Kensley Behel is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of North Texas studying performing arts health. Her dissertation is on burnout among American Pastoral Musicians. During her Ph.D., Mrs. Behel worked with the National Institute of Health to develop a musicians’ health primer that focused on musculoskeletal and psychological health, including performance anxiety. Kensley also holds the Health Minister certification from Wesley Theological Seminary, the Essentials of Performing Arts Health certification from the Performing Arts Medical Association and the American College of Sports medicine, and the Abide Helper Training certification. 

What do you like best about coaching? 

Coaching is all about growth. Sometimes that growth looks like tackling the world head on, and sometimes it’s a shyness as someone opens up to bettering themself for the first time. Watching the process of growth in each individual I work with is the best part of coaching. 


Why choose coaching?

In my Ph.D., we had the ability to conduct research, but not the credential to effectively share the information and knowledge we gained. I wanted the resources and certification to apply information on performance anxiety for musicians. 

How do you recharge on your day off?

I’m an introvert, so on my days off, I want to be by myself or to spend with my husband. Sometimes that means an afternoon nap, or cuddling up with my weighted blanket and a good book. 


What are your three favorite things?

My husband, our cat, and gymnastics