Meet Kara Ware Coaching
In 2002, Kara was recruited to work in a rural West Virginia health care clinic, New River Health, as a Community Health Outreach Worker (CHOW). This profession is now validated in science and is called Health Coaching. While figuring out how to heal the root causes of her son’s Autism, she coached patients in exam rooms while they waited for their provider. New River Health had a group coaching event called Help Yourself, through which Kara co-facilitated group coaching sessions. She also created a chair yoga program; Easy Does It Yoga to offer exercise to those living with diabetes, chronic pain, and other diagnoses that limit physical activity. She then created an innovative prescription pad, positioning both programs to become doctor prescribed. Her chair yoga program became so successful that Kara was contracted by Marshall University, allowing her to create training materials and travel throughout the Appalachian region, advising more rural health care clinics to implement the self-management programs: Help Yourself, and Easy Does It Yoga.
In October 2013, Kara opened Integrated Connections, which became affectionately known as ‘The Little Yellow House”. She designed a multi-disciplinary Autism Recovery clinic, including counseling, energy work, health coaching appointments, an ND, PT and structural integration therapies, mHBOT, and an infrared sauna. Her first patients were families with teenagers living with Autism who had exhausted conventional and alternative therapies. Kara’s unique philosophy was to work first with the parents. Cranial Sacral, massage, energy work, health coaching, and community outreach programs were services to support parents through their healing process. Healing from Autism is readily achieved when the entire family adopts the required diet and lifestyle changes and nurtures a home atmosphere conducive to healing. Kara designed her health care clinic and services based on this Family Care Plan philosophy. Such profound results happened with these children that Dr. Nathan Morris, MD of Good Medicine in Oxford, Ohio, heard about the Little Yellow House and asked to be the medical provider.
Today, Kara is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), and a functional medicine practice optimization coach. Kara coaches new and established functional medicine practices to design operating and patient care systems to optimize patient acquisition, activation, and retention.
Kara is also a Business Advisor to PureGenomics, and a Key Opinion Leader for PureEncapsulations. Most recently, Kara is the Executive Producer and co-host of the podcast Good Medicine On The Go. For more information, contact Kara.