Build Your Future

Helping young people with chronic illnesses 

succeed in school, work, and life.

Meet Bonnie

Do any of the following sound familiar?


“Finding doctors, researching treatments, battling my insurance company, applying for services… I'm totally overwhelmed."


“How will I graduate if I can't do assignments and exams like everyone else?”


“With all my limitations, I have no clue how I’ll ever hold down a job or have a career.”


“I’m terrified that no one will ever want to date me.”

If so, you’re in the right place. I’ve been there, I survived, and I can help you make it through.


When I was 17, I began experiencing mysterious health problems that none of my doctors could explain. My symptoms became so severe that I couldn’t go to school, work, or take care of myself. I thought my life was over. However, after years of struggle, I figured out how to get my health under control, live on my own, graduate from UC Berkeley, start a career, date, and have fun again.

Now, I am a Certified Youth Leadership Coach and I have 9+ years of experience empowering young adults to build healthy, fulfilling lives. As an educator, peer-counselor, manager, and coach, I’ve helped young people ages 15-30 — many of whom have disabilities or health conditions — transition into college, the workplace, and adult life.

This combination of personal and professional experience gives me a skill set that few other youth providers have. I’m an advocate, researcher, life coach, career advisor, and comrade, all rolled into one.

Transitioning into college, a job, and adult life is hard enough as it is. Add a disability or health condition and it feels impossible. My goal is to be the guide I wish I’d had. The one who gets you, who knows what it’s like, and who can help you put all the pieces together.

Together, we will create a plan to help you take control of your life so that you can have the future you want!


How I Can Help

I provide a blend of research, advocacy, and coaching services that help my clients manage their healthcare and reach their goals in school, work, and life. With the flexibility to meet in person, through video chat, or over the phone, I can work with clients anywhere in the US. For pricing and more details, please schedule a free consultation with me.


Get the education you deserve by learning to:

- Speak up for yourself

- Balance school & health

- Make a plan for after high school or college 

- Manage fears & insecurities

Build a career that works with your health needs:

- Turn weaknesses into strengths

- Disclose health conditions in an interview
- Get accommodations

- Boost productivity


Live a meaningful life by developing the skills to:

- Deal with flareups and     setbacks

- Feel more confident

 dating & making friends

Identify services &   products that make life   easier


Take the first step to build your future.

© 2020 by Bonnie Prestridge