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Cynthia Shockley: 2024 Health and Wellbeing Coach of the Year

Cynthia Shockley stands with Dr. Karen Lawson holding her 2024 Coach of the Year award.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – June 11, 2024 – Well Connected Twin Cities is proud to announce that Cynthia Shockley, the host of their popular podcast and Director of Community Engagement, has been honored with the prestigious 2024 Coach of the Year Award at The Health and Wellbeing Coaching Conference. This award is a testament to Cynthia’s inspiring dedication to promoting integrative and whole person health and empowering individuals to embrace their vision of wellbeing.

Cynthia Shockley pictured above standing with her award next to her mentor Dr. Karen Lawson, recipient of the 2023 Trailblazer Award.

The Health and Wellbeing Coaching Conference, celebrates excellence in health and wellbeing coaching and recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the field. Cynthia Shockley’s Coach of the Year award highlights her exceptional ability to connect with individuals and inspire lasting, meaningful change, her innovative approach to whole-person health, and her passionate commitment to investing in her communities in the Twin Cities and beyond.

About Cynthia Shockley

Cynthia Shockley has been an integral part of Well Connected Twin Cities since its humble beginnings. She not only hosts the podcast but is a consistent and integral support to the team as Director of Community Engagement. Her engagement in the organization has ensured Well Connected evolves as a meaningful public health resource for all.

Cynthia also serves as faculty at the University of Houston in their Integrative Health and Well-being Coaching program, facilitates healing retreats through her own practice Mighty Mama Wellness, and coaches one-on-one as a Health Guide at MOBĒ.

Although her magic doesn’t stop when she is off the clock. Cynthia brings her rich empathy, energy, and vision into her home life where she enjoys curating thoughtful gatherings in her home, dancing, adventuring with her husband, and cuddling with her dog and 2 cats.

About The Health and Wellbeing Coaching Conference

The Health and Wellbeing Coaching Conference is an annual event that brings together leaders in the field of health and wellness coaching. The conference aims to advance the practice of health coaching by providing a platform for knowledge sharing, networking, and professional development. It features keynote speakers, workshops, and panel discussions on the latest trends and research in whole person health.

One of the highlights of the conference is the awards ceremony, which honors outstanding contributions in the field. These awards celebrate individuals and organizations that have demonstrated excellence, innovation, and dedication to demonstrating the impact of the industry.

2024 Award Recipients

The following awards were presented at this year’s conference:

“It’s entirely thrilling to see Cynthia receive such well-deserved recognition on the national stage,” said Alex, “My heart just explodes in joy and at the thought of what kinds of ripple-effect impacts she is making in her career. And this is just the beginning.”

– Alex Stalberger, Founder of Well Connected Twin Cities

Cynthia’s award is not only a personal achievement but also a reflection of the growing recognition of integrative health practices. As more individuals seek out whole-person health options, leaders like Cynthia are paving the way for a more inclusive and effective healthcare landscape.

About Well Connected Twin Cities: Well Connected Twin Cities is an integrative health education and advocacy website that empowers readers to discover whole-person health options. Through educational podcasts, guides to trusted providers, and one-on-one healthcare guidance, Well Connected Twin Cities fosters a community where health seekers can find, learn from, and connect with holistic health providers.

You can help us grow by recommending a provider, receiving provider recommendations by email, or listening in to a conversation about what’s possible on the Podcast.

For further information on holistic health and integrative wellness practices, explore Well Connected Twin Cities’ extensive resources and community connections.


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