I AM YOUR GUIDE, HELPING YOU UNCOVER ALL THE AMAZING RESOURCES YOU ALREADY POSSESS.
I WILL ACCOMPANY YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY ALONG YOUR JOURNEY TO BECOMING A HEALTHIER VERSION OF YOURSELF.
I have never been a “skinny” person, and I have always struggled with my weight.
As a child, I would have never considered myself the ‘athletic type’, but I did enjoy the occasional sporting activity. As I made my way into my 20s, I did exercise occasionally, but I didn’t have the best eating habits. I also (like every other person my age) liked to party, and smoke cigarettes.
In my late 30s, my husband and I decided to start a family. This decision led to me quitting smoking, which ended up being one of the best things I ever did for myself and my family. Although this was a pivotal event in my life, my major turning point really didn’t take place until I turned “the BIG 40”. Seeing myself in photos that were taken of me at my 40th Birthday party really shocked me. I realized I needed to make some significant shifts in my life, or I would be at risk of not being around for my family. The stress from working long days, into the late hours, had become my routine. I also wasn’t eating a balanced diet, or exercising on a regular basis. Something had to change. This was when I started taking the necessary steps to take better care of myself. I started a nutritional eating program, joined a gym and began my journey to a healthier lifestyle.
When I turned 50, I decided that I needed to do something to push myself out of my comfort zone, so I entered a local fitness competition. To my surprise, I placed 2nd in the Master's category, and I even went on to compete in 4 more competitions! I thoroughly enjoyed the discipline of training, as well as meeting all the wonderful, strong and supportive women that accompanied me in each competition. Going through this process is really what ended up fueling one of my dreams of becoming a personal trainer/coach/mentor, so after a 30-year career in the corporate world, I took a huge leap and quit my job to pursue my dream.
I was now in my early 50s, and while I had found a great deal of success in what I was already doing; my passion for helping people achieve their own goals was pulling me towards a brighter future. This was when I realized that coaching women needed to be my main focus in life. So here I was (in mid-life), starting my own journey towards a new career path as a Health and Nutrition Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, NLP Master Practitioner - and what an adventure it has been!
I love coaching women and seeing them transform into better versions of themselves.
While working in the corporate world I noticed many women who were overworked, stressed-out, and running on empty. Somehow, they had become lost along the way and this lifestyle had become their new normal. I knew this first-hand because I had been there too. I also knew there had to be a better way to live. This better way includes:
- Having a positive mindset
- Eating nutrient-dense foods
- Sleeping Better
- Pausing to enjoy the little things in life
I am inspired by women who have made a decision to experience more joy and satisfaction in life. These women have broken through their self-imposed barriers and adopted a more positive mindset. I can help you do that.
My Training Background
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (Institute of Integrative Nutrition)
Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert (Academy of Culinary Nutrition)
Holistic Nutrition (Nutraphoria School of Holistic Nutrition)
Certified Resilience Coach (The Leadership Wellness Group)
Certified Personal Trainer (Canadian Fitness Professionals Inc.)
Certified Coach Practitioner (Certified Coaches Federation)
NLP Master Practitioner (NLP Canada Training Inc.)
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More About Me
WHY I LOVE DOING WHAT I DO
I get excited when I see women I work with becoming healthier overall, as they go through the coaching process and begin to see that a healthy lifestyle is achievable and sustainable. This makes me so happy!!
WHY WORK WITH ME
I want only the best for you as my client. I want you to succeed at reaching your goals or overcoming your challenges. I love to celebrate your successes. I am patient, non-judgemental, a good listener and your biggest cheerleader.
WHAT MOVES ME
I am inspired by anyone who has overcome adversity or challenges in their life.
WHERE I’M FROM + WHERE I AM NOW
I was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, and currently live in Mississauga, Ontario
HOW I HAVE FUN
I love to play games, including good old-fashioned board games, cards and even puzzles. I love to cook, host dinner parties and game nights. I love connecting with people as these connections truly feed my soul.
WHAT I VALUE MOST
Definitely my health and my family. I have been married for over 33 years, and I have two children (a son and a daughter). Our family also includes our 12 pound Maltese named Zoe.