Hi, I'm Sarah Burby, the founder of Small Changes Health, Wellness, and Nutrition Coaching. I have a Masters Degree in Applied Psychology, I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), a certified Health Coach through The American Council on Exercise (ACE), and a certified Precision Nutrition (PN) Level 1 Coach. I also have extensive training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I have been passionate about health and wellness for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I was constantly involved in various sports and played soccer throughout college. Unfortunately, while attending graduate school I found that my own health and wellness began to slip. My days started early at work and ended late in the evening after classes. My weekends were spent studying, I was not exercising, I was constantly stressed, my sleep hygiene was poor, and I just did not feel like "me."
The more I learned about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a science that focuses on targeting socially significant behavior, the more I realized I could apply the principles to my own life! I have been using the science of ABA and ACT to help myself reach my personal health and wellness goals since 2011 and continue to live a life in alignment with my health and wellness values.
In 2020, after finishing several health and wellness certifications, I decided to finally take the leap and open Small Changes Coaching as a way to help others reach their health and wellness goals and live a more balanced lifestyle.
My biggest message to client's past, present, and future is that long-term behavior change is not very glamorous. It is not a "30 day fix," a magic pill, or a one size fits all approach. While it may be tempting to try the heavily marked "easy" solution products, doing so will often leave you with less money in your pocket and right back at square one. Long-term behavior change is hard. It requires dedication and small, consistent actions, each and every day. That is where I come into the picture. My role is to give you the tools and support you need to make the most manageable and sustainable changes that align with your values and lifestyle.