We were lucky to catch up with Gail Turner-Cooper recently and have shared our conversation below.
Gail, appreciate you joining us today. What’s the best advice you ever gave to a client? How did they benefit / what was the result? (Please note this response is for education/entertainment purposes only and shouldn’t be construed as advice for the reader)
The best advice I give my clients is to take ownership of their health. To learn, apply, and maintain a new lifestyle that serves you is only part of the process. In order for the healthy changes to be sustainable, it is important to own everything about them. How the changes make you feel and why you are making the changes are part of the foundation. With ownership also comes a renewed belief in oneself. When you believe in yourself, you are empowered.
Gail, before we move on to more of these sorts of questions, can you take some time to bring our readers up to speed on you and what you do?
I take a unique approach to each client and see them as an individual. I offer a few modalities to help with people’s needs. Perhaps you initially come to see me looking for health coaching services, or maybe you come to see me for energy work, or you may even know me for intuition development. In any case, I meet you where you are and integrate different modalities to suit your needs.
At Align Health Coaching, we guide and inspire clients to adopt healthier habits by making small, sustainable changes to their diets, stress management techniques, and lifestyles. Taking time to understand you, your lifestyle, and your personal wellness goals are the most important steps to a successful change. Knowing where you are and where you want to go will help us discover the very best modifications for you – the changes that will create long-term success and wellness. Working with an Align health coach means you are teaming up with a guide, a mentor, and an accountability partner who will empower you to take responsibility for your health. Health coaches focus on teaching and supporting clients to become self-sufficient by observing their own unique responses to lifestyle adjustments and choosing health-promoting behaviors that work for them. Each person is different – you have unique concerns, obstacles, physiology, and goals – and your program needs to be as unique as you are.
We start with you—your goals, your lifestyle, your needs. You’re unique. When it comes to taking control of your personal health, you deserve a custom-tailored plan. Your Align coach will be by your side to guide and support you without criticism or judgment.
To be aligned, you have to be supported. That’s why we’re here. We meet you where you are and walk alongside you as you take the steps towards where you’re going. Transformations happen when lifestyle adjustments are healthy, positive, realistic, and achievable. A better, more aligned lifestyle is possible for everyone.
I am also a certified Reiki Master. Reiki is an energy healing practice that works holistically to relieve pain and stress, help you relax, and improve your overall well-being. Based on the idea that life force energy flows through all of us, Reiki works to rebalance us. Reiki treats your whole self, including your body, emotions, mind, and spirit.
The word “Reiki” means universal life energy. REI (Ray) is All-Knowing Spiritual Consciousness. KI (Kee) is Life Force Energy. Reiki is not a religious belief or dogma. Instead, everyone can benefit from this natural form of energy healing.
I am also a certified ThetaHealing practitioner. ThetaHealing is a meditation training technique utilizing a spiritual philosophy for the improvement and evolvement of mind, body, and spirit.
Another service offering that lights me up is intuition development. It brings me great joy to guide others in developing their intuition gifts.
Any stories or insights that might help us understand how you’ve built such a strong reputation?
My short answer to what helped me build my reputation within my market is integrity. It is my number one core value. Next, I would say proper education and application of what I have learned along the way. Thirdly, I point to holding a safe and comfortable place for my clients to be authentically heard.
Have you ever had to pivot?
I was working as an Executive Vice President at a national marking company when I realized I needed to follow a greater calling. What started for me as an interest in wellness quickly turned into a passion for helping others. Just like anyone else, I was not raised with the healthiest options in mind, but I began making better choices to keep my mind, body, and heart in balance. I soon realized that I could help other people experience that kind of transformation. I found that I was the “go-to” person for all of my friends’ and coworkers’ health questions. I decided that in order to make a big impact, I needed to put full attention to developing my health coaching practice, and voila Align Health Coaching was born.
My passion for wellness developed over my lifetime. Two forces fuel my drive. My daughter has Asperger’s. We discovered that she thrives on a very specific diet. We have taken a deep dive into the world of special needs nutrition. The second is my own journey. I was a kid that grew up eating junk food. I suffered from horrible digestion issues and sought doctors’ advice. None of their solutions worked. I started experimenting with a variety of diets such as vegan, vegetarian, high meat protein, and no sugar. I settled on one that works for my individual needs. After applying what I learned, my digestion issues are resolved.
I approach everything with optimism and mindfulness. Health starts with the choices we make, and when we are making mindful choices to bring ourselves joy, the pieces can start falling to place. With a balance of food, exercise, and stress management techniques, you can start living your healthiest, happiest life.
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