Functional Medicine Health Coaching is growing around the globe! The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy (FMCA) represents the gold standard in Health Coach Certification, and our international partnerships help us to better serve our students and alumni in each region.
FMCA partners with The UK Health Coaches Association (UKHCA), a professional body dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of the role of health coaching as a credible and accessible model for preventing, and potentially reversing, chronic, lifestyle-related disease in the UK. FMCA is an approved training program by the UK Health Coaches Association, and as we grow globally, we are starting to see more students come from the United Kingdom!
In a recent webinar, FMCA’s Director of Admissions, Jen, and International Relations Coordinator, Mahnaz, explore what our UK Functional Medicine Certified Health Coaches (FMCHC) are doing with their Functional Medicine education.
Meet our alumni who are actively working as health coaches in the United Kingdom:
Guildford | July 2016
Daniela Cook is a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, a Naturopathic Nutrition Advisor, a Certified Gluten-Free Practitioner and Autism Support Certified Coach. Daniela is also the founder of Positive Health Space, an online coaching practice aimed at empowering and supporting parents of children with neurodevelopmental issues such as ADHD, Autism and Learning Difficulties. Parents working with her comment that they go from feeling like their children are missing out on childhood to being hopeful for a future of happiness and potential.
Cheshire | September 2019
Katy Allen has been through her own personal health journey which led her to a desperate need to find out the ‘why’ behind being chronically ill for most of her life. It was only when she saw a Functional Medicine doctor who asked her about her childhood, career and relationships that she realised there was so much more to work on than just managing her symptoms. Her Functional Medicine doctor, Jess Braid, encouraged her to pursue her passion of helping people make a difference in their lives by joining the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. Katy is now a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach helping people grow healthier, happier and more empowered!
Bristol | June 2020
Stuart Carter is CEO of 3 Trees Community Support Ltd, a care provider for adults with learning disabilities based in Bristol, UK, and the founder of The Healthcare Coach.
Stuart’s passion is to enhance quality of life whether it be for him and his family, the services that his company provides, the staff who deliver those services, or for anybody else who’d be willing to undertake such a journey of self-discovery. His 2016 diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis (an autoimmune condition) was the catalyst for his newfound passion.
Stuart now applies his Functional Medicine Health Coach training to support employees at 3 Trees and offers coaching to anyone willing to enhance their health and wellbeing. Stuart primarily offers coaching to those within the health & social care sector as he recognises that those who care for others often forget to take time to care for themselves.
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 2, 2021