August 6, 2022
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Leadership in Health Coaching Award Recipient for the December 2021 Accelerated Class

Congratulations to our Leadership in Health Coaching Award recipient for the HCTP December 2021 Accelerated class!

Integrative Nutrition believes in, supports, and celebrates all our incredible graduates for spreading the ripple effect of health and happiness in the world. The Leadership in Health Coaching Award was created to recognize the amazing accomplishments of our graduates, specifically those doing outstanding work that aligns with Integrative Nutrition’s core mission.

Learn more about the HCTP December 2021 Accelerated class winner below!

Gisele Adechian

Boston, Massachusetts

Instagram: @ilerawellness

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What were you doing prior to enrolling at Integrative Nutrition?

I am an asthma survivor, having healed myself from it in 2019 using holistic approaches to wellness, and I also coached a number of women in Boston on the benefits of using food as medicine to manage and heal themselves from asthma. I also alleviated my 5-year-old daughter’s autism symptoms using similar approaches. I became passionate about this topic after I had walked my self-healing journey and discovered that the foods I was putting on my plate daily were responsible for my allergies. I made the commitment to myself to reverse my allergies and those of my now 7-year-old daughter and have beaten both challenges ever since.

I cofounded the first African American online coaching program that teaches women how to create plant-based recipes using African-sourced ingredients. I’ve partnered with a Texas-based educational association to teach young girls in school (especially in Benin, West Africa) about the importance of holistic nutrition and the importance of incorporating more plant-based foods in their diet. I was also a raw food, plant-based chef and did not know how to monetize this passion until I came to IIN.

How did your life change after enrolling?

I learned so much more than I knew already. Having different perspectives of a variety of health professionals was really helpful. Through IIN, I was able to get more confidence to coach women with asthma and allergies (my target market). I was also able to coach women who have kids with autism.

With this newfound confidence from IIN, I will be teaching in September 2022 in front of a number of women on the topic of using food as medicine as well as lifestyle changes to prevent chronic illness. The message I want to share is this: We all have an inner ability to heal ourselves.

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