Today we’d like to introduce you to Jaime Komer.
Jaime, please share your story with us.
I came into the health and wellness field by way of professional sports. I lived and breathed water polo from high school to college at UCLA, to living in Australia and playing out there, and finally with the U.S. Women’s National Water Polo Team. As a goalkeeper with the team, I became an Olympic Silver Medalist (Beijing, 2008) and 2x World Champion. During my time as a professional athlete, I struggled with physical injuries and burnout. This led me to pursue a career in fitness and health by teaching yoga, pilates and spin in Orange County.
I’m an adventurer and creator at heart and I have found so much joy in pursuing a variety of projects in health and wellness. I was open to where the wind took me! I’ve taught goal setting to youth athletes, went to the 2012 Olympics on behalf of Lululemon as their Digital Storyteller and taught yoga and mindfulness to kids through the OC Dept. of Educ. My husband Matt (also a former professional volleyball athlete) decided to go into business together to support others in their health and life adventures. We have done everything from leading international volunteer trips to creating yoga programs for professional athletes to making raw healthy treats “HAPPY dough” sold within OC (including Fermentation Farm).
I used to think I was bouncing from one thing to another until I learned that this was part of my creative process and necessary evolution for my personal business and brand. By challenging myself with completely unique projects, I was able to learn more about myself, passion and strengths. Some people know exactly what they want to do… for me, I have really enjoyed trying out different things. This journey has led me to where and who I am today.
So, where am I today? Go figure, everything has come together into one calling – I am your Olympian Health and Wellness Coach! 🙂
Going beyond the quick fix, I partner with clients to make long-lasting healthy lifestyle changes to empower their sport, career, personal and physical wellbeing. I specialize in nutritional, behavioral, stress management and physical training to holistically guide clients in removing barriers and achieving their healthiest self. Having struggled with my own health and wellbeing, I know how challenging it can be to overcome life’s obstacles. I honor that you are the expert in your own life and I am here to support you with accountability, expert guidance, and one-on-one coaching.
I like to think of life as an adventure and our health is a part of that journey. The better we can support our health, the more fun we can have on our adventure. 🙂
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has definitely NOT been a smooth road. And hey, since when is life supposed to be smooth? Did anyone ever say that following your heart and pursuing your passion is easy? Of course not. Once I changed my perspective on daily and life challenges, I became much more resilient and positive in my journey.
Here’s an example of a struggle I dealt with:
1) Making decisions based on the expectations of others. When you’re running a business, it’s easy to get caught up in what “the people want” or what you think others expect of you, especially if it’s customer service oriented. There were a few good life lessons for me when I realized I was making decisions based on others’ expectations instead of following my heart.
Please tell us about Jaime Komer.
Here is a bio I just created for an integrative health center I’m going to be working with. I feel this bio covers my focus, specialty and what sets me apart quite well. Plus a little extra. 🙂
Side note: I am most proud of being able to support and empower people to become healthy leaders in their own life. It seriously makes my day when I learn that I have helped someone make a positive change! 🙂 It’s not easy to change and we all deserve an awesome pat on the back for getting out of our comfort zone, daring to be rock the boat and be the change we wish the see in the world.
Here is my bio describing what I specialize in, what I am known for and what sets me apart:
Jaime is your Olympian Health and Wellness Coach, the only one in the world combining Olympic experience and Wellness Coaching to optimize your wellbeing!
Clients work with Jaime because of the empowering transformation they experience in their life. Even if they begin working with her for a specific health goal, they experience additional benefits of long-lasting changes that positively impact all areas of their life.
With her extensive sports background as a world-class goalkeeper in water polo, Jaime guides you in cultivating your inner resilience, strength, and confidence. She is an Olympic Silver Medalist, 2-time World Champion, 3-time NCAA Champion and 4-time All-American.
Jaime brings 15+ years experience in Health and Wellness. Her clients have included top athletes in the world, including USA Women’s Olympic Volleyball Team, Matt Harvey (World Series Pitcher for New York Mets), Courtney Conlogue (Professional Surfer), UCLA Athletics, MLB athletes, as well as Olympic and Paralympic Athletes.
Known for her positive energy, successful client outcomes, and in-depth knowledge, Jaime has a wide range of education to best support her clients. Her certifications include Plant-Based Sports Nutrition and Elite Sports Nutrition, Therapy Ball Practitioner, 200-hour Yoga, Pilates, Eco-Design Permaculture. She is completing her Master of Arts in Health and Wellness Coaching with an emphasis in Nutrition from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2019. She has a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA. Jaime is scheduled to complete her Restorative Exercise Specialist certification in 2018.
Jaime grew up in Fresno, California and now resides in Los Alamitos with her husband Matt, son Kovy and golden retriever, Mosman. She has a special affinity for international travel, hiking, singing in the shower, handcrafting crystal jewelry, making raw organic goodies and rolling in the sand.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
You know, at times I think things like, “Jaime, it would have helped if you had kept a steady income while building your business.” And then I remind myself that I would not be where I am today. I have put myself in situations where it’s a “sink or swim” situation, which has, in turn, put my full heart and effort into what I do.
So, while I would not change anything, I will say that I would give myself the following advice:
1) It’s okay to ask for help. Even though you think you can do everything, do you really want to?
2) Be open to more collaboration. Great things happen when you empower the strengths and creativity of others.
3) Perfectionism is another way of saying self-critical. Is your negative self-talk truly serving you? How would life show up differently if you switched from being your toughest critic to being your biggest fan?
- Website: www.jaimekomer.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaimekomer/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/naturallyhealthyjaimekomer
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaimekomer
- Other: https://eathappydough.com
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