From the time I was an undergrad, making a positive difference in the world has been important to me.
Working in the HIV community in the 1990s taught me, while still in my twenties, how short, fragile and unpredictable life can be. I am so grateful for that experience because, in addition to meeting so many wonderful people, I became committed to making my life count.
As I have gotten older and seen more and more signs of how quickly life moves, this desire to leave a positive legacy has only grown stronger.
My academic background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, with a minor in Women’s Studies, a Master of Arts in Sociology and a Master of Education in Exercise Science. I hold certifications in Health Coaching, Life Coaching and Running Coaching, and I am currently finishing up a Vegan Nutrition certification.
I started my JustWind blog in 2015 to share the lessons I have learned on the bike, as a committed road cyclist since 1999. I am in the process of writing a book to further share those lessons, the most important one being, “It’s just wind.” In my inaugural blog post, I elaborate on what this lesson has meant in my life. My in-progress book is my effort to help my readers implement that and other lessons into their lives, in order to start living optimally now. We truly have the freedom and power to choose our perspectives, and the ones we choose shape our lives.
When we are taking excellent care of our bodies and making the most of our gifts, talents, passions, resources and experiences, we will be able to make a bigger positive difference in our world, while fully enjoying our lives in the process.
I live in Andale, Kansas with my husband and teenage son. In additon to my writing and coaching, I also work as a University academic advisor to athletic training, exercise science and physical education students, helping young people and returning adults create futures that excite them.
Connect with me today. We’ll create a customized plan to help you live your fullest, best expression of the person you are meant to be.
Liberate your mind. Optimize your life.
“Sheri is an excellent coach and I highly recommend her. She was invaluable in helping me to adopt healthier habits and make better lifestyle choices, providing encouragement and tools to help me reach my goals. She is very knowledgeable, supportive, and compassionate. I really learned a lot from her. As a result of our coaching sessions, I have seen noticeable improvements in my physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Thank you so much, Sheri!” –Dianne, Kansas, USA
“Everyone should work with you! You’re an amazing and supportive coach! “–Libbie, Ontario, Canada
“You are an inspiration to me Sheri! I struggle to keep my attitude on track and you have helped me immensely!” –Virginia, Kansas, USA
“You are great at this work. I am inspired by your strength and patience.” –Catherine, Nebraska, USA