Neighborhood and City: Harlem, NY
Livelihood: Women’s Health and Functional Nutrition Coach
Woman I Admire: Michelle Obama
Go-to Outfit: Jeans, cute top and booties (fall) or dresses and sandals (summer)
Can't Live Without Product: My essential oils and diffuser
Cocktail of Choice: Something with vodka in it
Travel Destination You’re Dreaming of: Cuba
Current Craving: Breakfast
Best Advice: Act in spite of fear and take the risk
Favorite Quote: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us. -Marianne Williamson
De-Stress Technique: Epsom salt bath with lavender essential oil, and candles
Favorite Track On Your Current Playlist: Crunches by Alpine
What are the three words that best capture you?
Tenacious, compassionate, generous
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
The women I serve around the world.
In your words, what is your brand and what is its mission?
I’m a women’s health coach (professional period fixer upper :-)) and my mission is to empower women in their 20’s and 30’s to take back control of their hormonal health in a fun and sassy way. I’m outspoken and opinionated about women’s health issues and believe women have the right to be educated about their bodies.
What was the moment you knew you had to create your brand?
I was training to be a health coach and having huge revelations about the connection between my diet, stress and lifestyle choices on my hormonal health. I decided then and there that if I could help one woman not experience what I had gone through then I’d accomplished my goal. Of course that has multiplied by thousands over the years!
What parts of yourself are reflected in the soul of the company?
My straightforward, no-nonsense approach to helping women and girls see there is a better way to improve their health and their lives than just taking a pill or getting that surgery.
My fierce advocacy for body literacy, because every woman and girl should be able to have a conversation with her unique body. I don’t want anyone to stay on the same old path, expecting a different outcome. I want women to reach for something bigger, more intentional, more aligned with who they are at their deepest level.
What was your biggest doubt before starting your brand?
That there was no way I would be able to do it!
What makes your brand different from other companies in your space?
Me! In my early 20’s I developed major health problems due to being on the pill and not taking care of myself. After exhausting my conventional medicine options, I turned to acupuncture and alternative medicine for answers. When I finally started feeling better, I decided that I had become way more passionate about health and wellness than my current career in TV production! I moved to NYC to attend the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and jumped into starting my women’s health coaching business. I trained with the best in the biz – Dr. Sara Gottfried, Chris Kresser and Jessica Drummond, and I have very unique qualifications because of this specific training. I’ve busted my butt for five years to create a successful business and it’s been worth every minute, because I get to help women all over the world!
How does your brand help women feel more fearless?
I am able to break down complex women’s hormonal health and nutrition information into simple, memorable, and useful nuggets, so that women can truly understand what is happening in their bodies and be empowered to take action to fix it.
Where can the Cora community connect with your brand and get some for themselves?