Early Career + Credentials

"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals."

- Zig Ziglar

Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker

 

After graduating with Honors and earning my bachelor's degree in Human Development from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia, 

I began my career as a pre-school teacher and site director for the Washington-Metropolitan YMCA in Bethesda, Maryland.

 

Unfortunately, by the middle of my first year of teaching family matters prompted a relocation back to my hometown of Westfield, New Jersey. Unable to obtain a teaching position mid-year, I decided to follow in the footsteps of my grandfather, great uncle, father, and mother by entering the world of business.

 

I worked as an advertising sales executive for major corporations like Verizon Information Services, Indeed, and Titan Advertising.

Eventually, wanting to "marry" my two passions - education and business, I moved into the K-12 educational curriculum arena becoming a territory sales manager for Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. 

 

So, how has my experience prepared me to become a coach? 

 

To be a successful, effective teacher, I had to adopt a "continuing education" mentality, practice patience, participate in teamwork, learn to adjust my teaching methods in order to accommodate various learning styles, and develop cogent communication skills, mentorship, and leadership skills.

 

To be a successful, effective saleswoman, I had to learn to keep moving forward despite rejection or setbacks, truly understand who my clients were and what their needs are, hone listening and communication skills, rationally discuss concerns and apprehensions upfront, present and educate in a concise, constructive manner, quickly establish trust, and identify with clients by learning the art of compelling storytelling.  

 

To read about my transition from my 14-year sales career into chronic pain coaching, please click here

 

 

 

To be a successful, effective teacher, I had to adopt a "continuing education" mentality, practice patience, participate in teamwork, learn to adjust my teaching methods in order to accommodate various learning styles, and develop cogent communication skills, mentorship, and leadership skills.

 

Education: 

 

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development + Learning, 2002  

  • The School of Human Development National Honors Society 

  • Kappa Delta Pi - International Honor Society in Education, Lynchburg University  

  • Dean's List, Honorable Mention- Seton Hall University, Lynchburg University

  • NJ Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing License #593261

 

Pain Management + Coaching Certifications: 

 

 

Professional Business Training: 

 

  • Dale Carnegie Sales Training: Winning with Relationships, 2014 

  • LifeLabs Learning Training: Influential Questions Workshop; A continuing education course designed to sharpen communication skills, 2016

  • Verizon 7-Week Professional Consultative Sales Training, 2003  

 

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In 2013, I decided to share my new coping skills and pain management techniques by establishing the first endometriosis support group in New Jersey. However, I wanted to do more. Much more.

 

For 14 years, I had taken immense joy and interest in being a saleswoman but, I knew it was time to write a new chapter in my life's story - and so, in early 2017, I closed the book on my sales career. I eagerly opened a brand new volume and began writing.

 

In April 2017, I went back to school to obtain my Integrative Wellness Life Coaching Certificate. Additionally, I obtained a continuing education certificate of completion for Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) from The Suicide Prevention Center.

 

In the fall of 2017, I began developing Kairos Chronic Pain Coaching, ultimately establishing and launching the company in the fall of 2018.

Today, Kairos Chronic Pain Coaching offers webinars, group events, healthcare partnerships, and chronic illness writing partnerships. Wanting to continue my education, I recently obtained a Graduate Certificate in Pain Management from the University of Connecticut (UCONN) in the spring of 2020.

 

 

 

 

SPRC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6581. 

Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SPRC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

"We are experts in addressing the underlying issues that often perpetuate and worsen pain.

You and your physician are experts in identifying and treating the symptoms and disease itself.

Together, we will help you get back to you." 

- Kairos Chronic Pain Coaching

It's An Honor To Be a Member of The Following Organizations:

U.S. Pain Foundation
Integrative Wellness Academy (Wellness and Life Coaching School)
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Christina H Chororos, a decade-long deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) sufferer, founded Kairos Chronic Pain Coaching in the fall of 2018 and is a chronic pain and illness educator, speaker, and writer.

 

Christina graduated with honors from Lynchburg University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Education in 2002. Additionally, she obtained an Integrative Wellness Life Coaching Certification from the Integrative Wellness Academy in the fall of 2017, and a Graduate Certificate in Pain Management from the University of Connecticut (UCONN) in the spring of 2020.

 

Christina writes for iPain Living Magazine, a quarterly magazine published by the International Pain Foundation. 

For more information please visit kairoschronicpain.com

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Last Updated: August 2020