What you were doing before you decided to become an IAWP Wellness Coach?
I was retired from the corporate world for 11 years and trying to live a healthy, active life in southwestern Turkey on the Mediterranean Sea focusing on my hobbies and looking for a new purpose.
Why did you decide to become a Wellness Coach?
“Healthy living” has always been my lifestyle and I wanted to build a new career to reflect that. I’d been looking at “Health Coaching”. However, the fact that those courses are predominantly nutrition-based did not feel quite holistic to me. When I discovered Wellness Coaching with the IAWP and realized that it encompassed all aspects of health, the pieces of the puzzle came together and it all made sense.
How has being a student at the IAWP helped you?
After retirement I needed a new purpose based on my lifestyle and worldview. Being a student at the IAWP helped me find that.
What has been life-changing for you as a result of becoming a Wellness Coach?
Prior to joining IAWP, I was suffering from lack of purpose, anxiety and insomnia. Becoming a student gave me inspiration, motivation and engagement. Soon after my issues improved significantly. Becoming a student at the IAWP gave me a new purpose that I was so desperate for. The knowledge, inspiration, motivation and engagement I found after joining the course helped me overcome my anxiety and insomnia.