My life has taken many professional turns from editorial work to marketing, from paper to web. In my 40s, I decided that it was time to turn my personal passions into a profession. This is when I started to pursue a Master’s Degree in Health and Wellness Coaching from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. My academic concentration was in Herbal Medicine; I am also well versed in Nutrition, Fitness, and Mindfulness. I am also a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach. This educational journey has shown me that not only am I committed to personal self-care practices, but, more so, that I love working with women to help them achieve their goals and find balance in their lives.


I have tested my own self-care practices while raising my three children. I navigated integrating my family into different communities—from New York to Tokyo to Washington, DC—and learned how important exercise, friendships, cooking diverse meals, and healthy habits are to my ability to be a patient and constant care-giver. My family has adapted, accepted, and perhaps even embraced the fact that certain aspects of my self-care are non-negotiable.


I am determined to help my clients find the balance that works best for their own lives and families.

Gretchen Robbins, NBC-HWC