During the final 27 years, we’ve licensed over 130,000 well being, vitamin, and health professionals. Each month, we acknowledge considered one of 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 enthusiastic about well being and health?
I turned enthusiastic about well being and health in school after I was finding out appearing. 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 training 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 At 26 years outdated, I had a well being scare with most cancers, and I began studying all the pieces I might about vitamin, wellness, and therapeutic. I turned vegan in a single day and continued to show and take yoga recurrently. After I turned a mother, I discovered it tough to attend courses, so I began utilizing residence health packages 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 Nutrition certification. As a health coach, I needed to additional my data about how you can assist shoppers and enhance my data of vitamin. I LOVED this system a lot and realized rather a lot. I even have my Autoimmune and Gut Health Nutrition Certification, Plant-based Sports Nutrition Certification, and The Science of Eating 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, study, and full as a really busy mother!
What was your profession like previous to turning into licensed?
Prior to getting licensed in Nutrition, I used to be solely in a position to assist folks as a health coach just about, and whereas that was nice, I needed to diversify my experience and expertise and be capable to assist folks with vitamin! I knew from expertise that vitamin is the important thing to therapeutic the physique and to dwelling a completely wholesome life, and I needed to have the ability to assist folks in that method. Getting licensed gave me the instruments and confidence to increase my enterprise and assist extra folks.
What is your profession like now?
Now my profession is flourishing as an internet health coach and holistic nutritionist. I really like what I do, and I really feel like every year 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 you can eat higher, find time for motion, and really feel higher! I really like operating 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 turning into licensed with AFPA impacted your life?
Becoming licensed with AFPA has impacted my life in so some ways. It gave me one other technique to earn cash as a wellness skilled. I used to be in a position to go from instructing yoga courses to main digital wellness boot camps and training folks 1-1 and in a bunch setting. I really feel like AFPA makes studying about vitamin and turning into one of the best health and well being skilled extra accessible to busy folks. It gave me the boldness to construct my dream enterprise!
Do you’ve got any shopper success tales you wish to share?
I had a shopper come to me through the pandemic who was struggling together with her vitamin and mindset and was desirous 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 obtained pregnant and now has a child woman!! That was a memorable success!
What recommendation do you give others fascinated about turning into licensed?
The time and money you’ll make investments into your personal data and expertise will probably be invaluable! Don’t let the concern of constructing a training enterprise cease you from taking step one and turning into a scholar of well being and health first! I promise you that you’ll make a constructive distinction in somebody’s life along with your certification—even when it’s simply you or your member of the family! Knowledge is energy! I extremely suggest getting licensed!