Transformation and Resilience: Alayne's Inspiring Journey to Becoming a Health Coach

In this episode of the Health and Wellness Coach Journal Podcast, our host Dr. Jessica Singh is joined by Alayne Morena, a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) and National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. In this candid and enlightening conversation, Alayne shares her inspiring journey of becoming a certified coach despite facing personal health challenges and setbacks. She discusses the transformative power of taking a holistic approach to wellness and how she overcame an autoimmune diagnosis, personal loss, and exam retakes to emerge as a strong advocate for health and wellness coaching.

Listen in as Alayne discusses her personal experiences working with a health coach, the challenges she overcame on her path to certification, and the importance of self-belief. You'll also hear Alayne's perspective on the role of a health coach and how collaboration with health care providers can empower individuals to navigate their healthcare journey and achieve optimal health. 

Dr. Singh had a privilege of coaching Alayne as she prepared to retake the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching certifying exam. Her journey serves as a reminder of the transformative power of perseverance and mindset, both in professional and personal spheres. Whether you're a coach, healthcare practitioner, or simply passionate about holistic well-being, this inspiration episode is surely one you won’t want to miss.

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00:00 - Introduction

1:48 - Alayne's journey into coaching

4:07 - Why NBHWC certification

5:00 - An unexpected tragedy

6:45 - Overcoming adversity and retaking the exam

9:00 - Alayne's reflection after successfully retaking the exam

9:49 - Alayne's message for coaches retaking the exam

11:45 - Alayne's career vision

12:22 - Being misdiagnosed led Alayne to health coaching

16:26 - Health and wellness coaching to help bridge gaps in our healthcare system

18:36 - Takeaways