After being diagnosed with a chronic, lifelong disease at the age of 50, Kathy Mackintosh took inventory of all aspects of her health. The list of health problems included obesity, arthritis, and sleep problems, many of which could be addressed by making important behavior changes. Over several years, she lost over 100 pounds and began a true exercise regime for the first time since college. She has maintained the weight loss for over 10 years, has completed fourteen 50-mile walks for charity, and has recently completed the Climb to the Top NYC, a 66 floor stair climb in Rockefeller Center for Multiple Sclerosis. These personal successes eventually led her to Duke Integrative Medicine’s IHCPT program, to now partner with others to realize their own personal health goals.
Her education background includes a BS and M.Ed from the University of Virginia, and she is the founder and owner of Clear Path Health Coaching LLC in Raleigh, NC. She holds a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology and integrates this training with private coaching clients, in introducing positive psychology science through art to elementary school students, teaching classes through adult learning programs, and public speaking. She believes that the ability to cross hurdles in life and achieve goals is enhanced by the use of practical tools from the science of positive psychology in conjunction with the integrative health coaching process.
For the past 5 years, Kathy has used her coaching skills to facilitate positive psychology programs for Multiple Sclerosis patients, and volunteers for the National MS Society as a speaker and a self-help group leader. For her volunteer service, in 2014, she was inducted into the National MS Society’s Volunteer Hall of Fame for Programs and Services. She has supported new IHCPT students as a coach mentor since 2011 and Certification students since 2014.
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