What's special about your business? 

Kathi Naumann employs a number of specialized skills in her business as an "Intuitive Life and Wellness Coach." Kathi is a physical therapist assistant, stroke specialist, certified health coach, brain health coach, personal trainer, author, and corporate wellness educator. She recently graduated from Duke University's Integrative Leadership program where she created a successful business model for blending Alternative & Conventional medicines. Kathi's latest offerings merge her broad knowledge base with more than twenty years of professional experience as a holistic health and wellness coach.

This was not the career path Kathi envisioned in college. Her plan was to go to graduate school. But when a friend introduced her to Integrative Nutrition, Kathi became enthralled with the idea of coaching others in ways to bolster their health and wellbeing. She began her new career with a targeted education, training, and accreditation regimen, which she continues today. Her first coaching program was "healthy decisions," a curriculum that she developed for youths. Next, she co-created a teen retreat for young adults with heart transplants and/or pulmonary hypotension at the request of a pediatric cardiologist at Johns Hopkins. 

Kathi's health and wellness expertise proved crucial when her dad suffered a stroke. Her book, The Stroke Support & Survival Guide, is drawn from her experience helping her father through his recovery. The book offers moral support, helpful advice, and effective treatment techniques for caregivers nursing a loved one at home. 

In her role as a holistic health coach and corporate wellness educator, Kathi developed an impressive array of overarching coaching programs to help users attain a harmonious balance of mind, body, and spirit. She offers live, interactive health workshops and group coaching, plus a self-paced program, The Conscious Healing Experience, online. Her coaching programs are available on her website, KathiNaumann.com, along with engaging presentations and a variety of health and wellness resources that she recommends for others.

How SCORE helped. 

Kathi has worked closely with her SCORE mentors to develop a business strategy for expanding her audience and growing her practice online. With boundless energy and enthusiasm, Kathi keeps her mentors busy. She attributes much of her success to their ongoing involvement, "It only takes one person to believe in you and I had three!"

Kathi Naumann