In 2001, Ramona Fasula lost her father due to complications from diabetes and his loss inspired her to learn more about natural health and its importance.
Fast forward to 2010: Ramona lost her job in the financial industry, but it was just the beginning for her. After brainstorming with a friend, she realized that the loss of her job meant that she could chase her true passion and today she gets to help others get healthy so that they don't need to suffer the way her father did.
"The whole premise of what I teach is that food is medicine. No matter what condition we are dealing with, we can use natural food to reverse, manage, and even prevent that condition. Food is so powerful, but yet many people don't see it that way, and that is where I come in".
Through one-on-one coaching, group classes, wellness challenges, pantry makeovers, and healthy cooking classes, Wellness by Ramona strives to teach people how to understand food so that they can live healthful lives. Ramona's latest project is a 30 Day Wellness Challenge that you don't want to miss out on. Contact her for more information!
Describe yourself in three words:
Honest, hard working, empathetic.
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
"My greatest professional achievement is writing my book, "A Health Coach's Guide to Heart Health", as well as being invited on various radio and TV shows including NPR".
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
"To offer my services to professional sports teams. I'm already halfway there, as I am now working with the NFL. I'd also like to be the host of a health and wellness TV show, which I am in the process of researching".
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
"Fashion design, as I am very creative and I definitely appreciate beautifully made clothes".
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
"One word. Organization. I have very strong organization skills. Once you get organized, work/life balance becomes easier. Organization is the key".
What websites do you visit every day?
"I'm an Amazon junkie, so I am definitely on that site every day. I like to read spiritual books from Lousie Hay, Gabrielle Bernstein and Wayne Dyer. They are definitely three of my favorite authors. I also do a lot of research on health and wellness, so the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Dr. Mercola".
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
"I am a music lover. I love going to concerts, so I definitely spend a lot of time at various music venues. Philly has some of the best restaurants. El Vez and Ocean Prime are two of my favorites. I'm also a big sports fan, so during hockey season, you will find me at the Wells Fargo Center cheering on my team".
What is your goal for retirement?
"Retirement? What's that? I will be teaching people about health and wellness until the day I die. I have truly found my purpose in life. Once you find it, you'll never want to give it up".
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
"It is ok to fail. Some of your biggest accomplishments will come from failure. Some ideas will work and some won't. Learn from the ones that don't".
Ramona's last thought: "Always believe in yourself. When you do, you can accomplish anything".