Hello, My name is Diane Powell. I am a Holistic Health Coach and Certified Personal Trainer. I worked in the beauty industry as a cosmetologist for many years before I entered into the field of fitness and nutrition. I believe beauty for everyone begins internally. I discovered that people need more than just the quick fix of outward beauty treatments. While I recognize the importance of external beauty and cosmetic care, I also recognize that the good feelings and the positive self-esteem associated with them are temporary and fleeting. I believe the root cause of our feeling “ugly” is because there are other things going on with in ourselves. We all need a healthy body, mind and Spirit! They are interrelated. I know this core tenet to be true because I have lived it and came to realize that these three things are inextricably intertwined. i understand how difficult it can be to move beyond focusing on physical health. I faced this challenge myself and began breaking through this barrier in my own life at the age of 20, when I witnessed the horrific effects of cancer on my mother, who ultimately lost her battle against cancer at the young age of 45. I wish I knew then, what I know now. I could have helped her achieve better health. This experience has moved me to take positive action and utilize the knowledge I have gained over the years to help others who face similar challenges. The loving memory of my mother and deep concern for the health of those around me propels and motivates me every day in this endeavor.
I have also faced many of my own health challenges including neck surgery and a full hysterectomy in my mid 40’s that put me into instant early menopause. Shortly after, I discovered I had an under active thyroid, which put 20 pounds into my midsection. Between the weight gain and imbalance of hormones, I was miserable and faced with the challenge of getting the weight off and having to regain my strength. All of these challenges taught me a lot about how incredible and resilient the human body is, with its amazing ability to heal and bounce back. Through persistence, commitment and good nutrition, along with the help of physical therapy and personal training, I strengthened my neck and lost the weight I previously gained. I have reached my personal goal of having a lean athletic body. I am now in better shape than I was in my mid 20’s. I am full of energy, I feel amazing and balanced! Now I know how to break through obstacles and achieve success! This is precisely why I became a health coach and personal trainer. Through my triumphs over personal adversities, I have discovered an intense passion to help others break through their own obstacles. I have a distinct approach to wellness, employing a unique methodology, and I am excited to share it with YOU! I would love to walk beside you, coach you and empower you to take the steps that will change your life.
I received my Health Coach training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge and my own experiences, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
I received my personal training certification through Cooper Institute & National Academy of Sports Medicine. I also have a continuing education certification in the TRX Sports Medicine Suspension training, and Senior Fitness Specialist, NASM.
Are you curious about how health coaching can help you? Let’s talk so you can learn more about my unique approach. Schedule an initial consultation with me today. It just might change your life!