Happy New Year from the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast family! On this episode, I welcome Shanté Cofield on the show to discuss how to set achievable goals for 2019.  Dr. C. Shanté Cofield, aka The Movement Maestro, is a former Division I athlete with a passion for movement surpassed only by her passion for learning. Shanté graduated from Georgetown University and then continued her educational pursuits at New York University, graduating with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) and becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Shanté is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) who practices in Los Angeles, California with specialties ranging from CrossFit injuries to pelvic floor dysfunction.  Shanté is the creator of The Movement Maestro, a website and social-media based platform devoted to all things human movement and mobility related.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The importance of understanding the why behind a goal before setting the goal

-Why boundaries are important to set before pursuing your goals

-How to bring human connection into social media

-Building a supportive community that will serve you

-And so much more!


“People don’t know how to set goals.”


“We tell our patients all the time you have to be patient, and yet we don’t apply that to ourselves.”


“What social media has become is another language –it’s another way to connect with people.”


“We don’t attract what we want, we attract what we are.”


“You have to be ok with the fact that not everyone is going to love you.”


“If you’re selling something—you’re marketing—you have to push it more than you want to.”


For more information on Shanté:

So, this is the place where it’s standard practice to give you a sterile glimpse into my professional life and hopefully convince you that I’m qualified enough for you to let me treat you. But, you should know, I’m anything but traditional. Before you keep on reading, I’d love it if you could take a few moments to watch the video from the home page (if you haven’t already) and learn a little bit about me. I know that four minutes is a lot to ask of someone in 2018, but, that video IS me.

I’m a firm believer that everything in life is about connection. As it relates to our bodies, we are a united whole, with all the parts working together and affecting each other, and as such, that is how I treat. As it relates to the universe, we are all connected in some way, be it blood, physical proximity, belief systems, or energy. And as it relates to choosing a provider, choosing to listen to a podcast, or choosing to attend a course, I believe that it is paramount that you are able to connect with that person. As such, I teamed up with a close friend to film something that I felt would give you a better understanding of who I am, what I’m about, and hopefully make you realize that I am an actual person, not just a picture on a screen, a voice in your headphones, or words on a piece of paper.


Hometown: Summit, NJ

High School Sports Played: Soccer, basketball, lacrosse, ice-hockey (for real), javelin

College: Georgetown University (’07)

Sports Played: 4 years of Division I soccer, rugby (1 season)

Graduate School: New York University

Date Graduated: 2010

Degree Earned: Doctor of Physical Therapy


Additional Certifications:

OCS – Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

CSCS – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

CF-L1 – CrossFit Level I Trainer

SFMA – Selective Functional Movement Assessment Provider

FMS – Functional Movement Screen Provider

FRCms – Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist

NKT – NeuroKinetic Therapy (Level I) Provider

FMT B/P/B/A – RockTape Basic/Performance/Blades/Blades Advanced Certified (I am a RockTape Lead instructor, I had better be certified in all these things!)

Other Hobbies and Activities: CrossFit, ex-marathoner, indoor rock-climbing, professional meme viewer, guitar, sneakerhead, SoCal lover

So, if you’ve made it this far, I commend you. I’ve got my fingers crossed that if you didn’t know anything about me before, you’ve now got enough to formulate some kind of picture and make a decision about our future together. Be nice. If you want to rendezvous, contact me. If you want to hear me talk, subscribe to the podcast. And if you want to be like Aerosmith and never miss a thing, subscribe to my newsletter. Thanks for your time.

Resources discussed on this show:

The Movement Maestro Website

The Movement Maestro Instagram

Email: shante@themovementmaestro.com

Maestro Courses

Rocktape Courses


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Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!


Xo Karen



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