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You are not alone.


I have been there. Our experiences may be different but many feelings are the same. I have felt like I had all the answers and I have felt lost. I've felt incredibly fulfilled and incredibly unsatisfied. I have had to learn to say no. I had to accept (and embrace) that it is OK to make myself a priority. I had to do this because I was drowning and nobody knew because I masked it perfectly. I masked it so well that even I did not realize that I was on the brink until I went over it.

I remember the day I finally broke. I was 38 years old. I was exhausted, stressed, recovering from a ruptured disc in my lower back, and crying in the middle of the driveway because my husband did not put my bag in the car for a weekend trip.

Here's my secret though. I knew that the answer, my joy, had to come from within me and I knew that I had the right to claim it. I practice every single day. Some days are hard. I've found myself on the brink a few times since, but now I talk about it... a lot.

I've been there, gotten through it, and have the tools, knowledge, and skillset to help you too.

Theresa Felton

Hi, I'm Theresa Felton

Founder of Joy Life Coaching and Chief Empowerment Officer 

This is my Story

I've never believed that I couldn't.


I am a wife, mother, sister, daughter, middle of the pack (mostly) endurance athlete, friend, entrepreneur, lifelong student, and coach.  I am real. I am not perfect. I am always learning. And I get results.

Ultimately, throughout my own personal journey, of successes and disappointments and of joy and grief, I have discovered that the best answer is already within me. I practice gratitude and look for the blessing - seeking the good that has come from any situation and learning the lesson that lies within. I have learned that I know what I need and want but it takes tremendous courage to ask. It takes tremendous courage to face change.

During my search for fulfillment and "enough" I:

  • Went to graduate school, earning my M.S. at 40
  • Traveled extensively
  • Started businesses
  • Earned multiple certifications and licenses
  • Changed careers
  • Chased a 5 hour marathon (finally got it!)
  • Completed an Ironman

This is just a snapshot of what I've done. Within this list though I discovered that I already was enough. That I was in control of my life and my blessings weren't circumstance, they were because of what I did and who I am.

I approach coaching with the same curiosity and empathy that I approach life.  Understanding the connection between the mind and body, I've created a process that goes beyond the physical, addressing emotional health and wellness and transforming the whole person. We work from the inside out, cultivating self-confidence, self-awareness, and incredible self-love.

There are lessons in failure AND in success. There are lessons in triumph and in tragedy. My mission is to help my clients discover their own lessons, understand and honor their feelings, and use this clarity to empower themselves; to keep moving forward, to accept that they are enough, and to achieve the lives they desire.

Wherever you are on YOUR personal journey, I'll meet you there.

Credentials and Certifications

  • Wellcoaches Certified Health & Wellness Coach (2011)

  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer (2006)

  • National Wellness Institute Certified Wellness Practitioner (2016)

  • NASM Certified Nutrition Coach (2022)
  • M.S. Health & Human Performance, Health Promotion - Northwestern State University

And other facts:

  • I am a licensed Florida Realtor 
  • I have my NY State Health Insurance License
  • I designed award winning corporate wellness programs for over a decade
  • I am a former certified USATriathlon coach
  • I am a former ChiRunning instructor
  • I am a certified advanced NAUI scuba diver and almost became a Dive Master
  • I am qualified to sit for the NBCHWC and the MCHES (and may)
  • I was diagnosed with ADHD in my 40s which explains all of the above
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