I approach everyone as a whole person.
After three different types of pharmacy jobs in the corporate world, I lost all the excitement I once felt for helping others with my knowledge of medicine. I decided to leave pharmacy behind me and simply travel and write. So I did. I traveled for a year and visited 29 countries for a life changing experience.
During my travel, I happened upon coaching through a connection with a behavioral therapist. We had video phone calls for an hour every other week for me to be in touch with my own power and the ways I held myself back.
I finally became a coach myself when I started a mental wellness business with a friend. Our idea was that coaching gets clients into action where her psychiatry training takes clients deep into therapy. At the same time, I formally hired a life coach. Together, we work on managing my mind and clearing out mental drama.
The more I coach, the more I love it. My favorite part is taking a client toward their dreams so they can live the life they always wanted.
As a young girl, my grandparents were a huge part of my upbringing. So when they developed diabetes, I was very concerned. I learned as much as I could about managing blood sugar, nutrition, diet, and exercise.
At the same time, I was constantly learning about my own body and how to manage my energy. I often ping ponged between bursts of energy and dips in energy. My relationship with food was strained. I viewed feeding myself as a chore.
Choosing pharmacy was a series of decisions between being a doctor or optometrist. Ultimately, I knew I wanted to treat diseases and help people toward wellness. I held that focus dear and further trained to be a yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, and health and life coach.
"I'm grateful to have support and a place to talk about this [relationships] stuff."
Experience it first, then decide.