The Collaborative No. 25
Today we are featuring Everyday Visionary Celia Naples who is a Holistic Health Coach.
Holistic Health Coaches look at the whole person and help their clients see the interconnectedness of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. Celia uses an integrative approach to both diet and lifestyle changes to create balance and an overall healthier happier way of being. Think of her as a wellness mentor and support system for feeling good, inside and out.
Celia teaches that wellness cannot be created for us; it is something that we have to do for ourselves through our own deliberate efforts. The key to wellness is balance and focus. When one part of our life becomes stressed, it has ripple effects. It does not take much effort to connect the dots between "not getting enough sleep" and "poor performance at work", but what is the underlying cause of "not getting enough sleep"?
Many people try to make changes on their own and have found that path difficult. Sometimes the issues are too close and we need a new perspective. Celia holds space for her clients to work through challenges as they make shifts in their lives, while holding them accountable to their health goals.
If you are in the Dallas area, check out her class schedule including the upcoming KETOGENIC DIET LUNCH & LEARN on August 23rd.
You can follow Celia Naples on social media by clicking these links:
- Where do you currently work?
- What is your current role?
Certified Holistic Health Coach
- How would you describe to a child what you do for a living?
I teach people how to make eating healthy food an adventure and I remind them to have more fun!
- What do you hope you have a reputation for as a professional?
I hope I'm known as someone who hears her clients, treats them as the individuals they are while guiding them to find their own inner wisdom.
- What is an accomplishment from your career that meant the world to you?
It's not my accomplishments as much as my client's that mean the most to me. Like the client who was finally able to stop drinking ten (that's right TEN!) diet sodas a day, when someone has a light bulb moment right before my eyes - because let's face it – it ain't about the food! Or when someone is able to create a new healthy habit like meditating.
- What is one of the biggest lessons you’ve had to learn the hard way in your career?
That some people are not ready to change. They may want something to happen, like weight loss, but they are unwilling to do what needs to be done to accomplish their goals. AND that even adults need repetition, repetition, repetition.
- What are some of your go-to sources of inspiration and staying on top of emerging trends that impact your field or industry?
The co-owners of Living Well Dallas where I office are a wealth of information, we frequently have health industry professionals give us in service training.
- What is something you need in your work environment in order to thrive in your role?
Collaboration. I'm lucky to work in an environment where the practitioners and administrative staff support and learn from one another.
- What you envision for your customers/clients/stakeholders/ patients/citizens/students, etc.?
I envision happy, healthy and fulfilling lives for my clients. I say happy first because the other two can't happen without it. Joy is an integral part of health without we wither regardless of our pant size.
- What is one of the biggest challenges you are facing or trying to solve right now?
Helping people find their joy. Too often people simply do not ask for what they want. There are a variety of reasons for that. The truth is you can not have a whole self and be happy if you don't ask for what you want. That could be something you ask of yourself, your significant other, boss, coworkers, family or friends.
- When and where do you tend to get your ideas?
All the time - Anywhere – especially in the shower or when I'm walking.
- What are three of your favorite books?
The Artist Way
The Ageless Goddess and She's Come Undone (had to throw in some fiction since I prefer it!)
- What’s one of your favorite non-profits?
- If you could collaborate with any group or individual in the world, who would be your top three picks?
Nora Roberts - I know right? That one threw you but I'm writing a romance novel and why not ask to collaborate with the queen?
- What would you want to collaborate on with the people/groups you just mentioned?
Brene – helping people accept themselves, Mark – Bringing Functional Medicine into main stream health care, Nora – Writing a book or 10.
- If you were invited to give a TED Talk (or have given one), what would you speak about?
- How do you unwind at the end of a stressful day?
If it's not hot as hell I love to be in nature and walk outdoors (I'm answering this in July in Texas). I also love to cook, listen to music and read.
- What do you think your 80-year-old self would tell you right now?
Get on with it.
- What do you think your 10-year-old self would be most impressed with about your life right now?
I raised 3 kids? What? And they like me. I've been married for 33 years? Wow, he must be a good one (he is), I'm following my dream, finally – Yay me!
- What does your creative process entail when you're doing what you do best?
Silence, tuning in to myself and listening, sometimes walking.
- Is there anything particularly compelling that you want us to know that we didn't ask?
I thought I would have one career, then about midway through life I changed my mind. It's important to know that no matter what we can always change our mind.