Alumnae Spotlight: Sarah Siciliano Wragge ’00

Alumnae Spotlight: Sarah Siciliano Wragge, Class of 2000

Sarah Siciliano Wragge '00 has turned a personal health crisis into a career. For many years, chronic digestive and health issues plagued her. In her late 20’s, Sarah met with an acupuncturist and holistic nutritionist, and it was a life-changing experience. By changing her diet, the digestive tract issues, ear infections, and swollen joint problems disappeared.

Read more about the woman who puts together wellness programs for all types of clients, from new moms to busy executives. Sarah teaches you how to optimize how your body burns fat each day while living a normal social life.

Tell us about your job and your company.

I am a Holistic Nutritionist and Wellness Coach. The name of my company is Sarah Wragge Wellness. I began my business 5 years ago right after my son was born. I run my business virtually from my home in Bergen County New Jersey. I meet with clients in person when I can- most of them are in NYC and The Hamptons but I have clients all over the world.

What path did you take to get where you are?

I always struggled with digestive issues- even going to school at Holy Child I remember eating things at lunch with my friends and never feeling well. It wasn’t until I was in my early 20s when I crossed paths with a holistic nutritionist that changed my life. Once I eliminated inflammatory foods and added more alkaline ones I started to feel so good - I was so blown away.  I decided to go back to school and learn what nutrition was all about- and when I graduated from the program- I turned my health crisis into a career to help transform lives.

What is something about your career/position that you're proud of? Name one pivotal moment that shaped your career and made you stand out. Have you received any special recognition for your work?

I’ve never had a business plan or an idea of where I wanted my business to go. I am someone who listens to my gut and feels things out. My entire career has happened very organically and I think that’s because I’ve stayed true to who I am and what I believe in. I’m proud of that. It sounds silly but a pivotal moment in my career was being open to constructive criticism from a client in the very beginning. I remember the conversation well and it has made me a better coach. I’ve learned that feedback is gold- it’s important to ask for it, learn from it and adjust accordingly. My work has been recognized in numerous publications and programs including: NY Times, Hamptons Magazine, 201 Magazine, Purist and Dr. Oz.

What's one adjective that describes you that's been a positive attribute for your role?

Seeker

What is your favorite Holy Child memory? Does one teacher or class stand out to you?

I was part of the Jazz Ensemble and we got in a bus one time and drove to the middle of nowhere and recorded a CD for Christmas! I still have it! SO fun! Our music teacher Ms. Lawyer 🙂

What event or tradition each school year did you enjoy the most?

The Christmas concerts and Spirit week!

Are you still in touch with your classmates?

Yes! But I wish I was with more of them!!!!!

What advice do you have for a Holy Child student or alumna who is pursuing her career/dream?

Go for it. Don’t be afraid and don’t look too far ahead. Day by day, follow your gut and stay true to who you are. Oh, and work your butt off 🙂

Is there a class that should be offered in high school or college that you think every student should take/would benefit from taking it?

Yes. We need to bring real holistic nutrition classes into high school. Teaching young women the power of nutrition and food as fuel is so important. I wish I had this knowledge going into college.

Name three things you would like to do in the next 5-10 years. These can be personal or professional.

  1. Write a book
  2. Be class mom
  3. Create a product

 

Written by: Suzi Norris Montes de Oca '74

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