Coach Maya Lombarts
Burnout Coach Certified in Functional Medicine Health Coaching
Hey there! My name's Maya!
My health took me on a wild and interesting journey and now I have a Belgian (structured) mind with a Peruvian (flexible) lifestyle, and I love it! I'm a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach and I've been helping people zoom out and re-organize their lives for almost 8 years.
What People Are Saying About Coach Maya
I used to push my limits and postpone my endless to-do list. Maya and I worked on this adrenaline rush when I run from one thing to the next to be as ‘efficient’ as possible, which negatively impacts my spondyloarthritis. Right now I feel so much more conscious about what’s important in my life. Without our sessions, I wouldn’t have been able to make decisions the way I do now. I'm calmer, more focused, and more balanced. I really feel like I’m starting a new chapter in life.
— Josse (Belgium)
When I was 15, I got diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. I had random muscle aches, my digestion was off, my immune system wasn’t working, and I felt extremely tired, even after sleeping 12 hours. I couldn’t go to school and I was walking with a cane.
The doctors told me: "You just have a small energy bucket and you need to learn how to live with it." I refused to accept this and knew I could work on my health, run upstairs again soon, and build the life I really wanted for myself. My stubbornness became my superpower.
When nobody could give me the answers to my extreme fatigue, I had no choice but to coach myself and experiment with meditation, having a daily routine, changing my diet, optimizing my sleep quality, diving the tiny amount of energy I had over the activities that matter most to me, and planning empty moments of recovery before planning anything else… I refused to take any medication and I got better little bit by little bit.
I found my answers in Functional Medicine and in the Peruvian lifestyle. I moved to Peru when I was 21 and it completely changed my life and my health. All of a sudden, I could work full-time, dance salsa, have a vibrant social life, work as a professional singer, and live with a more flexible agenda so I could listen to my body when I needed to.
I learned how to balance my Belgian structured side and my Peruvian spontaneous side. I always said: “A mix of these two cultures would be the best lifestyle!” - So here I am teaching my clients exactly how to be structured and productive while still listening to their bodies, enjoying the moment, and staying flexible.
I never thought I’d help others improve their health. I had been studying and experimenting with myself for the past 10 years to improve my own health, not thinking about helping others. I was fully immersed in the business world with my bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Relations Management. I worked in international companies as an Office Manager, Operations Manager, and in Peru, I was the General Manager of a Spanish School.
I decided to change careers and I became a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach. I find myself coaching mostly busy professionals and executives thanks to my business background. I decided to build a global community of Healthy High Achievers with driven minds who want to build healthier routines and avoid burnout, so they can feel more calm, healthy, and happy.
I’d love to support you on your journey toward better health!
What is Functional Medicine Health Coaching?
As your Functional Medicine Health Coach, I help you bridge the gap between what you know you should be doing to take better care of your body, and what you are actually doing day by day.
I often work with doctors who give recommendations to their clients and then end up feeling frustrated because the changes are not happening. We all know what we should be doing for our health, but actually doing it is another story.
Together, we dive deep into your personal motivations for improving your health and we create lifestyle changes step by step, adapting our plan and strategies to your personality and what works for YOU.
By combining positive psychology, behavior change techniques, and the right coaching skills to dive deeper into your intrinsic motivation, you’ll find yourself changing not only the way you take care of your body but the way you live your life.
If you’d like to learn more about Functional Medicine Health Coach, book a free orientation call with me so we can discuss your health journey and how I can support you!