GETTING TO KNOW JENNIFER NARANJO, CERTIFIED LIFE & SPIRITUAL COACH

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WEBSITE: www.strengthiswithin.com

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“I am here to help you release the patterns that do not serve you, to forgive yourself and each other for the past, and to MOVE FORWARD AND GROW IN LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING.  Let’s take the first step towards building a better relationship!”  ~ Jennifer Naranjo: Certified Life & Spiritual Coach

BIO:   Jennifer Naranjo is a Certified Life & Spiritual Coach, training with the Life Purpose Institute, Law of Attraction Life Coaching Academy, and Gabrielle Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie Master Class. She is passionate about facilitating workshops on Conscious Parenting, Conscious Relationships (coming soon), and Mother-Daughter Communication. Jen is also passionate about conducting masterminds on Conscious Entrepreneurship, working with individuals who are connecting to their life’s work & purpose, and are committed to making the world a better place in their own unique way. Most recently, Jen has begun facilitating staff development workshops for businesses and organizations within the community.

Prior to beginning her life as an entrepreneur, she worked in the corporate world managing the operations of various sized offices, ranging in size from 10 – 90 individuals handling anything from budgeting and workflows to human resources issues and team building. She enjoys combining her professional experience with her passion for helping others find peace in the chaos of life.

Jen is married to her high school sweetheart, Tony, together for over 20 years and celebrating 11 years married this September. She is the mother of an 8 year old daughter, Marissa, who continues to be a major inspiration in her life to continue growing as an individual and make this world a better place.


What is your favorite thing about your career?

As a life & spiritual coach, I often hear from my clients during their most challenging times. As we begin shifting perspective and moving forward, there is this moment when I can see and feel a shift in them. This huge weight is lifted off their shoulders and they suddenly find peace and clarity in the moment. When I’m working with an entrepreneurial client, I see it when they break through a block and begin creating with this “I got this” attitude. Those are the moments that truly inspire me because it’s not me, it’s them. It’s empowering them to access what is already in them.

What motivated you to become a Life & Spiritual Coach?

Prior to becoming a life & spiritual coach, I worked in the corporate sector for about 12 years. While I learned many skills and excelled at the job, there was something missing. I felt this big hole. After some soul searching, I realized that I wasn’t living my purpose. The position I held was no longer meeting my personal goals. After my daughter was born, that feeling got even stronger. Her arrival was a huge catalyst in my life – she showed me the most real and purest form of love I had ever experienced, that I had to value myself so she would learn how to value herself, and it forced me to prioritize my life in a way I had never done before. My time away from family had to count. I KNEW I needed to make a difference in the world and lead by example for her.

In my corporate job, I felt most fulfilled when I was coaching employees, the kind of coaching where we got to the heart of the matter. Employees often poured their hearts out to me and commented on how much better they felt after talking with me – they felt lighter, calmer and more at peace. I started to notice the pattern. When a certification program came across my desk, I jumped at it and started working toward my dream. There was an instant connection for me – one that I felt deep in my soul. One year later, I left my corporate job and haven’t looked back.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

While I’m proud to have taken a huge chance on myself and start my own business, my proudest accomplishment is hands down… my daughter. I know… it sounds cliche and every parent says something like that, but it’s the truth. Anytime I see her apply a life lesson from something she learned, or when I see her help another human being (she has such a natural nurturing instinct) my heart is full. It makes all those difficult and challenging moments of parenthood worth it, and truly helps me stay connected to what is important in life.

What is it like to work with you?

With every encounter I have with my clients, I always want them to feel like they’ve learned more about themselves and/or come away with a sense of peace and clarity that they didn’t have before. I do not have all the answers, but I am here to help others find the answers that serve their highest good and propel them forward. I never want to go somewhere without adding value, so every single workshop, one-on-one session, mastermind or meeting comes from a loving and caring place. I put my clients to work on themselves, but in a gentle way. I’m their biggest cheerleader, but also keep it real.

How would your friends describe you?

They would describe me as calm, peaceful, and level-headed. I don’t know exactly where that came from, but I was very much like this even as a child. I’ve always had that “old soul” vibe. My friends come to me when they want a non-judgmental perspective, really want to get to the bottom of how they are feeling, and want to move forward. I’m all about spreading more love in this world and making a difference

What are your hobbies?

Family time is priceless, and I love sharing new experiences with them. I LOVE traveling and learning about new parts of the world. I also like being creative – whether it’s creating new workshops or projects to painting and sewing.

List two pet peeves.

I’m not a fan of traffic and it really bugs me to see people take others for granted. I try my best to stay neutral and treat everything as a lesson, including my pet peeves. Traffic is a reminder to be patient and trust the journey, and seeing others taken for granted brings me back to gratitude.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I’m forever committed to being a student for life, so I will always attend conferences, workshops and work on self-development. As I grow myself, I know that will affect and expand my business as I want to continue helping other learn ways to grow. In five years, I see myself traveling for work and pleasure giving workshops and conferences, writing a book (or two) and having my own podcast.

If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be?

I wouldn’t change anything, not even my biggest “failures” or challenges. Each one of them has taught me extremely valuable lessons and I’m determined not to let them go to waste. If I could give my younger self some advice it would be to take a chance on yourself sooner rather than later and do not place so much value on what other people think.

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?

  • Malala Yousafzai for standing up to hate even in the most dire circumstances.
  • Oprah for building an empire based on empowering and growing others.
  • Freddie Mercury for his creative genius.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. because LOVE is always the answer.

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I send you LOVE, LIGHT & PEACE on your journey and leave you with this beautiful prayer:

May the long time sun

Shine upon you

All love surround you

And the pure light within you

Guide your way on.

 

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GETTING TO KNOW THE OWNERS OF CROSSFIT RESOLUTE

 

 

 

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Owners:
• Jesse Gallegos & Silvia Aldrete
• Michelle Nunez
• Yvette Pasillas
• Nick & Lucy Spencer
• Alex & Vivian Villanueva

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WEBSITE: www.Crossfit-Resolute.com

FACEBOOK PAGE: Crossfit Resolute

INSTAGRAM: CrossfitResoluteWhittier

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BIO: We all come from very different professional backgrounds, but have all done CrossFit for years both together and individually. We love CrossFit and wanted to bring a new facility to the area that was like no other, that promoted a healthy lifestyle, that brought together the community in a positive and supportive environment, and that inspired people of all backgrounds to challenge themselves mentally and physically.

What is your favorite thing about your company?
Our Members are number 1! We are all avid CrossFit athletes and it excites us to share its many benefits with our community, while building a member base that treats each other like family.

What motivated you to start your Cross-Fit Gym?
After years of doing CrossFit both individually and together, we all came together to start our own box because we wanted to deliver the best CrossFit experience to our community. We all come from different professional backgrounds, but our love for CrossFit unites us in a way that is truly unique. We believe our Members are number 1 and we all work hard toward providing a well-rounded health and fitness environment that is supportive and inspiring.

What is your proudest accomplishment?
Opening our doors was our very first accomplishment. It was a tough job getting the facility ready and maneuvering through the unexpected hurdles. Today, we are so proud of the community that is forming. We reached our first target membership goal in only three months, and the word is steadily spreading about our facility, coaches, programming, and community.

What is the best feature of your gym?
There really are too many to pick one, but hands down our Members are the heart and soul of our box (gym in CrossFit)! We offer an environment that promotes a healthy lifestyle, positive vibes, encouragement to reach your goals, and support when the workouts get tough. Also, our coaches are amazing! They also come from different backgrounds, but their passion for CrossFit is unrivaled. You can count on them to teach you proper technique, correct you when necessary, push you to go harder, and ensure that you get the most out of every WOD (workout of the day). Lastly, we can’t leave out our kids area which we added because we know how hard it can be to find time to work out when you have little ones. The kids love the chalkboard wall, it’s filled with fun toys, and the kids are visible at all times!

What is CrossFit?
Whether you’re a beginner or an accomplished athlete, you’ll love our workouts! CrossFit is all about constantly varied, high intensity, functional movements, which can all be scaled to your personal fitness level, while under the supervision of our experienced coaches. Gain strength, power, endurance, get in the best shape of your life, and have fun doing it! But CrossFit isn’t only about coming in and getting a great workout. Have we mentioned our community yet? It’s extremely important to us! Not only can you expect your physical fitness to reach new heights, you may also find yourself competing in CrossFit competitions or Spartan/Mud Run races with us. We also host many events throughout the year that bring our members together from holiday celebrations, beach days, bbq’s, paint n’ sip parties, and much more! At Crossfit Resolute we are family!

What do we offer?
In addition to our regular Crossfit classes, we also offer Olympic lifting technique classes, RomWod (a class designed to help you rehab and recover your sore muscles), Fit Kids classes, and nutritional guidance. Also, we are still offering our introductory rates and offer additional discounts to military, law enforcement/first responders, medical professionals, teachers, and family! Call us to find out more.

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