We had the good fortune of connecting with Carolina Numa and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Carolina, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
The legacy I want to leave, first of all, is for my family in terms of learning how to adapt to changes without losing their essence and values. Change has been a constant in my life which I have embraced and has resulted in my personal growth. I want to extend that legacy to all the people who come to me to seek advice for changing their lifestyle from a nutritional and personal care perspective.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Health Coaching is an exciting career, every day I feel grateful to have chosen it because it has allowed me to grow in many areas of my life. Through my work I can serve others and help them not only take care of their health but also to shine and find their best version of themselves. Getting started was not easy. I think most any entrepreneur would tell you one of the most important things you can do is just get out there and do it. Find something you are passionate about, formulate a plan and give it a try. Since I chose a career in something I love and truly believe in, the potential reward outweighed any doubts. When I work with my clients, I want them to learn to make smart decisions for their body’s health, to achieve balance in their minds and tranquility in their emotions. I have learned that we can achieve our objectives if we continue with perseverance and accepting the process, perfection does not exist, but willpower does.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I absolutely love the diversity of culture and the endless activities available in the city of Houston. My favorite outdoor area is Hermann Park. An evening stroll around the park people watching and conversing with friends is always time well spent. Watching a concert at the park or the fireworks on the 4th of July is a spectacular experience. There are so many restaurants to choose from, but if I had to choose a few, Uchi for the unique flavors and healthy selections, The Original Ninfas for fajitas and margaritas, Jinya for a bowl of ramen, or even Mi Pueblito if I want to indulge in cuisine from my native country of Colombia. I love to dance, especially salsa, and have found a couple places in Houston that play great salsa music including Gloria’s in Midtown and Fabian’s in downtown. And to relax we could always go to the Woodhouse Day Spa.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I was influenced greatly by my mother Angela Montoya who has been a physician in Colombia for over 35 years. Her service to others throughout her life has been something that I have aspired to emulate.