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4 fantastic ways I’m using my health coach certification

21. January 2022

Good morning,

I’m coming at you from Copenhagen today. I’m still visiting my sister here, and I’ve had such a good time! I’ve knit two (!!) hats, and I just started my third one. Now, I’m sipping coffee on the couch, the dog is asleep, and this afternoon I’m going yarn shopping with my sister. Ah, life is good! Today, I want to talk to you about my health coach certification. As you probably know I graduated IIN in 2018, and while I haven’t used my health coach certification for actually health coaching (yet) I have been using it in muliple other ways.

Also, just a note before I share ways I have used my health coach certification I just want to let you know that I do start taking on clients in the spring (I’m aiming for May). This is something I am beyond excited about! This past year I have grown A LOT and I have finally made peace with food, movement and my body, and I feel with every fiber of my being that it’s time to start coaching.

I will share much more about this very soon. I have so many plans and ideas for 2022. I truly feel that this year is going to be absolutely amazing. I’m planning to start health coaching, I have plans to travel more, write a book, blog much more and share my story, grow my business, maybe start a podcast… Can you tell it’s going to be a great year?

Okay, back to my health coach certification. As I said I haven’t been using my certification for coaching, but I can tell you that I have used it in multiple other ways!

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4 ways I’m using my health coach certification

My column in Scan Magazine

As you probably know by now I’m a writer. I studied journalism in university. Writing is my jam. I could honestly write all day every day. Writing brings me so much joy and happiness. It’s also a way for me to process my emotions and thoughts. I just love writing.

I find that writing and health coaching actually goes really well hand in hand. I don’t think I could have a health column in Scan Magazine if it weren’t for my health coach certification. I’m also a yoga teacher which also helps me with the column but mostly it’s my health coach certification that I draw knowledge from when I write this column. I learned so much at IIN, and I am forever grateful I went to IIN.

I love health coaching and writing, and that I get a chance to combine the two is something I am deeply grateful for. Actually, now that I think about it I also use my health coaching certification for writing here on my own blog.

My writing for Inika Superfoods

This is similar to the above, but I also write for Inika Superfoods, which I absolutely love. Inika Superfoods is such an amazing brand with the most delish bars and Plantshakes. I just love them. Writing for them is one of my favorite tasks, and my health coach certification really comes in handy for this job!

My personal health

This is probably the most important thing I’ve used my health coach certification for. My personal health. When I started IIN I had crippling anxiety, I was dieting and I had a very unhealthy relationship with food, I had low self-esteem, a poor body image, next to no confidence, I was grieving (I started IIN less that a year after my boyfriend at the time passed away). IIN was an important part of my healing journey.

I learned so much during my year at IIN. Not just about food, but also about spirituality, connection, finances, relationship… I realized that being healthy and happy is about so much more than what you put in your mouth. In fact, that’s the least part of it.

Yoga teaching

As mentioned I’m also a yoga teacher. I don’t currently teach yoga. As you may know I took a step back from Ashtanga yoga. I do have plans to help out Alexandra Denkinger at her trainings in 2022 (so exciting, right?!). She is a yin yoga teacher and acupuncturist, and I really like her approach to yoga.

But when I have been teaching yin yoga I’ve been able to also draw from what I learned at IIN.

All in all, I just feel that it’s all coming together. I am so grateful I went to IIN and got my health coach certification, and I am so excited that I will start coaching this year!

Love,

Heidi