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You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.

Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.
Mae C. Jemison

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
Gail Sheehy

You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.
Barbara Sher

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
Joseph Campbell

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
William James

Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.

The meaning of life is to find your gift; the purpose of life is to give it away.
Joy J Golliver

It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities
J. K. Rowling

I know of no more encouraging fact then the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau

May you live every day of your life.
Jonathan Swift


Recommended Books

Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Rick Hanson

Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life
Gregg Michael Levoy

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within us All
Tom Kelley and David Kelly

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love,Parent, and Lead
Brené Brown

Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day
Todd Henry

Eat Move Sleep
Tom Rath

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being
Martin Seligman

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill
Ricard, Matthieu

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to ”I Am Enough”
Brene Brown

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation
Parker Palmer

Mindfulness and Meaningful Work: Explorations in Right Livelihood
Claude Whitmyer and Ernest Callenback

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and EmbraceWho You Are
Brene Brown

The Great Work of Your Life: A guide for the Journey to Your True Calling
Stephen Cope

YOU: The Owner’s Manual, Updated and Expanded Edition: An Insider’s Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier
Mehmet Ozand Michael F.Roizen

Vision: Your Pathway to Victory
Gordon D’Angelo

Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements
Tom Rath and Jim Harter

Why Meditate: Working with Thoughts and Emotions
Mattieu Ricard

Writing to Wake the Soul: Opening the Sacred Conversation Within
Karen Hering



Wellness Coach



• Do you long to embrace yourself and breath wellbeing into every aspect of your life?

• Have you tried to make some healthy changes in your lifestyle… but have been unsuccessful in meeting your goals?

• Do you crave to savor life, simple and pure?

Wellbeing encompasses the whole of our lives.

Your health plays an intrinsic role in your entire life, including your personal and professional fulfillment.

I will help you discover and incorporate practices that support you health and wellbeing. You will call upon your personal power and strengths from within to create balance in all aspects of your life.

Whether it be to:
• decrease stress
• improve sleep
• increase exercise,
• develop better eating habits or
• live more fully with a chronic condition

I will be your ally in creating greater balance.

If you are ready to invest in your personal wellbeing, to gift yourself with goodness, I am here for you.

Contact me now to schedule your complimentary session.

Success Coach


What is success for you? Where is your Inner Compass pointing?

The classical definition of success may be described as the accomplishment of a particular aim or goal or the achievement of a level of social status.

Sometimes definitions can feel a bit heady or outside us, taking us away from our inner GPS.

I personally align with, the former CEO of Lockheed Martin, Norman Augustine’s explanation …contributing something to the world and being happy doing it…

• Are you longing to take your work in a particular direction, but have not given it focused attention?

• Have you been ignoring some rumblings from within, far too long? Saying No when you  really want to say Yes?

• What is it you would like to create? Are you ready to launch; to fly?

Are you ready to engage in and manifest that vision you’ve held of some meaningful work, mission or project?

Whether it be a creative project like writing that book you have always wanted to write, becoming a social entrepreneur or finding that ideal job;no matter what the vision or goal, I will support you in connecting deeply with and taking action in alignment with your values; empowering your calling.

If you are ready to make an upshift in some area of your life’s work, if you truly desire to embody your right livelihood and ignite your pure potential, contact me now to schedule your complimentary session.

Life Coach

I am a Life, Success and Wellness Coach

I encourage you to notice what moves in you as you explore these categories.

Notice if a spark comes alive in you, perhaps one that you have ignored long enough.

Notice, if it is time to take action.

Notice, if Now is the time to take that first step.

“Nona is filled to the brim with inner gifts she bestows upon her clients. Through coaching Nona allows her intuition, knowledge and wisdom to emerge while empowering her clients to live the best version of themselves.”

Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC
Wellness Coach, Buddhist Chaplain,
Psychotherapist, EMDR Consultant

Life Coaching


• Does the picture of this bus emulate some part of your life?

• Are you feeling stuck? Having difficulties moving forward? Or maybe you just needsome  traction and a bit more gas in your tank?

• Are you feeling that ache to live more fully? Are you yearning to connect with your creative source and fuel your passion? Live your Real Me?

If you are unswerving in your commitment to living the ordinary day in an extraordinary way, then I would love to be your coach.

As you connect with and commit to your aspirations, whatever they may be, I will be your ally. I will support you in clarifying your goals, aligning with your strengths and talents, creating realistic steps and overcoming any obstacles that stand in your way. I will keep you accountable to your vision. Together we will navigate the terrain.

If you are ready to take the wheel and experience new vistas, moving your life beyond where you are now. I am here for you.

Contact me now to schedule your complimentary session.

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““Wow! Talk about a jump-start on my life again! Exactly what I needed… Nona has given me the guidance, inspiration, courage and direction to get my life back on track again. Sometimes, we come to an impasse, a place that needs to be examined and reflected upon so that we can move forward in a new, positive and exciting way. Working with Nona on a consistent basis has restored my hope and enthusiasm for life again – allowing me to dream even bigger dreams while helping me to set attainable goals to accomplish them. I’m excited for the future and thanks to Nona, I feel that I have an incredible mentor who wants and pushes me (gently) to succeed! I am blessed!””
A. L.
Business Owner and Designer
““After one year of coaching with Nona, I feel much more whole, more myself, more engaged with my life and with other people. In terms of happiness and a balanced life (health, work, finance, family, etc.) I’m miles ahead of where I would have been now if I hadn’t worked with Nona. She helped me listen to myself and hear what’s really important to me, so I could discern and commit to my highest priorities. She helped me set goals and break them down into manageable steps, so that instead of getting overwhelmed, I had a doable task in front of me. She also reminded me to celebrate my successes, even small accomplishments. As a result of this year of coaching, I’m more in love with life, engaged with my family and community, attuned to what I need, aware of what inspires me, and I feel more fully present in my life, in my world, here and now. I’m deeply grateful, always”.”
L. H.
Writer and Freelance Editor
““Before I met Nona, I didn’t have a sense of direction in my life. I was going through the motions, unhappy and unsatisfied with what life had to offer me. Nona helped me face my fears and build confidence to achieve my goals. She listened with a kind heart and empathy, creating a space where I can express myself and bring out my potential. I am so grateful to have her support in my journey to self-discovery. I have found my purpose in life again. Most importantly, I gained a greater sense of well-being and peace within myself. Thank you Nona, you helped me embrace myself with love and compassion.””
Postdoctoral Scholar
““Because of Nona’s coaching I was able to set goals that enabled me to successfully complete an intense year-long design project. I plan to incorporate the strategies she taught me to complete a book this spring. Her level of dedication, thoughtfulness and compassion are beyond compare and you won’t find a better cheerleader to have in your corner. She truly makes it her purpose to help you find your purpose and I am so thankful for her help and guidance.””
A. J. S.
Business Owner and Writer
““Working with Nona through her Life and Wellness coaching has given me much needed clarity in my career path. She was able to keep me working towards my goals with small steps so I was not overwhelmed with the big picture. Nona helped me to stay focused by holding me accountable for daily actions that lead me to make important decisions regarding my career. I will forever be grateful for working with such an amazing woman.””
““Nona helped me reach my goals. I wanted to use time more effectively and to create more rhythm in daily life. Nona helped me be accountable to myself. For years I had been struggling to be consistent with meditating, walking, reading and making time to write. She always found a helpful question to assist me in discovering my own answers. She was right with me, supporting and cheering. I felt heard, seen, and affirmed. I recommend her as a caring and compassionate coach. She is professional, respectful and encouraging.””
D. B.
Interfaith Minister
““My coaching experience with Nona came at a perfect time in my life. I had recently retired and was looking for direction as I moved into a new phase of my life. With Nona’s guidance I identified priorities and set short-term and long-term goals. She held me accountable for realistically accomplishing tasks each week that led to meeting those goals. Encouraged by her perceptive questions, I gained personal insight and set a course for the future.””
E. S.
““I reached out to a life coach to get some guidance and clarity on the many projects/ideas I constantly seem to be juggling. From the initial conversation, I could tell that Nona had the gift of listening without passing judgment. She helped me to focus on what I truly want most in life, and how to accomplish my goals one small step at a time without feeling overwhelmed. Her gentle encouragement each week, as well as the accountability factor of having our phone call to discuss the goals, really kept me on track and paved a path for a more balanced life. I am very grateful for the experience and would recommend it to anyone who needs a little push, or is looking to discover what it is they truly desire. Nona was wonderful!””
L. B.
“”Nona has the wonderful gift of listening: she can listen to the energy within me whether that’s joy, confusion, struggle, or frustration. She not only listens to the words I speak but also the space between the words. I’ve faced many difficult parts of myself with her help. I find her support, kindness, and thoroughness in getting to the root of the problem a tremendous gift on my journey. She has many ideas, many tools/ways to get to where I’d like to go and I’ve really enjoyed that. I look forward to our sessions knowing that she works with a lot of dedication and passion to help me help myself.””
L. L.
Senior Management Consultant
““Thank you, Nona for all your support. During my crisis, you were a calm and assuring voice In the middle of the frantic voices in my head. You affirmed my spirit and watched out for my wellbeing when I often wasn’t. Your guidance and ability to help me dig deeper through the coaching process helped to bring some important personal boundaries into being. You were light when mine was a bit dim. Thank you so much for your support during a difficult time.””
Sacred Creative Collaborator and Coach
““Therefore, endeavor as much as thou art able in order to illumine the lamp of thy heart by the light of love. – Abdu’l-Bahá Nona synthesizes the essences of Spiritual Mastery, Intuitive Flair, Healing Antidotes, and a plethora of practical knowledge in Business and Psychology into her Practice. Yet I can attest, that loftiest value of Nona’s coaching for me, is that during my endeavors I know I have eternal support and gratitude for following my inspirations to elevate humanity through modeling truth and creating ‘spaces’ for the evolution of the soul. Few are open enough to understand, engage in, and honor this portion of my journey, yet her hand and heart temper my strength as I bleed light into the here, and now.””
Personal and Brand Development
““I cannot say enough great things about Nona and her services. I stumbled upon her website and thought about calling for a few weeks. I wasn’t sure if I really needed coaching and I didn’t know exactly what having a coach was all about. With the first meeting I knew I was in the right place. I felt a sense of gratitude and excitement about going on a journey with Nona. She started by listening and getting to know me. Then the work started. She was there to guide me, encourage me and keep me accountable each week when we were together; always gracefully and empathetically. After each meeting I felt renewed, peaceful and confident in myself. I knew I was in a safe place and could let my fears rise up. Between meetings she was always an email or phone call away; available to guide me through any hurdle and celebrate every victory. Beyond reaching my goals that I set for myself, Nona helped me discover myself. my truths and my strengths. By our last meeting, I felt empowered to continue on my journey confidently. I gained a sense of pride and knew that with the tools she helped me discover, I could conquer anything. I know if I ever stumble or need encouragement on my journey I can call on her to help guide me back on my path. The universe guided me to her and I am eternally grateful. I have told family and friends about her and would recommend anyone looking for a change- no matter how big or small to give her a call. You are worth it!””
T. L.
Stay at Home Mom
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Professional Counselor
University of Wisconsin-Stout
MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Concentration in Health Psychology

Burlington College
BA in Transpersonal Psychology


Life and Wellness Coach
International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach logo4

Professional Life & Wellness Coach Training Program
– Certified Mentor Coach and Certified Wellness Coach

University of Minnesota- Center for Spirituality and Healing
Health Coaching Program


Spiritual Mentor
Claritas Institute for Interspiritual Inquiry
Spiritual Mentor Training Program

Pathwork Transformational Program

School for Enlightenment and Healing
Spiritual Healing Program

The Four Winds Society
Energy Medicine Program


Professional Memberships
International Coach Federation logo1

American Counseling Association logo2

Spiritual Directors International logo3

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I am Nona Trealoff a certified Life, Success, and Wellness Coach. I am passionate about supporting people in identifying and taking action to manifest their unique vision that is imbued with meaning and purpose and greater wellbeing.

Having grown up as a cowgirl on a Wisconsin farm, provided me with a special blend of down- to- earth naturalness, a strong work ethic, a love for health and wellbeing topped off by an insatiable curiosity for and need to explore what lived beyond my rural roots.  I recall early on being fascinated by other cultures, consciousness and beauty. This intrigue eventually took me to study fashion merchandising in NYC. The result was a successful 13-year career in international fashion design and merchandising for some well-known upscale New York and European fashion houses.   This career gifted me with opportunity to travel globally and to interact and learn from people from varied walks for life; satiating my ongoing interest in diversity, consciousness, creativity, and refinement.  My outward persona had shifted.

And then, at the end of 1994, my life took a turn. I was guided back to my homeland by the lure of my (now) husband, who as a thoroughbred cowboy had no interest in relocating to New York. My pioneer roots were empowered again. I committed to making a move that I had never thought I would make, vowing to a deep inner commitment to manifest another true form of my work in the world. I did not know then what the road would look like exactly. But when, my pursuits related to anything fashion seemed to dry up, I turned to those ongoing early promptingsof my youth that kept me intrigued all of these years.

Over the last 18 years, I have become a bit of a soul friend. I have acquired education, skill and experience serving as a holistic integrative helping professional working as a psychotherapist, spiritual mentor and healer for non-profit agencies as well as in private practice.   You can check out my credentials below.

As I continued to integrate my experiences, the inner encouragement to assimilate my life’s journey into meaningful work became more poignant. In 2010, I chose to take what I had gathered and pursue my passion, as a coach, of supporting persons living lives with greater meaning and wellbeing. It feels as if all roads led me here;to my true calling.

I relish working with individuals from around the globe who are intent on creating and living the life that they truly love and sharing their gifts with others.

I now live in the rural Saint Croix River Valley area near River Falls, Wisconsin with my husband, Jeff and our dog, Jack.