Meet Coach B.

What happens when an operational leader uses her business savvy to create a healthier life?

The birth of a lifestyle leader and the creation of The Master Plan – a coaching method designed to help business minded people reorganize and re-prioritize their daily schedule to infuse wellness into their business day in a very natural way. Coach Burks considers herself a ‘recession rockstar’ – a former real estate director turned nutritionist, trainer and corporate coach when the new housing market went bust.

Called on by top executives for her one-of-a-kind champion talk and counsel, she has become the go-to resource for those looking to take their lifestyle, as well as their teams, to the next level. Whether she is in the board room, on the training floor or out taking clients for a run, she infuses the clarity and energy needed to keep people in their most productive space.

What’s her secret? Coach B’s business savvy mindset allow her valuable insight; that true success for her clients will be found in end-to-end health offerings.

10 strategies

Society has conditioned us to live out of balance. Way out of balance. Work/life imbalance. Emotional Imbalance. Familial imbalance. Physical imbalance. Imbalance has become our normal state and it is taking a detrimental toll on our health and wellbeing – personally & professionally. When we choose to honor our bodies’ needs over the demands of outside influences, we stand a great chance of being able to achieve optimal health.  It is possible to reorganize our current schedule to achieve a better mental and physical balance.

The reality behind the strategy

We can have all the structure and strategy under the sun. We have to do more than just show up for work. We have to be mindful to show up for ourselves every day, throughout the day. I say that respectfully because I speak from experience.

That lack of time we speak of… we do it to ourselves.

For the most part our schedules are jam packed and we participate in the ‘too busy’ epidemic. We are doing too much for other people and not enough for ourselves. We don’t get more time, we need to be more selfish with the time we have and today we will learn to reclaim some of that space.

That time and energy that we say we don’t have… we give it away.

We get caught up in the pace of our ‘busy’ day. Our happiness, health, nutrition and schedules are being prioritized behind the excuse of being ‘busy.’ We are managing to the crazy and it’s exhausting us. We have become too comfortable with stress.

Stress has an impact on our health, our quality of life, and ultimately our profitability and sustainability. Ill be the first to tell you that stress clouds your creativity and steals your energy.

We have make a conscious decision to prioritize your health + happiness.

I believe my true value as a coach is to help people restore balance and give them the tools to sustain that perspective. I help you be better at what you do because I am going to give you the tools to become the most energized version of you. I’m going to help you get to those goals, in a much better fashion. More supported, more energized, more relaxed and more authentic manor.

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The Order of Operation – First Things First

The Order of Operation – First Things First

”There is an order of operation which must be respected in order to maximize the ease in which we manifest clarity & energy in our lives.  Near equal focus must be placed on rest, nutrition, fitness, gratitude and stress management; this leads to a natural mind/body balance.  When we disrespect this balance we find ourselves tired, stressed, overweight and in poor health. “

– Coach B.

The human body is designed to constantly seek and maintain a healthy balance within all systems of the body, this balance is also known as homeostasis.  When the external factors such as rest, emotional well-being, nutrition, and fitness are all in proper balance, the internal ‘systems’ of the human body better are able to their maintain stability. When internal systems are working in harmony, cells are replenishing properly, hormone levels are in check and your energy and body weight all take a healthy turn- naturally.

Homeostasis, from the Greek words for “same” and “steady,” refers to any process that living things use to actively maintain fairly stable conditions necessary for survival.

Achieving balance is a sign that your body is in a state of optimal health.  As a result you wake up feeling refreshed and are able maintain consistently high energy throughout your entire day.

Unfortunately, our society has conditioned us to live out of balance.  Way out of balance- work/life balance, emotional balance, familial balance and physical balance.  Imbalance has become our normal state and it is taking a detrimental toll on our health and well-being – personally & professionally.   Imbalance shows up on the human body in the form of excess weight, decreased health, stress & anxiety.  When we choose to honor our bodies’ needs over the demands of outside influences, we stand a great chance of being able to achieve optimal health.  To achieve homeostasis we simply need re-prioritize the events of everyday life and choose to honor our bodies’ needs over the demands of outside influences.

It’s not enough to just have the physical recipe for clarity & energy. Emotional health requires a continuous recognition of your current state of emotions. As human beings we are plagued by human nature, stress and the ego, they determine how emotionally successful we can actually be.  The reality is that we are constantly ‘off track’ both physically & emotionally because of something called emotional distractibility.

Imbalance: Emotional & Physical

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My goal is to keep you moving forward, in a productive state, under any circumstance; humble and stress free. This means you must use your EMP to manage the flow of energy coming to you and from you, so that it works for you, not against you.  You will rely on an energy in/energy out philosophy that honnors your mind and body in a pro-active manor.  You simply can’t keep taking in more stimulation without a pause to re-center. Doing this inevitably leads to feeling stressed out -ultimately depriving you of the good feelings that you deserve in your everyday life.

In order to create a smooth plan for long-term success, you have to consider all of the factors involved-especially the ones which directly affect your mood and attitude. Behind every goal must lay the ability to behave successfully, without getting derailed by your emotions. You can only navigate successfully through your day when you acknowledge all of the realities it entails.  It is high time you tear down the defensive walls, learn to master your emotions, and harness your energy so you can better deal with reality and accomplish your goals.

Our Target: Neutral Ground

Neutral ground is place balance, where we feel most connected and alive, not under stimulated or overstimulated, the path of least resistance in our lives and within ourselves. We are most authentically powerful and productive when we are standing on that neutral line – not distracted or divided – wholly empowered and stress free.

Our goal is have the tools and a plan in place that allows us to continually return our neutral ground throughout the day without slipping away.  Moving from a reactive space to a proactive space will have a powerful impact on your everyday experience and give you the best shot at achieving balance in your mind & body. Being aware of your emotional energy means consciously choosing to recognize low frequency feeling such as stress, anxiety, anger or frustration.