Every Friday I am going to feature a woman that I adore. They exude all the qualities of an Alpha Female and I want to dig into their lives to get some nuggets of knowledge to help us all live happier, healthier lives balancing life & work.
Definition of an Alpha Female
An Alpha Female is a powerful and assertive woman. Her confidence is due to being an intelligent and intellectual problem-solver. Being an Alpha Female is a State of Mind based on choosing ambition and being proud of it. She strives for a happy and healthy work/life harmony.
She is the brightest star in her constellation. When an Alpha Female stays true to their authentic selves and their missions they shine. An Alpha Female puts herself first. She knows that work/life harmony is found by staying true to your priorities and what makes you happy. She is never complacent about striving for better and nurtures relationships with all the people in her life.
Meet Kelly Trach!
Kelly Trach teaches people how to heal themselves. After struggling with chronic illness, pain, and inflammation for over a decade, she solved her own problems. With 10,000+ hours of conducting trial and error experiments on herself, she uncovered a simple, non-invasive methodology to heal her autoimmune condition, IBS, and leaky gut. Now she lives a functional, rad life.
works as a wellness advocate, coach and eternal optimist at kellytrach.com
where she helps people rock their best life by building a mindset conducive to healing, living toxin-free, and nourishing with delish, plant-based food.
She lives in Vancouver, Canada with her miniature black dachshund and a sh*t-ton of organic kale.
What do you think of the definition and how are you an Alpha Female?
It’s beautiful! My Alpha Female-ness comes through living my values: possibility, intention, realness, connection, and having the courage to be the best. I know that living my best life means existing in that juicy place of “YES” and doing the work I’m called to do. ‘Cause, I’ve done it the other way around, and trust me, it doesn’t work.
What does work/life harmony look like for you?
Living a life and doing work that feels good versus looks good. Harmony also looks like living in alignment and showing up as my real self. I had to quit my high-tech, SF-based, start-up founder identity and say goodbye to my business school “hustle” mentality in order to genuinely find my flow.
Share with us a time when work/life balance was out of whack?
Oh my god, how much time do you have? To be honest, most of my life. I went from a high achiever student to a full-scholarship biz school grad to a founder of three failing start-ups flying solo in San Francisco. Burnout and working my guts out was almost my comfort zone (in some weird, sad way). My body was breaking down, but I just ignored it and, well, ate more cheese and chocolate (which is not a strategy I’d recommend).
What was your aha moment that taught you it was ok to take care of yourself first?
I took a break for the first time in my life when I went away to study in Paris during university. Holy cow, did that crack open my view of what’s possible. The classes were all pass or fail, so there wasn’t any incentive to actually try hard. It ended up being the space and time I needed to re-learn who I was because I had honestly forgotten.
What are you most passionate about?
Amazing plant-based food, real conversations with rad humans, how your mindset shapes your reality, tropical waters, dancing on the spin bike, and my Pinterest boards (which I take great pride in).
How do you nourish yourself?
Physically, with anti-inflammatory, plant-based, gluten-free food. Mentally, with my yoga practices and taking space for myself (which usually involves putting my legs up the wall in the sauna with a eucalyptus towel on my face).
What is your weekly fitness routine like?
I go to classes six days at week. And, one day a week I’ll do my own solo yoga class when the studio is empty or just take an extra long shower.
What are your daily habits for winding down at night and reducing stress?
I’ve worked pretty hard at turning off the phone before crawling into my best. (I love Instagram). I keep a daily gratitude practice, so I write down three things I’m grateful for in my gratitude journal. And lastly, I put on my yellow-tinted glasses that block out the blue light (so I don’t suppress my melatonin production) and read a book. Sometimes, I roll on some ylang-ylang too.
What are some pain points of being an Alpha Female that you have to problem solve for?
Leaning into my feminine energy. That is a continual learning practice for me. I am more masculine (and I am more comfortable in that energy). Surrendering and softening is an intention I’ve set.
What is your definition of happiness?
Snuggling, laying on the beach, or doing a spin class at Ride Cycle Club in Vancouver. Basically, that moment when you’re in total flow and everything feels like pure magic.