Our Story

It all started with a simple question. How can we have more joy?

The question developed into research, which developed into answers, which developed into light bulb moments that still get brighter and brighter. We have spent five years researching and educating ourselves in the science of positive psychology, the study of human thriving.
We have developed a process based in real science that can show people how to propel their mindset so they can have more joy in every aspect of their lives. We know that joy lives in each and every one of us, and we can tap into it and grow it OR we can ignore it and bury it in negativity. We like the first option. 

The Co-Founders

Nancy Werteen is an award winning television news reporter and anchor with WFMZ TV-69 in Allentown. Nancy has been involved in covering major Lehigh Valley news events for WFMZ since she joined the station in 1989. Her assignments with WFMZ-TV have ranged from the anchor chair to investigative reports to in depth programming to themed series segments to daily assignment news. Currently, Nancy can be seen each morning during the Sunrise newscast with a health and wellness series called, “Life Lessons”. Nancy has brought her knowledge to classroom settings at Lehigh University as an adjunct professor for 8 years and Lafayette College where she oversaw the production of student generated live television broadcasts during the presidential elections of 2008 and 2012.  Nancy holds a Master of Communication Arts degree with distinction from the New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan and Long Island.  She is also a freelance writer, producer and media training consultant.

Kim Howie is a Certified Health Coach, author, and founder of Live Balanced for Life located in Center Valley.  Kim holds a Master's Degree in Positive Psychology, is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Kim enjoys helping clients discover how to nourish their bodies, feed their souls, and find their balance and happiness by implementing a holistically healthy lifestyle.  Through her signature Pure Energy Program and individual client consultations, Kim focuses heavily on building awareness around the physical and emotional effects of food, as well as awareness of the mind/body connection. Her passion lies in helping people realize the intense connection between what they eat and how they feel.  Kim empowers clients to regain control of their own health and happiness by capitalizing on the power of their thoughts and lifestyle decisions.

Our Mission

Our mission is actually a calling. It’s the passion we feel about showing other people how to find more joy in their lives. We have come to understand that joy is a choice that we have to intentionally make no matter what our life circumstances. It comes from understanding how to build and stock a toolbox with usable practices that will create a life filled with abundance and joy. We have discovered the elixir and we work to give this gift to everyone we meet. Our ultimate goal at the Wisdom Coalition is to live life with purpose-centered thoughts, actions, and feelings enabling us to uplift others we encounter on our journey.

Our Mantra

We like to remind ourselves and others that it’s so vital to recognize what is inside and what is outside of our control. This is the starting point for more joy and a more positive mindset. When we let go of trying to control the uncontrollable, we begin to tap into the inner peace that creates the landscape which allows us to open our eyes and hearts to the jolts of joy all around us. THIS is inside of our control and provides the foundation for the power of positivity.

The Wisdom Symbol

The Wisdom Symbol with its sunflower center is a visual reminder to live our lives from the inside (with your passion driving your thoughts, actions and feelings) rather than from the outside in (allowing the outside world to influence your thoughts, actions and feelings).  

Our thoughts, actions and feelings are all interrelated and each influences the other. Remember that we control our thoughts and actions, and therefore our feelings!  When we increase the quality of our thoughts, we instantly elevate our feelings and are open to experience more joy and unlimited bliss.  

Why The Sunflower

The sunflower holds a direct correlation to the sun, the life force of our solar system. It grows taller than almost any other flower to connect with the sun’s warmth and energy. It survives wind and rain and storms and continues to grow. It doesn’t worry about the weeds at its feet, instead it lifts its vibrant head and focuses on its purpose, which is to spark joy with its beautiful colors and spread seeds for new life.

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