Meet Kelsey!!! She is a total boss and is passionate about one of my FAVORITE topics; women taking care of themselves first. I told Kelsey I want to help break the cycle of women taking care of everyone else first before taking care of themselves, and she is ALL about that mission. Take a read below and enjoy learning from this
Tell us a little about yourself and your career
Hi! I’m Kelsey. Quick synopsis about my life- I was raised in Northern California, served a Spanish speaking church mission in Utah, then ended up moving to Utah when I married my husband, got my nursing degree + became a registered nurse, and started my biz as a macro coach! We just had our first baby boy two months ago and we are SO in love with him.
My husband is a NASM certified personal trainer and is currently wrapping up his undergrad in microbiology. I do most of the interaction with clients- I write up meal plans, workout plans, and email + text back and forth with clients throughout the day. He does the tech side of things- helps me with excel spread sheets, keeps my website up and running, helps manages our clients, and assists me with writing meal plans and workouts.
Health, wellness, caring for other people has always been a passion of mine. I always knew that my calling had to be somewhere in healthcare and somewhere where I could directly work with people. Whether it was medical assisting, nursing, being a dental hygienist, a nutritionist, a personal trainer- it had to be something along those lines hence registered nurse + macro coach!
How does your community of women you surround yourself with support you?
Majority of my clients are females! So I interact with women on a day to day basis. These women have been a huge support to me and I always strive to support and encourage them- especially when they are discouraged with their health. Many of the women I work with are mom’s, wives, self-employed, work full time, etc. and they all are juggling many things and often struggle to find the time for self care and themselves. My biggest goal is to help other women realize that they can better juggle the many hats that they wear by caring for themselves through nutrition, exercise, and self-love.
A lot of these women have a lot of self-doubt and negative thoughts about themselves so my goal as their coach is to help them love themselves through each stage of getting healthy- whether it’s during pregnancy, post partum, helping them feel more confident in their skin when they’re unhappy with how they feel.
Why do you think it’s important for women to focus on their health?
I feel that many of us women have an innate desire to nuture, serve and care for others. In so doing however, I find that many of us put ourselves on the back burner thinking we don’t have time for ourselves or guilting ourselves thinking we should never serve or care for ourselves. This is so so so wrong! I truly believe that a healthy self is a happy self! When we are better rested, filled with nutritious foods, exercising regularly- we are happier and more productive and are able to give of ourselves more fully in all other aspects of our lives.
A quote that has resonated with me in regards to my thoughts on this are, “Self care is not selfish or self indulgent. We cannot nuture others from a dry well. We need to take care of our own needs first, then we can give our surplus, our abundance.”
What do you wish you could go back and tell your younger self re: your career aspirations?
To BELIEVE in myself and stop fearing failure. The thought of having my own business terrified me. I was afraid I would fail, worried other people would think I was silly or over zealous by starting my own business, I was afraid people wouldn’t want to work with me, fearful that I was incapable of building a business.
I remember telling some friends at a Christmas party 2 years ago that I really wanted to start my own coaching business. They automatically cheered me on and encouraged me to do it! I got so excited at the thought of doing it but was also filled with fear and doubt. (I finally took the plunge and started working with my own clients three months later and built from there!) I am SO so grateful that I took the plunge and went for it!
What is your career-related mantra?
I really truly believe that we all need to invest in ourselves and our health and stop putting our health in the back seat. So I guess my mantra would be- INVEST in you and your health. You are worth it.