The Career Outlook Project
Career Outlook Project
Job Title and Job Description
Using a holistic approach, I support individuals in decisions they make to improve their diet and lifestyle. I work remotely with clients all over the US, targeting equestrians. I love being able to make a positive, lasting change in the lives of others!
What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?
Health Coach, Wellness Coach, Success Coach, Psychologist, Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, Dietitian, horseback rider, equestrian.
What new technology will be important?
Working remotely, I currently utilize phone and video conferencing, as well as detailed info on my website and social media. In the future, I think social media and affordable and easy-to-use customized communication portals for clients to access information will be important.
What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?
Certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (1 year program). Also, my background is in Marketing (4 year degree from Emerson College), so I have a good foundation on how to market/advertise my services, although IIN does incorporate business coaching.
What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?
IIN is a great place to start: http://www.equestrianhealthcoach.com/becoming-a-health-coach.html They help you create your niche and biz dev, as well as train you in over 100 different dietary theories. I do not recommend the USDA dietician route as it is a one-size-fits-all approach, however the science background in that program is thorough.
When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?
NO! I had no idea what I wanted to do. Now I have combined my passion for horseback riding with my career interest in health and wellness, and specifically target riders who want to improve their health and ride better in competition.
|Skills Used||Rating (5=Most Important thru|
|Athletic / Physical||"Walk the talk" - lead by example|
|Computer Technology||If you don‘t know it, you can pay for assistance|
|Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment|
|Creative Thinking||To help clients make realistic goals|
|Interpersonal||A must for working with clients|
|Investigative / Fact Finding||For info on diets, recipes, etc|
|leadership and Supervising||For when the biz grows to more than 1|
|Logical Thinking||A must in order to run a successful biz|
|Sales and Negotiation|
|Scientific and Experimental|
|Social Service / Helping Skills||Nature of the job|
|Teaching / Instructing||Nature of the job|
|Verbal Communication||Must be able to speak with clients competently|
|Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals||...as it relates to food!|
|Understanding Yourself||"Walk to talk" - be an example|
|Writing||Blogs, social media, articles, etc|
Interview By: Kimball Robeson, Founder and Health Coach