Given where you are in your life right now and your vision of the future, can you share with us what it is that drives you most?
"I am driven by my passion for health, nutrition, and fitness. It’s as simple as that. When you find your passion, you find ways of living it everyday and it becomes evangelical. "
We'd love you to share with us the key vibe that led you to choose to study with Cadence Health?
"As a strict vegetarian I wanted to learn how to improve my diet to help me reach my fitness goals. I’d been disappointed with advice given by dieticians and everyone else seemed to have an opinion of what I should or should not eat; I wanted knowledge to put myself in the driver’s seat and then share that with others."
Can you describe to us in a few words where you feel you are in life right now, and describe something from your studies that influenced this?
"I feel I am where I need to be. I rarely procrastinate and when the decision is made to do something it is full steam ahead. Once I discovered my passion I found ways to bring it into my life. If only I’d have found it 20 years ago when I did a couple of self-development and navel gazing seminars; no regrets though as my life thus far has been very successful. My studies with Cadence have helped me shape my next chapter, enabling me to take my life’s experience in working with people to a new level where I can feel like I am giving back and changing lives. I can’t change the world, but I can help change someone’s world."
"Life is journey and I am excited for what lies ahead."
Once you graduated, what influenced your choice of business direction? And, can you share a few of your current business goals?
"As soon as I graduated I launched my health coaching business, 'Oomph! Health Coaching'. I chose electives in line with my own personal goals and those I want to specialise in with my clients. My immediate next goal is to complete my Cert III & IV in Fitness. As a mature person myself (I am over 50), I see myself working with older adults in the fitness industry with my health coaching appealing to all age groups. Life is journey and I am excited for what lies ahead."
Words by Phillip Danze
We all have a role to play in community health, the only question is how do we play this role? Through intelligent, evidence-based inquiry we can understand how to health coach to support others in taking on positive behaviour change.