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Are You Feeling Called to Become a Holistic Health Coach?

There are so many reasons behind someone choosing to adventure down this path of becoming a Holistic Health Coach. Maybe you have a deep desire to help others, you’re really passionate about health and wellness and you would love to make a career out of that. Maybe you’ve had a tough time with your own health and you just want to learn more about improving it holistically. Or maybe you’ve overcome a specific health issue and now you really want to support others to do the same in their own life.

If any of the above resonates with you and you’re feeling called to become a Holistic Health Coach, then keep reading! I’m going to share the reason I decided to explore this path, the school I chose and whether this path is right for you.

Whitney Barkman - Are You Feeling Called to Become a Holistic Health Coach?
— Why Did I Choose to Become a Health Coach?

As many of you know, I suffered from Depression for close to 15 years before finally hitting rock bottom and deciding that something had to change. I embarked on a huge journey and basically overhauled my entire life. From what I ate, to exercising, to what I was thinking and beyond. 

Somewhere in the middle of this journey, I was really becoming passionate about health and wellness. I was also realizing how unhappy I was in my work life. I had always bounced around with jobs in the hospitality industry. I worked in restaurants for many years and found this industry draining and completely unaligned with my introvert self. I craved a career and life path that excited me, that was meaningful and that provided freedom with time and scheduling. I had always known I wanted to be self employed, I just had no idea what kind of job I wanted to do.

In 2016 I was introduced to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and I got excited. I also got scared. I was 29 years old and thinking about going back to school and redirecting my life. It was terrifying. But I knew deep down how right this school felt. I enrolled in 2017 and embarked on a year of incredible transformation.

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The Institute for Integrative Nutrition —

The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) is the world’s leading nutrition school. Their mission is to play a crucial role in improving health and happiness, and by doing that, creating a ripple effect that is transforming the world.

The Health Coach Training program is a one year, online program that fits easily into anyone’s schedule. IIN’s curriculum covers over 150 dietary theories, coaching techniques and even business set-up and training. Integrative Nutrition’s unique nutrition philosophy promotes a holistic view on wellness, encouraging students to consider relationships, spirituality, work, exercise as well as food as essential pillars of good health.

At IIN, you learn from some of today’s leading experts in health and wellness. The program includes speakers that are medical doctors, PhD’s and researchers which provides a broad spectrum of knowledge.

— Some of what you’ll learn…

Nutrition Concepts

  • Bio-indivuality
  • Dietary Theories
  • Crowding Out
  • Food/Mood Connection

Nutrition Science

  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Digestive System
  • Metabolism
  • Blood Sugar

Coaching Skills

  • Active Listening
  • High Mileage Questions
  • How to: Group Sessions
  • How to: 1:1 Sessions
…and a lot more! —
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— Is this the right path for you?

It can be scary to decide to make a change in career and your life path. So how do you know this is the right way for you to go?

♥ Do you have an inner voice, a gut feeling telling you to move towards something new?

♥ Are you passionate about health and wellness?

♥ Do you have a deep desire to support others with their health?

♥ Do you know you were meant for bigger things and want to make a difference in the world?

There are so many ways you can use your Health Coach Certificate once you’ve graduated. Health Coaches are working in doctor’s offices, spas, wellness centre’s, starting their own businesses and more. You can see clients in person or over video and phone chats, you can run group programs or focus on 1:1 sessions, you can create online courses – you get to create a business and a life that aligns with you!

If what I’ve spoken about above resonates with you, has you feeling excited and inspired, then check out this free sample class for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition – check it out here!

And if you want to learn more about my experience with IIN, please feel free to email me at connect@whitneybarkman.ca with any questions you may have!