About the Coach

Sheri E. Barnes, MA, MEd


I started this website in 2015 as a forum for sharing my passion for cycling and the lessons I learned through it. While cycling is still a huge part of my life, and I continue to learn and grow through my experiences on the bike, I am transitioning this site to a larger purpose.

I am excited to be combining my educational background in sociology and exercise science with my years of experience as a Kansas cyclist and vegan to launch JustWind Coaching for Health & Habit Change.

My unique approach combines transformational coaching methods, plant-based nourishment and empowered movement to help people who have become aware of the passage of time navigate the winds of life without getting knocked down or pushed back so that they can live and age with power and purpose.

The JustWind philosophy posits that we all encounter challenges in life, and it is up to us to choose to face them positively and courageously. Doing so allows us to live and age with power and purpose. That philosophy is the foundation of my coaching practice.

I have been married to my husband Kenny for 16 years. Our son Logan is 12. We live in Andale, Kansas.

I work full time as the Academic Advisor for the Human Performance Studies Department at Wichita State University, where I support undergraduate Athletic Training, Exercise Science and Physical Education students on their paths to academic success. Very often, my work with them involves so much more than simply making academic decisions, since education occurs within the wider context of life.

I am excited to be adding health & habit change coaching to the avenues through which I can make a positive difference in the world. I am currently in the process of completing my certification through the Health Coach Institute.

Stay tuned to this website and social media for updates on the evolution of JustWind Coaching for Health & Habit Change.

“Bend with the wind and keep on living.”  –Howard Thurman