Apr 16, 2021
Today, Celeste is speaking with one of her
coaches and best friends. Ingrid Romero grew up in Barcelona,
Spain. She left the country to pursue modeling, eventually arriving
in the USA. She became an IFBB Pro in 2010 and mother to twin boys
in 2012. She and her husband own Team Edge Global. Celeste has been
working with Ingrid and her husband, Joe, since 2017.
Celeste breaks the ice by asking Ingrid what she did before stepping on stage. Ingrid admits that she always needed to be alone and kept to herself. Now as a coach, she recognizes bodybuilding is a team sport. As soon as she stepped on stage, the nerves went away.
Ingrid talks about the challenges and adversity she had growing up and how it gave her the strength to become the person she is today. She always knew she was different and would do something with her life. When she was living in London, she struggled with binge eating, partying, and drinking. This led her to try all of the fad diets, which all failed. When she found competing, she realized that food was meant to serve her body.
Celeste asks Ingrid how she balances competing with other aspects of life. Ingrid admits she doesn’t think she has balance figured out completely. When she is involved in on aspect, he gives it 100% and maybe that is her idea of balance.
Ingrid tells how at her last show, she was 2 months pregnant and didn’t know it. The morning after the show, she took a pregnancy test and as shocked to learn she was pregnant. When she learned she was pregnant with twins, she couldn’t believe it but was so happy. This is when she knew she would start her own team. Her boys were born premature and and spent two months in the NICU. She built Team Edge during all of this.
While some people become paralyzed when they scared, Ingrid will do whatever it takes to make her goals happen. Ingrid says working on mindset is the first key to having success. You have to believe your services are needed and clients will come your way. When you have a set back, you need to stop and think of the steps you need to take to overcome it. You always have to be ready to learn and take action.
Ingrid knew if she took action everyday and kept moving forward, she would stay on the right path. She speaks to the power of imperfect action. Don’t wait for everything to be perfect before you act.
After experiencing burnout, Ingrid realized the importance of boundaries and clear communication. She knows she cannot be at every show every weekend and still be able to serve her clients and herself fully. Ingrid tells how Celeste has helped her put systems in place to streamline her work.
Celeste asks Ingrid what clients should look for when looking for a coach. Ingrid says getting on the phone and talking to a prospective coach is the most important way to see if you have a good feeling about a coach. You need to have chemistry with your coach.
Ingrid talks about the launch of her mastermind program, She’s Got Brand. It’s a membership program to help women find and retain clients. She wants to help people do what she’s done. You don’t have to have a pro card to be a successful coach, but you have to show up authentically.
Celeste asks Ingrid how she sees the bikini division evolving. Posing is one of the biggest factors of your presentation. It not just about getting shredded. Ingrid recommends hiring a position coach and being open to change. Practice is the best thing you can do to showcase your charisma.
Using mindfulness from the beginning of the competition process is so important to help you deal with any adversity you may meet. Don’t compare yourself to other, focus on yourself and your personal growth.
Ingrid speaks to using show results and judges’ feedback in her coaching decisions. You have to focus on what each competitor can bring to the table. It takes time to get results and you can’t rush things.
Celeste asks what Ingrid wanted to accomplish by creating her own bikinis. It started with her and her husband making them in their living room. She really wanted to give the full package to their clients. She also rents suits to her team to help them keep costs low.
Celeste closes out the interview with Ingrid by talking about protecting your energy with your actions. Ingrid will also help anyone who is having issues with their health an encourages anyone to message her on Instagram.
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[0:44] Celeste introduces Ingrid Romero
[3:41] Ingrid talks about how she felt before stepping on stage.
[5:50] Celeste asks Ingrid about life before she met Joe.
[9:00] Ingrid talks about her past depression and struggles with food.
[12:00] Balance competing with other aspects of life
[14:35] Competing while pregnant
[17:30] Building Team Edge
[19:12] Adversity as opportunity
[21:18] Advice for new entrepreneurs
[25:45] Ingrid talks about what’s missing in coaching
[28:00] The importance of imperfect action
[30:32] preventing burnout
[33:40] What to look for in a coach
[41:50] Ingrid talks about her program She’s Got Brand
[47:08] How the bikini division is evolving and the importance of posing
[53:45] Recommendations for beginning competitions
[1:00:13] How show results and judges’ feedback play into coaching
[1:06:00] Pursuing passion and finding fulfillment
[1:09:00] Ingrid talks about making bikinis
[1:17:13] Protecting your energy
[1:22:21] Celeste closes out the show
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