Thank you for coming here to see what I'm about. I'm a coach, a speaker, an educator, and a community builder.
I started coaching others after my own personal tragedy and transformation.
I lost my first husband to Cancer in the spring of 2010, our kids were 1 1/2 and 4 and I had no family near me. I worked full time in Silicon Valley, my kids went to before-school care and after-school care. I saw them for a few hours during the week and on the weekends. And I was tired. Impatient. Lonely. Did I say tired?
After I started to come out of the fog of grief, I decided, finally, that something had to shift. If anything was ever going to be different...if the dreams I had for myself and my kids were ever going to come true...then I had to be the one to make it happen.
It seemed to me, if I felt better about my shape, then I would feel better about my life. Superficial, I know, but I was in survival mode. I also desperately needed more energy! I Needed to sleep better. I needed to be more patient at work and especially with my kids. I needed to become the person who could imagine a better life, so we could work toward it.
After starting on my health journey, I quickly dropped 55lbs. That was over 8 years ago - but really, that weight loss was a side effect of everything else that I gained.
With the help of my own coach and our supportive community, I gained a new perspective on what was possible for me and for my family. I retrained my brain and learned new habits. I understood what real self-care looks like. I began to shift my thoughts toward the positive. I read books that fed my mind. I embraced the power of support and community. I learned how to live like a healthy person, inside and out.
Now I help other women get clarity on what they want to change with their lives and I help them achieve their goals and dreams! Some want to lose weight and gain health, like I did. Some want to change their work, grow a business, write a book, or travel the world. Some just want to Be Bold and Shine Bright in their life!
Oh, and by the way, now I'm remarried, to my BFF of 30+ years...and he's a great dad. We live in Santa Cruz, California with the kids, now 11 and 14, our dog, Princess Leia.
I found the guide I needed...
Before: Working full time in Corporate America. Two young children. A widow, after losing my husband to cancer. No family nearby. Survival Mode. So alone.
Even from a young age, I always felt bigger than everyone around me - and it wasn't only because I was taller. From the teen years to young adulthood I struggled with trying to feel satisfied with myself and my physical form. In the early 2000's as my first husband and I started our family and at the same time he was diagnosed with cancer. So, over four years, we had 2 kids, and chemo, radiation, and ultimately we lost him in May 2010. I was alone, with 2 pre-preschoolers, working full time, commuting, surviving. Wash, Rinse, Repeat.
Tracie Root said good-bye to corporate America and found her new calling after a personal family tragedy. She shifted to helping others at a deeper level while making more time for her own fulfillment, adventure, and joy.
Now Tracie coaches women around the country to help them move from Stuck to Shining Bright, so they can Be Bolder and Brighter, live in their authentic truth, and THRIVE.