Recognizing the challenges faced by veterinary professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, I saw an opportunity to bring lifestyle medicine to veterinary medicine...
My mission is to educate and empower veterinary professionals on ways to enhance well-being, support resilience, and optimize performance through changes in mindset, lifestyle, and behavior.
With a background in clinical psychology, board certification in lifestyle medicine, and certification as a health and well-being coach, I guide veterinary professionals to reclaim and restore their well-being through the use of evidence-based therapeutic lifestyle interventions.
After being accepted into the Start-Up Circle at VMX2022, I received overwhelming appreciation and gratitude for my decision to dedicate my business to supporting veterinary professionals!
Since then, I have had the rewarding opportunity to work with numerous vet teams, present at conferences, and lead out on my first group coaching programs!
I'm so grateful you are here and hope to work with you too!
Clinical Psychology, M.A.
Certified Health & Well-Being Coach
Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional
Health Educator at a hospital system of 23K+ employees
Former Clinician Well-Being Coach at a hospital system of 20K+ employees
Expert for Inlightened
Lake Nona Performance Club Medical Advisory Council
Secretary - Fitness and Medicine Member Interest Group, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Stress First Aid Facilitator
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
While I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a marine mammal trainer and made incredible memories with amazing people, I am excited for my new dream!
My animal training career helped me develop many skills that I continue to use today:
Effective Public Speaking
Extensive Knowledge of Behavior Modification
Ability to Improvise
Sensitivity to Behavioral Cues and Body Language
I am grateful that I made the leap from training animals to "training humans...!" Although I no longer use fishy snacks and belly rubs with my clients, I thoroughly enjoy the process of coaching veterinary professionals to restore their well-being using positive health habits!
This is Buddy, my 13-year old golden lab mix and certified therapy dog! Food is his love language, he is obsessed with tennis balls, and he enjoys belly rubs while rolling in the grass!
He has a magical way of making people feel better and bringing smiles to those who are struggling...including myself! Buddy helped me through numerous bouts of burnout by reminding me that life is precious and to live in the moment, for the moment.
I felt that it would be selfish of me to keep his valuable reminders to myself...which is why I wanted to leave him a meaningful legacy in his senior doggo years by creating the digital Well-Being Buddy!
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