(re)focused with Cristina

I never know if I should write in the first person or the third person. I guess I think it’s more personal if I say I.

I changed my life. I changed careers. I want to help others. I am a health and lifestyle coach.

You can check out my About to learn more about my story – you can also dig through the blog.

I have a master’s in nonprofit management from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in public relations and journalism from Utica College – both programs required stringent deadlines, planning and analysis of work. Professionally, I worked in higher education fundraising for medium sized, private Universities assisting in the development of fundraising strategies and implementation to reach the overall goal for those organizations. I have recruited and trained volunteers to be able to goal set, benchmark and analyze data, and develop strategic plans using resources available to be successful toward their overall goals.

These skills from my professional experience and my personal experience with my own health journey prepare me to assist in helping create your plan; your strategy to be successful to reach your short term and long-term goals.

I’m have my associate’s degree in public health and I’m also an ACE Certified Health Coach and ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist. My CPR certification is through the American Red Cross.

In progress: pre-requisites for application for a masters of public health concentrating in dietetics.

Completed CEU‘s

  • Nutrition Coaching: Changing Habits, Not Diets, March 2019, ACE Fitness
  • 8th Annual New England Bariatric Dietitian Conference, June 2019, Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Public health not only utilizes science to discuss health problems, but it looks at the psychological and sociological cause and effect of health in today’s society. It’s because of this combination that I chose this degree. It’s exactly how I approach health coaching. I ask my clients and encourage them to consider: how the world impacts them and how they impact the world around them.

Health coaching is about behavior change that is lasting to create a healthy lifestyle – it’s not just about eating healthy or just working out. Anyone can tell you what to eat, when to eat and what exercises to execute, but no one can make you do it – no one can put the work in for you.

My approach helps you examine your relationships and current lifestyle drivers as you get on your path for a healthier life. You can learn more about working with me here.