Over the past 27 years, we’ve licensed over 130,000 well being, diet, and health professionals. Every month, we acknowledge one in all our distinguished graduates who’re utilizing what they’ve discovered to encourage others and make a distinction.
Meet our featured graduate for the month of December, Kiana Williams, a AFPA Licensed Prenatal/Postnatal Health Specialist
How did you initially develop into taken with well being and health?
Well being and health are one thing I’ve been taken with for so long as I can keep in mind. If I needed to pinpoint once I initially turned , I’d say it started as early as center faculty. Rising up, I all the time loved bodily training class, studying each the bodily and technical advantages of taking good care of your physique. I discovered myself all the time wanting to stay energetic at a younger age, which has adopted me up till this level in my life.
What certification did you select, and why did you select AFPA?
I selected to finish the Prenatal/Postnatal Health Specialist. I selected AFPA as a result of they really acknowledge graduates, which was essential to me. Most of the graduates are making nice impacts in others’ lives, which is definitely price sharing!
What was your profession like previous to turning into licensed?
Previous to turning into licensed, I labored within the healthcare area in addition to a component–time job working with youngsters. I studied Public Well being on the College of South Florida and proper after commencement started my summer season job on the Boys and Ladies Membership, adopted by an Administrative Assistant position at my group well being heart.
What’s your profession like now?
Issues are a lot extra completely different now! I’m additionally a registered yoga teacher, so I train yoga lessons 4-5x per week. When I’m not educating, I’m rising my on-line enterprise, which consists of making on-line customized exercise packages for soon-to-be/new mamas.
What are your favourite components of your profession?
My favourite components of my profession are that I get to attach with different moms, share my information with others, and that I get to create my very own schedule.
How has turning into licensed with AFPA impacted your life?
Turning into licensed with AFPA has impacted my life in so some ways. The primary being that I am capable of make my certification my full–time profession. Lots of my purchasers admire how educated I’m in my area, which I give credit score to AFPA. The course was one of the best mixture of academic and pleasurable content material.
Do you’ve any shopper success tales you wish to share?
Completely! So, I’ve a shopper who I’d been working with for fairly a while, and her objective was to drop a few pounds. She had a well being situation, which made shedding weight far more of a problem. Regardless, she by no means missed one exercise, all the time trusted me in guiding her, and general is simply such a real particular person. Sadly, regardless of all of this, she had been unable to see her weight drop. We each knew that the quantity on the dimensions isn’t the figuring out issue as to progress being made, nonetheless, it was nonetheless one thing we had needed to work towards. Lastly, throughout one in all our check-ins, we sat down collectively and re-evaluated how we might make adjustments in her life that might assist her see the outcomes she needed. Since that verify–in, she had regularly seen the quantity on the dimensions drop, but additionally our bond had simply grown on one other degree due to the belief we had in each other. It was very a lot a journey, though I like her laborious work and open thoughts in our shopper and coach relationship.
What recommendation do you give others fascinated by turning into licensed?
My recommendation is to go for it! Since turning into licensed, I really feel as if I stay a way more real and genuine life, particularly as a result of I’ve turned it into my full-time profession. I like to recommend being intentional with every resolution you make, from merely discovering the appropriate firm you’d wish to develop into licensed with and to having a imaginative and prescient during.
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