Path to Purpose: Julie Steiger’s Journey To Becoming A Coach

In this episode of the Health and Wellness Coach Journal Podcast, Dr. Jessica Singh engages in a compelling conversation with special guest Julie Steiger. Julie was in the inaugural cohort of coaches who took Dr. Singh's NBHWC exam review course. Julie, a national board certified health and wellness coach and founder of Hearts Quest Coaching, shares her inspiring journey of transitioning from a 20-year career as a hardware store inventory manager to becoming a coach. Julie recounts the unexpected gift that led her to pursue coaching, the challenges she faced along the way, and the valuable lessons she learned through introspection and perseverance. Tune in to hear Julie's uplifting journey into the field of health and wellness coaching.

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  • 0:00 - Introduction
  • 01:29 - Julie’s journey into coaching
  • 08:18 - Julie’s coach training
  • 14:38 - Challenges along the way
  • 16:25 - Importance of self-care
  • 18:22 - Julie’s career vision
  • 21:16 - Why NBHWC certification
  • 22:50 - Insights on becoming certified
  • 24:18 - Advice for test prep
  • 26:08 - Takeaways

Book Reference: Simple Green Meals by Jen Hansard. Rodale Books. 2018.