Cool business ideas by Expats in Barcelona
Today I would like to introduce you the awesome Janine from California, a young expat who is running her own business in Barcelona. She is a Health Coach. What does that mean?
Have you ever received good advice that you were unable to follow? Has your doctor ever recommended a lifestyle change that you found to be unsustainable? Have you ever wanted something in your life, but found you couldn’t achieve it alone?
A Health Coach is a knowledgeable advisor who provides ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness. Plus, help you to navigate the world of contradictory nutrition advice to determine what changes are necessary for you.
As you know I am so curious to know about expats in Barcelona who started a new page in their lives here, giving birth to cool ideas, so let’s ask Janine a few questions about her business in Barcelona!
1. Tell us about you, Janine!
I am a Certified Health Coach and love every moment of it! I got my Certification while in Barcelona from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I am excited about nutrition and helping people reach their health goals and it just so happens that there is a large demand for Health Coaching in Barcelona. The relaxed lifestyle is leaving people a bit off track from their health goals whether it be losing weight, finding a successful career, being in a healthy relationship or getting fit. It is easy to get sidetracked here and dive into the indulgence of Beautiful Barcelona. I help people reconnect with themselves in order to find the balance that they are looking for to be happy and healthy.
2. How was your start?
I started about 6 months ago and it was a slow process of learning and building my practice. Issues are normal but I wouldn´t consider them issues as much as challenges on how to problem solve. There is always a way if you are determined enough. Since I do not rely on my personal coaching as my only source of income right now I am free to coach 1-on-1 or give group talks without the stress of paying the bills. I am lucky enough to also be a health coach for YogaBodyNaturals.com. This opens me up to be more focused on my clients and less so about finances.
3. How is it going now?
My personal and professional business is growing just at the right pace for me. I am juggling many things in my life so I don´t mind building my practice slowly as it is fun and I just want to enjoy the ride. The 10 year goal is to be able to coach from home via internet so that I can start a longer term permaculture project. As a Health Coach I love to practice what I preach so I want to get back to the earth and grow my own food.
4. Give our expats in Barcelona an entrepreneur’s tip!
Find your passion and BREATHE it. Life is too short to stay in dead-end-jobs that drain your happiness and purpose. If you are starting or ending your day unhappy, something is terribly wrong. But even living your passion is hard work. You have to decide if you prefer to continue with what you are doing now or if you really truly want something enough that you are willing to sacrifice for it and work for it long term.
- Janine Oliver – Health Coaching
- Website: www.janineoliver.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BarcelonaHealthCoaching?fref=ts
Thank you Janine! And thank you guys, for staying in touch with us! Feel free to leave a comment if you like this story and help us to find interesting expats in Barcelona to write about!