My entire career has revolved around healthcare, but I always believed that something was missing. Positive strides in both treatment and preventative therapies were being made; yet tapping into a person’s everyday power to be and feel healthier and energized seemed to be stagnant.  When I learned about the emerging field of health and wellness coaching, I instantly knew that this professional path was for me! I had discovered what I felt was missing in healthcare, a field where I can help people make long-standing changes that will lead to a healthier life.  I created Kaleidoscope Health Ways because I understand it’s not easy to make real, lasting change.  

Making changes in everyday habits can feel overwhelming and lonely.  It takes a real commitment, an understanding of your lifestyle and a personalized action plan.  Using a proven process, I help my clients embrace new healthier habits in a supportive, collaborative and accountable environment.

I am a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Certified Integrative Health Coach through Duke Integrative Medicine, a recognized leader in the field.  I have completed training in somatics at the Strozzi Institute and have studied Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction techniques, Mindful Eating and Motivational Interviewing.  I am also a registered pharmacist and have held leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry.

I believe that movement, whether big or small, helps to keep our body and brain healthier.  I am a Certified Ageless Grace Educator, a cutting edge brain health fitness program, and enjoy teaching classes to help people age healthier in body, mind and spirit.

Kara Hodes-Wechsler