While the curriculum at Integrative Nutrition teaches students how to launch an entrepreneurial health coaching business, our students come to the program with a number of different skills. These diverse backgrounds in healthcare, business, or even the performing arts have led our graduates to pursue dynamic, influential careers in a wide range of fields.
This week, we highlight the success of Melanie Woodrow, a television reporter and yoga teacher who used her IIN education to launch an exciting TV career in health and wellness. She recently became the investigative reporter for the hit show, The Doctors!
What led you to discover Integrative Nutrition?
I was working as a television reporter at a local news station and teaching yoga. The Health Coach Training Program was a way to bridge the gap between my love for all things related to health and wellness and my passion for investigative reporting.
How did your life change after enrolling?
I really did become my first client! I realized the importance of listening to my intuition and being true to myself in all things. I also began doing more health and wellness reporting. The initiative I took to accomplish this helped me carve out the niche I was interested in both professionally and personally.
Were there any teachers or ideas that had a major impact on you?
Without a doubt, Debbie Ford. I can remember exactly where I was and what time of day it was when I listened to her lecture. The idea that even our flaws make us whole gave me permission to let go of my need for perfection. Geneen Roth's lecture also resonated with me, around the area of intuitive eating.
What are you doing now?
I am working as an investigative reporter for the nationally syndicated show The Doctors. It is a perfect blend of my passion for both investigative reporting and healthy living. At the core I am a storyteller, and my medium is television. I am grateful for the opportunity to impact lives nationally and for now I am focusing all of my efforts to this end.
What do you love about your work?
I love getting up every morning! I get to research stories and pitch ideas about things that affect our health, safety or well-being. I love talking to people, asking questions, and the chance to become the voice for their stories.
Is there a need for Health Coaches where you live?
Health coaching has become very popular in LA! Just like dating, there's a Health Coach for everyone, and I believe in following your intuition to find the one that is best for you!
Check out Melanie's work on The Doctors!
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