"Hi. I'm Coach Eileen!"
Name: Eileen Shea
Fun Fact: I have a five-pound Rat Terrier named Ollie, officially Oliver, who is my pride and joy, bringing light into my life every day
Position at Empowered Medicine: Nurse Practitioner/Health Coach
Bachelors in Nursing
Masters of Science in Nursing
Magna Cum Laude, University of Michigan
My name is Eileen Shea. I have always been interested in helping others reach their goals. I first gained an interest in nursing from my mother who had been practicing as a nurse since she was 20 years old, but also through my father’s battle with heart disease and diabetes. I experienced my own health struggles and sought more knowledge to better be equipped to help myself in addition to those close to me.
I completed my Bachelor’s degree at Oakland University in 2014. As a nurse, my career began in oncology, where I was able to see the progress and barriers to success of my patients over time, and help educate them to better be able to help themselves. By creating chemotherapy side effect management and prevention plans, this helped them cope with unpleasant symptoms they experienced during treatment, empowering them to take action on their own when able, and recognizing when they needed to ask for help.
Soon after, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan in 2017 with my Master of Science in Nursing, and became nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. I continued working with individuals diagnosed with cancer after graduate school as a nurse practitioner, and had great pride in helping others through what was described as some of the toughest moments in their lives. Simultaneously, I struggled with Western medicine philosophy of treating illness over preventing it and focusing on pharmaceuticals, while lifestyle modifications were pushed aside. I decided to take a step away from my career in healthcare, still knowing that helping others was something that was a passion of mine; I had to figure out how to help myself first, and identify what I truly wanted.
My goal now is to take my motivational interviewing skills and pathophysiology education, in addition to my personal experiences, to help others identify and reach their goals. Ultimately, I want to help others to pursue a healthy, balanced, and meaningful life, focusing on not just physical health, but mental wellness. Western medicine and medication can be immensely useful, but we must not limit our capability to heal from within when given the proper tools. My philosophy of coaching is based off identifying why you may be unhappy with your life and where you wish to see yourself in the future, and help you to create this as your reality.
I believe that personal growth, relationships, life purpose, physical and mental health, finances, and career are all connected to helping individuals reach their full potential. I hope to empower you if you experience fear of failure. I don't exert my personal ideas of happiness, success, or what it means to be healthy onto others, and want to help you identify what you truly value, to learn to say no to commitments, people, and ideas that go against your values, helping to decrease stress and unhappiness to open up the opportunity focus on your health. I will motivate you by reminding you of your motivation behind wanting certain behavioral changes, identifying limiting beliefs, stopping self-sabotage, and helping you set realistic goals for you to accomplish your dreams.
I strive to live intentionally through my thoughts and actions, and seek balance in every aspect of my life. I continuously look to reevaluate my priorities and what it means to be healthy. Let’s go on this journey together.
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