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Angela Gaffney

Angela Gaffney

    • Wellness Speaker & consultant specializing in nutrition, stress management, and work/life balance.
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Angela Gaffney Speaker Biography

ANGELA GAFFNEY, CHC, is the President of Essential Health & Wellness, a firm focused on building healthy communities and organizations. Angela is a professional speaker, consultant, and author. She writes for many publications on health and worksite wellness including USA Today, The Huffington Post, Careers in Government, Prostatepedia, Yoga+Life Magazine, and more. She and her team have supported clients for the past 8 years through inspirational keynotes, corporate consulting, educational worksite wellness programs, and private coaching.

Prior to starting Essential Health and Wellness, Angela worked for Johnson and Johnson in sales, training, and management and went on to serve the medical community as the Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Distance Learning Network. She relates well to the busy executive, traveling often and balancing the demands of work with quality family time.

Angela’s personal story feeds her passion for this work. Like most of us do, she thought life would go on no matter what. She was engrossed in her work, caring for her family of four, and living life to the fullest.

Convenience foods and diet coke kept her going until her energy tank ran dry each night. She’d wake up and repeat the next day, never realizing along the way that a much bigger story was brewing. And after a two-year struggle with a failing body, Angela was told to go home and prepare for a progressive disease to take her life.

Angela had been succeeding, but with great sacrifice. And didn’t even realize it. But that’s not the end of the story . . .

If there’s one thing you’ll quickly realize about this dynamic, big-hearted keynote speaker it’s that she rarely takes no for an answer; giving up on life was not an option. Angela is the catalyst for healthy transformation! After devoting intense time, education and energy into regaining her own health, she’s helped thousands of others lose weight, boost energy, rid the body of pain and regain a zest for life.

Angela is the best-selling author of Feel Good, Look Good, For Life. In addition, she has published two cookbooks: The Daily Essentials Cookbook Collection: Breakfast and The Daily Essentials Cookbook Collection: Lunch. Angela inspires others in health everywhere she goes; hosting community retreats, working with organizations to help them achieve health as they excel in business, and guiding others in achieving their goals through private coaching.

As a college-athlete, Angela received her BBA and BA from Saginaw Valley State University. Her education continued in whole food nutrition and life fulfillment at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she became a Certified Health Coach. Outside of speaking, consulting and writing about health,

Angela’s other passions include enjoying the great outdoors with her family, traveling to new places, and being a creative cook in the kitchen.
Clients will tell you that Angela is a game-changer; she offers a new perspective on health, genuinely connects with every audience she serves and focuses on real-world tools and strategies. The combination of her personal story and expertise invites clients to comfortably explore their current challenges, identify strategies to support them in achieving their goals and create a plan to execute. Happy clients include Salesforce.com, United Airlines, East West Resorts, Bronson Healthcare Group, and more.
You’ll hear Angela say, “health is not about perfection, but rather progression.” Whether it’s a powerful keynote, corporate consulting, or individual wellness, Angela and her team are here to support you in this health journey; one step at a time.

Feel Good, Look Good, For Life

We all know what to do to achieve health but for some reason it’s just not happening.

We’re taking care of everyone and everything else and as a result are overweight, fatigued and feeling so stressed we can’t sleep at night.
Even when you give it your all, you find yourself veering right back into the same old patterns, struggling to choose the apple over the doughnut and wishing for something more. . . more energy, more productivity, more happiness, more health.

It just doesn’t have to be this difficult.

Angela will shift your perspective in an instant. You’ll think differently than ever before and feel energized to achieve life-long health while you excel in your career.

In this program you will:

• Uncover the secret to long-term health (it has nothing to do with guilt, restriction, or deprivation!)

• Believe in yourself, and have the focus to achieve your health goals no matter your situation

• Learn how to create ease in life with the Feel Good, Look Good method

Simple. Stress-Free. Power.: The Easiest Way to Let Go, Say No, and Have It All!

There’s not one stress-free job on the planet unless it entails sitting on the beach with your favorite book in hand! Instead, your inbox is overflowing. You just learned your database has been compromised. And that earlier flight you wanted to catch . . . it departed without you.

Even when you plan a stress-free day, another out of control disaster that only you can fix sparks up! Constant firefighting of epic emergencies puts your health at risk.

It’s time to take back control of your day and your health. With Angela’s simple stress-free plan, you will drop the fire extinguisher, find your calm, and still manage it all!

In this program, you will discover:

• Three super simple strategies to create healthier boundaries fast

• How to keep unplanned urgencies from turning into your emergencies

• Three practical and tactical actions to let go, say no, and stand in your power

Warning: Side effects associated with this simple stress-free formula commonly include: weight loss, increased energy, overall increased feelings of joy and happiness, strength and clarity.

Be Stress Free! - What Happy Professionals Do that Stressed Out Professionals Don’t.

Ever see a stress-free worker bee? Everything goes according to plan. People are extra motivated to get things done. And they seem to effortlessly sip on their latte while the world is spinning around them.
They are stress-management superstars! And the good news is that you can be one, too.

By taking a page from Angela’s Stress-Free Three, you’ll have the power to decide what a well-managed carefree day feels like!

In this fun and engaging program, you will discover:

• How to cease the stress with one simple breathing technique

• A three-minute stretch that’ll leave you footloose and fancy free

• How to instantly transform your day with the power of words

This is a hands-on class of exploration and practice. The Daily Three are simple, portable exercises you can practice daily to stop stress in its tracks and live a life of ease.

Feel Good, Look Good, For Life . . . As You Excel in Business!

We’re pulled in a million different directions every day . . . work demands, client needs, and family time tug away at us and as a result we find ourselves feeling stuck.

Stuck in a business rut . . . stuck with fatigue and excess weight . . . and so stressed we can’t sleep at night.

Life just doesn’t have to be this difficult. It’s time to power up and ignite healthy transformation!

Angela will quickly shift your perspective, help you break through barriers and powerfully participate in all areas of business and life. You’ll think differently than ever before and feel energized to achieve lifelong health as you excel in your career.

In this program we will:

• Uncover the secret to long-term health (it has nothing to do with guilt, restriction, or deprivation!)

• Create healthy boundaries for higher productivity

• Tap into the power of words

• Manage the stress of any challenge before it manages you


The Wellness Movement: Think Differently. Plan Accordingly. Create Life-long change.

Most wellness programs are based on the results of a biometric test; the numbers tell us where we need to focus, and we set the plan. Wellness luncheons are scheduled, exercise challenges are posted, and weight loss competitions begin. While employees take part in the activities, there is often a disconnect after the luncheon concludes, the challenge ends, and the winners of the biggest loser are announced. People return right back to their old habits; the same habits that fed their excess weight, fatigue and disease in the first place.

It’s time for a fresh perspective, a program upgrade, and new inspiration. In this keynote, Angela will shift your mindset, reveal the secret to life-long health, and teach you how to create a wellness movement; one that honors you, your team, and your budget while achieving life-long health.

In this session you will:

• Learn why people lose their "stick-to-itiveness"

• Shift mindset and create life-style change beyond wellness programming

• Discover the three keys to creating a successful wellness movement


The Truth of the Matter: Beyond the Annoyance of Food Allergies and Menu Planning with Ease

Every detail of the meeting is coming together just fine and then you hit the tough spot . . . planning a menu to accommodate all the food allergies in your group. Not only do you have to work with gluten and dairy allergies, but someone has included corn on the list! “What in the world is this coming to” you think to yourself, and “why so many food constraints?”
Adding food allergies into the fold can prove to be a stressful situation. It’s time to break down the barriers that food allergies present, understand why it’s so important to honor the needs of your attendees, and work with the executive chef to create ease in the menu planning process. It is possible, and Angela will show you the way.

In this session we will:

• Uncover the truth about food allergies

• Engage in exercises to support you in the menu planning process

• Discover ways to serve your conference attendees in an all-inclusive way

The Experiential Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

This hands-on learning experience is the perfect complement to an educational keynote or training program. It teaches attendees how to advocate for themselves, understand how food can serve them in health, and empower them to make healthy choices beyond the event. Your attendees will share laughs with the interactive games, solve food mysteries along the way and learn how wonderful healthy food can taste. One should never sacrifice flavor for nourishment!

The experiential meal will be customized to meet the needs of your budget; Angela will work with chef to achieve this goal. Your dinner can be set as a beautiful buffet or designed as a four-course plated meal with full table service. We’ll work together to decide what will serve you best!
During the hands-on dinner activity, Angela will emcee to keep the energy of the room light-hearted, fun and engaging. The evening will include audience participation and interaction and offer ample time for the guests to enjoy their meal and conversation with each other.

In this program attendees will:

• Explore how food serves the body in health

• Engage in fun activities that foster connection and community

• Shift their mindset; healthy eating can be fun and taste great!

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