Integrative Health Coaching for Caregivers

Co-Creating With You

to find balance and joy in caregiving

Taking Care of Others

Doesn't Mean Forgetting About Yourself

When you’re a primary caregiver for someone you love, it can take a toll on you. You might even start noticing things that don’t feel like “you” anymore.

Irritable & Impatient

Guilty About Taking Time For Yourself

Resentful About Your Caregiving Responsibilities

You Don't Have to Keep Suffering.

Integrative Health Coaching can help you experience fewer hard days, find more ways to reclaim your joy and feel like “you” again.

Meet Your Coach

Paula S. Forté

CEO & Integrative Health and Wellness Coach
Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N., NBC-HWC

Paula Forte is a nationally certified integrative health coach and proprietor of Co-Create 4 Life, LLC, in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She is a registered nurse with a Master’s Degree in Women’s and Children’s Health Nursing and a Ph.D. in Adult Education and Organizational Development. She completed her study of Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching at the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing. She is also certified as an Interactive Guided Imagery Practitioner and works with individuals and groups both in-person and online. Her latest book, Self-care Strategies for Family Caregivers, is available for purchase at Amazon and the publisher, Xlibris. Paula is available for workshops and presentations on a range of well-being topics from self-care to holistic approaches to well-being, rebuilding resilience, and battling burnout.
What I Do

After 45 years as a nurse and caregiver, I’ve personally experienced the paucity of self-care that stems from giving your life to helping others.

Through private coaching, speaking events, and my book, Self-care Strategies for Family Caregivers, I help emotionally and physically drained caregivers re-prioritize themselves through holistic, practical strategies to well-being, rebuilding resilience, and battling burnout so they can regain control over their lives and rediscover their authentic self.

Personalized Coaching

Through 1:1 coaching, I help overwhelmed caregivers re-discover themselves by rewriting the narrative that controls their lives. Together, we can identify opportunities for applying life-changing strategies that can transform your health and wellbeing.

Workshops and Retreats

By providing full-length keynote presentations and 18-minute TED-talk like high-powered speeches, your group will be inspired to take action by setting aside beliefs that no longer serve them and taking steps to become the best version of themselves.

Educational Resources

In my book, Self-care Strategies for Family Caregivers, you will find five arenas of life that require self-care for anyone serving as a caregiver. You will also find recommendations and tools that help you overcome the myriad obstacles of prioritizing self-care.

Is Coaching for You?

Book a free 30-minute consultation call with me.

Blog

You are not alone! Learn more about the topics Co-Create 4 Life specializes in through our educational blog. From Befriending Your Inner Critic, to Practicing the Loving Kindness Meditation, you can find various resources to help you along your journey to health and wellness.

My Signature Program

Overwhelmed to Overjoyed

Caregiver Transformation Through Self-Care

Perfect for Busy Caregivers

Overwhelmed to Overjoyed will help you reimagine how you think and speak of your caregiving experience, build skills and strategies for re-creating your narrative, and create a self-care tool-kit that will help you live a healthier, happier & more fulfilled life. 

If you are:

And you're ready to have:

I created this program to help you because I know what your life feels like.

Paula is an excellent source of wisdom, support, and objective insight. I have learned more about myself in the 2 months we have worked together than the past 2 years combined! Paula actively listens and engages her clients through grounding exercises and thought-provoking questions. What I appreciate most is that she always ends the conversation with a call to action and follows up with a summary of the session. This encourages growth in her clients and empowers them to take a journey of self-discovery. I have appreciated my time with Paula and highly recommend others to her!

- B.L., Customer Service Agent

links to latest blog posts

You are not alone! Learn more about the topics Co-Create 4 Life specializes in through our educational blog. From arguing with your inner critic to a loving and kindness meditation, you can find various resources to help you along your caregiving journey.

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