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Shelly L. Hoekstra

Foggy lake with pier leading towards the sunrise symbolizing creating the life of your dreams

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."

 - Helen Keller

Mission Statement


I want to connect with others in a meaningful way, to help them discover their best path, and to be a messenger of hope, faith, and belief. I am driven to share my knowledge with those who are open and ready to receive it.


My Coaching Approach


I have twenty years of experience as a social worker and clinician. It has been an incredibly rewarding career. I believe that the relationship developed with clients is, at its core, an inspiration for growth. It is when trusting relationships are created that the true work begins. This energy can motivate clients, leading to self-development, and their embracing self-empowerment. It is miraculous to witness!

My approach is holistic, looking at all aspects of life. By identifying strengths and weaknesses, dissolving limiting thoughts and beliefs, and revealing the endless possibilities, clients uncover a transformative perspective. They can then live their lives with clarity and move beyond any fears or self-doubt.


With a focus on tuning into one's own guidance system, and overcoming perceived barriers, people are able to move forward in life and pursue their passions, dreams, and life purpose. This allows them to live their lives to their greatest potential.

My Grounding


I stay grounded by meditating daily, practicing qigong, using hands-on healing, Earthing, hiking in the woods (& Forest Bathing), and using positive affirmations and visualizations. I aim to eat and sleep well, focus on gratitude, and follow my intuition.


I am passionate about the great outdoors, hiking, biking, swimming, boating, snowshoeing, skiing, and gardening. I also love spending quality time with my husband and my dog, motor cycling, eating cultural food, and reading. I believe in life-long learning, and continuously strive for self-development, and being the best that I can be!

Phone: (413) 569-8048


© 2021 Shelly Hoekstra, Life Coach & Alternative Healing

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