So what exactly made me want to become a Health Coach and work with others on improving their health? Growing up, I ate a very poor diet that mostly consisted of hot dogs, sodas, candy, and frozen meals. I often did not feel well, often having stomach aches, head aches, and heartburn on a daily basis. I decided to cut out soda hoping that it would make me feel better overall. I did just that and after a few weeks of getting used to the change I began to feel much better while also noticing that my energy levels and sleeping habits improved greatly. In high school I decided to be more active and make a point to fit exercise into my lifestyle. I felt great and was much happier than I had been before.
I have always enjoyed helping others and it came naturally to want to assist others in improving their health and achieving their goals. I went to the University of Southern Indiana where I received a bachelor’s degree in Food & Nutrition. After graduation I interned at a large company in my hometown helping their employees be healthier and more health conscious. I moved to Indianapolis to work with many companies to improve the health of their employees. I worked with people from many different backgrounds, incomes, and cultures learning how to relate and help as many as possible improve their lives.
Soon I realized in the early stages of my career as a Health Coach that this was something I would eventually want to do on my own. While working in Indianapolis I improved my skills working with individuals and their needs, listened and learned from the many experienced coworkers I worked alongside daily, and I gained certifications that helped improve my knowledge and credibility. That path has led me to where I am now with Rick Adams Health Coaching, looking to improve the health, wellness, and lives of all I have the pleasure to work with.
CHES, ACE Health Coach, AFPA Nutrition & Wellness Consultant