Beth Bax

Life Coach

Helping you channel your full potential

Hi, I’m Beth! We all have different starting points in our story. This is mine. It will let you know that you are not alone in this journey we call “life.”

My Story

When I was in elementary school, the bullying began. I vividly remember one day at recess when a group of boys surrounded me and chanted, “Hey, Fat Alberta! Hey, Fat Alberta!” (This was a reference to the popular children’s animated series from the 1970’s entitled Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.) In third grade, the boy who sat behind me would pull my pigtails when the teacher wasn’t looking, lean forward toward me, and whisper, “Pigtails for the piggy” or “You’re fat” or “You’re ugly”.

By middle school, the fat shaming intensified. (I will give more details about this and the effects of bullying on adolescents in an upcoming blog.) This set me on an unhealthy path of fad diets that continued throughout my teenage years and into my 20’s. I lost all pleasure in eating since I associated it with gaining weight. Even when I became underweight, I still saw that fat little girl in the mirror.

During my teaching career, I was determined to break free from chronic dieting. I became obsessed with reading everything I could find about proper nutrition, but I couldn’t stop correlating food–even healthy food–with gaining weight.

Then I discovered a book entitled Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. What a game-changer! This book helped me learn how to respect my body and make peace with food.

So my health coaching philosophy is to meet each client where they currently are in their wellness journey and to give them the tools they need to enjoy all aspects of their lives. And that journey begins with loving themselves.

My Education

My education and certifications include:
  • Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Speech Communication (Indiana State University)
  • Certificate of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Badge of Course Completion in Holistic Health from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Certificate in Emotional Eating Psychology 
  • Certificate in Hormone Health 

My Values & Beliefs

Lifestyle Guidance

My own wellness journey has given me insight into the many challenges one encounters. This enables me to bring a high level of empathy, respect, and understanding.

My Wellness Journey

After a 35-year career as a high school and college instructor, I decided to retire and follow a passion of mine:  health and fitness.  So I became a certified health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.  I will help you discover what aspects of your life are in need of more time and energy.

These areas are:

  • creativity
  • finances
  • career
  • education
  • emotional and
  • and physical health  

Physical health includes: fitness, home cooking, home environment, relationships, social life, joy and self-reflection.

Active Coaching

My education and training completes my coaching repertoire– allowing me to provide you, the client, with the tools and methods you need to  achieve your goals. What sets IIN health coaches apart from others in this field is that we help you examine all aspects of your life instead of only what is on your plate.  Your diet might be flawless, but that doesn’t mean you necessarily feel balanced, happy, and healthy.

My Approach

Your program begins with a free consultation. This consists of a health history, description of the program, and setting up your first session.

The basic format for each session following your consultation is:

  • Check in on what’s new and progress on goals
  • Go over homework from the previous session
  • Discuss the topic of the day which will be based upon what the client wants and/or needs
  • Discuss the homework for the next session
  • Answer client questions

The program consist of 12 fifty-minute sessions, preferably twice a month.

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