A Bit About Me
Rhett has an amazing wife, Mary. He does not know what life would have been like without her love and support. They have been married since May 1977 and have two sons who live near them in the Twin Cities.
Rhett was not a born again Christian until he was 42 years old when he accepted Christ while attending a convention where they held a worship service.
Rhett has had a unique health journey and has faced many physical challenges. These challenges have led him to be a Health and Life Coach providing him insight in how to help others with similar struggles.
Rhett was very active in sports in High School and College. After high school Rhett enlisted in the Army National Guard and trained as a tank crewman. After boot camp, he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and received a degree in Social Work.
His career in Social Work lasted nearly 40 years. Rhett was a case manager for those with developmental disabilities as well as serious and persistent mental illnesses. He also worked in adult services, adult protective services and child protection. His main job responsibility was investigating maltreatment of vulnerable adults.
Rhett was led to become a Health Coach with a cardiac focus because both of his parents passed away from heart attacks in their 70s and he was diagnosed with heart disease in middle age. A few years after this diagnosis, Rhett had two stents placed into his heart. Prior to needing stents, he was not consistent in following through with recommendations from the cardiologist and believed he could manage on his own. His HDLs, (good cholesterol,) were too low so the cardiologist recommended physical activity and medication. When that failed, the doctor said his heart disease must be hereditary and apologized that he was not aware of other ways to raise HDs.
This inspired Rhett into finding a solution and discovered how to raise his HDLs naturally. A nutritional group came to his agency and did an education series for employees. After Rhett followed their advice, his blood work improved.
Rhett retired from his Social Work career and with the encouragement of his wife, looked into becoming a Health Coach. He became certified as a Health and Life Coach through Health Coach Institute (HCI). He grew in his knowledge of nutrition and what foods were needed for heart health. At his next physical, his physician was amazed by his blood work results and asked how this was accomplished. When Rhett shared he became a Health Coach and was focused on his diet and exercise, she responded that he should keep on doing what he was doing.
Rhett is uniquely qualified as a health coach to guide others experiencing heart challenges. To Rhett it is significant how God has shown up in his life and kept him safe through so many challenges. Rhett understands what it is like to live with health trials. His passion is to impact lives by working together with others as a team to resolve the concerns they have for themselves and their families so they can live a healthy, vibrant future.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20:
" Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies."
It's your heart, your life. Claim it.