Hi there — I’m Chianti!
I am UBER excited that you are right here with me in this space!
A safe space where millennial women can be inspired, get clear, and be motivated to launch a happier lifestyle.
Before I go into any details on how to StartUp your happiness, you should first grab a seat, a bowl of blueberries (or popcorn – whichever you prefer), and let me tell you my story.
Where it all Started..
In the Summer of 2006, I moved to the Washington, D.C. area as a college graduate armed with a new job and ready to take on the world. I grew up in a single parent home on “the other side of town”, in a city called Greenville, SC. At an early age, I realized that I would have to work a little harder than most of my peers that came from the traditional two parent homes on the nicer side of the city. I had a plan and a vision for how I saw my life unfolding, but like most of you - I let habits and insecurities, get in my way.
In the Fall of 2010, I found myself at the end of an unhealthy and bitter breakup. It was really BAD. I mean like made for Reality TV, this guy could given Peter Gunz a run for his money. When the relationship was over, I did not recognize the woman that I had become. I was overweight for my height, in more debt than when I moved to the city, mentally and emotionally exhausted, and feeling stuck and unhappy at my current job. I had literally hit my rock bottom. After a few weeks of ugly crying, ya know, the kind where you look into the mirror and your face looks like you were just in a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, but in this case – you’re the enemy and they’re besties; I felt ashamed of what I had become. I stumbled upon a gospel song by Hezekiah Walker entitled, “God Favored Me”. Halfway through the song, it was like God turned the volume down on my selfpity party, and I heard Mr. Walker loudly proclaim, “I’m still here, I’m still alive, I’m still blessed and on my way to my destiny because the favor of God is over my life.” He was absolutely right! It felt as if God had tapped me on my shoulder and said, “It’s time to get up. Your life is much bigger than this moment.”
Back on Track!
I truly believe this breakup was the spark for my ultimate breakthrough! By the end of that year, I was inspired to get back on track. I made the decision to take charge of my life and be the CEO of my own happiness. I started eating healthier, working out more, and spending more time with God. I also started a new job with a higher salary and great benefits. I overhauled my finances by turning in my leased vehicle and bought a cheaper used car. I even moved into a smaller apartment to save money on rent. I was on a roll! The more I replaced my negative habits with positive habits, the happier I became.
I was so empowered by my newly found clarity around getting the most of my life, that I joined forces with a good friend and started a nonprofit called, FitFam Foundation. Our goal is to change the way people think and feel about what it means to be healthy from a wholelife fitness perspective; mentally, financially, and physically.
Now here I am in 2015, inspired, clear, and equipped with these three life lessons to continue building a life that I absolutely LOVE.
LESSON 1: Happiness is a choice. If something is negatively impacting “your happy” Change it.
LESSON 2: Self-pity is selfish. Your purpose is tied to someone else’s destiny. Always get up and keep moving.
LESSON 3: Failures are not final. They are simply lessons that must be learned to equip you for the future.
My life is far from perfection, but I’ve learned that an optimized life is a journey and not a destination. With faith in one hand and research based strategies for creating happier lives in the other, my mission is to equip millennial women with practical tools to launch and sustain the life of their dreams.
Let’s talk about YOU!
- Do you have the career of your dreams, but still feeling kind of blah?
- Do you want to feel more confident in your God-given talents?
- Do you desire a happier life?
- Are you unhappy at your current job or with you current career?
You know what?! I get it.
This is why we are here, you and I, in this space. I am passionate about helping your remove self-imposed mental blocks, get clarity around your goals, and launch healthier habits that will equip you to lead a happier life. You deserve to be happy, healthy, and in harmony with your purpose.
Are you ready to StartUp your Happy?
Chianti Lomax is a Millennial Consultant, Certified Personal and Executive Coach, and Trainer with a passion for inspiring millennials to optimize their lives personally and professionally. She has a proven record of developing high quality training programs for executive level public, private sector, and nonprofit clients. Over the past 10 years, she has worked for a few of the world’s leading technology consulting firms including IBM, Accenture, and Booz Allen Hamilton. In 2012, she was recognized as one of the EnVest Foundation’s Nation’s Capitol Top 40 Under 40 Young Professionals for her professional accomplishments.
She has an undergraduate degree in Organizational and Corporate Communication with a minor in Women’s studies. In 2014, she enrolled in the Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute, founded by world-renowned life coach, Valorie Burton , where she received her Personal Development Coaching Certification. In June of 2015, she completed her coursework for the Certified Personal and Executive Coach Program which is recognized by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) .
Today, Chianti delivers workshops, events, and coaching programs that help millennial professionals and organizations achieve measurable results through leadership development, effective communication training, and life optimization solutions.