Hi, I’m Ronni, the owner of Veronica’s Wellness Secrets, Ronni, Certified Health and Life Coach.
I specialize in helping career professionals maintain excellent health so they can perform at the top of their game while facing the challenges of a stressful job and caring for a family.
I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a Health, Coach because I have been passionate about health, wellness, fitness and eating right since I was a teenager. As a gymnast and dancer I had to keep in shape, but was only told – not taught how to do that.I read plenty of fashion, fitness and sports magazines depicting healthy women as slim, toned and beautiful.There was so much conflicting information about how to achieve the goal of being skinny, beautiful and popular that caused me to make many mistakes. As a result I struggled with body image and self-confidence for all of my teenage years and into my 20’s. I followed all the advice and recommendations but could never quite look like the women on the covers of those magazines! I was on the diet roller-coaster – getting chubby then slim, then too skinny and back to heavy again. Round and round I went – trying different solutions – some not very healthy.
After several years of dealing with my relationship with food and my body, I studied holistic nutrition making a concerted effort to educate myself about the right way to achieve my “standards”. Even then, I struggled with making healthy choices. After an unexpected turn of events at my full-time job, I decied to make it official ad get Certified. As a Health Coach my goal is to provide others with documented, scientifically-proven strategies so you don’t have figure it all out by yourself.
I spent more than 20 years in sales in a corporate environment. I sold newspaper advertising, sponsorships, time-management products, organizational training seminars, yellow page advertising, digital ads and digital agency services. I moved into sales training and really helped people learn and grow which I found amazingly rewarding! Eventually I made my way to the management track. While I enjoyed selling, training and managing immensely, I found working in corporate culture to be a challenge. Navigating the stress of constant demands, politics, under-mining, hectic schedules, travel, meetings and financial responsibilities is a 24/7 commitment that started to result in health issues. I experienced weight gain, weight loss, anxiety and depression. Fortunately, I leaned on my nutrition background to stave off many of the problems others faced and came out unscathed. I was one of the lucky ones.
Now, with my certification from HCI along with the skills and knowledge gained in the roles of teacher, trainer and coach, I can share everything I learned with those of you still struggling in that sea of obstacles. Here are just a few nuggets:
My goal is to help YOU – identify where and why you’re stuck, help articulate your personal and professional goals, present you with options, and work with you to achieve your outcome in a way that provides simple steps resulting in lasting change. When you change a habit – you can change a life!
I will customize for you the right steps in the right order, I will wrap it with support – and hold you accountable – so you can be successful.
In my coaching whether it is for weight loss, career direction, relationship issues or disease prevention, we will analyze your current nutrition, and experiment with food balance, source and timing to help you prevent the lifestyle diseases prevalent in this country, including Diabetes, Obesity and Heart Disease.
In addition to my Health & Life Coaching certification, I spent years studying Holistic Nutrition at the Clayton College of Natural Healing so I am able to offer you options if you prefer a special eating plan.
I take my healthy living to my whole body! I am an Independent Skin Care Specialist, representing an awesome company that uses only plants to power the results you expect with department-store or pharmaceutical products. Alywillow products are made with expertise in anti-aging, acne and correcting sun damage, along with conditions like psoriasis and eczema. Hop on over to my Skin Care page to learn more about that great product line – which is locally owned, operated and produced – right here in Raleigh!
I love helping people – I have a vast resource at my fingertips full of helpful handouts, processes, tips, tricks and basically…”SECRETS” My training, experience and expertise can help you meet your goals, and I look forward to meeting you and guiding you in your journey!