Hi, I’m Angela, Health Coach, wife, mother of two amazing humans, environmental and social activist, and avid essential oil user. Before moving to Switzerland in 2011, I worked in the renewable energy sector overseeing environmental permitting for large scale wind and solar projects across the United States. As much as I loved my job, it took my husband and I less than five seconds to jump at the opportunity to move to Switzerland in the summer of 2011.
The Big Move
With my daughter not even one yet, we uprooted our little family from the warm and sunny climate of south Florida, to follow my husband’s new job and fulfill a lifelong dream to live in Europe. To say it was a challenge, would be an understatement. While being a stay at home mom was fun initially, it was surprisingly stressful, given that we were so far removed from our support network. The stress of having two little ones under the age of two, while navigating our new life in a foreign country began to take its toll on my mental and physical health.
Fast forward a few stressful years and I discovered natural health products that made a big difference in the health and well being of not only myself, but our family as well. As time went on, I recommended these products to a handful of friends, which transitioned into teaching classes, and before long a hobby business was born. I loved getting out of the house and sharing this knowledge with other moms, so they to could experience the health benefits.
As my business grew, I was receiving more and more intimate questions from my customers that deep down I wasn’t fully comfortable answering. As a scientist, I knew that some of their health concerns could be the result of other underlying issues, i.e stress, hormones, poor diet, lifestyle etc. And while I knew the natural products could help alleviate the symptoms, my desire to get to the root of their problem led me back to school
Back to School
I went back to school and acquired my Holistic Health Coaching Certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. This opened my eyes to the fascinating and somewhat overwhelming world of healthy living, but to a degree one could hardly imagine. Healthy living goes way beyond what we put in our bodies, food or diet, and really dives into a more lifestyle approach by looking at our joy, careers, relationships, and so much more. And although I originally went into my new learning endeavor to provide better guidance to my existing customers, as well as for my family, it quickly became apparent that this vital information needed to be shared with anyone who cared to live a better life.
How to best take care of yourself, what makes you happy, crowding out instead of depriving yourself, how to manage cravings, hydrate, meditate – you name it! Yes please, this was exactly what I had been looking for. Imagine the positive impact on the world if everyone didn’t have to worry about their health so much and you woke up with more energy and desire. After graduating, I knew my life and career choice would gravitate into the field of natural health and health coaching.
Today, as a Certified Health Coach, I love helping frazzled moms achieve their health and wellness goals. Why? Because I was once in that place, the land of bitter and sour, where you never feel good enough, you are tired and exhausted and just getting by in pure survival mode. I was there once but I lived to tell you there is another way. I can help you gradually get to that place of comfort with ease and grace. My specialty is working with frazzled moms who have put their own self care way down on the priority list, which is so common. I can get you back on track with simple and sustainable steps at your own pace. So whether you are looking to lose some baby weight, have more energy, reduce toxins or simply boost your immune system – I can help you achieve this and so much more.
My desire comes from a place of having been there and knowing that all women deserve to live their healthiest versions. When they do, look out world. I love combining my love of the planet with helping others achieve their health goals. I believe that what we do to ourselves has a ripple effect outward for our family, our community and our planet at large. You can’t pour from an empty cup.