- Health Coach
Palm Desert, CA
Former high tech executive taking my life in a different direction to follow my life long passions of nutrition and healthy lifestyles. My early endeavors in this space included getting a certificate in hypnotherapy in 1991. Then in 2001, I studied acupressure, which I found fascinating. In the mid 2000's, I studied and received a masters of medical qigong certificate, which included two trips to China to study with the Dao masters at the Southern and Northern Daoist Monasteries.
Searching for a formal education in the field, I earned a certificate in plant-based diets from T. Colin Campbell Foundation's eCornell program, which helped me identify a specific study area that grabbed my soul and said here you are! I started a bachelors program at Arizona State and expect to graduate in 2017 with a bachelors in Healthy Nutrition and Wellness Foundations. Also in 2017, I will complete a certificate program through the Institute for Functional Medicine's Coaching Academy, and will become a certified Functional Medicine Health Coach in June. This will position me to sit for the NCCHWC (National Consortium for Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches) certification exam.
My education is blending equally well with my background in business, technology, and managing people by helping them grow as people and in their careers to be the best version of themselves.