Today we’d like to introduce you to Jenn Edgar.
So, before we jump into specific questions about what you do, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Becoming a Certified Heath Coach was not something I had considered as a profession for myself, until I began working with my own Health Coach. When I first moved to Colorado a little over a year ago, I was really struggling with my overall well-being. I knew it was possible for me to feel better, but I didn’t know how or where to start. That’s where having a health coach came in–I had someone who could help me define what areas of my life I wanted to work on, someone to gently guide me in the direction I had determined.
The changes I experienced over the course of six months were phenomenal. I learned how to listen to my body and give it what it was asking for. I learned how to nourish myself, how to take care of myself in a way I had never done before. Undergoing this transformation was incredibly powerful and inspiring for me. So much so, that I decided I wanted to work with people and help them find their path, find their best self, and cheer them along the journey. In July of 2019, I graduated from the Certified Health Coach program through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and beginning my own practice.
Alongside being a Health Coach, I also am a budding body confidence model. I believe that every body is beautiful, and it is incredibly important for all of us to love the bodies we are in. After spending most of my life hating the body I have, I have become incredibly comfortable in my own skin, and find ways to honor and celebrate it each and every day. I hope that in doing so on social media, I can encourage and inspire others to do the same.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Building my health coaching practice has not been easy. I still work full time in education, so it is a continuous balancing act between my current job, my growing health coaching practice, and leaving time and space to take good care of myself. Even though it can be incredibly challenging, I know this is just a “season” of my life where life is a little more hectic than usual.
My goal is to eventually become a full-time health coach, and I check in with myself regularly to make sure that my choices, habits, and actions are in alignment with the goals am working towards. As regimented as it sounds, I schedule time in for myself five days a week to focus on my goals and personal development and developing my health coaching business. It doesn’t have to be a large amount of time, what matters is I’m committed to doing it each day. Over time, it makes a big difference.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into Wild Can Be Well story. Tell us more about it.
I am a Certified Health Coach. I had heard about Health Coaches before, but until I worked with one, I was unclear as to what exactly a Health Coach did. The best way I can help clarify it for others is like this… if you’ve ever been a part of a team (any kind of team, at any level—speech/debate team, football, lacrosse, chess, even an elementary soccer team counts!)… think about what role the coach played to each of the participants. The coach sees the potential of all of the players, and their job is to help the players recognize that potential, identify areas in which they need to grow, and help connect the players to the activities, drills, etc to improve in their areas of growth.
A Health Coach is no different–we work with clients who want to improve in one or more areas of their life, help our clients see their own potential, connect them to supports and resources to help them reach their own personal goals, and celebrate and support them along the way. Although I work with clients of all ages and genders, I specialize in working with women. In my own life and experience, I continually see women put everything and everyone in their life first, to their own detriment. I want to help them put energy and love back into themselves, so that they may be able to put energy and love into the people and activities they love.
What I am most proud of and love about my brand is that I am 100% transparent and I have been down the path myself. I continuously practice what I preach, because I believe holistic health is a life-long practice. The advice, techniques, and products I recommend to clients, in my seminars, and to my social media audience, I have used myself. I love sharing experiences with others!
What do you feel are the biggest barriers today to female leadership, in your industry or generally?
In general, I feel the biggest barrier to female leadership is not being taken seriously or as experts in their field by some male counterparts. I have worked in education for 15 years, and have continuously come up against that barrier, and in many instances, fought against it, albeit unsuccessfully. In the field of Health Coaching, I haven’t experienced that barrier yet, and am choosing to focus on and believe that should I encounter it, I will overcome it–we all will.
- Initial Health History/Consultation (Free): The Health History allows the coach to review the potential client’s health history and current lifestyle with the potential client, and make recommendations on how the coach and potential client can work together to improve their quality of life.
- 6 Month Coaching Program ($1170): A 6-month program where the coach and client meet twice per month for 50 minutes (either in person or virtually) to focus on achieving the goals set by the client.
- Quick Start Health Program ($450): For individuals who want a personalized, quick guide to jump start their goals. Includes a Health History, initial 50-minute meeting (in person or virtually), and 2 follow up calls at the midway and completion dates.
- Health Seminars ($0-$50): Periodic topic-specific seminars open to the public.
- Website: www.wildcanbewell.com
- Phone: 503-515-4182
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @wildcanbewell
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