Hello, my name is Amanda Goodwin and I’m a Health Coach. Do you know what a Health Coach is and what we do?
We are the behavioral change agents that get people to do the things they know they should be doing for their health—but don’t.
These positive changes contribute to the achievement of an individual’s personal wellness goals, lower their healthcare expenditures, and increase energy and productivity.
Common areas of focus include improving nutrition habits, stress management, strategies to increase physical exercise, improved sleep.
I decided to become a health coach after overcoming my own autoimmune health challenges and fulfill my passion for helping others with chronic illness. I want to help you get your health back to a state of thriving, not just surviving.
I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NY as well as Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® in CA, and am a member of International Association for Health Coaches (IAHC).
To earn the title of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach I had to demonstrate the ability to understand and utilize a wide range of dietary and nutrition theories within the realm of health coaching. I am also proficient in time management, active listening and accountability. I educate and guide clients to make behavioral changes resulting in improved nutrition and dietary habits, physical ability, and overall greater health and wellness.
As a Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner I avoid diagnosing and treating disease by helping each client rebuild their health. FDN is a type of detective, that seeks to identify and correct the underlying causes and conditions that lead to the patient’s health complaints, while providing intelligent relief care. FDN bridges the gap between the medical community and functional medicine.
As a certified FDN practitioner, I can run functional lab tests (Blood, saliva, urine and stool) to identify HIDDEN malfunctions that need to be corrected in order to build health. I help clients work on the underlying causes and teach them a model of self-care, using the D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success® Protocol, so that they can take care of themselves and stay healthy for the rest of their life!
My most recent accomplishment was receiving a scholarship and training at The Hashimotos Institute. The mission of the Hashimoto’s Institute is to transform the treatment of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis worldwide through clinician and patient education efforts. Through the Hashimoto’s training I was able to attend Andrea Nakayma’s “Holistic Nutrition Lab: Reframe Nutrition” Workshop. There I learned NINJA-LIKE SKILLS that will allow me to:
*Find the root cause of my clients’ symptoms (Even the super complex cases!)
*Create client compliance without being pushy or overbearing
*Be recognized as a valuable and trusted leader of your clients’ healthcare team
*Become a vital player in the healthcare revolution (We are needed!)
A a Health Coach I lead workshops and offer group, couples and individual health and wellness coaching to any individual who wants to change and transform their lives. I am energized by working with people who are ready to commit to changing their lives.
Have you lost your health? Allow me to help you get it back! Health Coaching is a Partnership! A partnership between the coach and the client. The relationship between the client and themselves. The coach with the client’s other healers/doctors and the client with those healers. This Holistic, Patient-Care Approach insures better outcomes! In this setting personal relationships, communication and empathy allow room for growth and healing to all involved! Do you need a health advocate?