Grounded in the principles of functional medicine, Kara is a collaborator helping busy women (and even a few brave men!) learn how to tackle their own solutions to food, mood and digestive issues through nutrition and lifestyle decisions that nourish them best, and to be their own best health advocate in the current health care environment.
Having grown up with what she calls a “witch doctor” momma, Kara’s approach to wellness is deeply rooted in the beliefs that food and nature are medicine and that we must be our own best advocates when it comes to our health. As a career educator and corporate change facilitator, she knows that having access to all the right information doesn’t guarantee the ability to make meaningful, sustainable change and nowhere is this more evident than in how we care for ourselves.
Kara left the corporate world behind 10 years ago to return to her wellness roots and pursue a passion for helping others live more life and health on their own terms. As a CrossFit® coach and personal trainer, today, she teaches her clients how to fuel, move and recover their bodies well. As a Functional Medicine Health Coach with her own practice, she partners to help folks learn to tackle their own solutions to food, mood and digestive issues by targeting the unique whole food(nutrition and supplementation) and soul food(lifestyle and mindset habits) they need to thrive.
Kara’s a self-proclaimed health sleuth, and her tenacity for getting to the root of her client’s health issues is inspiring. She’s direct and eager to help folks make progress, but also embraces healing and change as processes that looks different for everyone. She believes that periods of dis-ease in the body offer a powerful pause in which we can tease through the missed A-has! in our health journey, reconnect with our core beliefs and values, identify what triggers us to feel unwell within the complex environments we do life each day, and rediscover the strengths we already possess to heal.