A Day in the Life of a Health Coach: Maria Marlowe
I’m Maria Marlowe, I graduated from IIN in 2012
and I now have a full time health coaching practice
and wellness blog.
Every day I wake up energized and excited to start my day.
I make my smoothie every morning which I love
and I drink it as a check my emails.
I usually fit a yoga class in there somewhere
or a barre class when I can.
I usually have a few one-on-one clients during the day
so I’ll talk with them either via Skype or in person.
I usually make recopies for the blog,
I post a recipe each week
so I’m always cooking new recipes.
And then in the evening I teach group classes.
Either cooking classes or group health coaching classes.
So I’ll either do that in person or online.
I’m hosting an event at a local fitness studio
called Detox without the Deprivation
and it’s essentially just a talk about
the importance of detoxing your entire life,
not just going a short three or five day choose fast,
but really detoxing your life 365 days a year.
So it’s a lot of fun, I’ve talked there many times before
and I’m sure I’ll talk there many times again.
Going through the IIN curriculum I realized
that one of the best ways to really spread the word
about health and nutrition is doing public speaking
and it’s something that I love.
And IIN really gave me the confidence to start doing it.
You know, speaking about wellness, speaking about health
as if I’m the expert, which I am now.
Going from a career in finance to becoming a health coach
was definitely a little scary at first.
I had decided, though, that finance
was something that I knew I did not want.
I knew I wanted to be happy
I knew I needed to do something
that was gonna fulfill me, mind, body, spirit.
But know, going forward I wanna do even more.
I wanna write books, I wanna do
more prestigious speaking engagements,
I want to travel more, I wanna do retreats.
So there’s just so many things that I wanna do
and I feel like IIN is really the one that lit that fire
and is kind of, you know pushing me through.