"Working with Silke did more for me in one month than several years of doctor’s appointments, medical tests, and searching for answers on my own.
For the past several years, I’ve suffered from chronic bloating, the result of a severe gluten intolerance. But eliminating gluten didn’t solve the problem completely, and I became obsessed with finding that “magical solution” to this annoying, painful problem. The un-predictability of what I ate and the effect of that food made me paranoid. My symptoms were a ticking time bomb that could go off without warning - whether I ate one piece of broccoli or binged on tortilla chips.
Eating had become a chore and a completely negative experience and I was afraid of eating even the most healthy foods. I felt my body was my enemy.
First and foremost, Silke helped me understand my body was not my enemy, there was no “magical solution” to my problem, and my obsession with perfect eating was causing me more anxiety than helping to keep me healthy. Second, she taught me how to make eating a joyous, nourishing experience again, not a scary one.
Finally, my weekly sessions with Silke gave me a dedicated time to talk through my health anxieties, rather than just slugging and circling through the issues on my own.
If you’re having any sort of health issue, let Silke be your first stop!"
Jessica Lamb, Creative Director at Capital One, Washington DC, USA
"I have always played an active role in my health and wellness due to my extensive training in alternative healthcare. Although I was eating organic, gluten free foods, exercising, and meditating, I never felt completely “healthy”.
There was always an underlying brain fog, achiness, and fatigue that affected my overall wellness.
It wasn’t until I started working with Silke, that I began to see noticeable changes in my health. I decided to make myself a priority, and really begin to listen to my body. I decided that excuses were not acceptable, and I began to workout daily and write in detail how I felt each day. I found that I was negatively reacting to corn and rice products, which were very common in most of my gluten free foods. After removing these from my diet, I began to feel better. I began to sleep better, think more clearly, and not feel like I was in a constant state of anxiety.
Without Silke’s program, I would not have been able to take my health and wellness to the next level. She created a plan that was easy to execute, with a support system in place to maintain my commitment throughout the weeks. Silke not only focused on the food you eat, but also on self-care and life balance.
I would highly recommend working with Silke to anyone who wants to make changes in their health and wellness. Her approach is easy enough for those just beginning to learn about healthy lifestyle changes, but also great for those who just haven’t reached their wellness potential.
I appreciate all of her hard work and dedication to her clients, and I look forward to participating in her programs in the future."
Dr Angela Sedgwick DC, Shaker Women's Wellness, Cleveland, OH, USA
"I would highly recommend Silke to anyone who is looking for a real opportunity to move beyond the traditional approach in order to up-level their health, performance and personal sustainability.
Working with Silke is not about implementing a different diet or exercise plan. With her help you will learn to re-think and re-invent the relationship with yourself in many aspects, which has evidently a far greater impact.
For me, the most important part of this process was being able to change paradigms that where holding me back, create space in my life and make myself a non-negotiable priority. What I valued most was learning to pause and get out of the “auto pilot” in order to allow for real and sustainable change.
This all was an entirely new experience that allowed me to get curious about what works for me personally instead of trying to fit into an existing solution. I felt very comfortable with this process and it helped me to adjust my views and objectives and find a workable balance I enjoy and that truly supports me.
Today my approach to my personal health is at a new level of understanding, has an upgraded measure of performance and I feel more in control and relaxed.
Silke offers a truly unique approach and brings a refreshing mixture of non-judgemental honesty combined with the ability to laser in to the core and sprinkled with a good sense of humor that is very relaxing.
When working with Silke you have access to a wealth of knowledge & tools in one source."
Juan Alfonso Garcia, Vice President Construction Chemicals North & Latin America BASF Corporation, Cleveland, OH, USA
"Working with Silke has been such a revelation, although… it has to be said I don’t really feel like I’ve had to do too much at all to reach these revelations and have a completely different and much more positive outlook on eating, my body, my inner voice and being able to be and feel in control again….and live!
At one stage quite early on I just completely recognised and realised that I wasn’t listening to my body AT all, as in not listening to it for one millisecond a day. Now, I know and am totally aware that eating lovely things makes one feel lovely, inside and out - how simple right! But how difficult to pinpoint without actually slowing down and thinking about it in my hectic grab and go lifestyle where I’d completely lost my way. Wandering the supermarket aisles online (or off) without any enthusiasm is now a thing of the past!
The other thing that really struck me as an Aha moment is that I don’t need to have physically done something to have a sense of achievement - I don’t need to have anything physically accomplished to show anyone else; I can just slow down, almost meditate a little and listen to me, my body and let everything just “be" in the present - I know this sounds a little fluffy for such an impatient, direct kinda gal like me, I just know now that having 5 minutes, taking a deep breath, reflecting on what I’ve accomplished in terms of my positive thinking, about food and my body is just as important if not more as putting a huge spread of food on the table for friends and family.
My other big shift was listening to my hunger and realising that my perceived hunger was worlds away from my actual hunger when I let myself slow down and listen, letting my mind and body work together for the first time in perhaps 20 years. This was huge for me, I couldn’t answer the question when asked, “ When are you hungry?” I really, really, really couldn’t. So this truly was huge - with just answering this question alone I am eating completely differently than I was a matter of weeks ago, I really am listening to my body and rewarding myself with looking after my body as opposed to shovelling something…anything (mainly carbs) in mindlessly and now I know this makes me feel so lethargic and headachy if I have too much."
Rebecca Martirani, Director at RMV property Solutions, London, UK
"I have coached others in various business settings over the years and have never experienced such a personal and pertinent touch myself; Nor have I met anyone who does what Silke does - and I have been around the block once or twice.
The depth and breadth of her insights and recommendations have been quite an unexpected bonus and I didn't anticipate I would benefit from working with Silke in as many different ways as I did.
Silke has been nothing but professional, welcoming and insightful with her approach week after week which has led to all kinds of discoveries. Apparently, many of these things have been laying dormant just beneath the surface waiting to be discovered and revealed. The accompanying nutritional insights have been easy to implement and generally very helpful."
Larry Sklenka, Brokerake Manager, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
"It is a delight and honor to know and work with Silke, she is warm, sincere and impactful. Curious and intuitive, she challenges her clients to look past their story and dig deep for their truth and meaning. Silke’s process is holistic, non-judging and bold; if you are in, you better be up for it! Her style is graceful and kind with a unique and contagious playfulness. I would highly recommend Silke to anyone wanting to take charge of their life, find their truth and live life in a brilliant new light! Silke is a kick-ass coach and true friend!"
Michelle Hargreaves, Executive Coach, Calgary, Canada
"Wanting help to be FREE FROM my weight yo-yo ing and nightly sugar cravings, I decided to work with Silke in the 90 Day program. We began by REdefining my understanding: of health, from what I eat to everything that nourishes me; and my goal, from a number on a scale to my vision for how I want to live everyday. Silke’s affirming guidance encouraged me to REconnect and honor not only my body but also other aspects of my life that needed nourishing. As I found freedom from my nightly cravings, I found FREEDOM FOR the things that give me joy and help me live as a passionate person. I have been REawakened to my own power, my creative and playful spirit, and my desire to live with generosity and gratitude. Having tried programs that track daily food intake, I choose to REview the choices and events of my day, with gentleness and gratitude. At the end of the day, I have a deep sense that what truly nourishes and gratifies me is being generous. When I began this 90 day journey with Silke I did not think about the name, Evolution Health Coaching, and if I had I would not have been ready to claim “evolution” for myself. Now I am. I am joyfully claiming my transformation."
Jean Sullivan, Cleveland, OH, USA - Retreat Leader
"Silke is one of those gifts we’re sent just at the right time. Her warmth and energy is infectious and her knowledge and understanding is second to none. For years I strived for perfection, yet the more I fought for it, the more lost I became.
Now I’m happier than I’ve ever been, I’m more aware of what’s really important and I’m so blessed to have Silke on my side. Her depth of perception about what you really need will put you right where you need to be – at peace with yourself, and loving every step of your journey."
Natasha Vanzetti, Canberra, Australia
"Silke creates a safe and sacred environment to do the transformative work that’s been calling to your soul. Her warm, intuitive nature combines perfectly with her coaching skills to lock-in on the balance you’ve been craving. Working with Silke provides real results that positively impact all aspects of your life. She’s a master at helping you create significant paradigm shifts, moving you from a place of personal under-valuing into personal power, honor and well-being. Silke is the genuine real deal."
Lisa Joiner, Author: "Unveiled Wisdom - Wedding Planning for the Mid-life Bride", California
"Silke is extremely knowledgeable, but more importantly she is down to earth and very easy to talk to. It often feels more like talking to a friend (who knows a lot about how high personal standards and having a hard time asking for help can cause overwhelm and exhaustion). I can honestly say she has given me more than my money's worth. I have learned a lot of helpful tools and how to make small and simple changes, step by step, that have a solid impact and stick. Silke was extremely encouraging, even when I didn't always feel like I was on track. She is a great listener, helps you to focus on the positive and uses that energy and momentum to prepare you for the week ahead."
Danielle Slawsby, Portfolio Creative, Columbus, Ohio
"Silke is nothing short of AWESOME! She has the perfect combination of sweetness, skill, intuition, curiosity and knowledge to affect real, lasting change.
I've been working with Silke for the past year - yes, even coaches need coaches - and am always left feeling inspired, calm and centered after our conversations. She's helped me shed some layers - uncovering old stories and limiting beliefs that were keeping me stalled, so I could move forward with motivation, energy and a readiness to take action. She's supported me to get more in touch with who I am and gain clarity around what I want, guiding me to dig deep in a way that's powerful and effective, but totally safe and without judgement. She gently extracts the answers and truths I have within myself.
Silke is easy to work with - down to earth, approachable and authentic - so the "work" doesn't feel like "work." Every time we speak, I feel closer to my truth.
If you'r looking for kick-ass transformation…Silke's got your back!"
Jenipher Minnaar, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
"The first time I entered Silke’s work area, I felt her deep calming energy. Just being in her presence is healing! [...] Silke knew exactly what issues needed to be addressed in order to help [...]. However, it wasn’t as if she said – oh, here is your problem - it was the way I made the realizations through her help. In only 2 sessions I made incredible changes. The experience of her amazing intuitive abilities was incredible. I highly recommend Silke to anyone who has any kind of work to be done - physically emotionally or spiritually. She has beautiful, intuitive healing capabilities and I recommend her without reservation."
K.S. Federal Way, WA, USA - Lawyer
"As soon I spoke to Silke I could sense her kind and caring energy. She is truly a soul full of love yet at the same time has this canning ability to laser right in on what is at the root of a block or issue! I have been trying to find my way in the midst of some emotional roadblocks for a while. After only one session with Silke, I can definitely say that I have taken a significant step forward in the right direction and made some significant shifts. If you are seeking a transformation, Silke has got the "goods"! She has the tools it will take to help you achieve your goal. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her."
Maria Paula, Wellington, FL, USA - Personal Trainer
"Silke offers a powerful mixture of natural kindness, caring support and deeply insightful guidance that will immediately put you at ease and facilitate a transformation you probably didn't expect. I couldn't recommend her more highly:)"
Beth C., Hong Kong, SAR, China - Mompreneur
"Working with Silke was an amazing experience. Immediately I felt that she was hearing me AND understanding what I was saying to her. Her knowledge of health and the body is extraordinary. She is a caring and knowledgeable person that I felt completely safe with. I highly recommend her to be your coach. I loved the time we shared and the results I got from working with her."
Kimberly Howard, Greensboro, NC, USA
"My initial reasons for signing up for this 15 day detox program was to improve my digestion & gut health, not losing weight.
At first I was a bit worried about how to socialize around food during the duration of the program, but the funny thing is that I felt so balanced & satisfied that I didn't mind drinking sparkling water instead of alcohol when we went to a bar or making healthy choices when we met friends for dinner. I felt like I didn't miss a beat socializing while being on this program.
The most amazing discovery I made however was that I realized how bad I had been feeling and what used to be my "normal".
There was also an emotional component for me I wasn't aware of and I certainly didn't expect for this program to reach that deeply.
I was able to become clear about a couple of areas in my life that weren't working for me.
For me, the cleanse brought new awareness to how eating has been more about pacifying myself than about health. Now when I focus on my health, my own emotional boundaries become clear which is priceless.
On a physical level I was excited about the results this cleanse brought me: my skin looks great, my gut feels great & I have more energy.
It was amazing to me that following this program was actually much easier than I expected it to be.
If you use the tools provided & simply follow the instructions anyone can do it. Everything is so clearly laid out, you can't go wrong!
I would absolutely recommend this program - you will be amazed how much you will get out if it!
Silke's support was amazing and her passion and knowledge is guiding you safely through this transformational process."
Christine Davis, Hong Kong - Relocation Specialist
"I had been sliding into unhealthy eating habits over a number of years, knowing full well that it wasn’t good for me. But it was convenient to ignore that. I found comfort in unhealthy food, especially carbs and salty snacks, and I found many ways to rationalize why it was “ok”.
Eventually my poor eating habits started gnawing at my conscience, but I didn’t know what to do about them. Then I met Silke. There is a saying that goes “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” I was ready to get rid of my unhealthy habits, and Silke was the perfect teacher.
I had been wanting to try a cleanse for years, but the idea scared me. I thought I would feel deprived. But Silke assured me that, on her cleanse, I could eat as much as I needed to feel satisfied. “It’s not about counting calories” she said “It’s about learning to eat right.”
Silke’s cleanse is one of the best things I have ever done for my health. She makes it easy and, believe it or not, fun! She checks in with you every day and gives you pointers and tips. And she does the cleanse along with you. That really helped keep me going and made it seem more “authentic”.
In doing Silke’s cleanse I learned that I can eat by choice rather than by habit, that cleansing doesn't mean starving and deprivation, that breakfast smoothies are really easy and a great way to start the day, and that healthy recipes are really easy too! I also learned portion control and that I can be satisfied with less.
My old unhealthy foods have actually lost their hypnotic appeal, and my old rationalizations don’t work anymore. Yes, I do indulge every once in awhile, but my body now craves the good foods it had been missing. I am finding that it is actually easy to keep all the good habits I learned on Silke’s cleanse.
I am very grateful to Silke for sharing this cleanse with me. I think it is well worth the money, and I think everyone should try it!
Judith Eugene, Cleveland Heights, OH, USA - Yoga Teacher