Words from My Clients
This page is dedicated to the honest experiences that my clients have had while working with me. The growth and healing process of each individual is so important to me and that sentiment is conveyed through the stories they leave behind for you to read, who may just be starting your journey. It's also a wonderful reminder that each person transitions in his or her own way and in his or her own time, but always towards the common goal of life, vitality and wellness.
I had finally hit rock bottom. No matter how clean I ate, no matter what I did, I was consistently gaining weight. I'd dread heading to the doctor for any reason because the scale kept climbing and climbing. I have a thyroid issue, and every time I would get it checked, my doctor would tell me I'm within the levels, my current meds were where they should be. I even explained my concern with my weight. He sent me to a nutritionist. They told me my diet was really good, and to keep it up. Keep what up? It wasn't working.
A friend was selling some weight loss products. I was all in. Dropped 10 pounds in a month. So many others were losing a lot more. Followed those quote lines spot on for months. Not another pound shed. So why keep paying for something that doesn't work, right? I figured why eat right when that doesn't work. What's the point.
Something had to give. Had to change. There had to be a way to figure it all out. Why was I unable to lose any weight. Enter Miss Stephanie. I found her through my sister in law. She had great success, and I wanted that too. This HAD to be the right move. After a few phone calls, we had a game plan. And it was game on.
Now they say there is never the perfect time to start a diet, or whatever you want to call it. I am the perfect example of obstacle after obstacle. I took my first call with Stephanie a week after leaving my long term relationship. My life was complete chaos. Followed by moving to a new house, and tearing my ACL and needing surgery.
So here I was, determined to do something for myself in the craziest time of my life. I know the only reason I made it as far as I did was because of Stephanie. Her calls mean the world to me. We discussed my thyroid issues, and how it really wasn't under control with my meds. We starting cleaning up my eating habits at a time where I couldn't drive. Her meal plans and shopping lists made it so easy to follow. Unable to exercise due to my knee surgery, I still lost 25 pounds. Was feeling amazing. Better than I had in years. Many years. I now have the knowledge to keep my weight in check. Have I wavered, yes, as I'm sure we all do. But Stephanie keeps me in check. All it takes is one phone call.
I had never really thought I would or could benefit from a personal health coach. Wow was I wrong. I can't begin to tell you what it has all meant to me. The personal care and dedication I am given can't be replaced by any book. It's the personal care that she gives that makes her irreplaceable. I am forever grateful for Stephanie and all she has done for me. She has honestly changed my life for the better.
I always thought I was healthy and knew a lot about nutrition - eating whole foods, cooking, exercise, etc. I wasn’t sure how Stephanie would be any different than so many other experts already out there as there is so much information out there on health and nutrition & it all seems so similar. Well, Stephanie offered a completely different take on nutrition! Other nutritionists will try to impress with their vast knowledge & talk an awful lot about things that everyone knows but Stephanie listened to me and like a good nutrition detective, identified the obstacles to my personal success and gave me specific solutions to overcome them. Also, unlike many others, Stephanie doesn’t pretend to be perfect (she is a real person like the rest of us). She has struggled in many of the same ways as her clients so she is able to come along side you and encourage you. Stephanie has a way about her that she can clearly see the things I can’t and she points them out with easy steps to achieve the goal. Then, she follows up - addressing any issues that come up along the way to keep me on the right path. She will often text, call, and/or email me to keep in touch in between our regularly scheduled meetings. Stephanie really listens, cares and "gets it”.
I was having issues of IBS and extreme tiredness. I gave it a couple months, but it didn’t go away on it’s own. In fact, it caused me such a problem that I sought a Doctors opinion, but he prescribed me a medicine that had other side effects and didn’t address the root source of the problem, rather it was to address the symptoms. Ugh! Thankfully, I met Stephanie just in time. Stephanie navigated the health food store of supplements, researched the ingredients & combinations of ingredients, amounts, etc. and suggested the right one especially for me. She also adjusted my diet for cleaner eating and it worked! I haven’t had any problems since and it’s been over 2 years! Stephanie got to the source of my problem and I’ve been reaping the benefits ever since. The health & nutrition industry is competitive and always changing but Stephanie rises above them in her tireless effort to meet each individual client where they are, effecting REAL change in a holistic way. I can not say enough good things about Stephanie Wharton.
Eight months ago I knew that I didn't feel like "me" anymore, but didn't realize just how poorly I was feeling and how poorly my body was functioning until I look at how much better I feel today! Through dietary work (and it WAS work, but a SMALL portion of time in the grand scheme of life!) and lifestyle changes, Stephanie has helped me work my way toward finding the root cause of my autoimmune disease symptoms. The education and personalized instruction I've received is awesome. It is awesome to have someone who's as excited about my healing journey as I am and help me prioritize where to work on each session. It's a blessing to have enjoyment in my life and family again and not just count down to bedtime every single day. I am forever grateful!
Hiring Stephanie Wharton as my wellness coach was the best decision I have made in many years. I had been struggling with joint pain, chronic sinus issues and some other health issues for many years. I had been to my yearly physical with my doctor and said that I was going to hire a wellness coach to help me figure out how to manage my health better and he and my ear nose and throat doctor agreed it was a good idea.
The result of my six months under Stephanie’s consultations was more than remarkable.
I now have a wellness protocol that I live by and feel better than I have in I do not know how years. My joint pain is gone, my sinus issues are corrected and I have more energy than I have in a very long time. Now the trick is to continue to follow what Stephanie has taught me. I totally think you should give this approach to wellness a try if you are thinking about hiring her, with this caveat; you need to be prepared to make changes, do what she recommends and you need to be ready to be feel better.
Stephanie has been a godsend. Six months ago, I was barely sleeping. I was tired all day, and awake most of the night. I was stuck in deep depression and anxiety filled, and I had simply lost hope.
I have a wonderful wife and great kids but I couldn’t see the positive in anything any longer. That is until Stephanie looked at the numbers from my blood work last July.
Even though my doctor said my numbers were “normal”, Stephanie immediately noticed how high my thyroid numbers were. She explained to me that this is what happened to her as well, and to so many more around the nation.
That night, she laid out what I needed to do. I was absolutely desperate and followed everything she said. She explained clearly that this wasn’t going to be a quick fix. That was hard to accept at first, but I listened and followed.
Fast forward six months. The sleepless nights have been replaced by full nights of deep sleep. I fall asleep within minutes, and wake up in the morning rested and refreshed. My anxiety is almost 100% gone. Depression has been taken over by hope. My ambition is back and better than ever.
If that wasn’t enough, everything physically started to change for the better as well. My friends started noticing how clear my skin looked- which is not a common conversation between men in their 40’s! I am at my high school weight, for the first time since well, high school. Even my hair looks better. It’s been a total transformation.
All of this is due to Stephanie, her heart, and her expertise. She is incredibly knowledgeable, has a big heart, and is incredibly passionate about all of this. She is easy to work with and fun to talk to, but she’s tough and gets results at the same time. She knows and cares because she has been through all of this herself! I cannot recommend her enough- and I have! I have told everyone I know who struggles with the similar issues about her, and it’s incredible to watch her turn their lives around like she has done for me.
I am forever grateful.
Stephanie has improved my health leaps and bounds in three short months. She was able to help me diagnose my autoimmune issue as well as learn to control the ups and downs of the disease, when no doctor could shed any light on my issues. Stephanie is very dedicated to helping her clients in any way possible. She makes herself available almost any time of day and night, through Facebook groups, email, phone, and whatever she can to help you through the difficult time you are having. I love how holistic she is and how she learns everything she can from multiple reliable sources then compiles the information in easy and fun ways for you to learn and understand. She is also living proof of her ability to control autoimmune disease, as she has gone through it herself. Not to mention she is extremely knowledgeable and well trained with essential oils and yoga. I cannot imagine going on this wellness journey without Stephanie. I cannot sing her praises enough!
After going through a few weeks of speaking with doctors and receiving no definitive answers I contacted Stephanie to help me sort through some of the symptoms I had been experiencing. After talking with her and switching doctors, I was able to confidently go into my appointment armed with the knowledge I needed to communicate what was going on and ask for the appropriate testing to get a diagnosis. Once my results came back she assisted me in interpreting those results so I could again go into my follow-up appointment armed with the information I needed to develop a treatment plan with her and my physician. This plan addressed my immediate needs and put me on a path towards not just reducing symptoms but healing my body! Without this information I am certain it would have taken me a much longer time to get to a resolution.
Stephanie's approach to wellness and nutrition provided me with the tools, encouragement and self-acceptance to put myself on the path to better health. She is insightful, as well as knowledgeable. Her unwavering belief in her clients and their efforts will help you to meet with success. What I appreciated most about my coaching experience was her realistic approach to nutrition. She recognizes how hard it can be to change habits, that people may be limited in their food sources or finances and that change doesn't happen overnight. Stephanie provides options and alternatives. She redirects a setback and celebrates your successes. She also knows how important some changes are and is unwavering in those messages. I have found that by incorporating her coaching into my everyday life that I have so much more energy. Stephanie connected so many dots for me that I wasn't seeing clearly and her global view is leading me to better choices in my healthcare, nutrition and approach to life. Her recipes, health tips and emails are all part of the experience, but the integral part is that one on one phone call. Those conversations show that Stephanie is genuinely concerned for her client's wellness. She leads by example and invites you to come along to walk on the well side.
I have been truly blessed to have worked with Stephanie the past 6 months. Through comprehensive evaluations and in-depth discussions, she has taught me how to identify and address various health issues such as poor digestion and sleep, increased levels of inflammation, chronic headaches and severe fatigue. Stephanie is very receptive to input and "thinking outside the box". Her compassion and desire to share what she has learned through education, as well as her own personal health journey, is very evident. I would recommend Stephanie as a wellness coach to anyone who is searching for insight into alternative health care approaches.
I started working with Stephanie a year ago when I decided to do her free online Sugar Challenge...I thought well it's only 3 days, I can do anything for 3 days....those 3 days changed everything about my diet and well being! Learning the difference between good and bad fats, learning that you don't need a magic pill or drink, and learning how to read a label! Truly eye opening!
The recipes were amazing and at the end of the 3 days I realized I didn't have one sugar or junk food craving! So I thought well if I can do it for 3 days I can do it for 3 more....that turned into weeks and months...and the whole time I could see and feel a major difference! I started swimming again and walking more and it's like the pounds just melted off. I continued to work with Stephanie to find a diet that worked best for me. Knowing she was holding me accountable really helped me stick to my new lifestyle. I turned 60 in August and I feel better than I did at 50...I'm not kidding! I highly recommend working with her....it's a life and game changer!
For the past decade, I lived with chronic fatigue and pain. One day, I happened to see a Facebook post from an old friend announcing her Health Coaching endeavor and that she was now accepting clients. I reached out to her to learn more. Little did I know that this would be the best thing I could’ve ever done for myself and my family.
Stephanie scheduled a free consultation with me. We discussed my health history and she immediately gave me a couple of concrete things that we could do to improve my overall well-being. (Pay close attention to the “we” – because once you’re onboard, she’s on your team. Permanently.) I was a little skeptical at first (having had no luck with traditional medical doctors). But, I was tired of being tired and achy all the time and with nothing to lose, we scheduled 6 months worth of sessions.
During our first phone session, it became very clear very quickly that Stephanie had spent a considerable amount of time doing some research about my specific health concerns. WOW! She gave me some concrete things to do to start to heal myself. We set our goals and we were on the road to healing. Little did I know that within a week or two, I would experience such drastic progress. For the first time in a decade, I was experiencing some pain free days. Also, I had energy. I was beginning to feel human again. It was wonderfully exciting!
Our sessions continued and we continued to tweak my plan accordingly. But, really, there wasn’t much tweaking. Steph got it right immediately. She opened my eyes to a whole new world. A healthy, happier world.
Six months later, I have lost almost 30 pounds (purely coincidentally as this wasn’t really a goal for me), am exercising every day and am probably in the best shape I’ve been in in my life. I sleep restfully every night. I no longer experience headaches or pain of any kind. My family is thrilled that I have the energy to do things with them now whether it’s playing soccer, doing summersaults in the yard, swimming, hiking or just cooking in the kitchen, they’re glad to have mom back. And, mom is thrilled to be there.
- Christine G.
Shortly after introducing fermented drinks and foods into my diet, I contacted Stephanie because I started to experience an itchy rash outbreak around my neck, shoulders, and chest that would not go away. After discussing with Stephanie, she mentioned that this was most likely a die off symptom of built up yeast in my body and recommended a healing diet specific to concerns. After 2-3 weeks of following her advice, the rash was gone and in addition, I easily lost a bunch of weight! This experience was very eye opening to me. Thanks!
My husband and I worked with Stephanie for six months last year. We would both attest that she is an extremely knowledgeable health coach (and person). She takes a personal interest in each individual client, as if you are her only one. I was always impressed with how the tiniest detail of our personal lives mattered to her if it pertained to a healthier lifestyle. She is wise, sincere and top notch in her field, I would highly recommend her to anyone.