What you were doing before you decided to become an IAWP Wellness Coach?
I had a 20-year background in a corporate manager role. I also managed an organic CSA program on our farm.
Why did you decide to become a Wellness Coach?
I was exhausted from the Corporate rat race. I felt unfulfilled at the end of the day and started to physically feel ill around 2:00 every Sunday afternoon. I knew the person inside of me was not living the life I was meant to live.
We owned a farm and I loved the mentoring/coaching aspect of my corporate job. I just disliked the sales and marketing aspects. I thought if I could incorporate my love for helping people with my interest and passion for health and wellness, then I would find peace and purpose in my daily life.
How has being a student at the IAWP helped you?
I actually completed several certification courses prior to enrolling with the IAWP. I was teaching workshops and coaching clients on an individual basis. I always felt like something was missing. I felt like my clients walked away not really feeling like they had answers to make changes. I was giving them the same information they could read in a book or research on the internet.
My role needed to help them go deeper to uncover their core issues that were preventing them from reaching their goals. The IAWP’s CORE Coaching Method was the piece I was missing. The business and coaching blueprints were critical in helping me redefine my business and how I wanted to coach. My coaching income has improved and I’m not spending as much time developing client tools and materials as I was prior to my IAWP training.
Now, I wake up every day and love my job. I used to hear people say that and thought I’d never have that feeling. I love the moments when my clients discover something new about themselves. I love sharing success moments with them and reminding them of how far they’ve come.
IAWP Certified Wellness Coach