IS HEALTH COACHING FOR YOU?
Are you happy?
Do you love what you do for a living?
Are you energized by your work?
Is your life moving in a direction that feels right and satisfying to you?
If you answered “No” to any of these questions… If you’re the kind of person who loves helping others… If you’re interested in health and wellness, here’s a career opportunity you may want to explore.
I’m a Certified Holistic Health and Functional Medicine Coach who, after having many careers in my life, landed here quite by accident. Yet, I have since created a growing wellness practice of coaching, speaking, teaching, writing, and helping others to find their way in a world that has become increasingly complex – especially when it comes to health and wellness!
Frankly, staying healthy today is not so easy… Consider that:
- More than 60% of the U.S. population currently struggles with chronic disease.
- Some 38% of US adults regularly deal with severe and chronic pain.
- More than 70% of adults in the US are overweight and/or obese.
Whether you have a deep interest in wellness for yourself and your family, or if you’ve dreamed of a career that can positively impact the lives of others, health coaching may be the perfect fit for you.
What does a health coach do?
A health coach is a friend, mentor, teacher, advocate, and translator all packaged into one beautiful wellness partner. A health coach is an educated guide who helps others to achieve the highest level of health and happiness possible for them.
As coaches, we work with diet, nutrition, lifestyle, and other healing practices that help to bring others into mind/body balance. The beauty of this work is there’s virtually no limit to what you can create in this journey of helping others.
Here are two excellent certification programs to consider, both of which I have been through and wholeheartedly recommend:
Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN)
The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) was founded in 1992 by Joshua Rosenthal and is now the largest nutrition school in the world. Through its innovative online learning platform, Integrative Nutrition has provided a global learning experience for over 60,000 students and graduates in 122 countries worldwide. IIN brings together world-class wellness educators who are leading physicians, researchers, doctors, and nutrition experts at the forefront of the health and wellness movement.
In this program, you will explore more than 100 dietary theories and get an education that will empower you to transform your health and happiness and launch a fulfilling new career that makes a real difference in the lives of others.
You have access to the IIN Learning Center from your computer, smartphone, or tablet, and can study online when it’s convenient for you. It syncs across devices, so you can sign in from anywhere to participate in the training, and study at your own pace, learning through a wide variety of teaching styles – videos, live online classes, group discussions, and written assignments.
Click here to learn more about the programs available from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Functional Medicine Coaching Academy (FMCA)
FMCA was founded in collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine, a global organization of leading scientists and medical clinicians who recognized the most prevalent health issues today stem from the interaction of our genetics, lifestyle choices, and environmental exposures.
It is now believed that as much as 90% of all chronic illness can be attributed to diet, nutrition, and lifestyle – all of which can be modified. A coaching certification in Functional Medicine will enable you to dig deeper into the causes of chronic illness and chronic pain and will prepare you to partner with clients to develop personalized lifestyle plans to achieve optimal health.
FMCA is designed to prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to connect meaningfully with clients, partner effectively with practitioners, and find fulfillment in a career you love.
Click here to learn more about the programs available from the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy.
Have questions about health coaching as a career or just want to chat? Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org