You want to meet this woman. Kalia Garrido wears multiple hats; wife, mother, self professed heath geek, avid outdoors person and founder multiple companies.
How did she get here? Drive and Determination. After moving from Boston to Miami, she found herself with a exciting career in the tech industry and raising her newborn son on her own.
"I was determined that my son would want for nothing and I was going to make it work. My career flourished because of it." Kalia shares.
She met her husband and made the move to the bustling tech industry of Denver. She worked her way to upper level management in corporate America, and hit the goals she had set for herself. The result? Realizing something was missing.
"I had been working my tail off to get there, and as soon as I hit it, is when I felt that I could look around and really take assessment of the scene that I was in, and be able to start to uncover, that actually wasn't for me. What would I do next?"
After a year of hitting her career goal, she left. "I'm going to give it all back. In fact, I will take nothing. It's time for me to start my own business."
She shares with us how leaving the comforts of a well paying job, can create fear. Overcoming fear, is something that she has set out to conquer. She emphasizes the importance of knowing yourself, so you can achieve what you are meant to do in this process.
"You have to take the time to know yourself, and that will make the difference in everything."
In the quest for knowing herself, she broadened her definition of health. She started implementing meditation and connecting with her spiritual health in combination from the active and healthy lifestyle she lives. She set out to answer the question, "What is the meaning of health?"
From here, this is where Healthy Women Leaders was born. A group collective of women, understanding health in all aspects of their lives. They are turning the thought of "Selfishness" into "Self Care" for women.