A little about moi, Françoise Prandi 🙂
My two passions: coaching and health and here, you will find my story with both.
MY STORY WITH COACHING
I came across coaching back in 2013 when I was required to gain coaching skills as part of my role. Little did I know that training as a personal coach would become a real turning point in my life and this is why…
“I am not good enough”: I lived by this for nearly 40 years and simply accepted it as a fact. There is no doubt that this has stopped me in my tracks in pushing myself to achieve more in my time.
I then had the opportunity to be coached. It really addressed that continuous irrational sense of inferiority full of “can’t dos”. It enabled me to think with much more clarity and establish a much more positive approach to situations and challenges.
This is the beauty of coaching: it really helps you detangle what you think seems impossible.
It helps you unlock possibilities and define the steps which are right for you to help you achieve what you want.
An illustration of my story with coaching would look like this:
I then later on got certified as a Coach with Roche Martin to enable me to help clients develop their emotional intelligence.
So if you’re thinking: “I can’t do this”, “How am I going to do this?”, “How am I going to get out of this?”, “What should I do next?” or simply “I am not good enough”; then coaching could really be for you.
You can find more details in the following section: How coaching can help you
MY STORY WITH HEALTH
I am so incredibly passionate about nutrition. In fact, I became so fascinated by the sensational engineering of our minds and bodies that this led me to study biomedicine and nutrition at the College of Naturopathic Medicine a few years back.
My studies really enlightened me to how uneducated I was and has consequently helped me make better choices, educated decisions to pass onto my children and ultimately lead a healthy lifestyle.
However this has not always been the case, I have in the past been a lot bigger than I am today but also a lot, lot thinner. This was mainly due to the lifestyle I was leading at the time. I had landed this incredible job as air hostess for Japan Airlines when I moved to England at the age of 19. With repetitive long haul flights and with it being incredibly physically demanding whilst being on my feet for at least 18 hours at a time, I did not quite adjust accordingly with my diet.
I was spending so much time in hotels, so little time at home and living on my own home, I consequently ate very little and on the go.
At the age of 23, I suffered the devastating consequences of my poor diet. My reproductive system shut down, a scan revealed that my bone density was extremely low and that I was at risk of osteoporosis. This is normally a condition which can develop post menopause when your bones become porous and brittle. This essentially means that they can break at any given time anywhere in your body whilst walking or going up a set of stairs. This of course could eventually lead to spending the rest of my life in a wheelchair.
I also suffered from severe insomnia and acute depression.
Worst of all, at the age of 23, I received the devastating news that I would never be able to have any children.
There is however a very happy ending to this story as, a few years later, I gave birth to these two incredible crazy creatures!
It was a long journey back to health but I knew that I needed to focus on where it all started and that was with food focusing on putting the right fuel in my body.
I therefore believe that all of us can lead healthier lifestyles by making small but powerful changes with what and how we eat.
Whether you are wanting to lose weight or lead a healthier lifestyle, health coaching can really support you along the way. It really helps you establish clear realistic achievable goals and define the action steps you need to take with some guidance on nutrition.
This will ultimately help you achieve a more balanced lifestyle with new habits which can last you a lifetime.