In 2010 I began working as a Personal Trainer and Sports Nutrition Coach, supporting clients with customized exercise and meal plans. I worked for a large, corporate gym, and began putting the science behind my Bachelor's degree (Health and Human Kinetics) into practice. The body is miraculously designed to change and adapt. It's how muscle is built, it's the reason the body looses weight, and it's how athletes continually improve their performance. My passion for experiencing science began to overflow, and many of my training sessions included a brief science lesson to connect the science to the goal that a client had.
My clients, once understanding the science behind exercise and diet, were able to make changes that lead them to better health. Seeing my client's bodies change was incredibly rewarding!
After several years I transitioned into Success Coaching. Coaching is the process of connecting with someone and laying out next steps to make progress from where they currently are to where they want to be, or who they want to become. It is a process of asking questions, uncovering obstacles, and setting realistic goals. Coaching and accountability has the power to transform lives. With a little support, structure, and strategy, people can achieve anything they set their mind to! Coaching addresses core issues, and then begins to unravel the complexities of how to make a lasting life change.
My passion for coaching led me to start Emerge Coaching. I started the business in 2012 with the vision to offer different services based upon the needs of each person that I worked with. I chose the name Emerge because of what it symbolizes. Coaching is the process that we go through that is both vulnerable and transformative, and as a result of the process, you emerge. Connecting with clients is the best part of my week that I really enjoy!
In January of 2015 I got married to a wonderful and supportive man, Paul. We enjoy getting outdoors as much as possible. This includes kayaking, hiking, and training together, often for the Hood to Coast Relay. We have two pets, Douglas and Maple, that we adore.