Over the last 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 Licensed Holistic Nutritionist.
How did you initially turn into fascinated with well being and health?
I grew to become fascinated with well being and health in faculty once 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 like the best way it makes me really feel! So, I began training yoga each day at 22 and have become an authorized yoga instructor at 25. I went on to do completely different modalities like pilates, barre, and dance health lessons. At 26 years previous, I had a well being scare with most cancers, and I began studying the whole lot I might about diet, wellness, and therapeutic. I grew to become vegan in a single day and continued to show and take yoga recurrently. After I grew to become a mother, I discovered it tough to attend lessons, so I began utilizing house health applications to work out and get again into form as a busy mother. I fell in love with the web accountability teams that I used to be part of and determined to start out 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 a couple of completely different certifications from AFPA, however my first was the Holistic Diet certification. As a health coach, I wished to additional my information about the best way to assist shoppers and enhance my information of diet. I LOVED this system a lot and realized loads. I even have my Autoimmune and Intestine Well being Diet Certification, Plant-based Sports activities Diet Certification, and The Science of Consuming the Rainbow Certification. I selected AFPA as a result of it was reasonably priced and credible and previous college students had a fantastic expertise! I additionally love that it’s on-line and straightforward to entry, study, and full as a really busy mother!
What was your profession like previous to changing into licensed?
Previous to getting licensed in Diet, I used to be solely in a position to assist individuals as a health coach just about, and whereas that was nice, I wished to diversify my experience and expertise and have the ability to assist individuals with diet! I knew from expertise that diet is the important thing to therapeutic the physique and to residing a totally wholesome life, and I wished to have the ability to assist individuals in that manner. Getting licensed gave me the instruments and confidence to broaden my enterprise and assist extra individuals.
What’s your profession like now?
Now my profession is prospering as an internet health coach and holistic nutritionist. I 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 individuals. I like studying and sharing information and inspiring individuals to reside wholesome existence. As a busy mother of two boys, staying wholesome and serving to others turn into wholesome is essential to me! The way forward for my profession as a nutritionist and wellness coach feels very vibrant and busy!
What are your favourite elements of your profession?
My favourite elements of my profession are teaching and serving to individuals work out the best way to eat higher, find time for motion, and really feel higher! I like operating my on-line wellness boot camps, making meal plans, and creating content material for social media that educates and entertains! I like seeing my shoppers have success and shine vibrant 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 strategy to earn cash as a wellness skilled. I used to be in a position to go from educating yoga lessons to main digital wellness boot camps and training individuals 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 individuals. It gave me the arrogance to construct my dream enterprise!
Do you’ve got 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 desirous to get pregnant. We labored collectively for a month with 1-1 calls and meal plans and wellness teaching, and in a couple of months, she bought pregnant and now has a child woman!! That was a memorable success!
What recommendation do you give others desirous about changing into licensed?
The time and cash you’ll make investments into your individual information and expertise will likely be invaluable! Don’t let the worry 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 along with your certification—even when it’s simply you or your member of the family! Data is energy! I extremely advocate getting licensed!