Experienced. Certified. Supportive. Compassionate.
I am a public speaker, author, coach and consultant helping people take back control of their weight, their health and their life. I have over 15 years of pharmacy and healthcare experience, including specialties in compounding, oncology, fertility, organ transplant and ophthalmology.
I left pharmacy because I felt that it never truly helped people get better. People went on medication, but never came off. Then I started having to take blood pressure medication when I was 20 years old! I thought - it’s genetic. Then losing my gallbladder at 25 still didn't flip that switch in my head that something needed to change.
I struggled with my weight for most of my life and grew up in a household where soda and processed foods were the norm. When I first met my husband he asked "how are you actually alive?" because I drank a 2 Liter of Coca-Cola every day and ZERO water (no wonder I had tons of UTIs growing up).
After giving birth to my kids, postpartum depression and found solace in eating pans of brownies every night. It was a constant battle between wanting to indulge in my favorite foods and beating myself up, promising myself over and over that 'Monday' would be the day it would all change.
One year I came up with a weight loss challenge at work. You know - one of those New Years resolutions to help keep people (really myself) motivation and accountable. I organized the entire thing and went around to document everyone's weight one day. I knew I was big, but didn't think I was the heaviest person that would be doing the challenge. I was mortified to learn that not only was I the largest woman, but I also weighed more than several of the men that signed on as well. I went home feeling hopeless and silently cried myself to sleep that night. I ended up leaving that job a few weeks later - never completing the challenge... seeing myself as a failure yet again.
It wasn't until a few years later did I actually do something about my weight. And it took a big truck hitting me in the face to actually get it through my head that if I didn't do something about my weight and struggle with food - it was going to kill me.
And it all started with a 10 day sugar detox - that I failed miserably at (bc I had NO CLUE what to do). But once I finally completed 10 days - I knew I finally had a chance. The 10 day sugar detox gave me the chance to not only see what was possible - but achieve it.
I was finally able to breathe and feel like I had a shot at moderation - bc don't be messing with my cookies lol! It was a battle to develop the tools that I needed to lose weight - but also keep it off FOR GOOD. I lost 120+ pounds without surgery or meds and have kept it off for years. My biggest message “If I can do it, so can you! Let me show you how.”
The core of how I work is to facilitate self-growth by helping you identify the core challenges and battles in your life, so that you can overcome them with confidence and step into the warrior you were born to be.
I specialize in teaching real-life tools and empowerment to help guide you forward to making lasting changes and achieve your health and weight loss goals with incredible results.