Over the past 27 years, we’ve licensed over 130,000 well being, diet, and health professionals. Every month, we acknowledge one among our distinguished graduates who’re utilizing what they’ve realized to encourage others and make a distinction.
Meet our featured graduate for the month of October, Megan Seibel, a AFPA Certified Holistic Nutritionist.
How did you initially turn out to be concerned about well being and health?
I grew to become concerned about well being and health in school after I was finding out performing. We had a yoga class to assist us get into our our bodies as actors, and I fell in love! I used to be a dancer rising up, and so motion is second nature to me. I really like the way in which it makes me really feel! So, I began practising yoga day by day at 22 and have become a licensed yoga instructor at 25. I went on to do completely different modalities like pilates, barre, and dance health courses. At 26 years outdated, I had a well being scare with most cancers, and I began studying every part I may about diet, wellness, and therapeutic. I grew to become vegan in a single day and continued to show and take yoga often. After I grew to become a mother, I discovered it tough to attend courses, so I began utilizing residence health applications to work out and get again into form as a busy mother. I fell in love with the net accountability teams that I used to be part of and determined to begin on-line health teaching. It felt like a pure development in my journey, and I’ve been doing that for the previous seven years.
What certification did you select, and why did you select AFPA?
I have just a few completely different certifications from AFPA, however my first was the Holistic Vitamin certification. As a health coach, I wished to additional my data about how one can assist shoppers and improve my data of diet. I LOVED this system a lot and realized lots. I even have my Autoimmune and Intestine Well being Vitamin Certification, Plant-based Sports activities Vitamin Certification, and The Science of Consuming the Rainbow Certification. I selected AFPA as a result of it was inexpensive and credible and previous college students had an important expertise! I additionally love that it’s on-line and simple to entry, be taught, and full as a really busy mother!
What was your profession like previous to changing into licensed?
Previous to getting licensed in Vitamin, I used to be solely capable of assist folks as a health coach nearly, and whereas that was nice, I wished to diversify my experience and expertise and be capable to assist folks with diet! I knew from expertise that diet is the important thing to therapeutic the physique and to residing a completely wholesome life, and I wished to have the ability to assist folks in that manner. Getting licensed gave me the instruments and confidence to develop my enterprise and assist extra folks.
What’s your profession like now?
Now my profession is prospering as an internet health coach and holistic nutritionist. I really like what I do, and I really feel like annually I’m able to construct my teaching enterprise and wellness model and assist extra folks. I really like studying and sharing data and inspiring folks to dwell wholesome existence. As a busy mother of two boys, staying wholesome and serving to others turn out to be wholesome is essential to me! The way forward for my profession as a nutritionist and wellness coach feels very shiny and busy!
What are your favourite components of your profession?
My favourite components of my profession are teaching and serving to folks work out how one can eat higher, find time for motion, and really feel higher! I really like working my on-line wellness boot camps, making meal plans, and creating content material for social media that educates and entertains! I really like seeing my shoppers have success and shine shiny of their well being and life.
How has changing into licensed with AFPA impacted your life?
Changing into licensed with AFPA has impacted my life in so some ways. It gave me one other option to earn cash as a wellness skilled. I used to be capable of go from educating yoga courses to main digital wellness boot camps and training folks 1-1 and in a gaggle setting. I really feel like AFPA makes studying about diet and changing into the very best health and well being skilled extra accessible to busy folks. It gave me the arrogance to construct my dream enterprise!
Do you may have any shopper success tales you want to share?
I had a shopper come to me in the course of the pandemic who was struggling along with her diet and mindset and was eager to get pregnant. We labored collectively for a month with 1-1 calls and meal plans and wellness teaching, and in just a few months, she acquired pregnant and now has a child lady!! That was a memorable success!
What recommendation do you give others occupied with changing into licensed?
The time and money you’ll make investments into your individual data and expertise shall be invaluable! Don’t let the concern of constructing a training enterprise cease you from taking step one and changing into a scholar of well being and health first! I promise you that you’ll make a constructive distinction in somebody’s life together with your certification—even when it’s simply you or your member of the family! Data is energy! I extremely suggest getting licensed!