Since becoming a Certified Health Coach two years ago, I often get asked how I made the transition from my former career. And I’ll tell you, there is really no straightforward answer. You see, becoming a health coach is not something I had ever envisioned I would have done in a million years.
When I decided to leave my long career in mental health and counseling, I still wasn’t even sure what I wanted to “do with my life.” I knew I wanted to make a bigger impact in the world, and help people to achieve better health and well-being for themselves and their families. But the “how” didn’t actually come until much later.
One thing that has been instrumental in helping me transition to being a “solopreneur” in the health arena is connecting with other people and professionals who share a similar passion. Because being a “solo”-preneur doesn’t mean you have to operate in a vacuum.
In fact, it’s best if you don’t.
So if you’rere thinking of taking the plunge – or you have already dipped your toe into health entrepreneurship – consider ways that you can stay connected with others and support your community. Workshops have been one of the best uses of my time since I became an entrepreneur. Even if you’re seeking to have an “online business,” don’t discount the power of a handshake and hug (not a virtual one, a real one). Since I’m an “in-person” connector at heart, workshops are a natural fit for me.
If you’ve been thinking about doing workshops – but are not sure of how to get them going – read this post at Whole Family Coaching which has a solid system to help you promote a wellness workshop in your community.
Alicia Hyatte is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Family Wellness Advocate, Health Educator, and a Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach. She helps parents to build healthier habits and routines to better balance home and work life. Her website, WholeFamilyLiving.com, provides motivation and simple strategies for handling everyday challenges like managing stress, being active, eating healthier, losing weight, and more. Alicia is a beach lover and gardening geek in her spare time.