MEET OUR TEAM
We are committed to providing our clients with one-to-one support and encouragemen during weekly coaching sessions.
OWNER, WEIGHT LOSS COACH
Alma Naranjo is a new owner and a weight loss coach at Success Weight Loss. Prior to working with Success she lived in Vancouver and worked at a private surgical centre for eleven years where she had a wide range of responsibilities including clinical administration and patient care. In 2007, she obtained her diploma in International Trade and Business Management.
Now in her fourth year with Success, she fulfills a variety of administrative tasks and helps the entire team work efficiently and stay organized. In addition to this, Alma also does some coaching and welcomes clients to the office, putting them at ease and assisting to ensure all of their needs are addressed.
When time permits, Alma enjoys volunteering within the community. She had worked with Adult Learning Centre and Canadian Red Cross. She has also worked with Operation Rainbow, a volunteer organization specializing in providing medical services to third world countries.
Alma now lives in Courtenay, B.C. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family. In particular, they enjoy trail walking and exploring everything that the local community has to offer.
CLINIC ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
Kristin Bjarnason is a registered nurse with over 30 years of experience in health care. After experiencing great success on the Ideal Protein approach Kristin felt a calling to support others on their journey towards improved health. She opened the doors of the Courtenay location in March 2011 and remained owner until October 2016. In August 2013, Kristin opened a Qualicum Beach location. As a certified yoga teacher with a passion for sharing the practice of mindfulness, Kristin has woven aspects of these teachings into her encounters with others. Kristin is inspired by the health and wellness outcomes as well as the confidence she sees as clients achieve and maintain their goals.
WEIGHT LOSS & WELLNESS COACH
Lisa has joined Success Weight Loss as an IP Weight Loss & Wellness Coach in June 2021. She previously worked for 5 years at a Pharmasave in Victoria as a weight loss coach. She is friendly and knowledgeable about the IP protocol and products. Lisa will be happy to meet and support you on your weight loss journey and help you with your purchases. She will be working Monday & Tuesdays and occasionally Saturdays.
“A little about me: Since being a teenager my weight has always fluctuated. My one constant was and is my love for health…making foods I love a bit healthier, fitness and finding calm. In 2016, I found Ideal Protein and found something that worked! I could eat healthy, and eat good tasting food. I found my calm in my journey. I lost 20lbs and it has become my lifestyle!”