Prior to founding Permission to Pause™, Christy owned and operated a Harley-Davidson dealership, was a franchisee for an independent coffee roaster, and had success as a commercial property manager. Throughout her professional experience, Christy learned that people deal with many number of issues, giving her tremendous exposure to the dynamics of interpersonal relationships in fast moving environments. During her 18 years as a businesswoman, with strong ties to mentorship and philanthropy, Christy always felt this pull from deep within that something was missing. By all outward appearances Christy had it all and felt tremendous guilt when this nagging feeling kept showing up. Finally, she decided to tune in and that’s where her journey into emotional and physical well-being began.