hello, I'm Barbara!
I have spent the last 25 years working with people on achieving their own variation of optimal wellbeing and health.
I am a nutritionist with a broader perspective. My knowledge and education base ranges from Sports Science with a focus on Psychology and Motivation, to Holistic Nutrition, to Mindfulness, as well as further education in Holistic Health (and lately tons of extra courses and books on hormones and menopause). This broad perspective allows me to take a truly holistic approach.
I have lived, studied, and coached in Germany (I am German), in the US (for 10 years) and now in Canada. My biggest project always has been finding my own THRIVE: long story — but I am NOT naturally sporty and fit — and I am predisposed to health and weight issues.
I, proudly, am the holistic lead for the global adidas Runners Community.
My focus with Optimum You is directed at who I deeply understand and love working with: women 40+, going through the roller coaster of life—and hormonal—shifts. I feel you. And I know how to support you…