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Reilynn Sarmiento Coaches Teens to Think Positive and Achieve

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/27/20 8:00 AM

“Life Coaching is a way for others to have someone to be a sounding board, to have someone ask simple questions that trigger a positive plan of action without telling the client what to do and to have them explore outside of their comfort zone,” Reilynn Sarmiento, a Massage Therapy graduate of Southwest Institute of Healing Arts explains, “We guide by allowing them to explore their own horizons and have them set goals for themselves.”

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, Massage Therapy, national life coaching month

Cherie Lee Uses Hypnotherapy and Intuition to Guide Others to Happiness

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/26/20 8:00 AM

“Life coaching is a one-on-one conversation between a practitioner and a client, in which the practitioner asks very direct questions to withdraw the client's soul desires and answers to help enable the client to reach their goals through positive life changing tasks,” explains Cherie Lee, a Mind-Body Wellness Practitioner graduate, author, non-denominational minister and business owner.

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy, national life coaching month

Dr. Alisa Cooper Embraces an Integrative Approach

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/25/20 8:00 AM

“Life Coaching, to me, begins with helping someone clarify what they really want to be doing with their lives and helping them map out a plan to get there via a series of specific,attainable goals,” says Dr. Alisa Cooper, “It requires holding them accountable for taking action steps to get there. It also involves recognizing and overcoming the limiting beliefs that can lead to self sabotage and stagnation.”

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, national life coaching month, Wellness Coach

Alex Kurth Uses Her Passion for Health as a Wellness Coach

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/24/20 8:00 AM

“Health and Nutrition Coaching is a type of life coaching focused on moving the client forward on the path of health. One foundational pillar of this coaching is that of ‘bio-individuality’; the idea that each person is unique in their biology and will therefore will need to discover what works for their own, unique experience,” Alex Kurth, a SWIHA graduate, tells us, ”The client must do the work, however the coach is their biggest fan and is always cheering them on and rooting for a win.”

Before becoming a Wellness Coach through her business, A Kurth Life, Alex Kurth was facilitating the Memory Care Program at an assisted living facility for seniors who had Alzheimer's and Dementia.

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, Holistic Nutrition, national life coaching month, Wellness Coach

Rachel Horton White Utilizes Intuition to Bring Clarity to Her Clients

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/23/20 8:00 AM

“Life coaching, to me, is helping people move toward the life they long for in their potential futures,” explains Rachel Horton White, founder of Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting, “It is listening with an open heart to the client's needs and desires, and gently nudging them along to take risks and move out of their comfort zone to becoming the highest and best version of who they really are. It is also about giving the powerful tools to help them get ‘unstuck’ in their lives.”

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, Spiritual Coaching, national life coaching month

Autumn Blackwood Blends Ritual and Spiritual Coaching to Manifest Growth

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/22/20 8:00 AM

“Life Coaching is uncovering client's raw talents, passions, and deepest desires and using motivation and other tools to make all their dreams come true, while tapping into that pure potential we all have inside of us!” says Autumn Blackwood, founder of The Untamed Priestess.

Autumn was a grocery store cashier when she began to seek out an education in the Wellness industry. She discovered SWIHA after much research, and ultimately graduated from the Holistic Wellness Practitioner program. Through The Untamed Priestess, Autumn now offers Reiki, spiritual coaching and tarot reading, as well as facilitates women’s circles.

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, Spiritual Coaching, national life coaching month

John Eli is a Virtual Mindset Coach Helping Men Discover Answers Within

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/21/20 8:00 AM

“Life coaching is the art of creating a space where people can clearly define where they currently are in life, where they want to go, and the steps it will take to get there,” John Eli, Virtual Mindset Coach, tells us.

John works in higher education and made the decision to pursue SWIHA’s Life Coaching program when he discovered his desire to meet and network with like-minded individuals. His education ultimately became a business that also fulfills this need for him!

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, national life coaching month, Virtual Life Coach

Carolann Soltz Found Her Soul’s Work in Life Coaching and Yoga

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/18/20 8:00 AM

Carolann Soltz, a Spiritual Life Coach, has spent the last fifteen years fundraising, consulting and supporting non-profit organizations. She tells us: “While this is great work and has provided well for me financially, it never felt like soul-filling work; the work that I am called to do.“

In August 2018, Carol took steps towards her yoga certification and, in January 2019, enrolled in the Life Coaching program at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. While she didn't necessarily know what she wanted to do with all of this new training, she did know she wanted to take steps in the direction of her soul's longing.

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, yoga, national life coaching month

Jeannie Epstein’s Love of Serving Others Lead Her to Life Coaching

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/17/20 8:00 AM

“Life Coaching is empowering people to find and live their dreams,” says Jeannie Epstein, a Life Coach and Hypnotherapist, “It is helping people to find their truth and taking that truth and creating a plan so that they can fully embrace all that they are capable of being.”

She chose Southwest Institute of Healing Arts for her education on a recommendation from a friend who had previously graduated from the Life Coaching program: “After doing research of Life Coaching programs online, I found SWIHA to be what I wanted,” she tells us, “I was so impressed with the programs and the instructors.

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy, national life coaching month

From Engineer to Mindful Lifestyle Coach: Harsha Bipin Shares Her Joy

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/14/20 1:38 PM

At Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, we actively encourage our students to work through their fears and hesitations around entrepreneurship. Harsha Bipin, a Mind-Body Wellness Practitioner graduate, is a brilliant example of what can happen when you take a leap of faith in yourself!

My previous life was of a software engineer,” Harsha explains, “it had a lot to do with me and the needs of my immediate family.”

“I joined SWIHA while I was on a maternity break, hoping to just do the Holistic Nutrition program to learn more about eating right. I had faced a huge positive shift in my life by changing my eating habits, and I knew there was more to learn.”

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Topics: Great Graduates, Holistic Nutrition, Mindfulness, yoga nidra, yoga

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