Meet the Newest Fibromyalgia Advisors (August 2016)

International Fibromyalgia Coaching InstituteI am very honored to introduce you to the second graduating class of the International Fibromyalgia Coaching Institute!

I highly recommend each Fibromyalgia Advisor on this list. If you are looking for someone to help you with your fibromyalgia diagnosis, please reach out to one of these lovely ladies. You can find out more about the work I’m doing training new Fibromyalgia Coaches and Advisors at

Meet the Newest Fibromyalgia Coaches and Advisors

Emma Christensen, CPAEmma Christensen (Illinois) is a Certified Public Accountant employed full time at a University. She was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2000 after a whiplash injury from a motor vehicle accident. After two decades of living and coping with the condition, Emma decided to become certified as a Fibromyalgia Advisor. She is passionate about helping other professional people and parents currently working and coping with Fibromyalgia in their lives.

Emma is solutions oriented. She started her Fibromyalgia Solutions Facebook page in 2010 after she turned a corner in her pain situation and became passionate about letting others know that they too can increase their freedom from pain. It took Emma 15 years of trial and error to find the right help. Fibromyalgia Coaches did not exist when Emma was diagnosed. She believes that if she had had a coach, she might have been able to find her own solutions sooner. She is passionate about making sure others don’t have to go it alone and waste time. Emma is looking forward to helping others navigate their way through treatments in order to feel and be better. You can find her online at:

Jane Holmes Martin, RNJane Holmes Martin, RN (Oregon) worked in the nursing profession for 44 years before retiring in 2015. She now volunteers, takes care of her 94 year old mother, enjoys spinning yarn, sailing and playing with her three grandchildren.

Jane has always liked to encourage and help people grow spiritually, emotionally, and physically. In 1990, Jane was in a car accident which started her fibromyalgia. This was before fibro was understood, so she went many years without being treated properly. Jane is looking forward to integrating her knowledge of medicine with coaching — and her gift of encouragement! — to help active women with fibromyalgia so they don’t have to wait years for help.

Kate Chamberlin, RN

Kate Chamberlin, RN, (Oregon) is a practicing RN who provides care management for patients with complex medical conditions. She has been a nurse since 2002. Kate has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Certificate in Public Health from OHSU, in addition to being a Certified Fibromyalgia Advisor.

Kate founded her business, Northwest Health Insights, to help patients understand their health conditions, find the care they need from providers, and work through the complex health care system. She has a particular interest in helping women cope with chronic illness and pain, and wants them to continue following their dreams. She has a heartfelt compassion for women struggling with the anxieties that come with chronic illness.

Kate has been meditating for 20 years, and still finds it has a lot to teach her. She learns from Zen and Insight meditation traditions, and often goes to retreats and educational offerings. Her meditation practice has helped her find wisdom, perspective, and a deep enjoyment of life, even with chronic illness. She has MBSR training through the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness, founded by John Kabat-Zinn.

Kate loves nature, and is happiest when she is outside moving. She has found ways to stay very active, and wants to help others be active also. Some of her favorite things are the beach, the mountains, and the sky, wildflowers, birdwatching, hiking, biking, and a good book. She wants to help others find hope, peace in what is happening now, and reconnect to their dreams for the future.

Tami Stackelhouse



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