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About Me

I used to believe the reason why I gained almost 100# was because of my job.

Working in HEMS/EMS comes with many challenges….long hours, day/night rotations, weekends, holidays, unpredictable shifts, extreme weather/temperatures, vibrations, stress, fatigue, no work life balance, lack emotional support and the list could go on.

I tried working with my Family Practice Doc, Registered Dietician, Therapist, Personal Trainer, and a Wellness Specialist. Most of our time was spent with me explaining my job. They just didn’t “get it”. Their recommendations didn’t fit with my life as a flight paramedic.

Then I found myself counting points, eating bars, drinking shakes, taking diet pills, and trying crazy work out plans. None of these were sustainable financially or long term.

I felt hopeless and frustrated.

One day I stumbled on the podcast The Life Coach School With Brooke Castillo. I became a student of this podcast and Brooke’s program. Using the tools she teaches I lost over 50#.

I felt like what Brooke taught was “the missing link” of why I hadn’t successfully lost the weight in the past.

I became a Certified Life and Weight Loss Coach in 2018 through The Life Coach School. I knew that our HEMS/EMS  industry is greatly underserved with tools for emotional, mental, and physical well being and weight loss tool that would really work for our industry.

The Weight Loss solution I offer is not a diet.  We use science and your brain.  I will teach you how to lose weight the way you will live your life.  This is not a temporary fix.

What makes weight loss so difficult for EMS/HEMS providers is the stress of the job, our work schedules, lack of sleep, overeating, and overdesire for food.  I have created tools that will help in each of those areas. Losing weight is not as simple as just eliminating a food group or hitting the gym 5 days per week.

If you are not in my Facebook group “All EMS Women” you must head over there now and request membership.  We have nearly 3K members…of ONLY women in EMS!  I love seeing how supportive the group is and the wide range of experience in the group too.  Head over to www.facebook.com/groups/allemswomen and get in the group today!

💜  Valerie

PS.  If you are ready to find out more about working one on one with me, please book a free 30 min consult call with me!  No pressure to buy.  Pinky promise.