With seven months of the Health Coach Training Program behind them, IIN students Laura and Ilene have come a long way since we first met them in Chapter 1. In this video, they share what they’ve learned from the curriculum, as well as how these new skills have changed the way they interact with friends, clients, and the world.
There’s no denying that the ripple effect has washed up on the gorgeous shores of Sydney, Australia, where IIN founder Joshua Rosenthal visited recently for a live IIN Conference. A flourishing wellness industry has taken root in Australia, and the city of Sydney in particular is a flagship example of the global shift toward a focus on health.
On his visit, Joshua met with IIN graduates and members of the Sydney wellness community, with a stunning environment and perfect weather as the backdrop. At the conference, 800 enthusiastic IIN grads and students came together to share what they got out of IIN and to be inspired once again by the possibilities ahead for Health Coaches worldwide.
After watching his mother combat cancer through food and lifestyle choices, Michael DeSanti knew from an early age the power of nutrition to change our bodies and our lives. IIN provided him with the opportunity to explore this passion, and he was quickly able to channel it into a rewarding career, starting his own Health Coaching Practice shortly after graduating in 2010.
Today, Michael meets with 6 to 8 clients each day, helping both men and women achieve happiness and health in their lives—including converting one former veggie-hater into a green-smoothie-drinker!
Check out the video below to get a glimpse of a Health Coach’s life for yourself!
*This blog post comes from IIN graduate and Health Coach Annalicia Niemala.*
That picture to the left is me three years ago.
Little did I know that the picture above and the paragraph below would change my life.
Despite how scary it felt to leave a career in finance, Maria Marlowe knew she needed to change something about her life in order to be fulfilled in mind, body, and spirit. IIN provided the opportunity for that transition, and Maria’s career has gone full speed ahead since she graduated in 2012. Today, she has a full-time health coaching practice and wellness blog—and big ambitions for the future.
Seven years of working in human resources for large law firms resulted in Joanna Brown completely burning out in 2011—but it also may have been a key to her current success.
After realizing that the rigidity and pressures of the corporate world were doing her serious harm, she finally turned her full attention to her lifelong interest in health and wellness. Three years later, she’s a 2012 IIN graduate with a thriving health coaching and consultation practice, and is able to put to use the skills she developed during her years in the corporate world. Along with her own Health Coach practice, she offers technological consultation and social media support to wellness entrepreneurs who may lack these skills.
Most importantly, as Joanna promotes health in those around her, she’s able to nurture her own health through her work. “My days are flexible, I’m my own boss,” she says. “I have the freedom to just be me.”
This past weekend, 1000 IIN students and graduates came together to take part in IIN’s Live March 2014 Conference. Over the course of Saturday and Sunday, inspiring speakers from Arianna Huffington to Deepak Chopra to IIN’s founder, Joshua Rosenthal, shared their insights and visions with an audience infused with energy and excitement, as well as over 5,000 people live-streaming the conference from home.
Held at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, the conference provided a meaningful opportunity for IIN community members to meet one another in person, after many months of connecting online. The IIN film crew was on site to capture the whole weekend and check in with participants about what the conference meant to them.
How do the lives of IIN students change once they graduate? There are countless different career paths and lifestyles that IIN alumni choose to pursue, and each of our grads creates a niche unique to their talents, interests, and goals for the future. The IIN crew, on location in Annapolis, Maryland, stopped to visit with a few Health Coaches to hear their stories of success after IIN.
Watch the video for Lisa's story, then click on the links below to hear the inspiring journeys of three other IIN grads!
Technology is perhaps the only issue affecting modern life as powerfully as the global health crisis. Like the health crisis, technology can be something that stunts our growth as humans (remember Wall-E, anyone?), or an opportunity for positive, far-reaching transformation. IIN grad Lindsey Witmer Collins has made it her mission to make sure it’s the latter, harnessing the power of technology to unite and empower people in the name of wellness.