When I completed my my yoga teacher training in 2017, I was in a rut. I wanted to teach yoga, but just didn’t know how I could make that happen, having worked and built my career in digital marketing for the past 7 years. It’s been almost a year, and I still work in digital marketing – and enjoy it! But those who know me would have gotten the drift that sooner or later I want to change and move into the wellness world. Which brings me to that bit of audio above – I’m so excited to share this episode of my favourite podcast with you!
I’ve been listening to Insatiable with Ali Shapiro for a few years and every single episode is just so valuable. In this one, I’m part of a panel that speaks about transitioning into a career in wellness, e.g. becoming a nutritionist, health coach, yoga teacher or entrepreneur. A lot of what we talk about really is applicable to any kind of career change and even starting your own business.
In case you don’t have 1.5 hours to listen to the whole thing, here’s a bit of a breakdown so you can choose where you want to tune in:
Part 1 – Introductions
00.00 – 05.39 Host Ali Shapiro introduces the episode.
05.39 – 09.48 A word on education and the two questions to ask yourself while listening to the episode:
- What questions do you have where you’re not satisfied with the answers? What keeps you up at night?
- What do you want to spend your days doing?
09.48 -13.55 Introduction of Tashmica Torok, founder of The Firecracker Foundation, a non-profit which provides holistic healing services to child survivors of sexual trauma. She’s an entrepreneur without formal education (which is not a bad thing!)
13.55 -19.45 Introduction of Jennifer Nathanson, a nurse-practitioner who is transitioning into functional medicine and traversing the emotional terrain with clients as they change their food and lifestyle. She has done Andrea Nakayama’s course and speaks about her experience and why she chose this course.
19.45 – 26.30 Introduction of Autumn Beam, who is launching her practice in June and is in the home stretch of becoming a Clinical Nutritionist, studying a master’s degree at the University of Bridgeport. She speaks about her experience and reasons for choosing that degree.
26.30 – 30.01 Introduction to me as a yoga teacher working in the corporate world, with a growing interest in nutrition and supporting people to change their lifestyle. I briefly talk about how I found myself in yoga teacher training, and turn to the panel for guidance on what’s next.
Part 2 – Questions
30.01 – 38.30 How important are credentials really? Here Ali herself explains how she chose her degree and recommends both Andrea Nakayama and Chris Kresser’s courses.
38.30 – 42.00 The future of coaching, including book recommendations!
42.00 – 55.02 How do you overcome feelings of not being ready enough or healthy enough?
55.02 – 1.20.23 Can you give any advice on how to transition from juggling two jobs to fully supporting yourself as a full-time health practitioner? We talk about privilege, ‘charging what you’re worth’ and ‘finding your purpose’, as well as the isolation that can come with working for yourself.
1.20.23 – 1.22.23 Ali recommends useful business resources.
1.22.23 – 1.27.24 Parting thoughts – if you’re looking for inspirational quotes, definitely listen to this part.
I’d love to hear what you think and what you took away – I learnt so much from everyone on this episode and am so grateful to have been a part of it!