Hi, I’m Jacky Kalaani. Thanks for visiting my site and wanting to discover who I am, how I got to where I am and the process I use in coaching.
First, I have been Coaching in the Wellness industry since 2009. I work mostly with individuals at their workplace on Stress Management, Weight Management and Goal Clarity. I also lead Group Coaching sessions with groups from 3-50 people where their participation leads the learning. Through this method of Coaching, I have been able to Successfully Coach hundreds of people. I love working more intimately with people so I feel taking it out of the workplace and into their comfort zone is a better method of Coaching.
Yoga is also a passion of mine that I have been fortunate enough to teach since 2011. I got certified though Cleveland Yoga with Tami Schneider which was a game changing experience for me. My Coaching strategy is interlaced with Yogic principals for a more holistic approach. I fully believe that the mind must be balanced and ready for change before lasting change is accomplished.
Before that I was a full time Personal Trainer and Fitness Specialist. I worked closely with clients to help them both in and out of the gym. We discussed habits in and out of the home that lead to their success or failures each week. Behavior change was a huge part of my Personal Training and has ultimately led to my success as a Coach.
I have degree in Exercise Science from Baldwin Wallace University but my passion for wellness in general started back from childhood.
From early on I was forced to question traditional medicine and take control of my own life in order to feel the way I wanted to. This was not an easy process, but with time, became a way of life. After several back surgeries in my teens, I quickly learned that not being active was not an option. It would only make my chronic back pain worse. Yoga and exercise were and still are the only things that tame the pain. To prevent my back issues from debilitating me I exercise almost daily. My workouts change all the time to keep my mind and body from getting bored but my go to is running.
I eat an organic, vegetarian diet. This is a way of life that I adapted when I was 10 years old. I went one week without meat and realized how wonderful I felt! I challenged myself to see how long I could last and have been meat free ever since. Do I have my vices? Of course! But these good habits provide a foundation that allows the rest of my mind and body to function at or near its best.
To read more about my journey, read my Power of Adversity blog post.
I look forward to working together on your journey!