National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach
Karen Bush, National Board Certified Health and Wellness coach (NBC-HWC) has the distinction of being among the first coaches in the country to be Board Certified through the National Board of Medical Examiners. A designation that places her in the top tier of health coaches in the US. Her experience in healthcare began after receiving her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology and working in hospitals and rehabilitation centers around the country. She always chose to work and live with a holistic and integrative mindset yet began to realize that the traditional healthcare system she was working within was not in alignment with her core values of preventative care and living a life of optimal wellness. This realization led her to seek training through Duke University’s Integrative Medicine Health Coach training program, one of the pioneering programs in health coaching. Her training involved extensive work in positive psychology, mind-body medicine, motivational interviewing and the principles of behavior change.
She is currently working in her own private practice, Full Capacity Living and previously practiced at the Center for Functional Medicine at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic with an exceptional group of collaborative physician providers and dietitians. She is certified through the Functional Medicine Health Coaching Academy (FMCA) as well as coursework through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). She blends integrative and functional medicine to provide a root cause, holistic practice that supports each patient individually to live their best life.
Karen has also created and teaches a 6 week course in Mindfulness helping those interested in establishing a meditation practice to become consistent and deepen their knowledge and understanding of the life changing benefits of a regular contemplative practice. Karen is a level 2 Reiki practitioner and yoga instructor, RYT 200. She is driven with a passion for learning and positive expansion in all areas of life and spends her days helping others achieve the same. On any given day you can find her rowing on the mighty Cuyahoga river, biking, practicing and teaching yoga, hiking with her husband and dog Jackson, traveling, and cooking plant based meals for her family. Karen is available for virtual coaching visits to support you in living your happiest and healthiest life.