I did it!
I passed my final exam at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and I’m officially a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach! Here’s me with my brand spanking new certificate from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP):
This past year at Integrative Nutrition (or IIN as it’s commonly called) has gone by incredibly fast, and looking back I am so happy I took the leap and embarked on the journey into the wellness field. If I could I would do it all over again, but I’m so excited to be starting a new chapter of my life as a Certified Health Coach.
Let me give you the low down on what it was all about, and just how much of an impact this school has had on my health, my business, and my entire outlook on life.
WHAT I LEARNED:
Throughout my studies at IIN, I learned from the leading experts in holistic nutrition. Each week a new module is released, with audio and video lectures on a variety of topics including dietary theories (we learn about hundreds of dietary theories), Eastern concepts such as macrobiotics, ayurveda, and chinese medicine, and the role food & nutrition play on current global issues.
A big focus of the school is the idea of bio-individuality, that different foods work for different people. There is no right way of eating for everyone, but we each have the answers within us to discover what is right for us individually
I discovered the importance of Primary Foods, the things in life that nourish us on a deeper level than food. This was HUGE for me, because it helped me realize that no matter how healthy your diet (or secondary food) is, you will not live a healthy life if areas like career, relationships, physical activity and spirituality are out of balance.
During the year I gained some invaluable hands-on coaching experience. As students we are encouraged to step out of our comfort zone and get on the phone with other people in the program to hold mock coaching calls like we would as full fledged Health Coaches.
Stepping out of my comfort zone in a safe environment really helped me take the leap and start my own business. The business and marketing training that the school provides was a huge factor in that as well. On top of that, there is also an extra business immersion program offered free to anyone who graduates from the Health Coach Training Program.
I’ve met some amazing like-minded people throughout this past year, and without connecting to the IIN community, none of it would have been possible. I would still be out there, trying to navigate this wellness thing on my own.
WHAT I LOVED:
Since the school is offered online and accessed through the IIN Classroom App, it’s available from anywhere in the world. I absolutely loved having the freedom to take my school with me anywhere – in the car, on walks, and even on trips to BC!
Receiving business training as well as an education in holistic nutrition was super important to me. It’s one thing to have an expertise in nutrition & holistic health, but it won’t do much good without the skills to successfully spread your message.
Being a part of such a supportive community – I thought the online aspect would be isolating, but it’s turned out to be better than I could have imagined. I’ve met and connected with with like-minded people from all over the world, and the Facebook group for my class has been a gold-mind of information and resources.
Attending the free live conference in New York was huge. Being there with all my fellow students, being inspired by speakers like Arianna Huffington, Deepak Chopra, and Gretchen Rubin was mind-blowing, and really took my love for the school and everything it stands for to the next level.
HOW YOU CAN DO IT TOO:
To celebrate my graduation, and to try out a new element of my coaching practice, I’m offering a free 1-hour coaching call to anyone interested in launching a career (or a side job) in the health & wellness field. I know what it’s like to work at an unfulfilling office job while putting my passion for wellness on the sidelines. I want to support you as you navigate that path for yourself.
If you want to find a way to break free of your soul-sucking job, follow your own rules, and finally make something of your passion for wellness, I’m here to help.
Let’s chat! During the call I will help you find clarity, direction and guidance on your path towards making your entrance into the health & wellness field.
The path I took may or may not be for you, but if it is, I offer a mentoring program to support you every step of the way. Click here to learn more!
GET YOUR FREE GUIDE!
IIN has just released an amazing new guide called “A Taste of Integrative Nutrition” where you’ll get the inside scoop on what students learn during the program, how it all works, the cost & value of an IIN education, plus a special quiz to determine if health coaching is right for you!
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To your health, abundance, and limitless possibilities!