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Wellness & Life Coaching

Are you having trouble managing your stress? Is your high stress causing more problems in your life, like poor health or difficult relationships? Would you like to talk about your life with someone you can trust?

If so, I can help you.

As a wellness coach and esthetician, I help people relax and have peace of mind.

Maria Koropecky, Wellness Coach. coach.
Maria Koropecky, Wellness Coach  


After many months of training at the Rayner Institute, Maria is now offering Wellness Coaching on the Homespunspa Mobile Spa menu.

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"This is really exciting because now I can offer healing for body, mind and spirit," said Maria. "Esthetics and massage for the body, energy healing and numerology for the spirit, and now wellness coaching for the mind!"

About Maria

Maria Koropecky is skilled and intuitive wellness coach and published author. Her capacity to slow down a process and ask careful and considerate questions allows her clients to experience being heard at a profound level. Her energetic smile and signature style are well known to her clients in Victoria where she merges her abilities for healing and coaching to provide a safe and warm environment for exploration. Maria will remind you that you really do matter and you are enough already.

And for all of the Caregivers out there, I'd like to introduce you to my new Signature Coaching Program, Self-Care for Caregivers!

If you are a Caregiver for someone who is:


* recovering from surgery,
* suffering from a chronic illness, or
* who has mental or physical problems, and
* you'd like some extra support for yourself,


Consider Signing Up for Self-Care for Caregivers Signature Coaching Program with Maria, Homespunspa Owner & Wellness Coach.
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Next group intake is starting soon! Sign up today!


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Coaching

Q: What is Coaching?

Coaching helps people get what they want.

Coaching is a collaborative and synergistic relationship between an certified and accredited coach and a client. Coaches partner with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires their clients to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Through thoughtful questions and active listening, a coach can offer support in areas such as business, career, creativity, family, finances, health, lifestyle, life purpose, love life, relationships, spirituality, etc., and can help their clients produce extraordinary, fulfilling, and sustainable results.

Some coaches are best known as life coaches and coach people on many topics while other coaches specialize in one area depending on their lived experiences and areas of expertise. You can hire one coach for everything or you can hire different coaches for different parts of your life.

As an esthetician, massage practitioner, and energy healer who helps people manage stress and take a proactive stance on their health, Maria is most suited to Wellness Coaching.

Q: What is Wellness Coaching?

While Wellness Coaching is similar to Life Coaching and other types of coaching, Wellness Coaching is more specifically geared toward issues relating to health and well-being.

Wellness coaches often have training and experience in health-related fields and they focus on guiding their clients to enhance their lifestyles as well as improve their mental health and physical fitness.

Q: What do you mean by "Wellness?"

"Wellness is a multidimensional state of being describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by quality of life and a sense of well-being." — Charles B. Corbin, Arizona State University

Q: Why Should I Make My Wellness A Priority?

"Get your rest. If you haven't got your health, you haven't got anything," ~ Count Tyrone Rugen, The Princess Bride.

Being physically, mentally and emotionally fit helps us be productive, and enjoy life, and it's essential to minimizing the risk of developing many serious chronic diseases including arthritis, cancer, depression, diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. Also, if a health condition somehow develops, than being reasonably healthy to start with will make it easier to manage the illness in the long run.

The following three paragraphs are excerpted from Maria's, "Creating Wellness" ebook:

Having a chronic disease is not only challenging, but it keeps people from pursuing their dreams and achieving their goals. Poor health is often a huge, all-consuming distraction and results in people spending their time seeking medical attention, standing in line to fill prescriptions, dealing with side effects of medications, worrying about finances and/or the future, and trying to cope with pain, etc., instead of doing their own things that bring them joy.

Many illnesses are preventable and being healthy means having the freedom to do whatever you want with your life.

The good news is, there's still time to make small lifestyle changes NOW — like quitting smoking, exercising more, fueling your body with more nutritious food, getting regular massages, establishing healthy sleep habits, and speaking your truth — that will save you tremendous expense and suffering later.

This short ebook is a quick read, has lots of cheery photos, and contains some practical tips on how to relax and manage stress. If you want to be healthier and are committed to making some lifestyle changes, than reading Creating Wellness is a good start. ISBN 978-0-9739283-1-0

If you want to be healthier and are committed to making some lifestyle changes, than working with a Wellness Coach will help you get there.

Q: How is Wellness Coaching Different From Other Professions?

Although Wellness Coach Maria is not a nutritionist, personal trainer, therapist, or counsellor, she can support you in your quest toward better health. Maria's philosophy centres around managing stress because being relaxed will go a long way in helping you achieve your health, fitness, life, or any other goals.

Wellness coaching is not about fixing anything or telling people what to do.

Also, unlike therapists and counselors, a Wellness Coach will not dwell on your past and try to figure out how you got here. Coaching is all about starting with where you are now and looking towards your future.

Wellness coaches are here to listen and ask thoughtful questions and to gently draw out your insights so you can feel free, safe, and empowered to move forward in life and to create a future you can get excited about.

Q: Why would I work with a Wellness Coach?

Kudos to you if you can motivate yourself and reach your health goals on your own but many of us find it difficult to make changes without some outside help.

Working closely with a Wellness Coach can really speed up the process and will give you a safe place to express your thoughts and feelings along the way. You'll gain confidence, new healthy habits, clarity, and self-awareness, and eventually you'll have the tools to fly solo.

Q: What are some common topics people talk about in a Wellness Coaching session?


* "I'd like to make significant changes in my life starting with my health."

* "I need to make better choices in regards to what I eat."

* "I'd like to add exercise to my daily or weekly schedule."

* "I'd like to sleep better."

* "I'm having trouble coping with stress and I'd like to find better ways to manage stress and relax."

* "I'd like to take a break from my digital devices."

* "I'd like to quit smoking cigarettes."

* "I'd like to quit drinking alcohol."

* "I'd like to lose weight once and for all."

* "I'd like to figure out ways to better manage my pain and/or chronic illness."

* "I'm recovering from a car accident or sports injury and would like to feel better."

* "I'd like to have a healthy baby."

* "I'd like to balance my hormones and manage my PMS, Perimenopausal or Menopausal symptoms."

* "I'd like to have clear skin on my face and body."

* "I'd like to go on a vacation soon and I'd like to plan something really special."

* "I'd like to have a better relationship with my partner and family."

" "I'd like to get along better with my co-workers."

* "I'm planning to run in a 5K or 10K charity event or marathon."

* "I have a big event coming up like a milestone birthday, class reunion, wedding, etc., and I'd like to look and feel my best."

* "I travel a lot for work and I'd like to maintain a healthy lifestyle even while I'm on the road."

* "I've seen other people suffer in their senior years and I don't want to be in the same boat. It's up to me to take charge of my health now so that I can enjoy my life to the fullest and age gracefully."

"...How can I do that?"

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In a Wellness Coaching conversation, the beauty is, all of the answers to these types of questions come from you which means you'll be more enthusiastic about implementing them! The Wellness Coach just guides the process.



Q: What's it Like to Work with a Wellness Coach?

Wellness Coaching can be done either over the phone, on Skype, or in person and each coaching session lasts around an hour. An entire coaching program includes an initial evaluation followed by 3 coaching sessions per month and the coaching relationship can continue for 3, 6, or 12 months and beyond.

Each Wellness Coaching session is unique and as the client, you decide what topics you'd like to talk about. Wellness Coaches know how to structure a conversation and will ask you a series of questions to help you gain clarity about your imagined future, what you'd like to focus on, and what you'd like to take away from your conversation. Then you and the Wellness Coach will explore what's supporting you, what's in your way, your beliefs, etc., and within the hour, you'll have more self-awareness and acceptance and you'll feel empowered to move forward in your life. It's quite exhilarating!

Q: Who could benefit from Wellness Coaching?

Anyone who has a lot on their plate and feels overwhelmed by their long to-do list and/or health challenges and has no clear focus or vision on how to feel better, can benefit from Wellness Coaching.

If you're thinking about hiring a wellness coach, life coach, or coach in general, it means the idea of reaching for something new, something better for yourself, is more compelling than staying in the same old, same old rut. And as scary and uncomfortable as it sounds to venture into unknown territory, you're finally ready to try something different and dare I say, become a butterfly.

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~ Anaïs Nin

Q: How Do I Get Started?

First read my blog post, "It's never too late to transform your life" and then

Email me to book your free, 30-minute "Transform Your Life" coaching consultation appointment.

In your email, please include:

1. Your full name

2. Phone Number/Skype name

3. City and time zone (I'm in Victoria, BC on Pacific time)

4. Preferred consultation appointment day and time (weekends and evenings are also available).

5. What do you most want to change today?

6. On a scale of 0-10, (10 being super important) how important is it for you to achieve this change today?

7. Check off the areas you'd most like to work on

___ Life Balance

___ Life Purpose

___ Stress Management

___ Weight Loss, Fitness, & Nutrition

___ Relationship (get into one or improve the one you're in)

___ Relationships with family or co-workers

___ Career Change

___ Starting a new Business

___ Writing a book

___ Other

8. What other areas of your life do you want to change (if any) and are there any statements in the infographic that especially resonate with you?

9. Do you have any questions for me?

10. Can you think of anyone else who might benefit from wellness coaching? If so, please forward this blog post to them. Thank you!

Contact me today to make an appointment.
You can reach me by email or on my cell at 250-812-3487.

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As your wellness coach, I'm committed to your thriving and I'll walk beside you on your journey so you can create a future and live a life that you can be excited about. How does that sound?

Let's talk. We can meet over the phone, on Skype, or in person at your home or office in Victoria, BC. We've got options!


Maria Alexandra Koropecky

Wellness Coach

Are you interested in hiring Maria as your Wellness Coach for your organization or workplace wellness program? Please download this What is Wellness Coaching pdf and pass it on!

Complimentary Consultations

Maria is also offering complimentary, no-obligation, 30-minute coaching consultations where we'll create a crystal clear vision for your "ultimate success" so you know exactly what you want, where you're headed, and what you need to do to make it happen. We'll also uncover hidden challenges that may be slowing down your progress in your ability to make positive changes that last. Then you can decide if you'd like to continue working together with Maria as your Wellness Coach.

To book your consultation appointment or coaching session, please call 250-812-3487, text, or email Maria directly.

Life Coaching is Worth the Investment

Does Life Coaching Really Work?

Your time as a caterpillar has expired. Your wings are ready and they work!

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Here's your chance to try Wellness Coaching

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If you've enjoyed your experience with us, I have a favour to ask you. Please, if you know of anyone who has a lot on their plate and is feeling stressed out, please send them in. We'd like to help them. With our complete wellness program of mobile spa services and life coaching, we will do our absolute best to make sure your friends get the same special care that you've received.

And when 3 of your friends make an appointment with me, Maria, as a result of your referrals, you'll receive your choice of a 60-minute service from the Homespunspa Mobile Spa menu, as my gift to you.

Choose a complimentary manicure, pedicure, massage, facial, numerology reading, or coaching session.

Thanks for your referrals! I sincerely appreciate your kindnesses.

Can you think of someone who might enjoy a mobile spa treatment or a coaching session?

If yes, great. Please let them know about Homespunspa Mobile Spa. Thank you!


Homespunspa is the Mobile Spa of the Month!

We're delighted to announce that Homespunspa Mobile Spa has been selected by the Mobile Spa Network as the Mobile Spa of the Month for November 2015! More...

Here are some posts on the Homespunspa Blog written by Maria

Here's a Calendar of Wellness & Health Awareness Days in 2016!

Life Coaching & Mentoring

My Call to Adventure & Meeting with My Mentor, published, 5/25/16

It's Never Too Late to Transform your Life, published 4/21/16

Consider Saying Yes to Yourself, published 2/20/16

October 2015 Ewesletter If you need to talk, I'm here to listen

How to use the Acceptance Factor to shift conflicting subconscious beliefs, published 11/16/15

Don't Let Jet Lag Keep You Grounded, published 8/16/16

Feeling Stuck in the Mud? Try the Kneeling, Standing and Sitting Method, published 10/13/14

75 Ways to Say "Thank You," published 10/9/15

Find Peace of Mind as you Walk a Labyrinth, published 8/14/14

Highlights from my Dog-Sitting Retreat to White Rock, published, 4/21/12

How to feel a sense of wholeness within, published 11/2/11

Let your 5 Senses Guide you Through the Forest this Fall, published 10/28/09

How I found out about the Rayner Institute, published 9/19/15

Looking at Life Through Rose-Coloured Tresses, published 6/14/09

November 11, 1918 was a Very Auspicious Day in History, published, 11/10/14

Remember Your New Year's Resolutions? published 2/20/14

RIP, Merle Barwis, Supercentarian, published 12/2/14

School's No-Touch Policy is Cold, published 11/6/13

Throw your stress into the sea, published 9/5/12

Esthetics & Skincare

1 in 5 People have Adult Acne, published 3/4/13

11 Things You Can Do To Prevent Stretch Marks, published 6/11/13

12 Not-So-Pretty Cosmetics Ingredients, published 11/2/10

Ask Maria, published 5/13/10

Does Being Pregnant Make Your Nails Grow Faster? published 5/11/13

How to get rid of a rash under breasts, published 5/31/13

July is a perfect month for a facial, published 7/17/11

Mountains or Molehills? published 2/6/11

The Story of My Mole on My Cheek, published 12/11/12


Who am I running for? published 9/7/09

5K all the way! published 10/8/09

Join us for the Run for the Cure, published 7/22/15

13-Week Learn to Run Program, published 8/11/11

Add a Home Gym to your Home Spa, published 2/12/10

Happy New Rear! published 1/4/10

If these runnin' shoes could tawk! published 12/9/11

Olympics Day 1 and Homespunspa was there! published 10/30/09

Retro Roller Skates for Sale, published 7/24/11

Tip to Stay Fit on your Trip, published 11/10/12


Can I Offer You A Hot Beverage?, published 9/28/13

Can't have your Dairy and Yogurt too? published 4/17/13

Eat Salmon to Sleep Better, published 2/2/10

Happy World Coconut Day!, published 9/2/14

It's Vitamin D Day, published 11/18/10

Kale Chips, My New Favourite Spa Snack, published 5/5/12

Nothing Beats Beets!, published 1/13/14

O.M.G. — Omega 3, published 2/6/11

Quinoa...Keen Whaaaaat? published 5/18/09

Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe — My Own "Top Chef" Challenge, published 12/8/09


9 Ways to Spring Forward with Chamomile this weekend, published 3/13/10

300...297...294...A New Spin on Counting Sheep, published 1/11/10

Are you a superstitious sleeper? published 11/13/09

Are you Hard-Boiled or Sunny-Side-Up? published 1/18/10

Do you have Insomnia? published 8/16/12

Got Insomnia? Try Smiling, published 3/19/11

Happy National Sleep Awareness Week, published 3/8/11

How do Swedes Sleep in Summer? Part 1, published 6/21/09

How do Swedes Sleep in Summer? Part 2, published 6/24/09

How Much Sleep Do You Need?, published 8/17/12

Less Caffeine is a Sleeper's Dream, published, 8/19/12

Nightmare, Sleep Terror or Ghost? published 10/22/09

Top off your day with a cherry, published 7/1/09

Turn off those Blue Lights at Night, published 8/22/12

Sharing a Tip From My Creating Wellness Ebook on How to Sleep Better, published 1/7/16

Use Lavender To Make Your Bedroom More Sleep-Friendly, published 8/24/12

When was the last time you changed your sheets? published 8/20/12


Is 2016 Your Year To Quit Smoking? published 12/3/15

17 Easy Ways to Relax & Manage Stress, published 1/11/12

Are you a walking coat hanger? (part 1) published 10/05/11

Are you a walking coat hanger? (part 2) published 10/07/11

Help! I'm Losing My Hair! published 1/10/15

It's National Relaxation Day, published 8/15/12

Talk, Write & Speak your Mind to Vent Stress, published 3/15/09


10 Ways to View Water as a Metaphor for Wellness, published 6/3/11

20 Things You Can Do To Avoid The Flu, published 11/2/12

A Trip to the Dentist Opened my Eyes, published 11/23/09

Amoeba, Candida and Spirochaetes, Oh My! published 11/23/12

Have you ever spa'd at sea? Part 1, published 7/6/12

Have you ever spa'd a sea? Part 2, published 7/7/12

Hello Mo Bros!, published 12/1/11

High Noon Yoga Class Gets High 5, published 4/7/09

It's Footbath Friday, published 2/10/12

I've Just Published My "Creating Wellness" Ebook! published 1/28/15

Walking in a Winter Wonderland, published 1/3/13

What is a Holistic Practitioner? published 5/8/14

20 Things to Look for in a Great Holistic Practitioner, published 5/19/14

What is your Elemental Nature? published 5/3/10

Think about where you want to be a year from now and consider hiring a coach to help you get there. Please call me, Maria, if you're ready to start a new chapter in your life, as the butterfly you were born to be.