In 1994 my world changed forever.
I was heading up a large sales and marketing division at Microsoft Corporation when my brother, Eric, tragically died way before his time. His death was caused by a series of medical errors, yet the actual reason he landed in the hospital was a direct result of lousy lifestyle choices; smoking, zero exercise, overindulging in artery-clogging food, the whole bit.
Angry and crushed by my brother’s death, my mom slid into depression, grief and illness.
The day my mother died was my last day at Microsoft.
The Big Shift
After escaping corporate America, I started digging around for some meaning in my life and stumbled on a key discovery: that diet could potentially head off things like heart disease, diabetes… even cancer.
I immediately began my studies in holistic nutrition, bound and determined to put a DENT in this whole business of watching people needlessly get sick and die. After plenty of trial and error I built a brisk health coaching practice and got great joy using food as medicine and helping people transform their lives right before my eyes!
But something was terribly wrong.
All my new pals in the area of holistic and integrative health were struggling. They hated the idea of selling their services. Actually, they just didn’t know how to do it in a way that “felt right” to them. And, more tragic, lots of them were forced to return to safe jobs: in banks, restaurants, and tiny cubicles… so they could make ends meet. They were putting their passions on HOLD so they could pay the rent.
That’s When It All Clicked
Like a swift kick to the head, my new purpose revealed itself to me. I discovered my WHY: to help health professionals and leaders more effectively reach and heal more people and make money doing it, too. I’ve always believed that all ships lift on a rising tide, and that if I could teach others how to bring holistic health solutions out into the world in a bigger way then I could potentially have an even GREATER impact on health.
I now know that this is the work I was put on earth to do.
How to Work With Me
If you are a company or organization that serves the holistic health community, I’ll teach your practitioners how to create and implement simple, conscious marketing methods to build a thriving holistic health practice. I have been doing this for supplement companies, genetic testing firms, and for schools like Maryland University of Integrative Health, Bastyr University, and the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, to name a few.
If you are an individual practitioner, I invite you to start your learning by signing up for my complimentary guide, 5 Ways to Build A Healthy Practice, simply by entering your email at the top of this page. After that, I’ll keep you updated about simple marketing tips, tools and tactics to keep you in forward motion.
I have a track record of delivering some of the best outcomes for this industry, bar none, and I stand firmly behind my work. I am confident that you will get TREMENDOUS value by working with me.
- Clinical Faculty (Business), George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
- Adjunct Faculty (Marketing and Leadership), Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
- President, National Association of Nutrition Professionals
- Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition
- Certified Nutritional Therapy Consultant
- Licensed Primary Sports Nutritionist
- Executive Coach and Certified Coaching Clinic Instructor
- M.S., Human Ecology, Ohio State University
- B.S., Human Ecology, Ohio State University
- Corporate Sales and Marketing Executive, 1982 – 2000