About Shawna

The Highlights

Who is Shawna Oliver, anyway?

  • Registered Nurse since 1993
  • Mother of 4 boys
  • Mother-in-law to 2 daughters
  • Grandmother to 1 grandson
  • Well Coach Certified since 2012
  • National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach since 2017

The Details

Shawna, originally hailing from Nova Scotia, grew up as the daughter of a physical education teacher and learned from a young age that exercise is an effective tool in managing stress and weight while providing a sense of confidence and accomplishment. However, Shawna states that exercise is not the entirety of her wellbeing. After earning her nursing degree in 1993, Shawna settled in Bangor, Maine with her husband and four boys. Like many women, Shawna found that achieving balance in both work and home seemed unattainable and at times, life seemed like a never-ending treadmill of obligations, many of which lacked joy.

By happenstance, Shawna was introduced to Health Coaching and was drawn to the positive psychology, mindfulness training, and truly holistic behaviors required to initiate and sustain change. These methods deeply resonated in ways the sick/disease model never have.

Ultimately, Shawna believes that you deserve to be happy and fulfilled, and combines a holistic approach with medical education to provide clients custom action plans. The end goal is to help you make lasting and sustainable change that leads to a healthier, happier, and more balanced life.  Learn more about Well Coaching.

The Certifications

The Praise

It took me awhile to finally send Shawna a message to schedule a time to meet with her. Why? Because I was scared. Scared to face myself. Scared to stand up to my anxiety. I have always been afraid to step out of my comfort zone. What if I wasn’t good enough? What would people think? What if I failed. I don’t have time to be silly!
She pushed me try something new that I had been thinking about for a long time. Guess what? I did it and it was fun!
Shawna has taught me that I am worthy, deserving, and most of all the important people in my life will love me no matter what.
Life is too short to be perfect! Find something that gives you joy and do it! You are worthy and deserving.
I recommend you make time for yourself and call Shawna today! You won’t regret it!!

-Amy W.

“I highly recommend meeting Shawna and discussing any life concerns: stress, health and wellness. I’ve personally been seeing her a few months now and have learned so much about myself and how I can manage the obstacles in my life with the tools she’s taught me and the tools I’ve always had but didn’t realize I could use in certain situations. She helps me feel more grounded in this crazy world and I know she can help any of you too! You don’t have to live in the Bangor area either she can do phone meetings as well as face to face. Please if you are struggling with something in your life and just want a friendly, compassionate, and knowledgeable person to hear you out and give you tools to get through give Shawna a call.”

Amanda S.

Thank you for being there for me. I just needed someone to believe in me. Someone to help push me to the next step. That person is you!! So glad I found you!!
– Kelley S.

I can’t recommend Shawna enough. She has helped change my life in such a positive direction. If you are feeling like you’re not living the life you want get in touch with her, she has a truly unique approach!
– Emily H.

She is more than a health coach she is someone that has helped me through many areas of my life and has helped me realize how I can improve my life as well as my family’s I would highly recommend lean into fear coaching anyone that needs help getting back on track she is up front and to the point very mind-blowing. Love her! Everyone should go meet her! Lots of knowledge!
– Amy J.

Shawna has helped me understand that self-care is not selfish, and in order to operate at my best level for my family and my work, I must first take care of myself. It’s the simple “put your air mask on before assisting others with theirs” on the airplane in the event of a crash. We work through the benefits of mindful habits, and scheduling your day instead of letting the day simply happen to help ease anxieties and un-necessary stress. We discuss the way science behind how to become successful with behavior change instead of constantly yo-yoing. And, we set weekly achievable goals to becoming a better and happier version of myself. I highly recommend Shawna to anyone that would like to look at behavior modification and change, stress and anxiety management and relief, and becoming the best version of yourself you can be.
I have had the pleasure of working with this woman on behavior modification and change. She has a unique and educated approach to helping break the rut, and achieve the goals that you’re looking for. Highly recommend scheduling a consult!
– Kristin N.

Shawna Oliver the amazing health coach in her new “digs”. She is the real deal. ♥️ Call her up! ☎️
– Roxanne N.

I’m am constantly taken aback at how much working with Shawna has changed my life for the better. In just a short time, Shawna has helped me find ways that WORK to deal with issues I’ve had for YEARS: insomnia, stress eating, managing pain & fatigue, and so much more. She has a gift for identifying the root cause of your challenges and helping you find ways to conquer them for GOOD! She is a special soul & a total godsend.
– Bethany C.

Shawna has been incredible!!!! I’m so glad she appeared in my life.
– Lindsey L.

I was going through some medical problems and had severe anxiety. Shawna was a great help and got me through everything. I would highly recommend her.
– Kathy M.

If you need a life coach, Shawna is the best. Helped me start and finish the move out conversation with my ex husband and it was smoother than I thought possible. Will never be able to thank you enough!!
– LeeAnne V.

Shawna’s seminars are engaging, fun and thought-provoking. I always leave feeling energized and motivated, and I look forward to the next one! I’ve learned a lot of concrete tips to reduce anxiety, tweak my thoughts to better serve me, and get over fears. Highly recommend her talks and coaching services! She is funny, down to earth, yet knowledgeable and very easy to relate to!
– Brooke D.