About




About




About



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HI, I’M SARAH RODGERS

Life is a journey, not a destination. I am not sure we are supposed to have a “final” goal. My life has always been about responsibility and a set of obligations that I thought I had to live up to. The whole time there was an underlying burning dissatisfaction.

I finally hit the wall, physically, emotionally, professionally, and in my personal relationships. I had lost myself in becoming someone I didn’t even know I wanted to be. Who was I to just walk away from the life I had created? But I did. I walked away from people, habits, and a high paying corporate job that I thought I loved and took the time to learn about myself, my body, and my goals.

I realized what I loved most about my former successful career and life was helping people. It finally dawned on me that I have been through a lot…a lot of pain and stress in my personal life, as well as my professional one. I have made a TON of mistakes and have learned from them. But to what end? So I can keep it all inside? No, so I can serve and support others.

I founded Empower Change NYC to do for individuals what I have done successfully for corporate mergers – empower people by supporting the change they want to make in their own lives. I want people to know they are not alone in their struggles. I am here to help define and support the right change process for you!

We are all human and need a coach from time to time – I will work with you to help you understand the why behind what you want to change, guide you through how to do it, and support your growth in the process.

photo by: katyaphoto.com

We are all human and need a coach from time to time – I will work with you to help you understand the why behind what you want to change, guide you through how to do it, and support your growth in the process.

HI, I’M SARAH RODGERS

Life is a journey, not a destination. I am not sure we are supposed to have a “final” goal. My life has always been about responsibility and a set of obligations that I thought I had to live up to. The whole time there was an underlying burning dissatisfaction.

I finally hit the wall, physically, emotionally, professionally, and in my personal relationships. I had lost myself in becoming someone I didn’t even know I wanted to be. Who was I to just walk away from the life I had created? But I did. I walked away from people, habits, and a high paying corporate job that I thought I loved and took the time to learn about myself, my body, and my goals.

I realized what I loved most about my former successful career and life was helping people. It finally dawned on me that I have been through a lot…a lot of pain and stress in my personal life, as well as my professional one. I have made a TON of mistakes and have learned from them. But to what end? So I can keep it all inside? No, so I can serve and support others.

I founded Empower Change NYC to do for individuals what I have done successfully for corporate mergers – empower people by supporting the change they want to make in their own lives. I want people to know they are not alone in their struggles. I am here to help define and support the right change process for you!

photo by: katyaphoto.com

We are all human and need a coach from time to time – I will work with you to help you understand the why behind what you want to change, guide you through how to do it, and support your growth in the process.

HI, I’M SARAH RODGERS

Life is a journey, not a destination. I am not sure we are supposed to have a “final” goal. My life has always been about responsibility and a set of obligations that I thought I had to live up to. The whole time there was an underlying burning dissatisfaction.

I finally hit the wall, physically, emotionally, professionally, and in my personal relationships. I had lost myself in becoming someone I didn’t even know I wanted to be. Who was I to just walk away from the life I had created? But I did. I walked away from people, habits, and a high paying corporate job that I thought I loved and took the time to learn about myself, my body, and my goals.

I realized what I loved most about my former successful career and life was helping people. It finally dawned on me that I have been through a lot…a lot of pain and stress in my personal life, as well as my professional one. I have made a TON of mistakes and have learned from them. But to what end? So I can keep it all inside? No, so I can serve and support others.

I founded Empower Change NYC to do for individuals what I have done successfully for corporate mergers – empower people by supporting the change they want to make in their own lives. I want people to know they are not alone in their struggles. I am here to help define and support the right change process for you!

HI, I’M SARAH RODGERS

sarahLife is a journey, not a destination. I am not sure we are supposed to have a “final” goal. My life has always been about responsibility and a set of obligations that I thought I had to live up to. The whole time there was an underlying burning dissatisfaction.

I finally hit the wall, physically, emotionally, professionally, and in my personal relationships. I had lost myself in becoming someone I didn’t even know I wanted to be. Who was I to just walk away from the life I had created? But I did. I walked away from people, habits, and a high paying corporate job that I thought I loved and took the time to learn about myself, my body, and my goals.

I realized what I loved most about my former successful career and life was helping people. It finally dawned on me that I have been through a lot…a lot of pain and stress in my personal life, as well as my professional one. I have made a TON of mistakes and have learned from them. But to what end? So I can keep it all inside? No, so I can serve and support others.

I founded Empower Change NYC to do for individuals what I have done successfully for corporate mergers – empower people by supporting the change they want to make in their own lives. I want people to know they are not alone in their struggles. I am here to help define and support the right change process for you!

We are all human and need a coach from time to time – I will work with you to help you understand the why behind what you want to change, guide you through how to do it, and support your growth in the process.

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MY PERSONAL HEALTH JOURNEY

My journey to becoming a health and wellness coach was driven by my own experience of hitting rock bottom and having to climb up out of the depths of true despair and darkness as I approached my early 40’s. I was a successful financial services executive for years and had spent my entire career climbing the proverbial corporate ladder only to find myself unhappy and at the brink of physical breakdown. My doctor told me she had never seen anyone as sick as I was and didn’t know how I got up each morning. When she told me she was pretty sure I had cancer, it was like I had been slapped, hard. After 6 weeks of blood tests, saliva tests and other tests I was told I was malnourished, toxic in heavy metals, digestive tract infections, a parasite, adrenal failure, no thyroid function and cancer causing levels of estrogen. All I wanted was crawl into bed and never leave, but no, that wouldn’t be acceptable. I was a New York City executive and needed to keep going.We took each piece of my health and addressed it over the following months. It took me over two years, and 18 weeks of medical leave from work to get my body back in working order.

I wondered how other women did it and slowly realized I was not alone – the more people I talked to, women specifically, were all struggling with some aspect of career, health or even financial issues. It seemed to me that what we lost was our true sense of self. Did we succumb to trying to be everything to everyone? We had to be the perfect mother, employee, wife, daughter, sibling – let alone the societal pressures of looking the part. How did we let ourselves get here? I eventually went back to work but knew it would only be for a short period of time.
I had lost my motivation to continue living the way that I had – being healthy and making a difference in others’ lives was where I wanted to be. My journey to health didn’t happen over a few weeks but took years to finally understand what it meant to be truly healthy, body, mind and spirit.

I have gone from spending hundreds of dollars every month for supplements and doctor visits, constantly needing either coffee or a nap to healthy, balanced eating, lifting weights and running road races. I have never felt better and I am not looking back!

Women constantly push themselves to be everything for everyone and the last person we think about is ourselves.

about_salmon

MY PERSONAL HEALTH JOURNEY

My journey to becoming a health and wellness coach was driven by my own experience of hitting rock bottom and having to climb up out of the depths of true despair and darkness, as I approached my early 40’s. I was a successful financial services executive for years and had spent my career climbing the proverbial corporate ladder, only to find myself unhappy and at the brink of physical breakdown. My doctor told me she had never seen anyone as sick as I was and didn’t know how I got up each morning.

When she told me that she was pretty sure I had cancer, it was like I had been slapped, hard. After 6 weeks of blood tests, saliva tests, and other tests, I was told I was malnourished, toxic in heavy metals, had digestive tract infections, a parasite, adrenal failure, no thyroid function and cancer-causing levels of estrogen. All I wanted was to crawl into bed and never leave, but NO, that wouldn’t be acceptable. I was a New York City executive and needed to keep going. We addressed each health issue over the following months. It took me over two years, and 18 weeks of medical leave from work to get my body back in working order.

I wondered how other women did it and slowly realized I was not alone. The more people I talked to, the more I realized that women, specifically, were all struggling with some career, health, or financial issue. It seemed to me that we lost our true sense of self. Did we succumb to trying to be everything to everyone? We had to be the perfect mother, employee, wife, daughter, sibling – let alone the societal pressures of looking the part. How did we let ourselves get here? I eventually went back to work, but I knew it would only be for a short period of time.

I had lost my motivation to continue living the way that I had. Being healthy and making a difference in others’ lives was where I wanted to be. My journey to health didn’t happen over a few weeks. It took years to finally understand what it meant to be truly healthy–body, mind and spirit.

I have gone from spending hundreds of dollars every month for supplements and doctor visits, and constantly needing either coffee or a nap, to living healthy with balanced eating habits, lifting weights and running road races. I have never felt better and I am not looking back!

Women constantly push themselves to be everything for everyone, and the last person we think about is ourselves.

about_salmon

MY PERSONAL HEALTH JOURNEY

My journey to becoming a health and wellness coach was driven by my own experience of hitting rock bottom and having to climb up out of the depths of true despair and unhappiness as I approached my early 40’s. I was a successful financial services executive for years and had spent my career climbing the proverbial corporate ladder only to find myself unsatisfied and at the brink of physical breakdown. My doctor told me she had never seen anyone as sick as I was and didn’t know how I got up each morning. When she told me she was pretty sure I had cancer, it was like I had been slapped, hard. After 6 weeks of blood tests, saliva tests and other tests I was told I was malnourished, toxic in heavy metals, digestive tract infections, a parasite, adrenal failure, no thyroid function and cancer causing levels of estrogen. All I wanted was crawl into bed and never leave, but no, that wouldn’t be acceptable. I was a New York City executive and needed to keep going. We took each piece of my health and addressed it over the following months. It took me over two years, and 18 weeks of medical leave from the career I thought I loved to get my body back in working order.

I wondered how other women did it and slowly realized I was not alone – the more people I talked to, women specifically, were all struggling with some aspect of career, health, relationship, or even financial challenges. It seemed to me that what we were really losing was our true sense of self. Did we succumb by trying to be everything to everyone? We had to be the perfect mother, employee, wife, daughter, sibling – let alone the societal pressures of looking the part. How did we let ourselves get here? I eventually went back to work but knew my days would be numbered.

I had lost my motivation to continue living the way that I had – being healthy and making a difference in others’ lives was where I wanted to be. My journey to health didn’t happen over a few weeks but took years to finally understand what it meant to be truly healthy, body, mind and spirit. I knew I wanted to be there for others in their journey for personal change.

I have gone from spending hundreds of dollars every month on supplements and doctor visits, constantly needing either coffee or a nap to healthy, balanced eating, lifting weights and running road races. I have never felt better and I am not looking back!

Women constantly push themselves to be everything for everyone and the last person we think about is ourselves.

about_salmon

MY PERSONAL HEALTH JOURNEY

My journey to becoming a health and wellness coach was driven by my own experience of hitting rock bottom and having to climb up out of the depths of true despair and darkness as I approached my early 40’s. I was a successful financial services executive for years and had spent my career climbing the proverbial corporate ladder, only to find myself unhappy and at the brink of physical breakdown. My doctor told me she had never seen anyone as sick as I was and didn’t know how I got up each morning.

When she told me she was pretty sure I had cancer, it was like I had been slapped, hard. After 6 weeks of blood tests, saliva tests, and other tests, I was told I was malnourished, toxic in heavy metals, had digestive tract infections, a parasite, adrenal failure, no thyroid function and cancer-causing levels of estrogen. All I wanted was to crawl into bed and never leave, but NO, that wouldn’t be acceptable. I was a New York City executive and needed to keep going. We took each piece of my health and addressed it over the following months. It took me over two years, and 18 weeks of medical leave from work to get my body back in working order.

I wondered how other women did it and slowly realized I was not alone – the more people I talked to. Women specifically, were all struggling with some aspect of career, health, or financial issues. It seemed to me that what we lost was our true sense of self. Did we succumb to trying to be everything to everyone? We had to be the perfect mother, employee, wife, daughter, sibling – let alone the societal pressures of looking the part. How did we let ourselves get here? I eventually went back to work but knew it would only be for a short period of time.

I had lost my motivation to continue living the way that I had; being healthy and making a difference in others’ lives was where I wanted to be. My journey to health didn’t happen over a few weeks but took years to finally understand what it meant to be truly healthy–body, mind and spirit.

I have gone from spending hundreds of dollars every month for supplements and doctor visits, and constantly needing either coffee or a nap, to living healthy with balanced eating habits, lifting weights and running road races. I have never felt better and I am not looking back!

Women constantly push themselves to be everything for everyone, and the last person we think about is ourselves.

about_salmon

MY PERSONAL HEALTH JOURNEY

My journey to becoming a health and wellness coach was driven by my own experience of hitting rock bottom and having to climb up out of the depths of true despair and darkness as I approached my early 40’s. I was a successful financial services executive for years and had spent my career climbing the proverbial corporate ladder, only to find myself unhappy and at the brink of physical breakdown. My doctor told me she had never seen anyone as sick as I was and didn’t know how I got up each morning.

When she told me she was pretty sure I had cancer, it was like I had been slapped, hard. After 6 weeks of blood tests, saliva tests, and other tests, I was told I was malnourished, toxic in heavy metals, had digestive tract infections, a parasite, adrenal failure, no thyroid function and cancer-causing levels of estrogen. All I wanted was to crawl into bed and never leave, but NO, that wouldn’t be acceptable. I was a New York City executive and needed to keep going. We took each piece of my health and addressed it over the following months. It took me over two years, and 18 weeks of medical leave from work to get my body back in working order.

I wondered how other women did it and slowly realized I was not alone – the more people I talked to. Women specifically, were all struggling with some aspect of career, health, or financial issues. It seemed to me that what we lost was our true sense of self. Did we succumb to trying to be everything to everyone? We had to be the perfect mother, employee, wife, daughter, sibling – let alone the societal pressures of looking the part. How did we let ourselves get here? I eventually went back to work but knew it would only be for a short period of time.

I had lost my motivation to continue living the way that I had; being healthy and making a difference in others’ lives was where I wanted to be. My journey to health didn’t happen over a few weeks but took years to finally understand what it meant to be truly healthy–body, mind and spirit.

I have gone from spending hundreds of dollars every month for supplements and doctor visits, and constantly needing either coffee or a nap, to living healthy with balanced eating habits, lifting weights and running road races. I have never felt better and I am not looking back!

Women constantly push themselves to be everything for everyone and the last person we think about is ourselves.
 

I completed my training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I was trained in over a hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods that included becoming more self-aware, how to develop mental fortitude and identify and deal with stressful situations. Not only did the program give credibility to my own journey, it taught me to apply healthy choices and make them a lifelong habit.


 

I completed my training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I was trained in over a hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods that included becoming more self-aware, how to develop mental fortitude and identify and deal with stressful situations. Not only did the program give credibility to my own journey, it taught me to apply healthy choices and make them a lifelong habit.



I completed my training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I was trained in over a hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods that included becoming more self-aware, how to develop mental fortitude and identify and deal with stressful situations. Not only did the program give credibility to my own journey, it taught me to apply healthy choices and make them a lifelong habit.


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