Soltes, Fiona

Fiona Soltes

Fiona Soltes

Contributing Writer

Why I care about the Institute of Coaching:

Pearl S. Buck famously said, “The secret of joy in work is contained in one word―excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” The Institute of Coaching, with an eye toward evidence-based practice, invites each of us to raise our game—and to find joy for ourselves and for those we work with as a result. 


Fiona has been writing professionally for three decades, across a wide variety of industries. Her career has been a natural fit: She has always enjoyed the opportunity and promise found in asking the right question at the right time. In recent years, however, she has shifted her focus from questions about various subjects to questions for those taking part in the conversation, more deeply considering habits, change, stress, resilience and hope.
Fiona became a Certified Health and Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches in early 2019, and opened her coaching business, Gates Open Wellness, not long after.  

Fiona lives a spoiled rotten life just outside of Nashville, Tenn. She enjoys travel, fitness activities, exploration of complementary health and holistic nutrition, reading, and striking up authentic conversations with strangers, wherever she may be.  

IOC Resources by Fiona Soltes