My Story

I utilize principles of nutrition, Ayurveda, positive psychology, life coaching, yoga, mindfulness and stress reduction resiliency meditation to give clients a well-rounded, holistic approach to wellness.

  • Why I Coach

    I spent most of my life sad, anxious, overweight, frustrated – convinced that if I just lost weight, my life would change. I’ve spent thousands of dollars on doctors, diets, supplements, medications and fitness plans trying to find a magic pill that would help me lose weight quickly. I thought losing weight would cure my crippling anxiety and lift my depression. My first diet was in elementary school. In high school I tried the Cabbage Soup Diet and in college I became a vegetarian. No matter what I tried, nothing seemed to work. Despite my best efforts, the number on the scale increased while my sense of hope diminished.

    In my twenties, I endured a personal health crisis that marked the beginning of my health and wellness journey. I lived in Washington, D.C., and was a rising star in the fast-paced, high-stress world of national politics. I was an aide to some of the top politicians in the country in one of the most important battleground states, working long hours at a grueling pace and ignoring the impact on my body because I believed this was my dream job. On the outside it seemed like I had it all together but on the inside I was miserable –  disconnected from my body and any sense of happiness.

    The facade cracked when at just 28 I became crippled by what I would later find out was an undiagnosed autoimmune thyroid disorder. Thirty pounds overweight, depressed, chronically anxious and so low energy that I struggled to get out of bed, I went from doctor to doctor desperately seeking answers.

    Once again, despite my best efforts, my frustrations only increased while my health deteriorated. Though I often felt hopeless, I was certain there must be more beyond the lack of answers I getting from the traditional medical community. Terrifying though it was, I opted to trust myself, quit my job, pack up my life in D.C. and devote myself to getting healthy.

    I know first-hand that there is no magic pill. I regained my health, lost over thirty pounds and began to experience joy again and found a new life purpose through slowly transforming my diet. I replaced processed foods with nourishing, nutrient-rich whole foods. It didn’t happen overnight, but once I started to nourish my body properly, I was able open up a pathway to begin working on my mental health. My quest for wellness has taken me everywhere from practicing yoga and meditation deep inside the Costa Rican Jungle to studying health and nutrition theories with top experts from across the country.

    I spent years studying different health and holistic lifestyle modules. I’ve now combined these trusted methodologies to create a system that helps women who are feeling sad, anxious and stuck rediscover purpose, regain joy and experience freedom through reconnecting to their bodies and living with intention.

    My method starts with food. It begins with nourishing the body with nutrient-rich foods that open up a deeper pathway to shed physical and emotional layers.

    I believe we all have the ability to be happy, healthy and wildly free. If you’re ready to say, “Enough is enough,” if you’re ready to take the first step, let me show you how

  • My Qualifications

    I am a certified holistic health and wellness counselor and yoga instructor, specializing in seasonal detoxes and one-on-one nutritional and lifestyle coaching for women looking to free themselves from the cycles of anxiety, sadness and emotional eating.

    I utilize principles  of nutrition, Ayurveda, positive psychology, life coaching, yoga, mindfulness and stress reduction resiliency meditation to give my clients a well-rounded, holistic approach to wellness.

    Health is never a one-size fits all approach; I often work in conjunction with my client’s existing healthcare practitioners or help them assemble their own wellness team.

    I’ve studied with top doctors, nutritionists and researchers at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition where I become a Certified Health Coach. I learned over 100 leading dietary theories from top researchers, doctors and nutritionists including Dr. Joel Fuhrman; Bernie Siegel, MD; and Dr. David Katz spanning topics including raw foods, Ayurveda, the Paleo Diet and mindful eating.

    I’ve studied the ancient healing practices of Ayurveda and Qigong, completed the Stress Management and Resiliency Training at The Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and received my 200-hour yoga teacher training through Boston Yoga School. I hold a B.A. in International Relations from American University.

    I’ve appeared in numerous national and local media publications, partner with top brands in the wellness space and speak regularly at events.

TESTIMONIALS

  • Kerri’s work starts with food but extends far beyond that. She taught me not only how to fuel my body to meet my individual needs, but helped me take a good hard look at how I was living my life and find a pathway to change the habits that were no longer serving me. It wasn’t always easy, but Kerri’s approach enabled me to have the time and energy to live the life I knew I wanted.
    Heather B.
    Coaching Client
  • If I could only use one word to describe Kerri it would be “phenomenal.” I have worked with a lot of people and in many different capacities. I have not come across anyone who has motivated me enough to take action so swiftly in every area of my life.

    Working with Kerri I have lost 18 pounds and kept it off. My extreme case of anxiety has disappeared. I have gotten back to my yoga mat and even added a new enjoyable fitness class to my routine because I was willing to try something new. Kerri helped me regain a positive attitude and open heart. I have learned how to communicate more effectively with my partner and I feel like I am back to “normal’ again. I am more confident, stronger and more determined than ever.

    Renee W.
    Coaching Client
  • Kerri and I met under the most serendipitous of circumstances and I couldn’t be more grateful. When I started working with her,  I couldn’t remember a time when I wasn’t on some kind of diet or exercise plan that required counting, measuring or otherwise controlling every detail. Kerri opened my eyes to the real meaning of nutrition and enabled me to see that what was really missing from my life was self-love and genuine, authentic joy. Kerri encouraged me to trust myself, to let go of the diet mentality, and to seek self-acceptance. She taught me how to focus on what serves me and to balance my needs with those of others. Although I still have work to do, I have accomplished more than I ever thought possible with Kerri’s help. Kerri is a supportive, patient and knowledgeable professional who will undoubtedly change your life.

    Cate K.
    Coaching Client
  • Kerri guides you through the process well, asks tough questions and suggests small, goal-oriented solutions that are attainable. I am so grateful to have gone through this process with her. It really made me acknowledge my weaknesses and realize that there are many tools available to help me. I have a better body image than I’ve ever had before. I’ve learned to make meditation a daily priority, prepare my kitchen for success and understand that I have a choice in my happiness and well-being. I no longer feel like life is happening to me. I am now in charge.

    Shane T.
    Coaching Client