Suzanne Tregenza Moore, a New Jersey native and mother of two, is a certified holistic health coach. What started out as a journey seeking balance and a more healthy lifestyle for herself has turned into a business for Suzanne.
“I used a health coach, and it helped me to make significant improvements in my health and well being,” said Suzanne. “I realized that being able to help others in the same way would be an excellent way to go through life.”
After completing the health coach certification program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), Suzanne started coaching.
“At first, I worked mostly with friends who saw how much healthier and happier I was and were eager to learn my secrets,” said Suzanne. “Gradually, I started getting clients from talks I did or other connections.”
Suzanne believes that through our choices we have the power to be healthier, both as individuals and as a country. She adds that while focus on improving our health care system is important, Suzanne believes we would all be better off if we focused more on ways to stay healthy or wellness care.
“When I work with people who instinctively know that their bodies can do for them what they need and are trying to figure out how, I’m particularly inspired,” said Suzanne.
In addition to coaching people on making better nutritional choices, Suzanne has also incorporated essential oils and supplements into her wellness toolkit through her Young Living Essential Oils business. She believes essential oils are powerfully health supportive.
“I share what I do myself, get myself in front of new people, and the rest takes care of itself. One of the benefits of coaching and the oils business is that there isn’t a large start-up cost for either one,” said Suzanne.
Of course, like any other business, there are challenges.
“A challenge for me is realizing that imperfection in my life doesn’t make me a fraud as a coach. We all struggle with many of the same challenges: sugar addiction, getting enough fruits, vegetables, and other antioxidant-rich foods, clean eating, etc. We might have perfect days, but no one is perfect all the time!”
And, embracing that imperfection is what helps Suzanne attain the rewards of her business, which is about having a positive influence on others.
“It’s a wonderful feeling when a client calls or e-mails me and tells me that the work we’ve been doing or the essential oils they’ve been using are making a significant positive impact on their lives,” said Suzanne. “That’s the goal all the time, and when it is achieved it feels really good.”
Suzanne is also a working mom and stresses that being a mom who wants to work doesn't make you a bad mom. It might actually be what makes you a better one.
“I think there are so many moms out there who feel that they should want to be with their children 24/7. I have found that the couple of days a week that are designated 'work days' for me and when my children are cared for by others, stimulate me and support my self-esteem in a way that motherhood doesn’t,” said Suzanne.
“I think I’m a healthier mother both mentally and physically for that time.” Suzanne actively works on creating a work/life balance by creating clear lines around family time versus work time. She adds that when those two worlds collide, she practices gentle self talk to accept this imperfection.
Suzanne plans to offer more group programs for clients with similar issues, as well as do more presentations that teach people about how health supportive essential oils can be.
“I love being an entrepreneur! Ten years ago, I graduated with an MBA from the FW Olin School of Business at Babson College, and the focus there is entrepreneurship,” said Suzanne. “Now that I’m truly self-employed, I feel like I’m living the dream!”
In keeping with Identity’s mission of Accept Appreciate Achieve, below are some more questions that fit in with that theme:
1. What have you accepted in your life that took time?
I am the only one responsible for my happiness. When adversity comes, it is my reaction that will be the deciding factor in whether or not I’ve had a good day, or a bad day.
2. What do you appreciate the most in your life?
The relationships I have with certain key people in my life, my husband, my children, my mother, a small group of friends, all of whom are always “there” for me when I need them.
3. What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life?
Giving birth to my children without using pain medication. Not because I think I’m better in any way than people who’ve used it, but because it taught me what my body is really capable of on a level that I don’t think I would otherwise understand.
4. What is your not-so-perfect way?
When I’m frustrated or angry, I swear! I shouldn’t, and my mother reminds me that it’s really not lady-like, but I find it helps. I do really try not to when my children are around!
5. Identity has an “I Love My…” section. How would you complete the phrase “I Love My…”?
I love my, now extremely rare with two small children, opportunities to sleep in!
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