Over 20 years ago, I left my native community of Englewood (Chicago) as a first-generation college student. I had no money and no solid plan, but I did have lofty ambitions of changing people’s lives in healthy ways.
Solely motivated by my ambitions, I earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Kinesiology and Movement Science, and simultaneously completed a Clinical Massage Therapy Sciences diploma program. I also earned professional certifications in exercise physiology and group exercise after which I launched my first health coaching and consulting company.
This was the point at which I began to design my own personalized system to support healthy lifestyle behaviors among people with various goals ranging from weight loss to chronic disease management.
Though I’ve already introduced myself as a Health Coach, Consultant and Speaker, this only gives you a quick snapshot of what I do. I’ve worn many hats over the past 20 years, from personal trainer and bodywork practitioner, to health writer and commentator, to research scientist and serial entrepreneur, to avid athlete, wife and mother.
Truth is, I juggle multiple roles and do many things on any given day. But, everything I do revolves around promoting healthy living, preventing chronic diseases, and helping others discover, unearth and construct their own unique paths to optimal health, wellness and longevity.
My career has largely focused on matters related to lifestyle and weight management, self-care, personal health and fitness optimization. This stems from my firm belief that physical and mental fitness, a positive body image, and adequate self-care are the quintessential keys to improved health and wellbeing, increased happiness, and overall life satisfaction.
Whether you’re looking for personal optimization or business solutions, I’m certain my services will be of great value to you.
The information I offer in articles and blogs is solely for educational purposes and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you’re concerned about your health, I highly recommend contacting a physician for medical advice.