I was in the corporate world since I was 25, specializing in Human Resources and Talent Management. I always loved my Career (notice the capital “C”) – perhaps a bit too much. That is, I loved the challenge of helping leaders build businesses and develop people but, more often than not, I did so sacrificially. My husband's friends even nicknamed me, "Corporate Christy." Over the years I developed an unhealthy pattern of putting the company’s needs ahead of my own time and time again.
One morning in 2011, I was unable to walk and my elbow refused to bend. What? How could this be? I was a successful leader, mother of two, living life at 120 mph, and healthy enough to have completed three marathons. I was “doing it all” but seemingly, overnight, I couldn’t walk?
After numerous visits to numerous doctors, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA); a life threatening, debilitating autoimmune disease for which there is no cure.
Time to Wake Up, Christy.
With the help of an integrative doctor, and over 500 hours of self-study, I learned to live in a new way. Slowly, I reduced my inflammation, healed my joint pain, restored my energy and reignited my brain. How did I accomplish this?
As a result of my health journey, I:
If I can do it, while working a high powered career, you can too.
People tell me I'm a natural coach. I conduct thorough assessments, support high quality goal setting, hold people accountable, encourage and offer advice that comes from deep experience in the business world, and information from the science of nutrition and biology.
My Myers-Briggs preference is INFJ and it's said of us that "we feel happiest and most fulfilled when helping others understand themselves and their problems".