If you have found this blog, saying Welcome does not really seem appropriate. I know you wish you weren't surfing the internet for diabetes. I felt the same.

A big part of me wishes I were not writing about diabetes, nor did I anticipate to become so opinionated or informed on the subject, but it happened. In 2010, my son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.

It wasn't really part of the plan… Correction - it was not part of the plan, but it happened. It is not always easy, but I think we are all doing okay, and I hope we continue to do so.

Why the Middle East? I happen to live in Dubai. I don't think that living in the Middle East makes mine or my son's diabetic experience any more unique or challenging than it does elsewhere in the developed world.

I hope you stick around, or read something you like. Feel free to comment and join the conversation, subscribe or follow this blog by liking the Facebook page Diapoint.

Please note: This blog does not give medical advice. I am opinionated, and I share my experiences, but the first rule of diabetes is to follow up with your doctor and/or nurse educator about your care, diagnosis or medication. If you do not have a medical practitioner that is helping you find your way through this crazy world, then do not give up until you find the right one.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Free Wellness Coaching - Places Are Strictly Limited

Do you struggle to achieve your health goals? Do you wish you had quality coaching to guide you to improve your wellbeing, and your overall vitality? Then please read on...

Why I Left My Corporate Career to Focus on Helping Diabetics

It took a good year or two of savings and contemplation before I left my comfortable corporate job and career a few months ago to focus on helping diabetics full time. I spent some of my free time searching and reading about what that might be like, and how I wanted that to look. Life after corporate. Did such a thing really exist?

With over 15 years of professional healthcare management experience and another 5 in corporate education and development, coupled with 8 years of raising a diabetic child from toddler to now tween, I knew there was more to be done. Much more! With so many gaps in care, and not enough people to support patients, I wanted... no, I needed to do more than just be a healthcare manager who was the mom of a diabetic.

I knew that I could not just sit back and live my life without helping other diabetics and their families. Even if I only reached a few people, it was enough for me to take action to help others in their diabetic journey.

My Journey into Wellness Coaching

During this experience, I learned more about the power and growing popularity of coaching. Curious, I took a weekend course on the subject. I felt at the very least, it would make me a better listener. However, I had a corporate job to leave and a vision to put into action, so I parked my coaching curiosity for a while.

Several months later, with a more tangible plan and clear goals, I started to revisit how coaching could help diabetics and their families. It was at that time I discovered Wellcoaches.

Their focus on health and wellness resonated, while their dedication to outcomes and high standards spoke to the former healthcare quality manager in me. After learning more, I felt their coaching philosophy could benefit diabetics and their families. As the parent of a diabetic, there are many instances when I could have used a Wellcoach in my life! 

Last year I enrolled in their program, and have successfully completed their comprehensive Wellness Coach training. I could stop here, but I won’t.

Free Wellness Coaching – Seriously!

In order to ensure that I continuously offer Diapoint clients and followers the highest standard in everything we do, I am now undergoing the rigorous Wellcoach certification process.

In order to complete it, I would like to coach you – for free. Yes, FREE.

As part of the required documentation for my certification, I need to submit coaching hours to the board in the US that will certify me. I will also take an exam and post-coaching graduate education among other requirements.

What is required of you? We will meet regularly – weekly is best – over the course of 3 months. It can be in person or it can be virtual. The biggest commitment on your part is the commitment you make to yourself to focus on your personal health and wellness goals.

Who might be interested in this offer of free wellness coaching??

Anyone who wants to work on his or her overall health and wellness. Please note that you are more than your diabetes or other health challenges. My job as your coach is to support you in building a wellness vision that we break down into achievable goals.

What kinds of goals do coaching clients typically set? There are many, and they are personal. In the context of diabetes some may include:
  • Taking control of your health and your diabetes
  • Achieving weight-loss goals
  • Acceptance and management of a new diagnosis
  • How caretakers (for example, parents of Type 1 children) can better manage stress
  • Support for teens or families in the transition into adulthood with their diabetes

These are just a few. And they are only one part of your wellness – the tip of the iceberg. We will not just look at the goals, but the overall picture.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not. This is a genuine offer.

Free coaching spaces are strictly limited. Take action now. If you are interested in improving your health and wellness, please send me an email at info@diapointme.com and tell me a little bit about yourself and your health goals. I look forward to hearing from you!