Over the last 27 years, we’ve licensed over 130,000 well being, diet, and health professionals. Every month, we acknowledge one in every of 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 grow to be concerned about well being and health?
Well being and health are one thing I’ve been concerned about for so long as I can keep in mind. If I needed to pinpoint after I initially turned , I’d say it started as early as center college. Rising up, I at all times loved bodily schooling class, studying each the bodily and technical advantages of caring for your physique. I discovered myself at all times wanting to stay lively 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 necessary to me. Lots of the graduates are making nice impacts in others’ lives, which is actually 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 an element–time job working with youngsters. I studied Public Well being on the College of South Florida and proper after commencement started my summer time job on the Boys and Ladies Membership, adopted by an Administrative Assistant position at my neighborhood well being middle.
What’s your profession like now?
Issues are a lot extra totally different now! I’m additionally a registered yoga teacher, so I educate 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 applications 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 data 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 in a position to 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 the perfect mixture of academic and gratifying content material.
Do you have got 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 purpose was to shed extra pounds. She had a well being situation, which made losing a few pounds far more of a problem. Regardless, she by no means missed one exercise, at all times trusted me in guiding her, and general is simply such a real individual. 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, nevertheless, it was nonetheless one thing we had wished to work towards. Lastly, throughout one in every of our check-ins, we sat down collectively and re-evaluated how we may make adjustments in her life that might assist her see the outcomes she wished. Since that test–in, she had regularly seen the quantity on the dimensions drop, but in addition our bond had simply grown on one other stage 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 serious about 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 determination you make, from merely discovering the precise firm you’d wish to grow to be licensed with and to having a imaginative and prescient during.
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