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Is coaching for you?

Coaching might be the answer for you if…

You’ve come to the conclusion that shaming yourself to produce results doesn’t work, but you need help in learning another way.

You’re done torturing yourself with restrictive diets, but you haven’t given up on yourself because your health and your wellbeing are really important to you.

You know that you would greatly benefit from upping your self-care game, but you keep sabotaging yourself and you don’t know why.

You are willing to make friends with your body and treat it like it is valuable and important to you.

You’re ready to look within and address the mental and emotional components of your struggle with emotional overeating.

Why I Coach

I coach because I want to help others. I’ve been there, and I understand. I know what it’s like to hold yourself back from really living life to its fullest. I know what it’s like to be reckless with your body because you’ve forgotten how to appreciate it. I know what it’s like to love food and fear food all at the same time.

I coach because I know that coaching is the way out of this Diet Mentality hell.

I coach because I care.

Suffering over food and eating is unnecessary and it’s not what how you were meant to spend your life.

Allow me to show you a better way.

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Why Hire Me?

Because you want to stop the late-night eating.

Because you want to stop hiding food and eating in secret.

Because you want to stop sabotaging yourself.

Because you want to feel a natural ease around food.

Because you want to feel good in your body and like who you see in the mirror.

Because you want to enjoy your life now instead of waiting for "someday."

The Benefits of Coaching

Time Just for You

In a world that glorifies “busy,” we often get lost in the shuffle and our self-care suffers.  Each week, the time you carve out for your coaching session and homework says, “My health and wellbeing matters. I matter. I matter to me.”



What you say in a coaching relationship is confidential. You are free to “unpack the ugly” of your mind in a safe space that is free of judgment. Sometimes, being able to share a painful secret with someone you trust is enough to help you break free from the shame you feel that’s been weighing you down and keeping you stuck.


Self-Coaching Tools

During your coaching journey, you will be learning and implementing solid coaching tools to manage your mind and care for your body in a way that leads to lasting change.  What you do to create your results is what you’ll need to do to keep them.  Know that you will come away from your coaching experience with several effective tools and practices you'll be able to use to maintain the results you create.



Freedom from the Mind Chatter

As you practice the coaching tools, you will begin to quiet the mental dialogue in your mind that is hyper-focused on weight, body size, calories, and food judgment.  Your thinking becomes less fear-based and more relaxed and peaceful.  From this calm place, you will naturally make the choices that serve you best—because you want to, not because you tell yourself you should.



Improved Relationship With Your Body

Your body is not your enemy; it’s your ally.  It’s your amazing vehicle that makes it possible for you to experience your life.  The more you express a deep appreciation for your body, the better you will take care of it.  This includes how you feed it, how you move it, how you dress it, and how you talk to it.  When a body is well cared for, it shows.



Improved Relationship With Yourself

Someone who treats you well and who loves you no matter what is a joy to be around. Through coaching, you will become that person for yourself.  Gone are the days of shaming yourself and beating yourself up.  The genuine self-love you will cultivate during your coaching journey will serve you for the rest of your life.



Improved Relationships With Others

The relationship you have with yourself sets the example for how others should treat you.  Through the process of coaching, you will cultivate a strong bond with yourself, which will include improving your ability to set boundaries with other people.  Also, ditching victim mentality thinking will change the way you react to what people say and do. There is so much emotional freedom when you get it that another person’s behavior is never about you.




Less Drama in Your Life

When you fully understand that the way you think causes the emotional pain you’re feeling, you become empowered to change your experience.  As you actively create your new life in the drama-free zone, you naturally begin avoiding other people’s drama, too. The bonus?  Less drama leads to less emotional eating.


Tangible Change

The results you have in your life right now have been created by your current thinking.  If you keep thinking the same way, you will continue to get the same results.  Coaching helps you to literally change the way you think.  Those changes you make in your mind translate to real changes in your life.  The key to having what you want is to think like the person who already has it.  Coaching will help you become that person.


I had the amazing opportunity to work directly with Suyin.  I was feeling stuck in many parts of my life, especially in my body.  Now I am unstuck and starting to make real changes that will benefit my life and my health long-term.  I wouldn’t have been able to get started without the powerful life coaching sessions that I experienced with Suyin.  We need a wise, diplomatic, and loving guide to hold a mirror to our thoughts and reflect them back to us.  Suyin is the perfect guide for this journey.

Portland, OR


Love Yourself Lighter Signature Coaching Package: $2,500.00

If you’ve come to the realization that diets don’t work and believe it’s time to address the emotional component of your struggles with food, this signature coaching program is for you! Unlike dieting where you dive right into restriction and deprivation, Love Yourself Lighter is about unpacking the thoughts and beliefs that drive your current behaviors with food and replacing them with new ones that create a foundation for permanent change. Allow me to be your expert guide through this unique process that can help you stop sabotaging yourself, help you feel relaxed around food, help you feel good in your body, and ultimately help you enjoy your life more. It’s time to stop the cycle of yo-yo dieting once and for all. It’s time to Love Yourself Lighter.

During this eight-week coaching journey you will receive:

A copy of Love Yourself Lighter: How to End Your Weight Struggle by Changing the Way You Think.

This book contains a lot of the material we will be using throughout the program. You will be invited to read sections of the book that correspond with coaching concepts and tools I will be teaching you each week. Don’t worry—most of the chapters are very short and easy to read! You will begin to see yourself in a whole new way as you practice the lessons contained within its pages.

A Pre-coaching Treasure Map Questionnaire.

Whenever you embark on a journey, having a map is always helpful. Completing the questionnaire is the first step in understanding your current mindset and your answers will help me customize your journey to your specific coaching needs.

Eight (8) one hour coaching sessions.
(one session per week for eight consecutive weeks)

Why is the investment of this length of time so important?
Because it takes time to truly understand—and unwind—the belief system that is causing you to overeat. With this unique approach, we will be working on your mind so that you can set yourself up with a strong foundation to create a peaceful relationship with food that lasts. After each session, you will receive an outline of the session highlights for review and reflection.

Eight weeks of email support between coaching sessions.
(email support is available Monday-Friday)

Why is email coaching an important part of this journey?
You eat every day and you think thoughts that drive your behavior every day. Through email, I am there to support you as you practice your new habits; and if you happen to be sabotaging yourself, I can help you figure out why and we can work together to stop it.

A Daily Treasure Map Template.

Every day on your journey is an opportunity to evolve into who you want to be and how you want to live. The Daily Treasure Map is one of the most effective tools you can use, as it is the place where you will evaluate your current actions and make daily alterations when needed to point yourself in the right direction. It is also the place where you will maintain your connection with me, your coach, throughout your journey.

Weekly Homework Assignments.

The homework you will be invited to do each week has been specifically designed to help you embody the ideas and lessons taught in the coaching sessions. Sometimes the homework is answering coaching questions on a worksheet, or sometimes it will be practicing a new behavior you want to adopt. Often, it’s practicing a new way of thinking that moves toward healing to your struggles with food and emotional overeating. Doing the homework is how you will rewire your brain!

I may not be the right coach for you if:

  • You are looking for a quick-fix solution or are wanting someone to give you a diet & exercise plan to follow.
  • You’re overly focused on weighing a certain number on the scale.
  • You are unwilling to explore your mind or feel your feelings.
  • You believe that just signing up for coaching is enough to change, but aren’t willing to follow the program.
  • You are currently experiencing clinical depression or are living with an eating disorder.  Note: These medical conditions are beyond my scope of practice as a coach.

We’ll create coaching magic together if:

  • You’re ready to make real change in your life and are fully committed to the process.
  • You know deep down that there is more to your overeating than what dieting can solve and you are excited to learn and apply coaching tools that work.
  • You have an open mind and are curious about exploring the thought patterns that are driving your behavior.
  • You are focused on improving your health and wellbeing rather than weighing a specific number.
  • You are willing to add a little humor, patience, and self-kindness in your approach to learning and practicing the coaching tools you’ll be using to change your life.
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I have worked with many coaches over the years and always felt a little disappointed at the end. That was not the case with you. I am amazed at how much has changed in just a month! After I heard your fees I thought I had made a mistake in signing on. It was the most money per session I have ever spent on any kind of counseling, including a psychologist. I just felt I made another impulsive decision and I was being foolish with my money again. Well, after yesterday I can say it was the best money I ever spent! The key takeaway from your program is that I have tools, techniques, and better maps (or GPS) for navigating the daily journey of life. A lot of the stuff we covered is going to take me many months and even years to fully integrate, but the turning point for me was the idea that I can choose to create a new chapter in the last half of my life and not be a victim of the world or other people. I could go on, but I am grateful for your work and how you bring it to help others.

Philidelphia, PA