I’m the founder and CEO of JOYVIAL. I’ve made it my life’s mission to help you feel physically vibrant, focused, joyful, and energized to live your best life. Now knowing how to best nourish my body, mind and soul, I’ve gone from the lowest point in my life to thriving. I’m convinced, without a doubt, that my team of trained and experienced health coaches can help you find your path to living YOUR best life (the only one you have).
FOUNDER & CEO
How does a girl from Austria end up dreaming about growing the first ever nationwide health coaching network in the US?
I get this question a lot. Yes, I was born and raised in beautiful Austria, surrounded by snowcapped mountains, enjoying the best ‘Wiener Schnitzel’, and dancing to Johann Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz. After earning my BA in Hotel & Tourism I started with a hotel company in Vienna, which at age 22 offered me the opportunity to transfer to their property in Chicago. What was meant to be a 2-year stint turned into a 20-year long career. I loved helping our guests and later on, as I moved to the company’s corporate office in Atlanta, my career really took off, leading large teams and managing parts of the business that represented over $45M in revenue.
I was living the American dream but there was one problem.
I wasn’t happy. Getting divorced in 2008 hit me hard. Already as a teenager I was a chocoholic with my mom locking all sweets away (everyone else in the family knew where the key to the drawer was!). The years that followed my divorce put me on a downward spiral. I wallowed in my pain and chocolate was my friend. I gained a lot of weight, had no energy and at age 30 honestly thought that life would never get better. Over two years passed before I finally on Christmas Eve 2010 said enough is enough!
The truth is, once you are serious about changing your life for the better, the right opportunities appear in front of your eyes. You think coming to this website is a coincidence?
Wonderful people appeared in my life who with their best intentions taught me all about calories, protein, fiber, carbohydrates, and fats. I worked out 6 times a week, had a pretty strict diet and after some time could tell you exactly how many calories and macronutrients were in any given food. I lost 25 pounds, ran a half marathon with a 7½-minute average pace per mile, and looked good in a bikini…but I still wasn’t happy. I was still binge eating chocolate, had no interest in dating and ignored the physical strain my new routine had on my body.
The moment that changed it all came in December 2015. That year in July I discovered a lump in my right breast. The 4-day wait for the mammogram seemed like a month, giving me too much time to think of ‘what if’ scenarios. Sitting on a cold plastic chair I waited for the results. The answer: “inconclusive”. What does that mean?! I shouldn’t worry and just keep an eye on it. NO! I wanted certainty. After much debate the doctor ordered an MRI, scheduled another week later. The MRI confirmed that there was no cancer, but I still had a lump. Five months later I decided to do a vegetable and fruit juice cleanse under the guidance of a health coach. On day 7, the lump was gone…wow!
Attending and graduating from the largest nutrition school in the world, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, was one of the best decisions I then made in my life. Being encouraged to try out the various foods and wellness practices, I was able to quit my chocolate cravings within 3 months, an addiction I had found comfort in for over 25 years.
I finally felt a sense of peace and the much-needed optimism that I could do anything if I just put my mind to it.
And so I did…
I quit my job, great salary, bonus, paid health insurance and many other benefits to finally do what I was put on this earth to do, help you live your best life.
Are you a working mom trying to excel in your career, be the guiding light in your children’s lives and feel the sizzle in your marriage again?
Yes, your story is likely different from mine and the hurdles standing in your way of reaching your goals are unique.
That’s why you are going to love working with JOYVIAL. Besides being laser focused on only adding health coaches to the JOYVIAL team who have received the right training and have proven to apply these techniques effectively, I’m proud to continuously expand our network with coaches who specialize in different areas of health and wellness.
Whatever your unique situation is, I have a health coach who is passionate and experienced in helping you overcome the obstacles holding you back from living life to your fullest potential. And if I don’t have the right match for you on the team, I’ll go out and find it.
That’s my promise to you.
If you’ve read this far, thank you! I hope this is just the beginning of our relationship as I’d love to learn more about you.
So what's next? I'd say go ahead and see for yourself how it all works! Plus check out testimonials of clients who have worked with our health coaches.
Finally, if your inner voice is telling you that you are ready to start the rest of your life, give me a call at 1-866-JOYVIAL.
PS: Wondering what the right pronunciation for JOYVIAL is? Just think ‘jovial’, but even happier.
Our Commitment to you
Confidentiality - Your conversation and all personal information will be kept private.
Trust - We will create an environment of trust and respect.
Timeliness - We will be on time, prepared and eager to work with you.
Solutions oriented - We will focus on creating solutions for your unique needs.
Expand knowledge - We will introduce proven concepts to achieve your goals.
Positive change - Together we will create a path to overall well-being.