Integrative Nutrition student Ilene has just six modules left in her Health Coach Training program, and the IIN film crew checked in to see how she’s feeling as the program nears its end. Though she says “it’s kind of sad” to think about finishing up her education, Ilene feels ready to take on the world as a Health Coach, and is already well on her way. She’s coaching clients, continuing to learn about the ways that wellness affects our society and our world, and creating new healthy recipes.
When I started Integrative Nutrition, I was just one person who felt that if I could improve what people eat, I would play a role in making the world a better place.
Every year, healthcare costs increase while overall health decreases; people continue to eat poorly, gain weight, and depend on medications and operations to maintain their health.
The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that, in China, up to 57 percent of the population will be overweight or obese by 2015. They are rapidly catching up to America, where 69 percent of adults are overweight or obese. Overweight people now outnumber undernourished people in the world.
That is why Health Coaches are more important now than ever before.
Are you ready to hear it? Come a little closer. I’m going to tell you the secret, right off the bat:
It’s not what we give our clients, but what we help them let go of, that really counts.
What do our clients need to let go of? Illusions.
Here are some examples of untrue illusions that clients cling to:
- It’s too late.
- I don’t have the time or money to be healthy.
- I’m not strong or flexible enough to try something like yoga.
- It’s selfish to take time for myself.
- If I can’t change something overnight, by myself, it’s not worth it and/or I’m not good enough.
Untrue thoughts like this block positive, sustainable change.
Are you passionate about health and wellness and helping others? Maybe you’re the go-to wellness expert at the dinner party, or the one your friends call when they’re having relationship problems, or the go-to person for workout tips. Sound familiar?
If so, the great news is that it’s possible to transform these passions and abilities into a fulfilling and lucrative career. Even better, you’ll be helping the world while doing so.
Last month, IIN held its Live May Conference at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and it was an event to remember. Several weeks later, and we’re still riding on the energy and positive vibes generated by Joshua, our speakers, and the IIN community.
Turns out, we’re not alone! Integrative Nutrition alums who attended the conference are glowing as well—and writing rave reviews.
If, like us, you’re itching to relive the conference—or you didn’t get a chance to go and want to hear more about what it was like—check out the wonderful things these inspiring ladies are saying about their experiences.
The health-conscious community in Australia continues to embrace IIN's philosophy and celebrate the health revolution! In the June issue of Prevention Australia, their feature article "The Simplicity Movement" highlights the vision and work of Integrative Nutrition founder Joshua Rosenthal. The piece focuses on a move away from fad diets and food trends, and toward a focus on listening to our bodies and paying attention to what they need, as well as recognizing the concept of bio-individuality. As Joshua says in the article, “bio-individuality means there’s no one-size-fits-all diet: one person’s food is another person’s poison.”
What's it like to be a Health Coach?
Do you work from home or from an office? Do you meet with clients in person or over the phone or through Skype? Do you meet with groups or individual clients? Do you do other health-related work in addition or only health coaching? The answer is Yes. Yes to it all!
One of the beautiful things about being a Health Coach takes different forms for everyone, and you can tailor your individual Health Coach career to fit your schedule, passions, and specialities. Check out this compilation of clips from our Day in the Life of a Health Coach series to get a sense of what possibilities are out there!
On the weekend of May 17th-18th, a different energy pulsed through Columbus Circle, Manhattan. There was a buzz of positivity, a breeze of energy, and a bright light of love, and it all emanated from Jazz at Lincoln Center, where the IIN Live May Conference took place. Inside the building, IIN founder Joshua Rosenthal and a slate of other visionary figures in the world of wellness spoke to a passionate audience about the health revolution and the role Health Coaches will play in it.
With three quarters of the Health Coach Training Program behind them, Laura and Ilene have begun to make waves in the wellness world. Along with building health coaching practices, both have other ambitious personal goals, and their training at IIN has set them up to begin pursuing them. From building beautiful websites to writing cookbooks to doing guest spots on high-profile radio stations, each woman is drawing inspiration from the Health Coach Training Program to pursue her own unique passions.
Of course, there’s one more source of inspiration: each other! After so many months of learning side-by-side, they’ve come to draw motivation and energy from one another’s unique ideas and impressive progress. The possibilities ahead are limitless. Watch now!
2013 graduate Katie Hussong has always had a strong interest in health and wellness. From doing Jane Fonda workout DVD’s with her mom to her work as a Registered Nurse, Katie’s passion was fueled by her desire to make a difference.
Even though Katie’s work as a RN felt amazing, she realized that the modern medical system needed a shift towards focusing on making last changes in the lives of patients. By enrolling in the Health Coach Training Program, Katie was able to combine her experience as a RN with her passion for wellness to create a fulfilling career.