October 23, 2019

PN students/colleagues looking for coaching!

Hi all,

First, thanks again for helping my classmates and me with our certification requirements for both Chris Kresser’s ADAPT Health Coach Course and for certification with the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches. As mentioned in my PN FB group post, we need 25 coaching sessions after we pass our final exam in order to complete certification. Then we need another 25 (50 total) to get certified by the National Board.

Below is a list of my classmates who are all excellent coaches, and are in process satisfying either or both of the previously mentioned certifications.

Many of us are willing to take on coaching clients for free in order for us to reach our certification requirements. Note that while most are willing to take you on for free, some of the coaches are offering 3 free sessions before requiring payment. So you should check with them to make sure what they are offering you, and for how long or how many sessions.

Also note that while there were a few PN grads in our class, I am not sure who in this list is or is not; it is likely that they are not PN grads, so they won’t be familiar with PN and what they are teaching you. I did mention to them that you are likely from the health and fitness field, either athletes or coaching yourselves. However, as mentioned in my PN post, I did note that many of you had common and similar issues like everyone else in the world in attempting to achieve your goals. I also told them that your perception of what coaching is might be changed, after your experience with them. And I did mention to them that you might get a good learning experience out of it, either or both of reaching your own goals or getting a taste of what pure coaching can do for you and your clients in shattering the barriers that prevent you from reaching your goals.

As you look through their websites and/or read their descriptions, you may see that many are targeting certain client populations; please do not let this deter you from contacting them if your issue doesn’t exactly match what their marketing says. Their skills are applicable to any gender, age, or issue.

If I might suggest – the selection of a coach can be a long and involved process. I would highly recommend you contact several of them and do chemistry sessions to see which one is most resonant and comfortable for you to be coached by. Not every person will be resonant with a given coach; there must be trust, respect, and comfort between coach and client to fully realize the coaching relationship. So I would highly encourage you to explore a few to see who might work best with you.

Here they are, and their contact information:

  1. Michelle Bedford – michellebedfordcoaching@gmail.com
  2. Jillian Tosta – jilliantosta@gmail.com
  3. Heather Alsup Winston – hrwinston26@gmail.com
  4. Virginia Hurdon – vhurdon@gmail.com
  5. Nicole Oakes – growingoakes@gmail.com
  6. Elise Knox – eliseknoxhealthcoach@gmail.com
  7. Dana Flatow – dana@wellnesswellmade.com
  8. Meghan Malony – meghanmalony@gmail.com
  9. Robbi Parker – rloptimalhealth@gmail.com
  10. Sarah Wellner – sarahjwellner@gmail.com
  11. Eric Ho – eric.ho@bumblebeewellbeing.com
  12. Lauren Angélil – laurenkangelil@gmail.com
  13. HyunWoo Roh – limitlessroh@gmail.com
  14. Sherry Pratt – sherry@sherrypratt.ca
  15. Marta Neimark – mlneimark@gmail.com – My goal is to be a supportive mentor and wellness guide who helps others achieve their goals and transform their lives into the lives they have dreamed of having. I am committed to helping people realize their own potential and achieve vibrant health. My approach is an integrative one that focuses on the whole person meaning not only exercise and nutrition but rather their environment, relationships, spirituality (which is very personal), etc.; in other words, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Each person’s goals are related to many aspects of one’s life and there is no one-size fits all solution.
  16. Jean Downin – jeandownin@gmail.com – During my journey in the ADAPT Health Coaching program, I addressed the health issues in my body, mind, and soul. Going through the coaching process helped me get off the treadmill. I learned how to uncover the things I really valued. And how to take the baby steps to make the behavioral changes that support me in living a long and vibrant life. I learned how to live in a way that is more balanced and realized that when I take care of myself, I have more to give others. I can help you get off your treadmill and put yourself at the top of your list. I can help you uncover those things that are important to you. I can support you on your journey so you can live your life the way you want and be able to engage in those things that are most meaningful to you.
  17. Briana Williams – briana@brianawilliams.life – Briana is a functional medicine trained health coach and supports her clients through her training and experience, and holds a compassionate, non-judgmental space for her clients.

Please do let me know how it goes at dshen@coachdshen.com.