About

ABOUT MANDY

My mission is to help overweight type 2 diabetics and those diagnosed with pre-diabetes, or insulin
resistance resolve their metabolic & energy imbalances, and lose weight, by empowering them through education, a clear path of action, and helping them succeed with weight loss goals so they can thrive physically, mentally & emotionally, have a deeper connection to “self” and look and feel their best.

 

I have been where you are. I have not completed my journey, but I have learned a lot in the process and
I want to share it with you.

What I Didn't Know

Unfortunately, I knew very little about a healthy lifestyle when I first began. Prior to coaching, I was a Nurse that worked in several location including the hospital, skilled nursing facilities and the community. This meant I struggled with my own personal self-care, had low energy, suffered from imbalanced blood sugars, and fought pain in both my knees, and back from being overweight. ‌I‌ ‌did‌ ‌not‌ ‌know‌ ‌how‌ ‌I‌ ‌was‌ ‌going‌ ‌to‌ ‌make‌ ‌it‌ ‌through‌ ‌my‌ ‌shift‌ ‌most‌ ‌days.  Sometimes,‌ ‌didn’t‌ ‌know‌ ‌how‌ ‌I‌ ‌was‌ ‌ going‌ ‌to‌ ‌get‌ ‌out‌ ‌of‌ ‌bed,‌ ‌and‌ ‌even‌ ‌get‌ ‌the‌ ‌day‌ ‌started.‌ ‌I‌ ‌just‌ ‌wanted‌ ‌to‌ ‌stay‌ ‌in‌ ‌bed‌ ‌and‌ ‌rest

Fatal Belief

I’ll be honest with you. It’s a miracle I Survived. Why?

Because, I began my health journey with the fatal belief that I could simply listen to and put into ‌practice‌ ‌the‌ ‌“expert”‌ ‌advice‌ ‌on‌ ‌nutrition,‌ ‌exercise‌ ‌and‌ ‌managing‌ ‌my‌ ‌blood‌ ‌sugars.‌ ‌That‌ ‌one‌ ‌“diet”‌ ‌worked‌ ‌for‌ ‌everyone,‌ ‌and‌ ‌I‌ ‌just‌ ‌needed‌ ‌to‌ ‌try‌ ‌harder‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌successful.‌ ‌I‌ ‌was‌ ‌wrong,‌ ‌very‌ ‌wrong.‌ ‌The‌ ‌harder‌ ‌I‌ ‌worked‌ ‌that‌ ‌more‌ ‌weight‌ ‌I‌ ‌gained,‌ ‌the‌ ‌more‌ ‌tired‌ ‌I‌ ‌became,‌ ‌the‌ ‌worse‌ ‌I‌ ‌felt.‌ ‌It‌ ‌was‌ ‌crazy!!‌ 

 

The‌ ‌yo-yo‌ ‌dieting,‌ ‌constantly‌ ‌searching‌ ‌for‌ ‌helpful‌ information‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌internet,‌ ‌the‌ ‌stress‌ ‌of‌ ‌it‌ ‌all,‌ ‌only‌ left‌ ‌me‌ ‌more‌ ‌confused‌ ‌and‌ ‌more‌ overweight‌ ‌than‌ ‌ever.‌ ‌I‌ ‌was‌ ‌following‌ ‌other‌ ‌plans‌ ‌without‌ ‌listening‌ ‌to‌ the‌ ‌signals‌ ‌from‌ ‌my‌ ‌own‌ ‌body.‌ ‌In‌ ‌the‌ ‌process,‌ ‌I‌ ‌burned‌ ‌through‌ ‌‌thousands‌ ‌of‌ ‌dollars‌,‌ ‌‌wasted‌ ‌years‌‌ ‌of‌ feeling‌ ‌lethargic‌ ‌and‌ ‌unable‌ ‌to‌ ‌enjoy‌ ‌life,‌ ‌and‌ ‌‌almost‌‌ ‌‌gave‌ ‌up‌‌ ‌on‌ ‌finding‌ ‌the‌ ‌truth.

It shouldn’t have been that hard!!

Why Most Diabetics Don’t Succeed

Thankfully, during that process I discovered that I loved Nutrition and the body’s ability to heal itself as much as I loved nursing and helping others. 

It became my passion. 

 

After‌ ‌receiving‌ ‌a‌ ‌diagnosis‌ ‌of‌ ‌diabetes‌ ‌or‌ ‌pre-diabetes‌ ‌there‌ ‌is‌ ‌no‌ ‌training‌ ‌or‌ ‌education‌ ‌on‌ ‌how‌ ‌to‌ manage‌ ‌your‌ ‌blood‌ ‌sugars,‌ ‌‌most‌ ‌diabetics‌ ‌who‌ ‌start‌ ‌their‌ ‌journey‌ ‌for‌ ‌better‌ ‌health‌‌ ‌or‌ ‌desire‌ ‌to‌ ‌lose‌ weight‌ ‌‌don’t‌ ‌succeed‌.‌ 
 
Face‌ ‌it,‌ ‌deciphering‌ ‌the‌ ‌real‌ ‌information‌ ‌form‌ ‌the‌ ‌fluff‌ ‌is‌ ‌pretty‌ ‌difficult.‌ ‌You‌ ‌can‌ ‌try‌ ‌this‌ ‌diet,‌ ‌then‌ ‌that‌ one,‌ ‌you‌ ‌may‌ ‌even‌ ‌have‌ ‌some‌ ‌success.‌ ‌But‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌lasting‌ ‌weight‌ ‌loss‌ ‌and‌ ‌keep‌ ‌it‌ ‌off‌ ‌you‌ ‌need‌ ‌to‌ understand‌ ‌the‌ ‌real‌ ‌cause‌ ‌of‌ ‌weight‌ ‌gain,‌ ‌you‌ ‌need‌ ‌a‌ ‌clear,‌ ‌customized‌ ‌plan,‌ ‌and‌ ‌you‌ ‌need‌ ‌to‌ ‌get‌ ‌off‌ ‌the‌ yo-yo‌ ‌dieting‌ ‌roller‌ ‌coaster.‌ ‌
 
Then‌ ‌and‌ ‌only‌ ‌then‌ ‌will‌ ‌you‌ ‌be‌ ‌able‌ ‌to‌ ‌love‌ ‌life‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌fullest‌ ‌and‌ ‌get‌ ‌back‌ ‌to‌ ‌enjoying‌ ‌your‌ ‌friends‌ ‌and‌ ‌family.‌  

Shortcut Your Path

to Success

My‌ ‌goal‌ ‌became‌ ‌to‌ ‌uncover‌ and‌ ‌simplify‌ ‌the‌ ‌confusion‌ ‌about‌ ‌healthy‌ ‌nutrition‌ ‌and‌ ‌balancing‌ ‌blood‌ sugars,‌ ‌and‌ ‌losing‌ ‌weight‌ ‌that‌ ‌was‌ ‌buried‌ ‌under‌ ‌the‌ ‌mountains‌ ‌of‌ information,‌ ‌and‌ ‌now‌ ‌I‌ ‌specialize‌ ‌in‌ helping‌ ‌diabetics‌ ‌apply‌ ‌key‌ ‌principles‌ ‌so‌ ‌they‌ ‌can‌ ‌‌shortcut‌ ‌their‌ ‌path‌ ‌to‌ success‌.‌ 
 
My‌ ‌forever‌ ‌goal‌ ‌is‌ ‌to‌ ‌‌simply‌‌ ‌break‌ ‌complex‌ ‌processes‌ ‌into‌ ‌logical‌ ‌and‌ ‌doable‌ ‌steps,‌ ‌and‌ ‌to‌ ‌provide‌ diabetics‌ ‌with‌ ‌an‌ ‌individualized‌ ‌plan‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌support‌ ‌necessary‌ ‌to‌ ‌‌achieve‌ ‌their‌ ‌weight‌ ‌loss‌ ‌goals‌ forever.‌ 
 
 

 

Shortcut Your Path to Success

My goal became to uncover and simplify the confusion about nutrition and balancing blood sugars buried under the mountains of information, and now I specialize in helping diabetics apply key principles so they can shortcut their path to success.
My forever goal is to simply break complex processes into logical and doable steps, and to provide diabetics with an individualized plan and the support necessary to achieve their health and wellness goals.

Boost Energy and Immunity
Balance Blood Sugars
Manage Weight
Improve Health

You don’t have to reinvent the wheel, because I’ve created the plan, I wish I’d had when I first began. As your coach, I’ll help you customize the plan to fit your strengths, your personality, and your circumstances.

 

You really can boost your energy, improve your health, enhance your immunity, and manage your weight and your blood sugars.

On a Personal Note

I am happily married to my husband Jason and have two daughters starting the journey to becoming adults and learning how to do life on their own.


I currently live in Pasco, WA where I own a five-acre developing farm, just outside city limits. My husband and I are newly “empty nesters” and our spending most of our time creating our “quiet” space in the country. While we miss our girls, we are proud of who they have become, and are excited about their future.


As a nurse, I enjoy helping people find joy and gratitude at every stage of life, whether it is on the road to recovery, or enjoying their last memories on earth. Drawing out peoples’ deepest desires to be healthy and empowering them to accomplish their healthy lifestyle goals is one of my greatest delights.

Qualifications

The ever-changing world of information, especially in the nutrition world, requires continued learning in order to properly direct others to achieve their goals. Thus, my preparation and mastery of coaching and learning new updated information is never going to be done. Since learning new things in a passion of mine, I enjoy deciphering new information to stay up to date for my clients.
As of today, here’s a condensed list of what I’ve learned:

Transformational‌ ‌Coach,‌ ‌Institute‌ ‌of‌ ‌Transformational‌ ‌Nutrition‌ ‌(in‌ ‌progress)‌ 
Insulin‌ ‌Resistance‌ ‌Practitioner,‌ ‌Institute‌ ‌of‌ ‌Nutritional‌ ‌Endocrinology‌ 
 
Basics‌ ‌of‌ ‌Positive‌ ‌Psychology,‌ ‌Functional‌ ‌Medicine‌ ‌Coaching‌ ‌Academy‌ 
 
ADE,‌ ‌Diabetes‌ ‌Paraprofessional‌ ‌Level‌ ‌1,‌ ‌Association‌ ‌of‌ ‌Diabetes‌ ‌Care‌ ‌&‌ ‌Education‌ ‌Specialist‌ 
 
FNC,‌ ‌Functional‌ ‌Nutritional‌ ‌Coach,‌ ‌Functional‌ ‌Nutrition‌ ‌Alliance‌ 
 
 
Healthy‌ ‌Keto‌ ‌and‌ ‌Intermitting‌ ‌Fasting‌ ‌Coach,‌ ‌Dr.‌ ‌Berg‌ ‌Keto‌ ‌Coach‌ ‌Program‌ 
 
ACP,‌ ‌Advanced‌ ‌Care‌ ‌Planner,‌ ‌Honoring‌ ‌Choices‌ ‌Pacific‌ ‌Northwest‌ 
 
HCC,‌ ‌Health‌ ‌Coach‌ ‌Certification,‌ ‌Dr.‌ ‌Sears‌ ‌Wellness‌ ‌Institute‌ 
 
BSN,‌ ‌Bachelor‌ ‌of‌ ‌Nursing,‌ ‌Western‌ ‌Governor’s‌ ‌University‌ 
 
ADN,‌ ‌Registered‌ ‌Nurse,‌ ‌Columbia‌ ‌Basin‌ ‌College‌ 
 
CHC,‌ ‌Certified‌ ‌Health‌ ‌Coach,‌ ‌Institute‌ ‌for‌ ‌Integrative‌ ‌Nutrition‌