Health coaching is growing around the world, and we are excited to see more students from Colombia training to become Functional Medicine Certified Health Coaches!
The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy (FMCA) partners with The Colombian Association for Health and Wellness Coaches (ACOBS). ACOBS is a non-profit organization that represents and supports the health and wellness community, with the aim of formalizing the profession, and promoting the education, advancement, and development of health and wellness coaches in Colombia and Latin America.
In a recent webinar, FMCA’s Director of Admissions, Jen, and International Relations Coordinator, Mahnaz, explore what our Colombian Functional Medicine Certified Health Coaches (FMCHC), Ingrid Macher, Manuela Bejarano, Martha Lafaurie, and Myriam Llano are doing with their Functional Medicine education!
Meet our alumni who are actively working as health coaches in Colombia:
Colombia | March 2020
Ingrid Macher is known as one of the most influential Latinas in the health and wellness market for the US Hispanic and Latin American communities.
Ingrid is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Personal Trainer, NLP Master Coach, international speaker, best selling author, the face of multiple magazine covers and a regular guest on TV shows and radio shows around the globe. In addition, her successful social media platform is dedicated to health and wellness.
Colombia | September 2019
Manuela Bejarano is an Industrial Engineer, Master in International Business and a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC). Her journey into health and wellness started almost 8 years ago, when she got married and realized that she wanted to be a mom. At the time she had several chronic symptoms and found resolution with a Functional Medicine Doctor. As soon as she realized the power of Functional Medicine, she discovered the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy and decided to enroll in September 2019. Manuela is now the founder of Wellness Onstage and has been helping women and families improve their wellbeing through changes in their habits and lifestyle.
Barranquilla | July 2017
Martha Lafaurie is passionate about all topics that involve the integral health of the human being with a holistic vision. Mindfulness, positive psychology, character strengths, Functional Medicine and yoga are now part of her lifestyle and the tools she uses with her clients to help them on their path to well-being. From her personal experience with chronic illnesses she discovered that one of the purposes in her life is to share her experiences and knowledge in order to encourage others to take the reins of their health. She currently works in partnership with a renowned Colombian Functional Medicine Dr. Juan David Aristizabal. She conducts personalized virtual sessions nationally and internationally aimed at supporting, guiding and motivating his patients and her clients to implement his protocols.
Colombia | March 2020
Myriam Llano is an expert on the relationship between women and food. A globally recognized nutritionist and coach, she shows women that it is possible to heal emotional eating and become truly nourished. Myriam is the creator of Divine Renewal™—a revolutionary program that bridges the gaps among emotional eating, nutrition, and spirituality—and recently launched Divine Renewal™ Espanol. Women in this program are supported in creating an intimate connection with food and their body. Myriam emphasizes “spiritual nutrition,” suggesting that we are nourished by many things besides food. Her clients and students heal through recognizing what they are truly hungry for and learning to feed not just their bodies but their spirits.
Are you ready to start on your path to becoming a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, or have any questions? Schedule a call with our Admissions Team to learn more!
Published: July 9, 2021