A COACH ON EVERY CORNER
I have always had coaches surrounding me.
Track coaches to fun faster. Yoga coaches to deepen and refine my practice. A business coach when I knew I needed to make a career change but didn't know how to go about it (thanks Kami). Knowledgeable and wise, I relied on them for their experience and expertise.
Yet I had never had a health coach. I mean...why would I, right? I already know a ton about eating well, exercise and getting enough sleep. And frankly the few health coaches I know also sell shakes as part of their package. Since I happily make my own it is just not a fit.
As part of my certification through the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy (FMCA) I had to complete a 6 month practicum where I was to put my learnings to action. The FMCA assigned me clients and gave me tons of guidance and support. There is nothing like diving into the deep end of the swimming pool to master a new craft. My experience as a student health coach was incredibly rich—and I made huge strides in competency and confidence.