Name: Kayla Girgen, RD, LD
Organization & title: Founder & Digital Creator LIFe – Lose It Forever, an app-based group coaching program for women after bariatric & metabolic surgery
Length of time as a FEW Member: Two months; I'm a newbie!
Hometown: I grew up in Royalton and currently reside on Kraemer Lake near Saint Joseph.
Family: My husband Jeremy & I have been together for over 15 years; happily married for 10. We have two XL cats – Molly & Beaker.
What do you actually do at work: I own & operate an online group coaching program for women after bariatric surgery. My day consists of a mix of everything! Client check-ins, app development, content creation, marketing, etc. I am a one-woman online small business!
What was your first job? My parents owned Books 'N Stuff (now the city hall) in Royalton, and I put my organization skills to work by alphabetizing books.
How do you help others succeed? I help others succeed by meeting them where they are at & finding solutions that suit their unique lifestyle. We've been overcomplicating nutrition for far too long, and my goal as a dietitian is to simplify nutrition and provide practical ways for my clients to feel their best inside and out.
Last book read? The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
Favorite vacation spot? My husband & I love backpacking the North Shore – especially in the fall. The scenary never gets old!
If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Fish tacos!
Who had the biggest impact on the person you have become? My sister Kelly. She has a rare genetic condition called Cohen syndrome. She taught our family patience, persistence, and how Road Runner makes for a good laugh regardless of your mood (MEEP! MEEP!).
Biggest indulgence/guilty pleasure? Bad Habit Brewing; we live way too close
Do you have any silly fears? I hate grasshoppers!
What is your favorite way to waste time? I love reading and soaking up the sun on the pontoon.