Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.
I'm a Consultant Chief Wellness Officer and Award-Winning, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. I got into the holistic space after going through cancer treatment 13 years ago and a strong desire to heal and stay healthy with what nature has blessed us with.
As a consultant Chief Wellness Officer, I work with leaders, middle management and employees to build Well-Being into the framework as part of the organisation’s culture by creating a comprehensive and holistic Well-Being Strategy (professional, personal, physical and financial) to empower each employee to be their best selves professionally and personally. Being diagnosed while in the corporate world working as an IT Consultant in the finance sector in London UK, I fully understand the level of stress and pressure that comes with working in that environment. This is why I decided o go back in, as a different consultant this time to support organisations and individuals in improving Well-Being and prevent them from having to go through what I went through. Prevention is definitely cheaper and better than cure and that's my message to all by sharing my experience and the knowledge I have now.
I also work with women, helping them reconnect with themselves, reset hormones enabling them to heal and thrive in their daily lives.
Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?
I've been an Ellevate member for 4 years, three of those as the on the Dubai Chapter leadership team as the Event Lead and now the Co-Lead on the Beyond Diversity Roundtables globally. Being part of Elevate has enabled me to grow in the role i've had on the leadership team and connect with so many fantastic women from different and diverse backgrounds which I'm grateful for.
How would you define your professional mission?
Ever since I started on this journey in the holistic world 10 years ago, my mission has always been and still is to share the message about dis-ease prevention and support individuals on a healthy path, equipping and empowering them with required information to take back control of their health, heal and thrive.
What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?
Empathy, compassion, genuine interest in integrative health and a strong desire to serve and support individuals in improving their health, and making a difference in the world.
What is one of your most memorable career accomplishments?
I'm so thankful for so many things that have happened through my career, being a published author, speaking on international stages, and helping so many individuals heal and thrive. Two accomplishments stand out, speaking on TEDx stage and getting recognised in my field with an award for Excellence in Health coaching.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Seeing the transformations and joy in clients and organisations after I've worked with them is priceless. When I get emails from clients, employees and attendees at events I've spoken at about the changes they made since either working with me or after they heard me speak, and how much better they feel within themselves, that brings me so much joy and fills my heart.
What is your morning ritual?
My morning ritual now is so different from what it used to be in the past. My non-negotiable practice in the morning - Gratitude, Prayer, Meditation. Followed by - Hydrating with 3 - 4 (1litre) lemon and warm water, early morning walk or yoga, followed by green juice. This sets me up for a good day focused and energised.
What advice would you offer future leading ladies wishing to break into your industry?
Getting into Holistic Health Practice came from personal health experience and the very deep need to help and support people, also a huge interest in the topic. What I would say to future ladies is to make sure there is a genuine, deep interest in health and the desire to want to help and support individuals to heal, thrive and make a difference in the world. Take the time to study, learn connect with industry leaders to gain experience and knowledge.
What is the best career advice you ever received?
Focus on your why. There will be highs and lows running a business and working with organisations and individuals. Celebrate the highs and when the lows come, take some time to sit and go back to your why. Reconnect and remind yourself to stay the course and keep going.
What is one piece of advice you’d offer working moms?
I've worked with a lot of working Mums and my message is - It's ok to take some time to reset, heal and fill yourself back up. That's the best thing we can do for ourselves not just as mothers, but as women as well. Women are not very good at taking time out or taking a breath to enjoy and celebrate milestones or success when achieved. We all need to take that time in order to live healthy, thrive and give their best selves to themselves, children and family.
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Consultant Chief Wellness Officer - Award-Winning Health & Wellness Practitioner - Author - TEDx Speaker
As a Consulting Chief Wellness Officer, the focus is to work with leaders to build Well-being into the framework as part of the organisation’s culture by creating a comprehensive and holistic well-being strategy to empower employees to be their best selves professionally and personally. Gloria is an Award-Winning, Board-Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, the author of Healing Foods Healthy Foods, International and TEDx Speaker. She trained at Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in New York and... Continue Reading
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