In this episode of The Healers Café, Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practice) speaks with Caroline Kusnetz about the pressure’s teens face both physically and emotionally and how her program GRIT is helping to build youth’s confidence.
For the transcript and full story go to: https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/Caroline-Kusnetz
Highlights from today's episode include:
You know, a lot of kids through the pandemic, they’re lonelier than ever, and we're dealing with the effects of social media that you know, we're in this experiment, both kids and parents and we don't know what the long-term effects are.
But we know the short-term effects are not good. The depression and anxiety rate is…I mean, as a parent of kids in this age group, seeing my own kids and their friends and hearing stories of my friends and their children. It is everywhere. It is everywhere and it's scary.
I think a lot of youth are feeling like they're not heard. So, we're trying to marry a very complicated time with a lot of very challenging subjects and have a conversation where we can respect multiple points of view from both kids and parents.
ABOUT CAROLINE KUSNETZ:
Caroline Kusnetz is the co-founder and CEO of GRYT, a multi-faceted movement to equip and empower a struggling generation of youth; ages 8-16; to build the healthy mind-body habits that are foundational to achieving a sense of self-efficacy, resilience, and a place of leadership amid a sustainability-focused future. A former award-winning tech executive-turned-board certified functional medicine health coach and Iron Woman competitor, Kusnetz brings a powerful synergy of business-building acumen and comprehensive wellness expertise to an all-female team. Together, they are establishing a foundational framework that prepares both teens and their parents to effectively navigate the unique challenges of puberty and become resilient, passion-led adults.
Raised in New Jersey alongside one older brother, Kusnetz’s family of four regularly engaged in friendly competition as a means of imparting essential life skills. From deboning a fish to fixing a dishwasher, every “real world” lesson served to support a sense of self-reliance and resourcefulness that has served her to this day - and now motivates her to share the same formative experiences with American youth. After graduating magna cum laude from Massachusetts’ Babson College with a Bachelor’s in Marketing and Communications, she completed the University of Pittsburgh’s Semester at Sea, receiving academic honors while completing courses and traveling to ten countries. She then earned her Master’s in Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Entering the technology field, Kusnetz spent two decades advancing through the ranks of corporate leadership at Dell, IBM, and several start-ups. Just after becoming a new mother, she sustained extensive injuries - including a broken neck and traumatic brain injury - in a rollover automobile accident with her then-eight-week-old daughter. The road to recovery took more than two years, during which time Kusnetz seized the opportunity of a second chance to pursue her passion for helping others to improve their quality of life with tools and resources backed by advanced brain health optimization science. She completed her Health Coaching Certification Program, board exam, WildFit Nutrition Counseling Credential, and a six-month internship with APO4.INFO to become a certified ReCODE Practitioner. She then founded WE BE Wellness with GRYT Co-Founder Carly Kaufman, creating a thriving mind-body functional wellness brand that has empowered hundreds of clients toward positive changes that support physical-mental balance.
Today, Kusnetz brings the same brain-body functional wellness approach to GRYT, focusing her expertise on a generation of teens struggling to find a place of belonging and contribution in today’s world. She resides in New York City with her husband and two children, where she regularly works with youth as school board president and executive vice president. She has also served as a mentor for the New York State Mentoring Program, Girl Scout Troop Leader, and as a counselor, speaker, and recruiter for the New Jersey Public School Community Cares Program.
Core purpose/passion: Making our future better: Today, Kusnetz brings the same brain-body functional wellness approach to GRYT, focusing her expertise on a generation of teens struggling to find a place of belonging and contribution in today’s world. She resides in New York City with her husband and two children, where she regularly works with youth as school board president and executive vice president. She has also served as a mentor for the New York State Mentoring Program, Girl Scout Troop Leader, and as a counselor, speaker, and recruiter for the New Jersey Public School Community Cares Program.
ABOUT MANON BOLLIGER
As a recently De-Registered board-certified naturopathic physician & in practice since 1992, I’ve seen an average of 150 patients per week and have helped people ranging from rural farmers in Nova Scotia to stressed out CEOs in Toronto to tri-athletes here in Vancouver.
My resolve to educate, empower and engage people to take charge of their own health is evident in my best-selling books: 'What Patients Don’t Say if Doctors Don’t Ask: The Mindful Patient-Doctor Relationship' and 'A Healer in Every Household: Simple Solutions for Stress'. I also teach BowenFirst™ Therapy through Bowen College and hold transformational workshops to achieve these goals.
So, when I share with you that LISTENING to Your body is a game changer in the healing process, I am speaking from expertise and direct experience".
Mission: A Healer in Every Household!
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