Jennifer Allen Newton
Seasoned Professional with a Blended Background
As a strategic communication consultant, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC), I have blended experience in both business and science-based health coaching.
I’ve been a consultant and business coach for more than 25 years and involved with the Institute for Functional Medicine since 2007. Over the past 15 years my family and I have experienced profound health and healing experiences as patients of functional medicine doctors. On this path, I’ve become a passionate advocate for taking a holistic, systems-based approach to solving problems, achieving health and optimizing function and effectiveness in every facet of life.
Coming from the high-stress, high-tech business world, I understand how driving toward success in one area of life can throw other areas out of balance. As a health coach, I enjoy helping people build sustainable flow and transform home and workplace stress while creating the life of their dreams. This kind of blended expertise in business, communication and health is uncommon and is shared by my fellow colleagues at Imagine Your Health.
As a strategic communication consultant and writer, I work with clients in a variety of industries, non-profit organizations and companies of all sizes. I advise on strategies for more effective communication – from interpersonal communication in the workplace to corporate communications and external public relations.
Business consulting, writing and coaching/training work includes:
- Executive performance and stress management
- Effective communication and team dynamics
- Message development and strategy
- Writing/editing web content, social media, blogs, articles and executive ghostwriting
- PR, Media and analyst relations
- Presentation preparation and media coaching
Transformative Health Coaching
I use the unique IYH coaching approach to support clients in becoming their most preferred (best) selves. As a health coach, I enjoy helping people transform home and workplace stress while creating the life of their dreams.
Specific areas of coaching include:
- Stress transformation
- Food and healthy eating
- Exercise and movement
- Sleep and relaxation
- Relationships and communication
- Menopause and midlife support
- Enhancing strengths and joy
I also specialize in women’s health, particularly working with women in their mid-30s and older to help them cope and thrive as they experience the mind/body changes of perimenopause (the years leading up to) through menopause.
More Background & Education
I’m a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, (NBC-HWC) and a graduate of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy (FMCA), where I received my training in health coaching, functional medicine and positive psychology. I’ve also completed the HeartMath Interventions Program and FMCA’s Reversing Cognitive Decline (ReCODE) program based on the groundbreaking work of Dr. Dale Bredesen.
I received my BS in communication from Northwestern University, with graduate work in adult learning and development.
In 2008 I was invited to join the Institute for Functional Medicine Board of Directors, on which I served for 8.5 years with some of the top names in functional medicine, including founder Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. David Jones. After my tenure with IFM, I served for four years on the Board of Advisors for the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy.
I’m thrilled to be a part of the team at Imagine Your Health because I’ve experienced firsthand the value of MJ’s approach. I feel deeply aligned with IYH’s wonderful blend of practical experience with the science and art of coaching to support successful and effective life transformation.