Canada Health Coach

Making a Difference as a Canada Health Coach

Krista McDonald, a Certified Health Coach through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, faces unique challenges as a Canada Health Coach. But access to free public health care hasn’t stopped Krista, owner of Thrive Health Coach, from offering valuable nutrition education in her local community of Sudbury, Ontario.

I have had a great response so far! I have had plenty of clients who have had great results and the feedback from the workshops, which has been excellent.

Krista created a web-based program called Healthy Overhaul Challenge which has a competitive edge to help motivate and inspire Sudburians to get healthy this New Year. The program she’s offering is broken into weekly challenges where participants get points for things they accomplish with the opportunity of earning a prize at the end of the the program.

My goal is to give people the tools they need to have something sustainable, so they can be healthy for the rest of their lives.

In addition to her new weekly challenge program, Krista also works in corporate wellness, one-on-one with clients and she also offers workshops that focus on making healthy meals and school lunches.

The great thing is that I’m giving people tools to be able to do it long-term. It’s not a quick fix, not a lose-20-pounds-in-a-week program that I’m giving people. My focus is on getting people healthy, and not necessarily focusing on weight loss. Weight loss is just a really great side effect of living healthy. When I give people the tools to know how to do it themselves, they’re able to sustain it long-term.

In the face of rising obesity rates in Canada, and elsewhere, Krista is making strides to help her community get healthier one weekly challenge at a time. As a Canada Health Coach, there are opportunities to make a difference – even when access to traditional “health care” is easily accessible – and Krista McDonald is testament to that.

Krista McDonald is a Certified Health Coach through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute and owner of Thrive Health Coach where she offers one-on-one health coaching, wellness workshops and online classes. For more information about the Healthy Overhaul Challenge and to register for services, visit or contact McDonald at

You can read the Sudbury Star article about Krista McDonald here.Health-Coach-Certification