Testimonials

Client Testimonials

Women Who Have Soared

Below are some of the hundreds of professional women I’ve helped soar. Working with me, you can attain similar results for your energy, vitality and well-being.

“I would highly recommend Chris’s services to anyone seeking out a personal wellness coach”

“I had the pleasure of working with Chris and utilized her services as a personal wellness coach. Chris was absolutely wonderful throughout the entire process. She made me feel very comfortable every step of the way and encouraged me to continue the process on my own. I would highly recommend Chris’s services to anyone seeking out a personal wellness coach.”

~ Kara Washburn, Senior Branch Manager at Cambridge Savings Bank

“Chris helped me get out of my old thinking patterns or at least to recognize when I am in them and how to navigate them better.”

Here’s what I most appreciate in working with Chris Vasiliadis:

  • An organized approach to goal setting and planning. I reference my customized user’s manual at the beginning of each week. It helps me to keep a plan in place while simultaneously preventing me from feeling overwhelmed.
  • Great style and technique. I realized early on that I was really doing the work, Chris was like my mirror reflecting back what she heard, and navigating with me in such a way that I could come to my own conclusions or approach as to how to look at something differently, slow down, stop beating myself up, etc.
  • Chris has been a “life line” in many ways. A neutral, non-judgmental person. I always look forward to our sessions. This has been so helpful!

~ Colleen Kelleher, VP Strategic Alliances, Kaplan EduNeering

“By the time we finished our work together, I now find that I am facing most days filled with positive energy and a sense of balance.”

Working with Chris was tremendous. My wellness goals included returning to running, spending more quality time with my son, and improving my work/life balance to be more engaged and effective in my work and personal relationships. I achieved all those goals and more with Chris’s help. She kept me focused, helped me apply my strengths toward achieving my goals, and helped me implement new tools and practices that I can now use on my own in maintaining my well-being. When I started with Chris, I was frequently drained and tired. By the time we finished our work together, I now find that I am facing most days filled with positive energy and a sense of balance.

~ Kelly Villanueva, HR Director, Major Insurance Carrier

“You provided a good balance of challenge and support. Sometimes the challenges took me in unexpected directions.”

You were quite sensitive in handling moments when I encountered some of my blind spots. These can be delicate—some are not pleasant to encounter. You gave me space to explore them without jumping in with immediate prescriptions for how to handle them. Thank you for not stepping in as the expert to straighten everything out; it was valuable to ‘hear myself talking’ and let my thoughts surface, with promptings from you as needed. This kind of back-and-forth is something you seem comfortable with.I liked your emphasis that so much about wellness coaching is inquiry. Not answers from on high. Your presence as a coach was authoritative (you have good information, intuition, and ideas) but not authoritarian (overly directive).

You provided a good balance of challenge and support. Sometimes the challenges took me in unexpected directions. That’s something you could ‘advertise’ to potential clients: they can expect the unexpected; wellness encompasses areas of life that they might not think of; improvement might come from surprising directions.

~ Susanna B.

“She knows the right questions to ask and when to push me a bit and when to pull me towards the success I seek.”

Chris is amazing to work with. Her coaching skills really helped me better understand what was standing in my way of becoming the healthy person I strive to be. She provides the right mix of patience and support while motivating me to achieve my goals. She knows the right questions to ask and when to push me a bit and when to pull me towards the success I seek.

~ Beth Goldstein, Marketing Consultant, Marketing Edge Consulting Group

“Prior to working with Chris, my weight had been stagnant for a while.”

With Chris’s help, I have so far lost 7 lbs. (even during Thanksgiving and the holiday season) through making several changes in how and what I eat, exercise, and make decisions around eating.  She helped me stay attentive to what was important to me and gave valuable suggestions when I was stuck.  I was pleasantly surprised to have fun and laugh with Chris during this experience. I got something out of every coaching session.

~ Susan Altman

“I’m in a much better place than I was 9 months ago: I feel energized, enthusiastic, a lot more confident, and that I’m moving in the right direction.”

My coaching engagement with Chris helped me move forward in multiple ways. I’ve created all the content for my website, and taken all the necessary steps to launch my new business. Falling asleep has improved with my new bedtime routine. I’ve enhanced my self-care around eating, allergies, fun, relationships, focus, and how I manage me:  I’m not as hard on myself.  I found it to be a positive, growing experience with great forward momentum. I’m in a much better place than I was 9 months ago: I feel energized, enthusiastic, a lot more confident, and that I’m moving in the right direction. When I first chose to hire Chris, I had a good feeling about her and how she expressed herself, and that was repeatedly confirmed in our work together. I so appreciated the resources she shared, and the varieties of methods in which she inspired food for thought.

~ Laura LeBlanc

“I’m happily treating myself well, and have an increased element of pride and self-respect. It’s enjoyable and freeing to no longer dress in ways to hide.”

I am amazed at what I achieved during my 6 months of working with Chris. I feel lighter from the weight and inches I’ve lost, and I have more energy, period. I’m happily treating myself well, and have an increased element of pride and self-respect. It’s enjoyable and freeing to no longer dress in ways to hide. Chris’s tone and positive manner were instrumental in helping me both see what my ideal health looked like and make the habit changes to create that state of health. I’m pleasantly shocked at my results.

~ K.R. Winchester, MA

“A refreshing ally in my quest to overcome a highly stressed life.”

I started off working with Chris because I just wanted to feel better and be a more active participant in my own life. What happened instead was amazing. I gained real clarity through some of the most challenging areas of my life and came out the other side realizing that the reason I felt so lousy was because of my stress and a need to establish better boundaries in my life. Chris has an amazing ability to ask great questions and rephrase things I say to help me think about things in a new way. I highly recommend working with her if you’d like to really to make changes in your life.

~J.A. Tewksbury, MA

“I have definitely learned a lot and I am focused on making myself come first.”

I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have instilled in me over the last 3 months. I have had my ups and downs, happy and sad moments, and so many mixed emotions. I have definitely learned a lot and I am focused on making myself come first and continue on this journey. Again thank you so much for all your hard work and your patience … it was great working with you! I am forever grateful.

~ Maria Sabella, Day Care Owner

“Working with Chris was the best investment I’ve made in myself! I came to her ready to make changes and, with her help and guidance, achieved what I needed.”

I’m more at peace, my chest pain during challenging circumstances is gone, and I have a new set of tools for effectively coping with anxious moments and negative thoughts. I have more confidence knowing that I can handle whatever life gives me, and not get swallowed up by it. This work has not only positively impacted me but has had a surprising side benefit of improving relationships with those closest to me. I can’t recommend Chris highly enough!

~ Lyn Bennett, Townsend, MA

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