Mary Ellen Ott is the owner and founder of Nurture U.
It has been her greatest passion and privilege to educate, inspire, and motivate her clients to embrace healthy self-care as the basis for all they want to be and do since 2005. As a Highly Sensitive Person herself, Mary Ellen is uniquely qualified to serve as a bridge for other HSPs to go from feeling like they are just (or barely) surviving to empowered and thriving.
Bachelor's Degree in Sociology/Psychology Concentration
John Carroll University
Master's Degree in Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Registered Corporate Coach Designation 2005
Worldwide Association of Business Coaches
Hypnotherapy Certification 2007
International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association
Yoga Teacher Certification 2010
TRY 4 Life/Jan Hauenstein
Lifestyle & Weight Management Specialist Certification 2011
National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association
Food Over Medicine Instructor Certification 2019
Wellness Forum Health
The Starch Solution Course Completion 2020
Dr. John McDougall
Health and Medical Center Online
Belief Clearing Practitioner Certification 2021
Global Sciences Foundation
As a Highly Sensitive Person, Mary Ellen is definitely "a different kind of coach with a decidedly different approach." She loves all things related to wellness of mind, body, and spirit. She coaches her HSP clients to do the same with wisdom, humor, and divine inspiration.
Like many HSP women, Mary Ellen enjoys spending time in nature whether hiking, walking, or being near the water. She is an avid non-fiction reader and is a perpetual student of human potential. However, when it comes to TV and movies, she is the first to admit that her tastes gravitate far more often to the ridiculous rather than the sublime. Her current favorites are old episodes of Seinfeld and Frasier because they just make her laugh! As a matter of fact, with her quick wit, Mary Ellen has been known to make others laugh as well. In fact, she performed stand-up comedy at Lakewood Tavern on two occasions! It was one of those bucket list items she dared to step out of her comfort zone to fulfill. So yes, healthy self-care includes laughter, adventure, and lots of joy!
Mary Ellen dearly loves her connection with her family and friends. She lives with her husband and her favorite furry feline, Bella. She has a wonderful son, a fabulous daughter-in-law, and two very sweet granddaughters. Her family is her pride and joy.
Please note: As a Holistic Wellness Life Coach, it is my passion and privilege to educate, inspire, and motivate my clients to embrace healthy self-care as the necessary foundation for everything they do! However, a coach does not diagnose or treat any condition. Coaching is not intended as a replacement for any medical or mental health services. All changes a client intends to make should be discussed with a licensed health care provider. All information shared during sessions, on this website, and in any Nurture U social media or blog posts are for educational purposes only and never intended as medical advice.