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Stephannie Friend

Certified Health Coach in Richmond, VA

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Meet Stephannie.

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.

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Health Coaching Philosophy

“If I could boil my philosophy down into one thought, it’s to help people set short-term and long-term goals that are realistic," Stephannie says. "Once we set our sights on attainable goals, we can make that happen and navigate life’s ups and downs.”

Her interest in health and wellness stems from her childhood, which included an active athletic lifestyle.

“My sports included swim team, ski team, gymnastics, track, and cheerleading. That lifestyle inspired me to become a personal trainer shortly after college. And from there, my passion for helping people snowballed into an interest in nutrition and health coaching.”

One thing she wants all patients to remember?

“Life isn’t perfect, and health isn’t either. That’s what we’re here for.”

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Stephannie and her fiancé

Life Beyond Health Coaching

When she’s not helping people live healthier lives, Stephannie loves reading; hiking; walking her 11-year-old chocolate lab, Molly; watching movies; and learning new crafts.

She’s lived in Richmond for about two years with her fiancé and enjoys listening to Death Cab for Cutie, Pearl Jam, and singing karaoke.

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Stephannie and her fiancé

Embrace a healthier lifestyle.

PartnerMD includes one-to-one coaching sessions in every membership to empower you to make the healthy lifestyle choices today that lead to peak health and vitality in the future.

Complete the form and one of our membership experts will contact you within 2 business days to set up your consultation with a PartnerMD coach. 

 

Are you a current PartnerMD member? Call your local office and ask for a Wellness Discovery appointment to get started with your personal coach.

 

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Embrace a healthier lifestyle.

PartnerMD includes one-to-one coaching sessions in every membership to empower you to make the healthy lifestyle choices today that lead to peak health and vitality in the future.

Complete the form and one of our membership experts will contact you within 2 business days to set up your consultation with a PartnerMD coach. 

 

Are you a current PartnerMD member? Call your local office and ask for a Wellness Discovery appointment to get started with your personal coach.