Elizabeth Novy is a Certified Integrative Health Coach, Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, and Owner of Enjoy Living, LLC.
Elizabeth became a registered nurse at a time when she had struggled with her own health issues and had lost a family member to cancer.
In providing patient care on a medial-telemetry unit, she recognized the gap in health care regarding patient education, lifestyle, and chronic stress. As a result, she became a certified Integrative health Coach through Duke Integrative Medicine. The foundation of that program was a process rooted in mindfulness by which she could support others to create a life of health, purpose, and meaning. It also encompassed the creative design process, and one of her best strengths, listening. As she gained experience coaching for employee wellness programs, she experienced the power that culture can have on wellness.
Elizabeth continued to advance her clinical knowledge with trainings in integrative and functional medicine, which tend to favor lifestyle interventions and look deeper into root cause.
Health coaching is a complement to these approaches in that it provides foundational support for lifestyle modification. With experience in behavior change, the creative design process, and healthcare, she has learned to support patients to implement medical recommendations and achieve goals, which often takes time, organization, and an understanding of the system to be successful. Self-awareness and mind-body principles are also integral to this process.