Are you ready, willing and motivated to take charge of your health?
Are you way past ready to begin living your ideal life?
Are you anxious to become the person you were meant to be?
... then contact me for a complimentary Breakthrough Session, and take your first step toward achieving your goals.
Let me introduce myself... My name is Susan McGuire...
I am a Health Coach and Lifestyle Guide in the Raleigh, NC area. I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) where I got my certification as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. I am also certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).
How my health struggles led to my passion for helping others...
I was relatively healthy as a child. And then, when I was about 20 years old, I started experiencing severe symptoms that drastically hindered me from having any kind of quality life.
After many, many years of intermittent health issues and numerous doctor visits, my symptoms were still “unexplained”, and I was no closer to restoring my health. As a matter of fact, thanks to medications the doctors prescribed to address my symptoms, from an overall health perspective I was worse off. All hope of living a healthy and pain-free and symptom-free life was gone.
I was given no hope by my doctors, and nobody understood the extent of my symptoms. It was a lonely time. I was too sick to really do anything. I couldn't work, socialize, eat or sleep for weeks and months at a time.
Feeling somewhat despondent, I came to the conclusion that if anybody was going to help me get better, it had to be me, and I had to get to the root of the problem. Embarking on my quest for health and wellness, I spent years researching natural health remedies and the significance of nutrition. With some help along the way from Nutritionists, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists and Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors, my health finally began to be restored. It was at this point that the seeds were planted.
But my career was on a different path. I spent the first 25+ years of my career working in ‘Corporate America’ where I developed many valuable skills and made a decent living. I loved the challenges initially, but as times changed, I no longer found my work fulfilling. Even worse, I no longer had a life outside of work, and my health was beginning to suffer due to stress, inadequate physical activity and less than ideal eating habits. As the stresses at work increased, so did my desire to follow my passion.
Fascinated by anything to do with nutrition and wellness, and convinced of the importance of living a balanced life, I came to the realization that I wanted, and needed, to help others. I fervently believe that all the struggles and adversity in my life have brought me to this point. Looking back, I could see that I had been “coaching” my friends and colleagues all along as many of them came to me with their health related questions and seeking guidance. So, I took a leap of faith and left my former career to attend the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and become a Certified Health Coach.
While attending school, I learned how to take care of myself. I started making healthy changes in my life that I knew I could sustain long term, not just with my food choices, but also with my relationships, physical activity and of course, my career. Before long, my friends began commenting on how I appeared so much less stressed, happier, healthier, and even younger!
My Present and Future...
So now, as a Health and Lifestyle Coach, I support others in their efforts to regain control over their health and life.
Every person has unique experiences, constitutions and circumstances, and we all have our own goals, concerns, priorities, preferences, needs and reactions. So with my personalized, common sense approach, I meet my clients where they are. Taking one step at a time,
I work with them to find the right combination of positive lifestyle and behavioral changes that they can implement with lasting results, and ultimately achieve their health and lifestyle goals.
The key to my clients’ success is becoming empowered to take control, and sharing in the responsibility for their own health and wellness.
I am ready, willing and dedicated to supporting you!
I will use all my knowledge and skills to empower you to become your best self so you can live the life you’ve always wanted.