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:
- Erica Khoury – firstname.lastname@example.org – My name is Erica Khoury. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2010 and practiced as a Registered Nurse in the United States Navy for 8 years. I have experience in adult medical/surgical, emergency, and primary care nursing as well as outpatient General Surgery and Orthopedics. As an ADAPT-trained Health and Wellness Coach working towards certification, I am happy to coach anyone, though I am particularly interested in mental and emotional health, women’s hormonal health, and stress management. If you are struggling with sugar addiction, emotional eating, stress, anxiety, weight loss resistance, or hormonal irregularity, I want to help you alleviate and resolve those concerns! I am offering 3 months of free coaching with weekly or biweekly sessions. If interested, you can contact me at email@example.com.
- Sarah Wilson – firstname.lastname@example.org – Hello! I’m Sarah and I want to help you on your journey towards better health and wellness. My life had been transformed by changing certain habits and behaviors and I know it can for you as well. This path looks different for everyone so I am here to listen and assist you from knowing what to do to actually making the changes. Some of the shifts could include nutritional choices, sleep schedules, stress management and many more. I can’t wait to meet you!
- Jennifer James – email@example.com – I am a Deep Roots Exploration coach for those who are experiencing life transitions. I will help you explore the deeper, hidden areas of your life by helping you tap into your own body’s Wisdom. Creating the head space needed to let in a new perspective will emerge within our sessions together. If you live nearby, our sessions may include walking and taking time to be still in nature. This provides a place to “get out of” our normal patterns of thinking. In our coaching conversations, I walk along side you to help you uncover your health and well-being. Together we examine your starting place and through a deep dive, we will bring to light where you would like to be. I am here to partner with you as you create your own solutions to problems, support you without judgment, and assist you in generating health and wellness goals that fit into your life.
Please do let me know how it goes at firstname.lastname@example.org.