Talk about stress! I was the original Frazzled Hurried Woman! (the title of my book). I’ve been a health and wellness speaker since 1995. Our fast paced and pressured society often leads to high levels of stress and its many associated mental, physical and emotional problems. As a singer and performer prior to my health and wellness career, I truly was a stressed out wife, mother, daugher, community volunteer and somewhere under all that – woman! My own health was becoming compromised. After a health scare at one of my yearly check ups, I soon became motivated to seek methods to combat stress and improve my health.
Eventually, my personal journey and research, along with stress, wellness and nutrition education led me to the commitment of helping others. I’m still having the best time performing (having started when I was three at a holiday concert – upstaging my older brother when I ran up on stage to sing with him.) Now as well as bringing fun and well-being (hopefully) to the hearts of my audiences, I enjoy being able to impart important messages on how people can take charge of their health, set priorities for what’s most important and get down to basics with self care, better food, some exercise as well as simple relaxation techniques that I can teach in minutes. Just putting up your feet when tired isn’t such a novel idea – but it works! Sitting at computers well into the night isn’t a great habit (as we know by the way we feel the next day!
Throughout the years, I’ve found that employees everywhere need inspiration and direction as they seek better ways to take care of themselves. Do you or your staff? In order to increase employee morale and effectiveness, research shows that stress relief, lifestyle and nutrition skills learned and practiced can dramatically improve people’s health and well-being. I would love the oppotunity of helping your organization to rejuvenate your staff.
I continue to be inspired and touched by the many success stories I hear. It makes my day!”
How Rosalie Got Started
Music and Performing Career
Before her career as a motivational speaker on stress relief and nutrition, Rosalie spent over 20 years in music and creative arts. A singer/songwriter and performer, she was part of the Canadian singing duo Jim & Rosalie, and later a solo performer. She performed across Canada for hundreds of thousands of children and their families in concert halls and on TV. She wrote songs about fun, self-esteem and feelings, and recorded five children’s albums as well as published a children’s music and activity book. She was nominated for two Juno (Canadian Music) awards.
However, like many women, Rosalie took on too much. When she suffered poor health, she began to seek ways to achieve stress relief and work/life balance. As she made alterations in her life and learned more about lifestyle enhancement, her physical health improved. (Wow, a day without back pain, stomach ache or headache! – she was enthralled.) Rosalie had this need to share all this information with others.
Wellness Education, Speaking Education
Considering herself a life long learner, Rosalie returned to school to study Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion at Centennial College in Toronto. Later, she became an instructor on stress management at her alma mater — the basis for Rosalie’s work as a stress management consultant. Rosalie learned that ‘wellness’ is more than just physical well-being; it includes our emotional, spiritual, vocational, financial and social world, all interwoven into our life tapestry. Inspired, she became determined to share this knowledge with others, and so began her career as a motivational speaker and health and wellness consultant. She trained with expert speaking coach Burt Dubin who imparted the fine art of speaking. Rosalie attended his boot camps in Arizona for nine years and worked with him to become a speaker who can make a difference. Her affiliation with Toastmasters International also grew Rosalie’s skills as a speaker. But there was more to learn!
Rosalie continued to investigate preventive health and she pursued a diploma in Holistic Nutrition (RHN) at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. As a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner (RNCP), Rosalie designs food plans for individuals, many who have been referred by medical doctors. For the first five years after completing her nutritional certificate, Rosalie worked with patients of a psychiatrist. She saw first hand how people’s mental health could improve by the addition of whole foods and certain nutrients that nourish the brain. Coupled with her experience as a nutritional consultant, her training and experience as a motivational speaker helps her put this information into easy to understand language. Rosalie’s love of fun even comes into seminars when she speaks about micronutrients and the brain! (She maintains that she still likes chocolate!)
She speaks for groups, in-person or through tele-seminars or webinars. As a nutrition speaker, she shares information about the impact of food and nutrients on physical and mental well-being. Her invovlement with the International Schizophrenia Foundation as Vicer Chair and board member and the foundations’s 40 years of nutritional research into mental and physical health has added great depth to Rosalie’s knowledge – that she loves to share with audiences!