What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach?
I didn’t know I wanted to be an Eating Psychology Coach! Having been in practice as a holistic health coach for 5 years, I had always known intuitively that clients needed so much more than just advice on nutritional protocols and lifestyle tips. By nature, I have always listened with my heart to the deeper messages clients reveal in a session. When I became aware of the IPE Training, it was the perfect way to put words to what I knew deep down and learn new tools to improve my coaching ability.
What do you love about being an Eating Psychology Coach?
I have an arsenal of mind body nutrition tools to help clients go to new places of health and freedom. There is no limit to how I can impact a client’s life — so much more than dispensing nutritional & lifestyle advice! It also sets me apart from the many nutritionists and health coaches out there.
What does your practice look like?
My practice is like a patchwork quilt! I am coaching teens with disordered eating, women with food relationship issues (including one who is post-bariatric surgery), men who need to lose weight for a health crisis, and those who need help with autoimmune therapeutic regimes. I see clients at home, in my office, & by Skype/phone.
How did your education at the Institute prepare you to work successfully with clients?
My Training gave me new ways to listen and understand the underlying messages in client symptoms. I am no longer trying to simply fix clients. Instead I am relaxing into the sessions, listening with love, and letting things unfold. One client was blown away when I picked up on something driving her compulsive eating behavior. She claimed she was getting more insights from sessions with me than she had ever gotten out of years of psychotherapy.
What was your favorite aspect of the Training?
Having the audios to listen to anytime I need to review a particular subject has been so helpful. The live event was truly the highlight — meeting in person those in my class and spending time with Marc, Emily and crew was fantastic.
How has being an Eating Psychology Coach impacted your professional life/financial well-being?
New opportunities are suddenly presenting themselves now that I have completed my Training. I was approached to practice mind body nutrition at a new wellness center in my area created by a psychotherapist and a yoga instructor. The center is called The Body Image Boutique & is dedicated to the body positivity movement. It is going to take me to a new level of influence as I will have much greater exposure thanks to the marketing reach of the center.
How has being an Eating Psychology Coach impacted you personally?
I am more aware of my own relationship to food and life. My clients are my teachers so many times. My heart swells with compassion as I hear the stories of my clients. I am very thankful for the foundation of love in my life and do not take for granted my healthy relationship with food.
What do you see for yourself in your future as an Eating Psychology Coach – where is your work evolving towards?
I see myself headed into a broader arena of teaching and speaking. I have a passion for getting the message out there to free people from feeling like failures when it comes to food, and help them realize that loving themselves “as is” is the starting point for true health.
The IPE training is valuable personally and professionally. It is the cutting edge training for being a powerful health coach. One of the last audios, Advice for Advanced Practitioners, completely rocked my world. Marc urged us to quit playing small. I do not need another webinar, training, retreat or book to be effective in my coaching practice. I simply need to put myself fully out there, and allow my gifts and experience to impact the world. This has given me the boldness to say yes to things that are a big stretch for me, like The Body Image Boutique. From now on, I am determined to play the biggest game ever!
NAME: Susan Taylor
BUSINESS: Heart and Head Nutrition CHC, CEPC
BIO: Susan Taylor is a board certified Holistic Health Coach and Eating Psychology Coach in northern NJ. Susan believes that wellness is about our relationship with self on every level — mind, body, and spirit. Her goal is to provide clients with the insight and compassionate support needed for true transformation.
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