My holistic health and wellness path began in 2006 when I was first introduced to organic food and alternative medicine in the small town of Carroll, Iowa. I am a holistic nutritionist, life coach, motivational speaker, certified fitness instructor and owner/operator of Optimum Wellness LLC.
I battled negative body image, weight issues and an eating disorder for more than 12 years and transformed my struggles into my career and passion! My health/wellness experience includes: consulting independently, working with gyms, partnering with chiropractic/wellness clinics, natural food co-ops, schools, colleges, universities, women's and girls' retreats/workshops, personal training and yoga studios, and providing nutrition and health education virtually and in many large-group settings and businesses throughout Minnesota and Iowa. I believe the road to health always begins with self-love!
Education and Training:
Holistic Nutrition Consultant Degree, Global College of Natural Medicine
Bachelor of Arts in Education, University of Northern Iowa
NETA certified Group Exercise Instructor
NETA Indoor Group Cycle Certification
BOSU Complete and Integrated Balance Training Certification
Hopi Ear Candling Certification
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) registered public speaker
Body Image Project Facilitator (NEDA)
I EMPOWER girls, teens, and women to implement daily self-care strategies to increase self-love, confidence, body positivity, make peace with food, and release their “unworthy” mental energy in order to live a fulfilling and purposeful life free of guilt, shame, doubt, and self-sabotage!
I would love to meet professionals who have connections to schools, colleges, universities, sororities, female and girls clubs/groups, gyms, fitness studios, sports teams, or female dominated businesses where I could share my self-love story and inspire others!
Teens or women who struggle with disordered eating, eating disorders, yo-yo dieting, emotional eating, low self-esteem/confidence, and negative body image.