ITN Student Success: Graseilah Coolidge
It’s that time again! It’s time to meet another one of our amazing, impactful, and successful ITN grads!
This week, we have the honor of sharing Graseilah Coolidge’s inspiring story! Graseilah is on a mission to do big things in this world, and although she never expected to be in the Health Coach industry, it seems she has found her calling!
We are continually inspired by Graseilah’s persistence, vision, and creativity as a Health Coach and Retreat Host! She’s doing amazing things in this world and leaving a beautiful impression with every step she takes!
Sit back, relax and prepare to be inspired by this amazing woman and her vision of doing something bigger than herself!
ITN STUDENT SUCCESS: GRASEILAH COOLIDGE
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN COACHING?
Coaching is a relatively new undertaking for me. I’ve been coaching friends and family on their wellness and lifestyle for several years. However, it wasn’t until I joined ITN in 2017 that I got the tools (and the confidence) to coach professionally!
Teaching and hosting educational experiences are styles that come most naturally to me because I bring these skills from my previous career.
WHO DO YOU WORK WITH?
Lifestyle: I host transformational experiences for high functioning entrepreneurs, professionals, and foodies over 40 who want to take their vitality and resiliency to the next level while leading a lifestyle of enjoyment.
WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST SUCCESSES AS A HEALTH COACH?
As a health-conscious traveler, I’ve always wished for people to experience the great satisfaction and inspiration that comes from learning about food, health, and culture together in one nourishing environment.
In 2018, I founded Epic Gatherings, an experiential learning organization, bringing integrative approaches to wellness based on lifestyle.
This June, we’re hosting an awesome wellness retreat in Tuscany, Italy! The experience takes place at a majestic 15th-century olive & wine estate in the Tuscan hills. Located just 45 mins away from the city of Florence and surrounded by acres of vineyards and olive groves, the environment is simply magical!
These events aren’t just retreats — but the lifestyle and community I seek for myself and anyone who wants to grow while soaking in life’s pleasures.
We are creating an amazing community of wellness-enthusiasts, life-lovers & adventurers from around the globe! For me, this is a dream come true.
To learn more about my upcoming retreat check out my latest blog post.
TELL US YOUR STORY?
My passion for creating enriching transformational experiences has been as diverse as my interests and background. I was born in the US, raised in Venezuela, and lived in Italy and France at different times of my life. Getting into the world of health and wellness was never part of my grand plan.
I have a master’s degree in Disarmament and the Nonproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (including nuclear, biological and chemical weapons).
I worked in the intelligence and defense space for several years before moving to Santa Cruz, CA. From a very early age, I’ve had a strong desire to make a positive impact in the world, and going into the field of International Security seemed like a good fit at the time.
MY HEALTH JOURNEY
In my 20s and 30s, I visited over 35 countries and learned to speak 5 languages. It wasn’t until I started experiencing health-debilitating issues of my own that I realized that “changing the world” needed to start from within.
I also had the sober realization that I had spent the last two decades of my life going outward, learning to speak multiple languages — yet I had no clue how to speak the language of my own body!
After numerous failed attempts to find solutions in both traditional and alternative medicine, I decided to take matters into my own hands and become an expert of my own biology. This was the catalyst that shifted my focus to the world of health and wellness, and later prompted me to join the ITN family.
I learned that my condition was extremely difficult to treat because I had been focusing on symptoms and failed miserably at uncovering the root causes from the start.
In the process, I also learned how to leverage the power of my environment and lifestyle in my quest for health. As many of us in this field do, once I started to figure out how to heal myself, I realized that the best way for me to make a positive impact in the world was to help others discover their own roadmap to feeling great and inspired in their own bodies.
Today, I am not only an expert of my own body, but I have accumulated over a decade of knowledge and experience to help others do the same: to find their own body’s instructional manual, as we are all incredibly different and unique individuals.
This is what I now do at my retreats, workshops, and in private sessions with clients!
HERE’S WHAT GRASEILAH HAS TO SAY ABOUT BEING AN ITN GRADUATE
Being part of the ITN family has been tremendously valuable for me!
It kept me focused and accountable as I started my coaching practice. It provided a clear framework and offered me guidance during my moments of doubt.
Moreover, having a community to lean on for questions, clarity and inspiration was exactly what I needed when I was making my career change. The information provided by ITN is always cutting-edge, fun and educational.
FOR MORE ON GRASEILAH AND EPIC GATHERINGS
- Website: epicgatherings.com
- Instagram: @epicgatherings
- Facebook: @epicgatherings
- Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/graseilah
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN GRASEILAH IN TUSCANY
I’d like to offer a $400 scholarship to the first six ITN readers to join my upcoming Tuscany retreat this June!
To take advantage of this limited-time offer, simply use the code ITN$400 when completing your application.
Offer expires: Sunday, April 30th, 2019
Please see retreat details page for a complete list of what’s included. If you’re ready for a reboot and a much-needed breakaway in a beautiful land — this is your chance!
Hungry for more about our amazing graduates and how they are making a difference in the world? Head here to meet Haley Reese!