I'm often asked - How did I get started in all of this?
I started in healthcare on the front lines of a hospital. I then went on to work as a behavioral case manager before providing therapy as a clinician and healthcare consultant with a national mental health agency. While doing that for 14 years, I pursued an education in alternative medicine and started a private practice as a Homeopath and Holistic Nutritionist. I ventured deeper into entrepreneurship and began international consulting for wellness practitioners and health centers. In 2012, I founded my first start-up triple bottom line company and passion project - I Am Raw, a whole food heaven mobile food service. I profitably exited in 5 years. Then, with a laptop and a dream, I'm proud to have created a conscious digital destination that helps wellness practitioners build a business that supports living your best life—and living it well.
We've pioneered a new approach to success that sticks. Concurrent coaching and consulting facilitate powerful shifts to happen from the inside out. Business tactics and strategy alone don't go deep enough. They never get to what's holding you back and what you need to move forward.
One size doesn’t fit all. We dedicate time to understanding you and your business goals. Combined with advanced knowledge and diagnostics, we customize a step-by-step plan based on in-depth information to achieve your goals.
We focus on getting to the heart of the matter. That starts by setting up a solid business foundation that can drive revenue and sustainably scale for the long run. The goal is to set up systems that allow you to take back your time and work on your business instead of in it.
We don't do mediocre, think consulting meets five-star hospitality. My team and I are obsessed with exceeding your expectations and going over and beyond, so we team up with clients as co-creators to build their dream businesses.
We'll only ever recommend what we love, and we'll only make recommendations that we think you'll love and are worthy of your time and wallet. We're straight up about any affiliated endorsements.
We stay by your side with on-going check-ins for support and accountability.
I was born in Trinidad, my heritage is West Indian, Chinese, and Hispanic. My family moved to Canada when I was 4. I spend most of my time between New York and Canada, with plans to move to the west coast in the near future.
I'm comfortable in my own skin, I work on myself a lot. The more shit is my fault the more power I have to change it. I would rather be wrong fast. I’m interested in everything from acupuncture to scientific papers.
I believe we can be more than one thing.
I was raised in a sexist, misogynistic and a “why didn’t you get an A instead of a B” household. I know what it's like to feel like you’re never enough. That’s why I am personally invested in advancing women, especially women of colour to practice real skills, and learn to trust their own thinking. Most women have a hard time putting new learning into action because of internal obstacles. That's what we're about to change, permanently.
Loving straight talk!
Leadership and distilling complex ideas into a simple plan. I'm a natural optimist, I easily connect with people and my engaging style helps to make things happen. I've been called the people's champion because I speak up for my team, community, company and clients. I have the good fortune of being respected and highly influential.
1. Raising an exceptional daughter.
2. Never abandoning myself.
3. I stuck with and completed a 4 year functional medicine degree during two of the hardest years of my life. I worked full time as a therapist, took care of my terminally ill mother, my 8 year old daughter, a house, and dog while driving back and forth to school every weekend. That’s why I always say, if you want to get shit done, hire a mom.
I moved to waterfront property and I bought a life jacket in case a big storm comes and creates a big wave that floods the place and puts me at risk of drowning in my second-floor condo.
If that's not bad enough, I also don't let my Portuguese water dog go in the water without a lead. Are you sensing a theme here?
I worked as a behaviour specialist for two years in a private maximum-security facility with a client mandated by the supreme court.
My legacy is how I've made people feel, not what I've achieved.
I quit my job, donated 85% of my belongings and retreated into a personal monastery for 3 years, and found my truest self.
For as long as I can remember, I've been in the relentless pursuit of possibility - to make things better. My commitment to being a force for good is unwavering and rooted in my love for humanity.
Whether solving problems as a healthcare professional, an entrepreneur or leading social change. My purpose work includes contributions to housing first initiatives to end homelessness, victim services for individuals affected by crime or tragedy, zero waste climate initiatives, and most recently, founding LCMA - Less Caption More Action, an initiative centered on closing the pay disparity by mentoring BIPOC to start, sustain and scale their businesses.
I have deep respect and admiration for the women that came before us and our responsibility to one another right now. Each year our donations are offered through funds, time, and resources. As we grow, so will the impact that we can make. And for this, I am deeply grateful.
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