Name of Your Business
How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?
My heart-centered mission is to empower others to heal themselves through disease management or, ideally, disease prevention.
Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?
My ideal client is someone who needs help taking back control of their health. They may be looking for guidance on how to begin an exercise program, or assistance with building a meal plan. Maybe their body is changing (despite their best efforts) and they can’t seem to identify why, what changed, and how to make change. Perhaps they have a recent diagnosis (i.e. high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity etc) that puts them at risk for disease. All of these profiles describe who my ideal client is. They all need guidance and support (albeit in different ways) from a qualified professional such as myself who has experience and compassion specific to their diagnosis.
What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?
The love and joy I have for my profession shines brightly with every person I am fortunate enough to work with. My 23 years as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist presents a unique opportunity for me to assist others within diverse disease or health states. My compassion, enthusiasm, clinical knowledge and experience(s) work in tandem with years spent as a Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer to offer an exceptional level of expertise to a diverse group of individuals.
Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?
I admired, and still admire my Grandmother for overcoming a great deal of trauma and becoming a successful and wealthy businesswoman later in life. I admire people who were (or are) famous for their kindness, and to this day I find myself striving to be the same. I had more than one role model, the ones I remember most clearly: Mother Teresa, Bobby Orr, Ray Bourque, Oprah.
Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?
The spa! Or anywhere tropical with my husband.
Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?
2. Spa treatment.
3. New pair of sneakers!
How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?
I express myself creatively through cooking and recipe design. I love to create a meal or recipe that optimizes nutrition and taste. It makes me happy to see my family surprised at how healthy a meal is, because it “didn’t taste healthy…” (which is a narrative I’m working hard to reverse!).
Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?
“You are a Badass”: It was the perfect mix of humor, relatability and it really helped me see my worth.
Favorite Movie and Why?
Forrest Gump: I love its depiction of every single raw human emotion we could possibly feel, while intertwining historical events from a “real” perspective.
“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?
“She believed she could so she did.”
Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?
Completing 2 Boston Marathons.
Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?
Even when it doesn’t seem like it, there are always spirit guides around protecting you and setting you up for something bigger and better. You have to trust and believe. The Law of Attraction is REAL.
Advice to Younger Self?
Breathe. Its ok to eat. 🙁
What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?
I love being physically fit and sharing my enthusiasm for wellness with others. I am a great coach and motivator.
Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?
Connect with as many of us as you can.
Any Message You Have for Our Community?
You deserve to live a life filled with good health and longevity! We are programmed to believe when our health changes, it’s reflective of something we did or didn’t do. This is FALSE. Working with a health coach to optimize your health today is not a form of punishment, in fact it is the greatest form of self love there is! You deserve it and you are worth it!
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