Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine)
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons)
Certificate III and IV in Fitness
ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach
Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
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A little bit about me and my journey so far...
I grew up with a huge sporting background, which ultimately set the tone for my career - now that I think about it. I use to swim competitively; competing at national titles and training up to 10 times per week. Training this hard during my adolescent years has had a profound impact on my life even today. It taught me discipline, and that if you really want something, you've got to put in the work - both physically and mentally.
I was my own worst enemy when it came to competing in the pool. I would get so nervous I would be physically sick - I had no idea how to control my anxious thoughts. This impacted my ability to race the way I wanted to, but more importantly, it intrigued me. Why couldn't I control my nerves? Why did I dread competing, but love training? This thought stayed with me throughout my high school years, and was the reason behind me going on to study psychology after I finished school (I had realised that I was never going to be an Olympic swimmer).
After completing my degree in Psychological Science at University of Queensland, I worked for a couple of years in organizational psychology - but realised it wasn't where I wanted to be. My love for pushing myself physically led me to study my Personal Training qualifications, which saw me develop a beautiful client base over five years. I enjoyed training clients one-on-one, and helping them chase their goals. However, sometimes I would get difficult cases - those cases where they wouldn't be able to achieve their desired weight loss; or they had obvious hormonal issues, or they were so fatigued they couldn't train like they wanted to. The fact that I couldn't help them further, frustrated me beyond belief. I began looking into natural medicine, and began my degree in health science - majoring in Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine.
Throughout my life, I have suffered with severe anxiety and depression - almost being hospitalized numerous times. I have been on medication, I have had crazy mood swings, and I have felt so down I didn't want to get out of bed. However, the more I changed my life, the more I looked after myself, the more I gave my body what it needed - the less depressed I felt. I strongly believe that depression is not an imbalance of brain chemicals, but a symptom of something more - whether it be inflammation, gut imbalance or a perfect storm of health problems combined with situational factors. I believe that getting to the root of the problem is the answer, and I am living proof of this belief.
Although my journey hasn't been straight forward, I am grateful for where it has led me. The years of study I have done, the clients I have had the pleasure of training, and subsequently befriending (some of my early clients are now my best friends). The highs and lows I have experienced. It has led me to develop insight, to empathize with my clients, to understand where they are when they come to me. My goal as a health practitioner is to understand each individual; to connect the dots of their health history, and to figure out how they got to where they are. I strongly believe that every single person was put on earth for a reason - and mine is to help others.