Coach

Emily Petersen.

Emily Petersen is a health coach at Risely Health.

Core Values

Connection, Health, Personal Fulfillment

T1D Journey

Diagnosed at age 23; Dexcom G6 CGM and multiple daily injections with the InPen

favorite quote

"Worrying won't stop the bad stuff from happening; it just stops you from enjoying the good."
- Ben Francia

about

Emily Petersen is a health coach at Risely Health.

After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Emily continued her search for her passions. Less than a year after graduating, she became very ill and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 23. After getting acquainted with others in the diabetes community, she found that the procedures and education provided for adults diagnosed with T1D were far less detailed than for children diagnosed. 

In the face of underwhelming support from her healthcare team, she immersed herself in diabetes education materials and resources to learn how to manage her new condition without sacrificing the lifestyle she enjoyed. She formed a new care team with healthcare professionals who better supported her. However, even with guidance from the best in the field, she felt there was still a gap in the system where support was lacking.

Her newfound passion for diabetes led her to search for a career in diabetes care. Emily found Lauren and Risely’s social media pages and felt drawn to start her journey to become a health coach. The coaching industry fills the gap in the healthcare system that she discovered. She set out to become the additional support between doctor visits to help empower individuals to achieve their health and wellness goals. 

Emily added formal education to her independent learning after graduating from a diabetes specialty care company's NBHWC-approved training program. She will sit for the National Board Certification exam this fall. Working as a coach further proved to her the value a coach adds to an individual's health journey when paired to complement other healthcare professionals.

Emily's passion lies in helping others achieve simple and sustainable goals to manage diabetes more easily and enjoy life fully. She continues to seek guidance from professionals like dietitians, coaches, and therapists to foster a healthy relationship with her body, food, and diabetes management. 

Emily lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex with her husband. Outside of coaching, Emily enjoys exercising, cooking, playing board games, and traveling. Emily and her husband are paragliding pilots and spend their free time and vacations exploring different parts of the world. She dreams of visiting the Alps to paraglide where the sport was born.

After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Emily continued her search for her passions. Less than a year after graduating, she became very ill and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 23. After getting acquainted with others in the diabetes community, she found that the procedures and education provided for adults diagnosed with T1D were far less detailed than for children diagnosed. 

In the face of underwhelming support from her healthcare team, she immersed herself in diabetes education materials and resources to learn how to manage her new condition without sacrificing the lifestyle she enjoyed. She formed a new care team with healthcare professionals who better supported her. However, even with guidance from the best in the field, she felt there was still a gap in the system where support was lacking.

Her newfound passion for diabetes led her to search for a career in diabetes care. Emily found Lauren and Risely’s social media pages and felt drawn to start her journey to become a health coach. The coaching industry fills the gap in the healthcare system that she discovered. She set out to become the additional support between doctor visits to help empower individuals to achieve their health and wellness goals. 

Emily added formal education to her independent learning after graduating from a diabetes specialty care company's NBHWC-approved training program. She will sit for the National Board Certification exam this fall. Working as a coach further proved to her the value a coach adds to an individual's health journey when paired to complement other healthcare professionals.

Emily's passion lies in helping others achieve simple and sustainable goals to manage diabetes more easily and enjoy life fully. She continues to seek guidance from professionals like dietitians, coaches, and therapists to foster a healthy relationship with her body, food, and diabetes management. 

Emily lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex with her husband. Outside of coaching, Emily enjoys exercising, cooking, playing board games, and traveling. Emily and her husband are paragliding pilots and spend their free time and vacations exploring different parts of the world. She dreams of visiting the Alps to paraglide where the sport was born.

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