“Amy is one of the most positive, grounded and thoughtful people you could meet: her passion for an active, energetic life, along with her drive to impart the wisdom she’s gained from studying the science of positive psychology, will make her a wonderful guide and life coach for anyone interested in improving their outlook and their circumstances in the future.”

Lucy Danziger: Former Editor-in-Chief of SELF magazine and co-author of The Nine Rooms of Happiness: Loving Yourself, Finding Your Purpose and Getting Over Life’s Little Imperfections. CEO and Founder of Hintd.


“Amy brings a wealth of expertise and energy to the exciting area of wellness and sports psychology coaching. She gets the broad range of needs of her clients, understanding the performance demands of top athletes and at the same time knows how to motivate a busy mom to find time to take a walk. Amy’s years of practice as a nationally known health and fitness editor allows her the ability to read, understand, translate and apply the new cutting-edge science of positive psychology in a way that’s user-friendly and inspiring. If you need help focusing on a performance or wellness goal, Amy is the one to call!”

Heidi Skolnik, MS, CN: Sports Nutrition Consultant to the New York Giants, the New York Knicks, the Julliard School, and the School of American Ballet. She is also a nutritionist at the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery.


“Amy has long been my ‘go-to’ person for advice of all sorts. Whether it’s a question about finding the right trainer, designing the optimum fitness routine for a busy husband, or how to motivate pre-teen boys through a challenging school year, Amy is always spot on.

“Her academic grounding in positive psychology (which she covers for me at the Huffington Post), and her real life expertise as a mother of three boys, gives Amy a unique skill set in helping adults and kids achieve their true potential.”

Willow Bay: Director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, Former Senior Editor of the Huffington Post, television journalist and author. She is also a special correspondent for Bloomberg Television.


“As a former world top-ten tennis player and now a coach of high-performance players, there is no question that getting a player (and his or her parents) in a good mind set is the single most important element in achieving greatness. It is also the most difficult. Amy Tardio will help driven young athletes make clear their emerging goals, help them learn to develop their passion for hard work and negotiate the roadblocks (including those that arise between parent and child) that are inherent in becoming one’s best. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.”

Tim Mayotte: High Performance coach, former #7 World ranked Player, Olympic Silver medalist, USA. Mayotte played tennis for Stanford University in the early-1980s and won the NCAA singles title in 1981.


“Amy’s positive energy and sense of fun is alive in her coaching. Her approach, while rooted in the science of positive psychology, is both intuitive and nonjudgemental. Amy’s clients feel both cared for and understood. Amy is someone you can trust will be with you every step of the way.”

Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC: Founder and Director of The Mindfulness Coaching School, Buddhist Chaplain, Psychotherapist and Wellness Coach. Her work includes coaching TEDFellows from TED.com as well as mentoring student chaplains at Upaya Zen Center. She is currently working in Europe and the Middle East with her international coaching clients.


“I just wanted to send you a copy of the coaching paper I wrote for my counseling class. Feel free to use any part of my paper or email to advertise your website, or anything else.
“I also wanted to let you know I recently got my acceptance letter to George Mason! I wanted to say thank you because you were of such great help. The breathing techniques and confidence boost really helped a lot.”

A. Ojeda: University of Mary Washington student on her recent acceptance to the Counseling Program at George Mason University