Author Archives: Tara Schmitz, Wellness Coordinator, Agnesian Work & Wellness

About Tara Schmitz, Wellness Coordinator, Agnesian Work & Wellness

Tara Schmitz is the Wellness Coordinator at Agnesian Work & Wellness and the Health Coach for Society Insurance. Tara holds a degree in kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and has conducted more than 3,500 health coaching sessions.

New Year’s Resolutions: Tips and Traps

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Health & Wellness

Resolutions are often a big part of promising opportunities and exciting potential for the new year, but we know that tumbling off the resolution bandwagon is all too easy. Let’s examine some ideas for avoiding the classic resolution traps, and how to transform these ideas into tips for lasting success. (more…)

Health & Wellness: Goals + Coaching = Success

This entry is part 7 of 6 in the series Health & Wellness

We are often hesitant to turn to others for help, especially when it is a personal matter like health and wellness. Maybe it’s because we’re embarrassed or believe we are past help. We’re more likely to focus on the wellness of loved ones rather than our own. Over and over again, we are told that our health is paramount – but often that is not enough for us to make a long‐term change.

Health coaching participants have told me that the first session is always the hardest because they don’t know what to expect. Typically the first session allows me to get to know the participant a little better and find out what is important to them.

When I think back to one of my most memorable coaching sessions, the participant’s first words were: (more…)