My name is Erika DeJesus.
I am a Board Certified Holistic Life & Health Coach, and Personal Trainer. I am more of a transformation coach than anything else.
A very wise soul and one of my favorite authors, Marianne Williamson wrote:
“Our deepest fear is not that we’re inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Life is not about 'finding ourselves' it's about 'allowing ourselves'. Each of us has a unique purpose and light that shines brilliantly when we are first born in to this world. Yet for most of us life has a funny way of dimming that light and clouding our purpose as we grow up. It's not always intentional. It just happens. We get caught up in the 'shoulds' and rules of life. We go to school and possibly college, and then we get 'J.O.B.s' to pay the bills for the nice homes we want for our families, the cars we drive to work, and the short vacations our corporate jobs have granted us to spend some quality family time together once or twice a year. We let our own physical, mental, and spiritual health suffer when we spend hours in a J.O.B. and rush home to give what little energy we have left to our families. Then we collapse in to bed and do it all over again.
I fell into this trap myself for more years than I'd like to admit to!
I created Synergy in Strength to provide a resource for women who are going through a transition in their lives of one sort or another – women who are waking up to their unique dreams and potential at whatever age it may be, the quiet heroes of the world.
To be strong means so much more than just strengthening your physical body.
As a former competitive bodybuilder I know a great deal about strengthening my physical body through the right combination of exercise and food yet for many years on the inside I felt small and weak. Something was missing – my body was healthy, but my heart and soul were not happy. So I read, studied, talked to others, worked with a life coach myself, listened and learned about another type of ‘food’ that was even more important than the food I was feeding my body. And this learning became the foundation of the health coaching programs I offer.
I have faced my own share of struggles over the years.
I survived a serious eating disorder, two marriages ending in divorce, a series of nightmare jobs and life as a single mom to an amazing son who has experienced his own health challenges.
Despite these trials, today I am consciously choosing not to dwell on the past, rather to merely reflect on these experiences and use them as a foundation to strengthen my soul and remind me of who I was called to be.
It is through my education and experiences here that I have the privilege of sharing my knowledge with others. Through my gentle approach, I will help you achieve the shifts you so desire in your physical and mental being.
I would love to join you on your journey to health.
Please schedule a free 15-minute Discovery Session below as a first step in committing to creating synergy in your mind, your body and your life.
For those who would like to review my education and professional training:
- I am a Certified Life Coach through Golden Mastermind Seminars, Inc. - completed in December 2017.
- I am an AADP Board Certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC - completed in December 2013.
- I am an Elite Certified Fitness Trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association and hold Youth Fitness, and Speed and Agility certifications through the International Youth Conditioning Association.
- I am also a former competitive all natural bodybuilder. I was recognized as Amateur of the Month on the Bodybuilding.com website in July 2012.
- I am a sales consultant for an amazing line of all natural supplements called Isagenix that beautifully compliment my organic whole foods philosophy.