Co-Founder & Lead Instructor
Janessa DeCoste is the Senior VP of Nurse Coaching and Independent Practice Development, Co-founder and Faculty at The Canadian Institute of Integrative Nursing Development & Education Ltd. She is a Registered Nurse and Board-Certified Nurse Coach. She is currently working towards her master’s in nursing exploring the self-care practices of pediatric oncology nurses. Janessa believes that as nurses we hold unique gifts and perspective that make us natural agents of change when it comes to healthcare. When Sherry Hole, the founder of TheCIINDE, began to share her mission of bringing the heART back into nursing with Janessa she became hooked on the endless possibilities that were about to be born through this incredible institute. Now, several years later, she feels incredibly blessed to be part of such a wonderful mission bringing holistic nursing and nurse coaching to nurses in Canada, and beyond.
In 2017, Janessa started an independent practice called The Nurse Coach, which has evolved to be called Your Nurse Coach, where she focuses on Business Coaching for Nurses.
Through her independent practice Janessa has had the opportunity to work with a variety of allied health professionals. One of her favourite collaborations has been with Dr Leanne Reimche where they work with clients to explore how lifestyle modifications can create lasting weight loss and optimal health and wellness through private and group coaching. Learn more about IM Wellness, Comprehensive Weight Management Program, and CHIP Program. Janessa has completed a Functional Nutrition Program and has taken a Private Holistic Chef Program, both of which have helped enhance her independent practice.
Independent Practice / Business Building with heART
As the Senior VP of Nurse Coaching and Independent Practice Development, Janessa is passionate about supporting nurses who seek guidance on how to navigate the world of independent practice. Janessa has co-authored the Business Development Course for Nurses to provide nurses with a step-by-step guide to starting an independent practice.
Currently this program is being updated and will be offered in two formats: Self-Study and a Live 8-Week Program.
“Each day I am humbled and grateful that I have been gifted the opportunity to grow alongside such incredible women and nurse leaders, paving the way for holistic nursing and nurse coaching in Canada.” – Janessa DeCoste
Nurse Entrepreneur Feature – University of Calgary
Read this article here where it highlights Janessa’s professional nursing experience and education to start and manage businesses in the health-care industry.
StFX Alumni News
View here where Janessa is featured.
“Each day I am humbled and grateful that I have been gifted the opportunity to grow alongside such incredible women and nurse leaders, paving the way for holistic nursing and nurse coaching in Canada.”