About Coach Stephannie
As a certified health coach in Richmond, VA, Stephannie Friend has helped others realize their personal potential in nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, sleep, and stress management for almost two decades.
Her diverse background — which includes four years flying on C-141 Cargo planes in the U.S. Air Force, as well as experience as a health coach, Pilates instructor, and personal trainer — allows her to help each individual find the right path forward.
“My greatest passions are in resilience and confidence,” she says. “I believe learning to be resilient and confident is the foundation of creating a life of health and well-being.”
Stephannie is so passionate about helping her clients develop their resilience and confidence that she self-published a book on the subject — The Resilience Method Journal.
She earned her Master of Science degree in Integrative Health and Nutrition from the Maryland University of Integrative Health.
She also completed her health coaching program certification from Duke University, which enabled her to become a board-certified health and wellness coach (NBC-HWC). In addition, she completed a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course at the University of Virginia.