We couldn’t be more proud of our graduates. Coming from all walks of life, with a variety of interests and career directions, these 10 IIN grads have forged forward into the world of wellness. While we were all busy getting ready for the New Year, these individuals were using their health-coaching experience to inspire, influence, and make headlines. Check out their stories below!
In December, cancer survivor Camelia Panati of Georgia published her first book, Your Healthy Zesty Life, a guide to gaining energy and overall wellness through healthy eating, specifically focusing on gut health. Read more here.
In December, professional BMX freestyle athlete Josh Perry shared with US News and World Reports the story of how he overcame three brain tumors, reclaimed his health and wellness, then was inspired to enroll at Integrative Nutrition to continue his health journey. He writes, “My brain tumor diagnoses helped me see I was making lots of decisions that were taking me further and further away from the healthy lifestyle I needed to have.” Read more here.
The International Influencers
In 2014, Natalie Kent moved from London to Paris to open a health-coaching company—a tough feat in a city known more for its carbs and cigarettes than healthy fare. In December, she shared with Elle magazine how she helps her clients balance wellness with indulgent Parisian living. Read more here.
Human resources professional Jenna Viera-West was born and raised in Bermuda, where she completed the Integrative Nutrition’s Health Coach Training Program, and in December launched her own health-coaching business. She shared her story with the local news agency, Bernews. Read more here.
Nicole Anagnos and Megan Berube Klo of Massachusetts realized wellness goes beyond what you put in the body to include what you put on your body. That’s why they created Klo Organic Beauty, a line of vegan, organic, cruelty-free, non-toxic skin-care products created in small batches. In December, iBerkshires.com shared their story. Read more here.
Kimberly Crupi Dobbins left a corporate career to pursue health and wellness. That interest turned into a business—she created the five-ingredient Simple Squares snack bars, which are now sold nationwide, including at Starbucks. She shared her secret to success in a November article on Food Business News. Read more here.
The Sports Fan
Between the beer and the Cracker Jacks, not to mention the late nights, being a baseball fan can take a toll on the body. After an exciting season, Karen Malking was able to offer advice to Chicago Cubs fans on getting their health back on track in the Chicago Tribune. Read more here.
The Kids’ Advocate
Last fall, Lorraine Miano of North Carolina published her book The Magic of Menopause: A Holistic Guide to Get Your Happy Back, focusing on how women can approach “the big change” with optimism. Some proceeds from the sale of the book will go toward Note in the Pocket, which serves underprivileged children. Read more here.
In November, Brianna Wilkerson of the Cayman Islands was awarded the Young Caymanian Leadership Award for her work in health coaching and promoting of essential oils, while juggling a financial career. The award gives her the chance to inspire and lead young adults in Cayman. Read more here.
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