Coaches Spotlight Q&A

I was recently interviewed by the Western Mass Coaching Alliance.  Do you want to know why I got into coaching, how I differ from other coaches or what I do for fun?  Here is the current Q&A posted on their site.  Enjoy!

Coaches Spotlight: Q&A with Stefanie Kranz

What type of coaching do you offer and to whom?

stefaniekranzI am a Health/Wellness Coach and Reiki Practitioner. I offer individualized programs for people who want to improve their health and reduce stress in their lives. I work with a wide range of clients and I offer expertise in the areas of self-care for parents, allergies, stress reduction, immune support, and incorporating whole foods into one’s diet. My clients are people who want to feel better and my coaching program assists them in this journey.

Why did you get into coaching? What motivates you?

I truly love working with my clients. The process of working closely with others to help them transform their lives in a viable way is inspiring. I also appreciate the flexibility of owning my own business and the freedom to do the work that is my passion.

What differentiates you from other coaches?

I bring a wealth of life experience, both personal and professional to my coaching process. In addition, I am a Master Reiki practitioner and find that this is an invaluable tool that I can use to help facilitate change and support my clients. Reiki is a gentle, hands-on energy work that promotes balance and health. This combination of coaching and energy work has been very effective in helping clients to create sustainable change.

What values are important to you when working with clients?

The core value of my work is bio-individuality. You can’t go anywhere these days without being told what you should or shouldn’t eat or do to improve your health. Each new approach declares that it has the answer to your health concerns. The problem is that these one-size-fits-all solutions are short sighted. Each person is unique, with different needs that can change over time. Following a one-size-fits-all approach encourages this disconnect between your own intuition and what your body needs to find balance. My work focuses on learning to turn inward so that we can listen to and trust our own intuition and find our own paths. This process supports long term sustainable changes both on a physical and emotional level.

What do you do for fun?

I love cross country skiing, cooking, reading, and spending time with my family.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

If you would like to learn more and see if my coaching services match your needs, please contact me to schedule a free consultation.


Exciting New Group Programs

The moment is NOW

I have some big news!  In addition to my health coaching/Reiki practice in Florence, I will be offering group programs at the Yoga Sanctuary in downtown Northampton.  The groups are designed for women and will be starting up in September.  I will be co-leading with Susan Reade, a fantastic health coach with whom I am honored to be working.  Here are the details:


  • Concrete strategies for dietary and lifestyle changes.
  • Creative solutions to reduce stress.
  • An understanding of the mind/body connection.
  • Gentle accountability and between-meeting support.
  • A full toolbox of resources to implement your INDIVIDUALIZED roadmap.

Class Meetings:  September 28-November 4, 2015                      Mondays, 12:00-1:30pm or Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm (choose 1 of 2 class options)
Location:  Yoga Sanctuary, Thornes Marketplace (3rd floor), Northampton
Cost: $299 (Space is limited, register now)
Includes: 6 group sessions, 1 individual coaching session, 1 private Reiki session, private online forum, and a complete binder with program materials.  No risk trial – may opt out after 1st session
Leaders:  Susan Reade, Certified Health Coach and
Stefanie Krantz, Certified Health Coach/Reiki Master

For more information and to register:

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