It's all about helping you achieve healthier habits
The Habits Whisperer approach works for men and women who want to rediscover their most vibrant selves. Perhaps they feel stuck at a crossroads and need help identifying the next steps to reach their goals. Or they know what to do but aren’t doing it, and want to shed unproductive patterns. In either case, this is where a guide can help.
Habit-based coaching with The Habits Whisperer helps clients look beyond "the quick fix" to make lasting change. Clients explore their stories and their deeper reasons for their behavior, to find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their food and movement choices. They find what truly works for their life, on their terms.
Embracing the human experience
Coaching without judgement
Finding what works
Enjoying the process
Even as a behavior change practitioner, for many years Heather Bowen Ray found it difficult to change her own habits with any lasting effect. Significantly overweight, she sought guidance anywhere she could find it. She read the academic literature and popular press articles. She reached out to experts in many fields: medical, fitness, wellness, chiropractic, therapeutic, nutritional, and meditative.
Once she hired a long-term coach, though, things began to shift. Her new guide provided simple steps to follow. She did strength training twice a week, moved more often, and followed clear nutritional advice, losing 40 pounds in about 6 months in 2016 and keeping it off.
Her coach inspired her to learn more about nutrition and the human body, helping her navigate usual pitfalls, improve her abilities, and enhance her quality of life… all in a kind and empathetic way. This transformative experience led Heather to become a coach herself to share what she learned with others.
Heather strives to find the root issues of client concerns to yield long-term, sustainable solutions to behavior change matters. Together, she and her clients work to form lasting habits — that trigger stress relief, improved sleep, weight loss, increased mobility, and much more — to lead more holistic, vibrant, and energetic lives.
Heather earned her Masters of Science from Johns Hopkins University and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas. She has taught at the university level and co-published peer-reviewed journal articles on social and behavioral change issues. She is a Certified Nutrition Coach (PN1) and Certified Online Teacher & Trainer. She is also a Thrive Global Contributor.