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Sandra and Caesar are co-founders of Inspire a Movement Inc. and are also Nonahood residents. Check out our interview with them below.
Nonahood News: What are your jobs?
Sandra Cabral: I am co-founder of Orlando-based health and wellness company Inspire a Movement Inc. We offer community events, such as the Yoga on the Lawn event held at Spring of Life Methodist Church and the Park of the Americas, the Yogi Brunch Event, wellness retreats, event planning, and health and life coaching. I serve as a retreat specialist, marketing coordinator, and event planner for the company and work as an independent contractor providing travel consulting services.
Caesar Cabral: I am a co-founder of the company and serve as a health and life coach and community outreach coordinator.
NHN: What does your day-to-day schedule look like?
SC: My day-to-day schedule includes event programming and coordinating, developing marketing materials and social media content, and face-to-face meetings with prospective event exhibitors, presenters and collaborators. As a travel consultant, I also spend part of my day researching destination options for my clients and coordinating large-scale events. Caesar’s day-to-day includes content creation, performing health and life coaching sessions, developing educational materials and content for live workshops.
NHN: What is the most challenging aspect of your job?
SC: While wellness modalities are not new, there is a need for creating awareness about what a wellness coach does and tangible services being provided. The same goes for the transformational retreat experience. We are fortunate that wellness modalities are gaining traction and becoming more commonplace in Lake Nona, but creating awareness around the service offering is what is most challenging.
NHN: What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
SC: As a retreat specialist, the most rewarding aspect is creating transformative experiences for people seeking an escape from their everyday life. The most rewarding aspect of my job as a travel consultant is helping people realize their dream vacations and wedding destinations.
CC: As a health and life coach, the most rewarding aspect of my job is having the opportunity to be a conduit for change for someone seeking transformation.
NHN: What got you interested in doing your job(s) in this area?
SC: Our family has been positively impacted over the years by a multitude of civic and community organizations. We aim to pay it forward and hope to love our neighbors in the same way they have done for us. Our free community events are a continuation of the many years in which we served as volunteer coaches at the Lake Nona YMCA and as committee members of our local church.
NHN: Do you have any hobbies?
SC: We love to spend time with family, travel, exercise and volunteer. I spent over seven years as a volunteer coach at the Lake Nona YMCA, as a soccer coach for my sons and their peers. These were some of the most rewarding periods of my life. We have also enjoyed multiple national road trips with our children (who are now grown) and a few international trips.
CC: I served as a volunteer basketball coach at the Lake Nona YMCA for over 12 years. I sponsored a competitive team for about two years (Rise Up Athletics) aimed at giving local basketball players at the high school level an opportunity to play in AAU caliber competition. I also enjoy playing classical guitar, reading and exercising.
NHN: Where do you see yourselves in the next five years?
SC: Organizing multiple retreats per year in different locations throughout the world, traveling for leisure, and investing my time in philanthropic projects.
CC: I see myself providing coaching services, publishing personal optimization books, and helping others as much as possible.
NHN: What brought you to Lake Nona, and when did you move here?
SC: We moved here in April 2005. My sister worked in the area for about a year prior to us moving and suggested we explore the area. Once we did, we realized the potential for growth and the wellness lifestyle. We were convinced that this is where we should raise our children. We have been here ever since and have never regretted our decision.
NHN: Where are you from?
SC: Santa Fe, Bogotá, Colombia.
CC: Santiago, Dominican Republic.
NHN: What is your favorite part about Lake Nona?
SC: Our life in Lake Nona has been very active. We have taken advantage of the nature trails, community center, sports activities and community-wide activities. During our time here, Lake Nona has experienced tremendous growth. Lake Nona is a vibrant, young community, which is forward-looking and keen on promoting a healthy lifestyle. There is no other place quite like it. You can work and play right here. It is unique and makes us proud to call this our home base.