Health coaching is about pursuing your passion and making a positive difference in the lives of others. In these podcasts, our Certified Health Coaches share the inspiring stories that led them to begin a journey that has brought both personal and professional fulfillment.
Paying it Forward: Building a Health Coach Franchise with Martha Savloff
Martha Savloff was at a crossroads in her life, and had been struggling with her weight for 20 years. She made a decision to lose the weight and after successfully achieving her personal wellness goals, Martha wanted to pay it forward. She decided to become a Certified Health Coach and then a Master Certified Health Coach. She knew this training is what she needed to equip her with the tools to help others transform their lives.
After she was certified, Martha started meeting with just one client at a time and then with some perseverance and hard work, grew her practice into what it is now, Inspire Weight Loss & Health Coaching. She recently created a franchise model, which is now available to other Certified Health Coaches so they can start their own weight loss and health coaching practices. In this episode, Martha shares inspiring stories about her clients achieving their health and wellness goals, and how she took her certification from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute and turned her business into a growing franchise.
Connect with Martha:
LinkedIn: Martha Savloff and Inspire Weight Loss
Changing Generational Patterns, How Shane Jackson is Helping Heal her Community Through Health Coaching
After watching Dr. Sears on the Dr. Phil Show and learning about the mind-body connection, Shane Jackson decided to become a catalyst of change in her family’s health journey. What started as a personal transformation has turned into a major ripple effect within her community. Shane is currently working with the Genesee County Jail in Flint, MI educating inmates on the connection between nutrition and the brain. Through her efforts, they complete a 6-week program as a part of their educational requirements before returning to the community.
Shane also has her own business, Healthy Just Feels Right, helping parents understand the impact that food has on their children’s behavior and mental health. Tune in to hear her personal journey, how she’s helping her community and why she attributes much of her success to the resources available through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute.
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Health Coaches in Demand, How Devon Sims Landed a Job While in Training
Upon earning her certification from our six-week Adults & Seniors course, Devon Sims started her own practice to support women in breaking the cycle of obesity using the Prime-Time Health curriculum. After coaching for some time and seeing the impact she was making, Devon came back to the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute to earn her Master Health Coach Certification. While she was in training, she started applying for and was offered two jobs before she completed her Master training.
In this episode, Devon shares what sparked her desire to become a Certified Health Coach and the opportunities she saw to help more individuals by becoming Master Certified. She also shares the impact she is currently making in her new role as a Health Coach for Virta Health, guiding clients with diabetes to make sustainable lifestyle changes.
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The Positive Ripple Effect of Health Coaching with Kate McCauley
Kate McCauley underwent a career change that came at a pivotal time in her career. At the height of the pandemic, Kate decided to leave her teaching career of 20 years to complete her health coaching certification and start her own consulting and coaching company, Danu. In this episode, Kate shares how her clients' transformations and the healthy habits they adopt ripple into all areas of their lives, such as their relationships, and how they model positive behaviors as parents.
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Facebook: Danu -Wellness
Shifting a Community’s Mindset, The City of El Paso’s “Be Well” Health Coach Approach with Tony Martinez
The City of El Paso is on a mission to improve community health. The “Be Well” health coaching initiative uses the DSWI Families curriculum to empower members of the community with practical information and tools that are positively affecting lives. Hear the incredible stories of change and more from Coach Tony Martinez and his team’s efforts to build a healthier city, one family at a time.
Connect with Tony Martinez
Email – BeWell@elpasotexas.gov
Phone – 915-212-6633
Website – www.BeWellEP.com
Trust the Process, Why “Yes” Opened the Door to Success for Annamarie Hedman
Annamarie Hedman, former high school educator, busy working mom and wife of a diabetic endurance athlete, is living the dream as a successful Health Coach. She attributes the rapid growth of her hybrid career, working part-time for a health coaching company and seeing clients on her own, to making “yes” a priority. Hear her inspiring story of finding success by keeping the door to opportunity open.
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