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Meet Nicole

I'm a board-certified health & wellness coach, non-fiction author, alum of Columbia's Spirituality, Mind-Body Institute, memoir writer, cancer survivor, dog mom, amateur yogi, beach lover, and evergrowing human. 

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Nicole knows that true wellness is not all green juices and workout classes. In her teens, her own wellness journey began in an unconventional way– a cancer diagnosis. At the age of fourteen, she was sitting in a hospital bed for the very first time, hooked up to IVs of blood and platelets, and hearing the words, "You have leukemia."

​At the time, she simply wanted to survive this illness and get through high school. It was during her recovery post-cancer treatment that she realized there was more to living than just surviving life, which led her to explore what well-being truly encompasses.

In many ways, she became her own first coaching client. She took inventory of where she was– a new college student, post-cancer treatment, feeling less than optimal in mind, body, and spirit– and began taking steps toward living a healthier life. Sustainable well-being was born through lifestyle changes, like adopting a plant-based diet, daily mindfulness exercises, and prioritizing movement.

Since stepping onto this path, Nicole has graduated with her Bachelor's from Marist College, then went on to earn her Master's in Psychology and Spirituality and Mind-Body studies from Columbia University. She is also proud to be a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach.​

As a coach, Nicole wants you to find well-being from within. When working with clients, she takes a strengths-based approach and infuses positive psychology, self-compassion, and mindfulness into every session. She enjoys working with clients of all ages and abilities and partners with her clients to achieve their wellness goals. 


In addition to her private practice, Nicole works as Head of Coaching at Lief Therapeutics,  provides wellness sessions to childhood cancer warriors for the With Grace Initiative, and is developing a memoir with Book Inc. 

Her first book, Courageous Well-Being for Nurses, was released by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2023. 


  • BA in Psychology with minors in Social Work and Criminal Justice from Marist College (2018)

  • National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)

  • Institute for Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach 

  • Certified in Plant-Based Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell's eCornell Course


If you're interested in working with me, please fill out the form to the right, and I will be in touch. 

Nicole C. Foster, MA, NBC– HWC

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