Growing up on whole wheat bread and a vegetarian diet, Katie Bressack has long understood the importance of fueling her body with nutritious foods. However, she found that being conscious of her dietary choices didn’t always protect her from chronic sinus infections and continuous colds.
After years of being sick, Katie eventually found herself in the office of a doctor who encouraged her to think about how her health correlated with her happiness. She began to research healthy foods and wellness practices and soon discovered the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Since graduating from the Health Coach Training Program in 2011, Katie has created several programs to inspire and support women to live healthy and vibrant lives. Through private health coaching sessions, corporate wellness courses, and public speaking events, Katie supports her clients to decrease stress levels, improve energy, achieve a more balanced mood, and learn to feel beautiful in their bodies.
Read on to learn how IIN gave Katie the knowledge she needed to help others realize that bettering your health is a lifestyle change, not a temporary fix.
What were you doing prior to enrolling at Integrative Nutrition?
I was working in the corporate world in NYC in digital advertising in sales. I was successful but not very passionate about my work.
What led you to explore the Health Coach Training Program?
I had been looking into it for years before I finally signed up. I wanted to make my health more of a priority and learn more about nutrition so I could support women who were also in the corporate world.
Which topics and modules were most beneficial for you?
David Wolfe was one of my favorite modules and I loved listening to him at the Long Beach conference two years ago.
What projects are you currently working on?
I was just named Innovative Woman of The Year in Business, Start Up Entrepreneur at Success Summit here in Los Angeles. These awards are given out annually to women who are making an impact in their business in a creative and innovative way.
What makes your practice unique?
Everything I do is tailored towards women in the corporate world. I also worked on site this year at Mattel as their Health Coach. Being in the corporate world and still supporting it makes me tuned into the real struggles that busy women have on a daily basis. I also work with women on balancing their lives with stress management. Stress is the number one cause of all disease and is one major self care thing that we work on together during most sessions.
What do you love about your work?
That what I do makes a difference in the world. Every woman that I support creates a better life for themselves and their family with nutrition, self care time, movement and balancing their mood.