I am Romy Weiss, first and foremost a mom to three children, one of which has life-threatening food allergies (Anaphylaxis). Now while I don’t personally live with the allergy, I might as well because as a mom I worry every minute of every day about my daughter’s safety. What I realized most is how much education is needed not just for newly diagnosed families but for the greater world to understand what it is like to live with a life-threatening food allergy.
My daughter is allergic to Treenuts, Peanuts, Cherries, Coconut and Peas.
I thought I understood before it became our reality. I thought I was paying close attention. One of our closest family friends had a nut allergy. I realize now I wasn’t doing enough.
I believe that knowledge is power and that educating people is the key to change. So that is why I am fully committed to this mission. I don’t believe in living in a bubble. I want my daughter and other people living with food allergies to be able advocate for themselves and know how to go out to eat and navigate food allergies outside the comfort zone of their home cooking.
I am a mom-preneur, I have three kids, a dog and husband. We live in Maine. And fun facts- each of my children were born in a different state. I love coffee, chocolate and red wine. And my superpower is creative problem-solving and being able to organize and thrive in chaos. Oh, and I'm obsessed with elephants. I believe they are good luck. My grandmother instilled my love for them and they bring balance to the world.
It’s hard to separate the professional from the personal as sometimes the hats are interchangeable. When I am not in full mom-mode (let’s be honest, do we ever really turn that off?), I am Romy Weiss, Your NextSteps Coach- a Career Transitions and Certified Professional/Life Coach. I truly believe you should love what you do and do what you love! I enable, guide and empower adults who feel overloaded and overwhelmed, generally at a career crossroads change, reinvent, return to and advance their careers so that they can find work/life balance and achieve their desired success.
I realized what I wanted to be when I grew up in my 40's. YEP! In my 40's! I reinvented myself. So I truly know it can be done first hand.
I bring to you my unique perspective plus my 22 years of work experience, my skills, my superpowers, my education (BS in Human Development from Pennsylvania State University and MBA with marketing concentration from Temple University) and my professional coaching certification from the Coaches Training Institute plus I am a certified mediator.
You can learn more about Romy and NextSteps Coaching at www.yournextstepscoach.com