massage therapist and physical therapist assistant and have been in the health care/wellness arena for 20 years. I have extensive experience in the sports and ortho field. I expanded my PTA work to become a certified lymphedema therapist 6 years ago and now work in oncology helping primarily post breast cancer patients.

After my own breast cancer diagnosis and surgeries in 2013/14, the need for specialized therapists in this area was clear and it has proven a very rewarding career choice. At that point in my life I started to employ coaching to recover from my health crisis and start to live the life I really wanted.  Discovering the power of coaching and seeing the results has given me an ongoing energy and plan to live my best life.

I now split my time between oncology work with our local hospital system, private massage therapy practice and coaching individuals on a variety of goals/topics.

I am very excited to add coaching to my wheelhouse as it has been life changing for me!

In my free-time I enjoy mountain biking, water sports, hiking/trail running and time with family, my dog Martin and many friends!

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“I came to Elisa as a burned out nurse, at a crossroads in my career and life. She helped me navigate these emotions in a way that helped me see what I was capable of, and I was able to learn that happiness can come with even small life changes. Highly recommend Elisa!”

-Taylor, Nurse, Greenville, SC

"I am a woman currently working beginning second career in the ministry field.  I found myself struggling with maintaining consistent self-care routines.  Elisa helped me identify the WHY underneath the desire for healthy routines.  She also helped me reframe my failure around lack of consistency so that I am not so hard on myself. Elisa helped me break things down into more manageable steps and I have been able to be more consistent and joyful in my pursuits!  Awesome experience and I will go back again in the future!"

-Kathy, LPC

"Elisa is a “gift to self”. Our coaching sessions allow me to discuss concerns related to my well being. Navigating retirement, family life, dear friendships and health can overwhelm me. Elisa has a natural, sincere understanding of life’s experiences. She shares, supports, encourages and provides the tools needed to bring my “best self” to each day. She is a joy!"

-Susan, PT



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