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The beginning of this story began in 2003 when two young graduate school students with blond hair and blue eyes met in their first counseling class! They immediately had a bond, as they were both soft-spoken yet competitive over-achievers who wanted to change the world. Throughout their grad school experience, Kelsey and Ariane grew into the best of friends, helping each other through the marathon that is a doctorate program and creating a lasting bond far beyond the classroom. In fact, Ariane was present when Kelsey met her husband at a wedding show and predicted in the car ride home that Kelsey would marry Ryan - which is exactly what happened 5 years later with Ariane by her side in her wedding! And Ariane was immediately connected to Kelsey through her kindred spirit, which was apparent immediately when she showed up on Ariane’s apartment doorstep with new clothes from The Limited (who was having a huge sidewalk sale!) and represented a type of kindness and understanding for the type of person she was. A simple gesture that had dynamic meaning. Over ten years later, these two gals remain the best of friends, supporting each other through many personal and professional successes and heartaches, and have found their empowered voice that drives their activism toward a more body positive culture, an environment that supports the perspective that we are always enough, and the messages that every single person deserves compassion and empathy and kindness (especially directed inward). This led to the official birth of the CCC in the summer of 2016 when Ariane and Kelsey had a seemingly uneventful chat on Facebook messenger exploring the possibilities of the future. Ariane simply stated how she dreamed of opening a coach training program and Kelsey couldn’t stop thinking about it! And, here we are now prepared to help future generations of soft-spoken, over-achiever women to find their voices and inner power on their personal and professional journeys through life!

ADDITIONAL NOTES... We are an APPROVED provider for CCE credits through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). 

OUR MISSION

We believe in developing programs that empower transformative, global women who care deeply about making a positive impact in the world.  We encourage and value self-reflection and curiosity throughout the process of learning.  We recognize we have a duty to be intentional in how we care for ourselves and care for our clients, subsequently leading to the best presence of ourselves in life and business.  We also embrace the role of service as a necessity for expanding our positive reach and creating more joy, more peace, and more understanding in the world.

COME WITH US COURAGEOUS FRIENDS, WE HAVE IMPORTANT WORK TO DO.

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MEET KELSEY + ARIANE

Dr. Kelsey M. Latimer, PhD, LP

Dr. Kelsey M. Latimer, PhD, LP is a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas. Dr. Latimer earned her doctorate and masters of science degree from the University of North Texas, with a focus area in child/adolescent development and neuropsychology.  Her bachelor’s degree is from the University of Rhode Island, where she double majored in psychology and anthropology, earning the university’s annual president award and excellence award in both disciplines.  At this time, Dr. Latimer is Lead Psychologist of an Eating Disorder Treatment Center and Assistant Professor at a Medical School, and an adjunct professor at Kaplan University and a board member on several important organizations, including the Elisa Project (focused on promoting positive body image and healthy self-esteem of young girls and women) and the Texas Psychological Foundation (focused on developing young professionals in the field of psychology).

In her clinical work, Dr. Latimer works primarily with children, teens and young college-age adults, as well as their families.  Her work is largely focused on helping young people to develop healthy self and body-esteem, while also assisting parents in reinforcing these skills in the home setting. Dr. Latimer believes in using a strengths-based approach to empower young people to fully achieve their potential. She also believes in educating young people on important topics related to healthy self-image, including promoting positive body-image, development of healthy relationships, understanding micro-aggression and bullying, and identity and values development.  Dr. Latimer also has significant experience in organizational program development and training future professionals in the field.  Finally, she has conducted over 20 professional presentations at national conferences concentrating in the area of eating disorders, dating violence, social anxiety and STD awareness, in addition to numerous other locally invited presentations.

Dr. Latimer she resides in the DFW area with her wonderful, supportive husband and two amazing cats.   When she is not working, she enjoys time relaxing with her husband and pets, decorating her home, writing, and taking a nice walk in the park! 

Dr. Ariane Smith Machín, Ph.D

Dr. Ariane Smith Machín, Ph.D. is a Clinical and Sport Psychology, Life & Business Mentor for Female Entrepreneurs, and Professor of Psychology. She earned her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas and master’s degree in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Her bachelor’s degree is from Franklin & Marshall College, where she competed on the women’s cross country team and first became interested in the field of exercise and sport psychology. At this time, she teaches graduate and undergraduate students at Capella and Kaplan Universities, and mentors female entrepreneurs in building their conscious businesses in her 1:1coaching and year-long programs. She is also a member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry, is a Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Academic Psychiatry, and serves as the Chair of the Public Interest Committee for the Division 47 (Sport and Exercise Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.

In her clinical work, Dr. Machín works extensively with the athlete population, including college athletes, elite club level teams, elite club level parents, college coaches, and athletic departments. She often works with athletes on performance enhancement skills training, and provides education and coaching/parenting strategies to parents, coaches, and athletic departments. Dr. Machín is passionate about helping individuals (athletes, ‘weekend warriors’, or casual exercisers) reach their goals and gain a sense of empowerment both in and out of sport!

In addition, Dr. Machín also works with individuals experiencing body image and disordered eating patterns. She has given presentations at national conferences and published numerous articles on her work with body image and eating disorder interventions within the female population, and is eager to assist others with their weight management goals or challenges moving toward a positive direction of self-empowerment, mindfulness, and growth.

Dr. Machin can be found in numerous publications, including The Huffington Post, Family Circle Magazine, Women’s Health, Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, Shape Magazine, Refinery 29, Greatist.com, and MindSpace. She has also been featured in The Naughty Diet (2017).

Dr. Machín resides in Raleigh, NC with her husband, three young children, and dog ‘Peanut’. When she is not teaching, writing, cooking, cleaning, talking, hanging with her husband, exercising, or running after her kids, she is enjoying a 5-minute cup of coffee in peace!

OUR TEAM

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Life Coaching program COURSE MENTOR

 

Jess Garay, of 'Live Well With Jess', is a Certified Life Coach with a mission to empower women to embrace their purpose, choose joy and create alignment through intentional living. As a Registered Nurse she knows that life is so precious and should be used to it's fullest potential. She enjoys walking with people on their journey to discovering their purpose and working towards a life that they love. 

You can find out more about Jess and her work at: 

www.livewellwithjess.com

or on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/livewellwithjess