Coaches are expert listeners who hear both what you are and are not saying. They are masters of precision who ask powerful questions and stretch your limits in a safe, compassionate atmosphere. This is more than a visit to a health professional. This is an investment in you, your health and your future.
When you work with me, you get a partnership. We assess and develop a holistic understanding of your unique strengths, abilities and challenges to well-being. I take a Bio- (biological) psycho (psychological) social approach to developing this understanding, which emphasizes the importance of considering all aspects of identity, experience and background. We then utilize this information to create a personalized wellness plan that honours your unique needs and circumstances. I guide you through the process of discovering your priorities and carving away distractions and obstacles. I support you as you experiment, learn and perfect YOUR path to wellness.
My services are trauma-informed and inclusive. I integrate evidence-based coaching, counselling and body-based techniques into my work
with clients. My focus is on enabling effective, growth-promoting behaviour change that honours the inter-connectedness of mind and body. I have postgraduate education in counselling psychology,
adapted physical activity, am a clinical exercise physiologist (health and exercise sciences) and a certified health and wellness coach.
Simone Olinek is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Certified Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, and has a Master’s
degree in Adapted Physical Activity. She is completing her internship as a student counsellor / psychotherapist at the Centre for Treatment of Sexual Assault and Childhood Trauma (Ottawa, ON).
She will complete her Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology by May 2021. Simone also volunteers as a support person for women who have survived sexual assault.
In addition to her work in Mental Health, Simone spent 8 years working with the Directorate of Fitness Human Performance Research team creating fitness standards for the Canadian Department of National Defence. She has worked as a kinesiologist, fitness instructor and outdoor adventure guide.
Simone has visited, worked and studied in several countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. She has volunteered with the Jamaica Paraplegic Association and Paralympic team, with refugee organizations along the Thailand / Myanmar border, and studied in Ghana, Belgium and Ireland. Simone is the mother of two boys and an avid believer in making holistic fitness, health and wellness priorities in her family's lifestyle.