Kristen Hedges believes that people crave connections – with themselves, with their friends and family, with the food on their plates – and she has made it her life’s work to help them nurture these relationships. However, prior to enrolling in the Health Coach Training Program in 2012, Kristen was lacking this type of connection herself. It wasn’t until she joined IIN that she found a community of like-minded individuals and experienced a personal transformation that would change her life forever.
Read on to learn how Integrative Nutrition provided Kristen with the knowledge and motivation to truly connect with herself and her passion for helping others.
What were you doing prior to enrolling at Integrative Nutrition?
Prior to enrolling at IIN, I was so lost! I was studying web design in the city, eating frozen dinners, and hopping from idea to idea, just searching for something that resonated. It took a year-long road trip, a month-long stay at a yoga ashram, and IIN to shake me out of my passionless life!
What led you to explore the Health Coach Training Program?
After my yoga teacher training, I knew that health and wellness were a newfound passion of mine. And so, I scoured the web, searching for the right wellness school for me. I stumbled upon IIN, and something about the community, the teachers, and "the ripple effect" really struck a chord!
Which topics and modules were most beneficial for you?
It's pretty had to choose. However, I find myself referring back to Dr. Douillard's lectures quite frequently. I coach my clients based on a lot of Ayurvedic principals, so he was truly a valuable resource!
What projects are you currently working on?
Right now, I'm coaching 20 clients in a grain-free transformation program. It's been wonderful watching them all grow! My latest endeavor is called "Bliss Harbor." It's a free, online community where folks from all over the world can learn and share via virtual workshops and courses. It just launched, but it's already buzzing with activity!
What do you love about your work?
Oh gosh, everything! I love designing websites for fellow coaches and watching their business explode. I love showing a client that there is light within them. And when they realize it, you can see it ignite and beam bright throughout their whole being!
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