Donna Jelley

Master Certified Health Coach

Welcome. As your Health Coach, my role is to help you find your motivation for change and develop your personalized plan to implement achievable steps to reach & sustain your unique health goals. Even if you know what to do for your health, making changes may be the hard part. You are not alone. I invite you to contact me for a free 20 minute confidential consultation to see if health coaching is right for you.

With my motivation & expertise, your healthy choices will bring you to your healthiest life.

Helping people live healthy has been a thread in my life since my late teenage years. I started my lifelong exercise habit at 12 years old, as an exercise partner with my Mom. This led to my joy for instructing group exercise and personal training for 15 years for a variety of demographics including the U.S. Navy, numerous privately owned wellness facilities, & public community centers. It was during this time, I realized that motivating others to reach their health goals gave me both joy and purpose. 

This motivated me to stay current and be certified on various group exercise formats like step, cycle, kick boxing, and resistance training, allowing me to offer a variety of formats that gave my clients choice. I was also a dedicated runner early in the mornings before the world woke up, under the stars and while the sun rose, where my solitude served my grace, meditation, peace, and innovative ideas.

My initial calling to coaching occurred during my 36 year professional career as an engineering manager, where professional feedback and job opportunities brought about my awareness of my natural inclination to coach others. I was frequently sought out to help others with nutrition topics, stress management, and executive coaching. Toward the latter years in my professional career, I studied and earned a certificate in holistic nutrition from Hawthorn University in October 2017, to satisfy my increasing curiosity about how nutrition influenced the prevention of disease. This curiosity stemmed from my observation that diet & lifestyle, not just age, seemed to play a role for people in my life, who were suffering from health issues. It then seemed a natural next step to pursue health coaching, as my new purpose. Therefore, I became a lifetime Certified Health Coach at the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute in February 2019 and a Certified Master Health Coach in August 2023. I am now an integrated part of my community, serving as a Health Coach to guide and educate adults to meet their personalized health goals and live their best life. I continue to enjoy keeping my body in motion, especially with mountain hiking and walking my two beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.

Psalm 23:5-6 - NRSV