Hi, I’m Susan.

I am a Registered Nurse, a BCC Certified Life Coach and a Health and Wellness Coach.  My passion is working with women ages 40 and up who are suffering the ill effects of having a chronic disease such as fibromyalgia, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, etc.

You may wonder why I chose to work with women with chronic diseases.  It’s because I’ve been there and  I get you!  I am very familiar with the struggles and challenges that women with chronic health conditions face. I am a Type II diabetic.   I also deal with the challenges of having chronic fatigue syndrome and hypothyroidism. My life’s mission is to empower women with chronic diseases to not just survive, but to THRIVE and live a life of purpose, passion, and joy in spite of having a chronic illness.

My coaching philosophy is based on a whole-person approach.  This holistic approach is grounded in the understanding that whole-person wellbeing is understanding, tracking, and balancing all of life’s dimensions for your optimal health and wellbeing.  Everything is connected.  This approach helps you make better choices to improve specific aspects of your life and manage your actions based on 1) deeper understanding of yourself and 2) more clarity about your current motivations. It’s an ongoing process and is facilitated through a unique online holistic tool called the Wellness Inventory. The Wellness Inventory identifies 12 life dimensions that can be managed and improved.

Through my love of helping others, knowledge, training, and a multitude of life experiences, I am here to help and guide you as you seek to not just survive, but to THRIVE and have a life lived with purpose, passion, and joy.

When I’m not coaching, you can find me indulging in gardening, reading, cruising the local countryside with my husband in our classic 1960’s Mustang, and playing with my cats. I have a great love for God and family and these values are ever present in my coaching.

So what are you waiting for?

Click here to sign up for a 30-minute complimentary Pathway to Wellbeing session to

get you on the pathway to a NEW YOU!


DISCLAIMER OF HEALTH CARE RELATED SERVICES Susan Y. Shaw and Empowered Living Solutions, LLC encourages you to continue to visit and to be treated by your healthcare professionals, including, without limitation, a physician. Understand that Susan Y. Shaw is NOT acting in the capacity of a doctor, licensed dietician-nutritionist, psychologist or other licensed or registered professional. Accordingly, you understand that Susan Y. Shaw is NOT providing health care, medical or nutrition therapy services and WILL NOT diagnose, treat or cure in any manner whatsoever any disease, condition or other physical or mental ailment of the human body.