Coach

Trista Johnson.

Trista is a certified health coach at Risely Health.

Core Values

Communication. Authenticity. Health.

T1D Journey

Diagnosed at age 4; Tandem Tslim x2 pump and Dexcom G6 CGM

favorite quote

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
–Nelson Mandela

about

Trista is a certified health coach at Risely Health.

Trista is a certified health coach who cares deeply about helping people to grow and change through the cultivation of self compassion. She loves to meet people in the moment and support them no matter where they are in their journey or where they want to go.

Her own journey overcoming hormone imbalances, insulin resistance, and relationship with food inspires her work with clients every day, and her work as an educator and learning specialist led her naturally into a role as a coach in our Family programs. 

Trista was born and raised in Vermont, where she developed an appreciation for the outdoors and healthy living. She credits her young diabetes confidence to the support she received from her father, who also lives with T1D. She had an active childhood that evolved into college athletics, traveling abroad, and interning for a women-owned business in Uganda. 

Even though Trista grew up with a father who also had T1D, she still struggled with a lot of challenges around blood sugars, self acceptance, and hormones during important years of her childhood and adolescence. Having been both a player and a coach; a student and an educator; and a coaching client of Lauren Bongiorno in 2017, over time Trista realized her true passion was applying her skills to coaching women and families of children with T1D. 

Trista now lives in Massachusetts where she enjoys walking, hiking, yoga, pilates, and strength training. She is also a certified yoga instructor and is currently in school working towards her NBHWC certification. She dreams of visiting all 50 states someday. 

Trista believes in the power of the coaching dynamic to help people overcome T1D challenges, create sustainable change, and infuse self-confidence and independence along the way.

Trista is a certified health coach who cares deeply about helping people to grow and change through the cultivation of self compassion. She loves to meet people in the moment and support them no matter where they are in their journey or where they want to go.

Her own journey overcoming hormone imbalances, insulin resistance, and relationship with food inspires her work with clients every day, and her work as an educator and learning specialist led her naturally into a role as a coach in our Family programs. 

Trista was born and raised in Vermont, where she developed an appreciation for the outdoors and healthy living. She credits her young diabetes confidence to the support she received from her father, who also lives with T1D. She had an active childhood that evolved into college athletics, traveling abroad, and interning for a women-owned business in Uganda. 

Even though Trista grew up with a father who also had T1D, she still struggled with a lot of challenges around blood sugars, self acceptance, and hormones during important years of her childhood and adolescence. Having been both a player and a coach; a student and an educator; and a coaching client of Lauren Bongiorno in 2017, over time Trista realized her true passion was applying her skills to coaching women and families of children with T1D. 

Trista now lives in Massachusetts where she enjoys walking, hiking, yoga, pilates, and strength training. She is also a certified yoga instructor and is currently in school working towards her NBHWC certification. She dreams of visiting all 50 states someday. 

Trista believes in the power of the coaching dynamic to help people overcome T1D challenges, create sustainable change, and infuse self-confidence and independence along the way.

WHAT t1Ds Are SAYING

Here’s how graduates feel on the other side.

With Trista's support through coaching, I've learned as a mom how to manage Holley's T1D with more confidence, which has translated into Holley feeling like T1D does not have such a negative impact on her life anymore. Trista was extremely professional, but also very friendly and kind. Trista went above and beyond - she truly, genuinely cares.

Collette R

Before coaching, I was lost trying to figure out how to implement my knowledge of T1D and the information I knew from my doctor and experience. Right away, I connected with Trista as my coach. She always raised different thoughts and angles at how to tackle that weeks’ challenges. I’ve gained something I never really had with T1D: consistency.

Esther M

Living with T1D for all of my life, I felt frustrated, and thought that after 21 years with it I should have it figured out. Coaching with Trista helped me realize what I didn’t know I was missing from my life with T1D. During coaching, I experienced a 10% increase in my time in range, and a 0.7 point drop in my A1C, plus the confidence to recognize my own patterns which was huge.

Kelsey S

Before working with Trista, I was feeling overwhelmed and I struggled to find someone to work with who could offer the tailored support I needed. The accessibility of Trista during our time together was so helpful to troubleshoot diabetes in “real time.” This highly personalized approach is unique to anything else out there.

Amanda Z
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