My journey as a life coach started in a time of transitions. After serving in the United States Air Force – Air National Guard since 2002 – I resigned from my full-time career, accepting a promotion as a Human Resource Advisor, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Certified Coach, Emotional Intelligence Facilitator, and Temperament Instructor, which was a part-time position. I moved from Buffalo, New York, where all my friends and family were, to Harrisburg, PA, where my husband was stationed with the United States Army. I attempted to transition to a civilian lifestyle, applying for positions with many companies, but I was continually getting rejected. Feeling frustrated and isolated, I began to doubt myself. I found myself longing for the life I used to have. I knew I was meant for more than what I had been doing, but to become the woman I was meant to be, I needed to rebuild my identity.
In 2017, I hired a coach who specialized in transitioning Veterans. Guiding me through this tumultuous time in my personal and professional life, she challenged and empowered me to find my true passion that I could build my future career around. Through a process of interviewing, journaling, and discussing my options, I was able to determine that what I wanted to do was to help people reach beyond their comfort zone to lead a healthy, happy, thriving life. On November 1, 2017, I made the decision to start my own coaching business.
I am no stranger to the effects of stress and health concerns on the mind, body, and spirit. I have many stories of resilience, hope and strength that I share to motivate my clients. In 2005 I was confined to a wheelchair. I went from being unable to walk to running 25 marathons and a 50 mile race without the aid of medication. I have survived two major health scares. Through my personal experiences, in combination with my professional training, I have developed a variety of tools and courses that I want to share with my clients to give them the hope and encouragement they need to transform their lives.
I started teaching in-person mindset, HIIT, and Kickboxing classes in parks, community centers, and kid’s dance camps. I volunteered for several speaking events, including races, women’s empowerment seminars, as well as on wellness and resilience podcasts. As a former NFL Cheerleader and professional Belly Dancer, I know how to bring energy and excitement to any room to make fitness and health fun! I focus on being a role model and a community builder, bringing like-minded people together and empowering them to crews beyond their limits.
When the Covid-19 pandemic caused the gyms to shut down, I had to adapt to a situation that was out of my control, yet affected everyone. I switched to all virtual training, streaming free classes twice a day that improved the mental and physical health of men, women, and their kids all over the United States. Overcoming the challenges presented by the pandemic has allowed me to grow both as an individual and as a business. I have developed several new tools and programs to help women and men from the privacy of their own home. I recently published my first book “Your Krystal Clear Life Planner: A woman’s 90 Day Action Plan to Embrace Chaos and Live a Fulfilling Life!”