Hi there, I'm Sarah Burby, the face behind 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) and have been working in the field of behavior change for 10+ years.
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 deteriorate. I worked all day and attended classes at night, I was not exercising, I was constantly stressed, my sleep hygiene was poor, and I just did not feel like "me."
Ironically, the more I studied Applied Behavior Analysis, the more I realized that I could apply the principles to my own life. 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. I pride myself in creating a safe space where you feel comfortable, understood, and supported from day one.
My biggest message to those considering Health Coaching is that long-term behavior change 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 marketed "guaranteed" products that may work for a few days or months, those products are often short-term solutions. Long-term behavior change requires dedication and small, consistent actions, and it is my job is to guide you throughout your health and wellness journey.
Please know my role is not to tell you what to do because you are the expert of your own life. My role is to help you determine your values, to empower you, and to provide you with the tools and support you need to make the most manageable and sustainable changes. No health or wellness goal is too big or too small for us to achieve together.
So, if you are tired of other's tell you what you should be doing and are ready to bridge the gap between wanting to make a change yet not knowing exactly where to start, Small Changes Coaching is here to help.
I look forward to meeting you!