In the spirit of health coach week, I created this blog to inspire and empower you to become a part of the health revolution, it’s all happening now! By taking control of my own health in 2014 I was able to get back to my normal weight/size, conceive and give birth naturally to my son, breast feed him with ease for over 2 years and so many more things too.
I knew I was on my path – fueling my passion and building momentum with each book, free training, paid program and milestone I documented. In 2017 I decided it time to begin earning an income by packaging my knowledge and experience – but where to start?
I began selling some products like deodorant, tooth paste, personalized creams, tinctures and herbal teas out of my home and a local cafe. I also bought a Reiki table so that I could hone my skills as a Reiki Practitioner having received my master certificate the year before, but, I was surrounded by people who questioned my pursuit of natural medicine, lifestyle and entrepreneurial path which frankly, dulled my sparkle, but finally I found it inside myself to close that chapter of my life.
I moved my son and I into the city to live with my step-dad a few hours away – I dreaded the big city life, but this was one of the best decisions I have ever made! Accepting help, allowed me to pursue my passion and do the work I have been so drawn to doing. I had time and a safe place to figure out what my next steps were.
I had written a blog before that had some views and people always seemed interested in how I was living, but I had low self-esteem, and was still very confused about how anything I envisioned could be possible alone. I had to invest in myself and my career. I refused to go back to the hospitality industry until I was doing my own thing and could be an influencer for students taking the courses I did. I enjoy writing, being in nature and creating programs, I enjoy organizing and strongly believed that I serve a greater purpose on earth – I have been through to much, not to!
When we moved to the city, I began YouTubing influencers that lived a similar lifestyle to me and came across the channel RAW ALIGNMENT, there was many videos from Alyse that resonated and when I was going through one of her playlists the words INTEGRATIVE NUTRITION ignited a light back inside of my mind, heart and soul.
I called immediately to enroll, I was a late into the program but caught up immediately as the teachers were the greats like Andrew Weil, David Wolfe, and Joshua Rosenthal. I had found my place and I can’t explain it but it was like this one investment changed everything for me.
I created 4 seasonal coaching circles while in school my first year, consulted over 30 people I never met before from around the world, and joined a community of game-changers. In my second year I wrote my first book BE THE CHANGE, created a membership program, and graduated the only medically recognized hormone health coaching course available.
There is much too, like how I resolved my lingering PCOS symptoms, embrace each moment with passion, have the confidence to move through fear and make my dreams reality. I also get the opportunity now to guide people around the world in times that they really need it and sponsor charities like the Amazon Rainforest Conservancy which is so dear to my heart.
Today I am my own boss, create schedules that work for me, do the work that aligns with my soul, pursue my passions and building a practice that fits my life goals. I am on my way to discovering financial freedom, have developed entrepreneurial skills and enjoying a fulfilling career where I make a positive and lasting difference in people’s lives.
What is IIN:
Is the world largest nutrition school and based out of New York City, IIN’s mission reads: Our mission is to play a crucial role in improving health and happiness, and through that process, create a ripple effect that transforms the world. Which is exactly how I knew I was in the right place at the right time.
To continue the schools core values read:
- Be a source of positive change
- Do what you love and love what you do
- Set an example of self-development and growth
- Live each day with the freedom to choose what’s right for you
- Support each other in the global shift to better health
- Embrace learning and new ways to do things
- Create balance in all areas of life
- Simplify everything
For 30 years, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition has been offering the largest, most comprehensive nutrition schooling. IIN is always expanding to help you learn more in your areas of interest, aside from their Nutrition schooling IIN also offer many advanced training. Each of these courses includes a wealth of information, world-renowned experts, and coaching support, four of which I will speak of from personal experience soon.
Why Health Coaches are Needed:
Why are Health Coaches Needed? 1.6 billion adults worldwide are obese and 366 million have diabetes. We spend trillions on healthcare and are still getting sicker and our life expectancies are getting lower. The existing healthcare system is just not sustainable. The future of healthcare is about education and prevention. Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches educate and support people around the world to find their way to better health. Health Coaches are at the forefront of today’s health revolution, offering services and filling gaps that doctors, nutritionists and dieticians don’t have the time or resources to fill.
What is Integrative Nutrition:
At the institute for integrative nutrition we honor bio-individuality, guide clients as they implement changes into their lives, teach about nutrition on and off the plate.
How to Become a Certified Health Coach:
Click on the link below this video and preview a sample class or call +1 888-953-0440 and mention me: Ashley Michaud and receive some discounts and other awesome promotions.
Launch your Dream Book:
In this course I was guided on how to reach more people with my message, boost credibility, attract new clients, establish myself as an expert and was supported on my journey to become a new author.
Hormone Health Course:
In this course I learned how to support clients through personalized diet and lifestyle shifts so I could confidently guide them to better health and hormonal balance. Learned ways to help clients address common concerns that may be tied to hormonal imbalances, like: difficulty losing weight, adrenal fatigue, thyroid disorders, painful periods & PMS symptoms, fertility concerns, menopausal symptoms, skin issues, low libido, mood swings, hair loss, and more.
Also, got an in-depth analysis of the endocrine system, including structure & function of the thyriod, HPA Axis, and reproductive system, as well as the digestive system. Learned how to guide my clients step-by-step towards supporting adrenal health, balanced blood sugar, thyroid health, estrogen balance, and gut health, so you don’t have to wonder what steps to take with them, information regarding various testing options, diets, supplements and stress management techniques, ways to detoxify the body, apply a holistic, bio-individual approach to empower my clients to achieve better health in a way that is practical and well-suited to their individual needs and health concerns.
In this course I learned concepts like building rapport, active listening, nonverbal communication skills, mirroring, coaching through intuition, environment shifting, and helping my clients get unstuck.
I learned the forces that influence motivation and will-power, the secrets to effecting and sustaining change, and why our brains seem wired for self-sabotage. Also, how bio-individuality applies to coaching and not just nutrition, how to be present and professional in all situations, and how to know when someone needs more help than you can give them, how to handle resistance and how to recognize its many forms, and how to handle my clients’ silence, drama, deep emotions, resistance, failure, success, and set boundaries.
How to Become a Certified Health Coach:
Wellness isn’t just about green juice and yoga. It goes much deeper than that. It’s time we prioritize our emotional and psychological health as well. ENROLL in our May class with $49 down and jumpstart your career in health & wellness. Start learning from the best in the industry today.
If any of this resonates with you check out THIS LINK to preview a sample class or Call to speak with a graduate and enroll in our May Class: (877) 210-0972 (US) // +1 (212) 730-5433 (International) and mention me: Ashley Michaud and receive some discounts and other awesome promotions.
May good vibes and positivity guide you through this transformational process. As always I encourage you to take photos of your elemental growth journey and share them with us @IamElemetalGrowth or by using the #ElementalGrowth so we can support you!
– Love, Ashley
DISCLOSURE: The content of this blog/article is for general instruction only. Each person’s physical, emotional, and spiritual condition is unique. The instruction in this is not intended to replace or interrupt the reader’s relationship with a physician or other professional. Please consult your doctor for matters pertaining to your specific health and diet.
About The Founder
Hi, I’m Ashley Michaud, mother, author and founder of Elemental Growth. My mission is to help those of you ready embrace change and create sustainable lifestyle rituals through healing foods, natural alternatives and holistic practices.
I am the girl that has cleaned up her life, broken through family karma and tapped into her natural flow. Like me you have everything you need to heal yourself and reach each dream you put forth but you don’t have to do it alone. Having your own guide on the side lines can help you breakthrough roadblocks and unleash your true potential.
Certified Reiki Master – Reiki From Love, Usui Method
Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Certified Hormone Health Coach
Certified Coaching Master
Training and Education The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York City
Be The Change: Your Guide to Elemental Growth
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