Curious about Primal Health Coach Institute? Discover what graduates of PHCI think about the program. These are their real reviews, in their own words...

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Emily Maloney Los Angeles, California

This course is very in depth. I felt pretty comfortable with my knowledge on real foods and ancestral health but this program challenged me to dig even deeper. I'm grateful to be a part of the premiere program in ancestral health coaching as I believe this information really needs to get out to the masses. They access to audio portions, coaching calls, and e-books were very helpful in supporting the information throughout the text. Christine brings many years of coaching to the table which helps to tie all the information learned together in a way to disseminate it to clients. Upon finishing, the package with coaching materials was full of great stuff. I'm excited to have a printed version of the text and a coaching manual. I couldn't be more satisfied with all the information, support, and guidance!

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Bill Stringfellow Nanaimo, Canada

The course material enabled me to pull together all the material I had learned from Mark's Daily Apple website, The Primal Blueprint, and all of his podcasts. In other words it connected the dots. If a person is wanting to enter the health coaching field or just wants to increase their knowledge, I highly recommend the course. I feel very confident I can now enter the health coaching arena and successfully support client on their journey to better health. Lastly, the "Sales" chapters were very informative part of the course as they also prepared me for starting my own health coaching business.

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Sierra Wiggins Delta, Colorado

I have been a personal trainer for 7 years now, but Primal Health Coach Institute has helped me realize the importance of nutrition and overall lifestyle. I love the ancestral approach! I was lead to "Primal Health Coach Institute" by chance, but I am now a full believer in this method. After a few days of educating myself on what this program could offer me in leveling up my game I dove right in. The course is complex and deeply insightful about human genetics/epigenetics. I learned a lot more than I thought I already knew about the Primal Lifestyle. The business tools are VERY in depth and greatly helpful. I will for sure be spending some time on fine tuning my skills through this program. I highly recommend it!

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Kate Dee, MD Seattle, Washington

I am a physician and discuss diet and nutrition with patients often. I have been primal for years, but wanted the tools to help my patients change their lives through a primal lifestyle. The PHCI course was a great addition to my knowledge and skills.

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David Locker Lacombe, Louisiana

I am proud to have completed the Primal Health Coach Course! I chose this because of the trusted nature of the Primal Blueprint and Mark's Daily Apple as well as the nature of the program, which I found to be professional without being clinical. It was thorough, challenging, thought-provoking and beneficial. I learned a lot and feel I have a great support system to lean on as I launch my health coaching practice and begin to help clients achieve success.

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Jason Steed Salt Lake City, Utah

This coursework was an incredibly rewarding journey. I felt very welcomed and valued, even though I wasn't coming from a health-related vocational background. Course materials were thorough, well proofread and authentic. I see my enrollment and certification as a lifelong experience, and I'm grateful for the confidence that the Primal Health Coach program has provided me with.

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Michael Kaye Sellersville, Pennsylvania

The Primal Health Coaching program has been extremely helpful to me, my family and to my patients. The PHC program is an excellent gateway to those who want to begin their path in the health coaching field and the program is also a wonderful adjunct for the professional who would like to enhance their education as Mark provides excellent resource material and references to support his recommendations and concepts. I am currently enjoying their new business coaching module(s) as they provide you with forms, recommendations and guidance to building your coaching business. Since people have different learning styles (auditory, visual, etc.) Mark provides you with the ability to learn through recordings, video, and/or reading text material. Most importantly, I enjoy their Facebook community as everyone is willing to share their knowledge and experience. I look forward to growing my relationship with the Primal Health Coaching community and I am sure they will continue to provide additional guidance and new products to help not only ourselves but our clients as well.

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Dr. Dana Leigh Lyons Nelson, Canada

The Primal Health Coach program expanded my access to and credibility with people who embrace primal principles but who may not have considered holistic medicine, enhancing my practice and extending my professional reach. The modules offer a wealth of knowledge...plus expert guidance for turning that knowledge into a livelihood.

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Kelly Weston Woodland Hills, California

The Primal Health Coach program lays down an excellent, detailed foundation of knowledge to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle and achieve body composition goals. With this knowledge, I’ve added an incredible amount of value to the service I provide as a Personal Fitness Trainer and Pilates Instructor and increased my total income by adding nutrition programs to my services.

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Jolinda Rockett Camden, Maine

I was not prepared for the changes that have occurred! The lessons are sneaky! You start out thinking you know a lot and will just tack on some new information into your compendium but then there are those exercises that take you through your story, secret sauce, preferred customer, etc. Whew. It required a lot of self-to-self honesty that does not come naturally to me. So, here’s my summary: Primal, biology, research about what works, info on movement, self-care (lifestyle), and of course, food all met my expectations and hopes. Business development was amazing. I’ve been a holistic provider for 30-years, but things have changed and now I’ve changed, too! Come on digital world! I’m ready for you! Tasks relating to coaching a client through life changes was extraordinary. And, as I alluded to, I’ve had my own transformations. Well done. I hope to live up to the teaching.

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Carolyn Coffin Courtenay, Canada

The Primal Health Coach program is exactly what I needed to take my health coaching business to the next level. For the past 5 years, I've been health coaching without even realizing it's a "thing," but simply because I've felt a calling to do so. I've gone from feeling like an imposter to feeling like I belong in this amazing community of like-minded people who are on a similar mission. But most of all, I'm far more confident in my ability to create lasting change for my clients and finally enjoy a fulfilling and profitable career doing exactly what I love.

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Andre Obravodic Eltham, Australia

I have found the course to be an excellent resource for extending my learning and pushing me into new advanced areas. The Structure, The system used, the content and the audio and text based methods of accessing the content made it very easy to learn. The videos from Christine on coaching were first class and helped me get back into more deep coaching. All around one of the best health and wellness courses you could ever do for your education and or if you wish to make this your career.

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Jeff Dougherty Blue Springs, Missouri

I started this adventure to simply further my education on this way of life. As a result, I have become extremely passionate about helping people in their wellness journey. There is a massive amount of information online, and being able to help clients filter through the noise and focus on relevant steps toward achieving optimal wellness has been rewarding. This is not a fad! I am not a trainer, degreed nutritionist or gym manager. I am just a guy who loves helping people and this course has allowed me to pursue that dream.

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Michael Weis Brooklyn, New York

Having read a lot of Mark's Daily Apple in the past, I went into this course thinking that it was going to be fairly easy and "light" and a rehash of things I already knew. What I found instead was a comprehensive, deep dive into many concepts that I had never been exposed to before, along with some great resources for further exploration. The program has not only taught me how to be a health coach, but it's enabled me to improve my own life in important ways.

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Nathaniel Prince Kalispell, Montana

The Primal Health Coaching Certification Course was one of two courses I took over the last year. If I had to choose over again, I would have chosen the Primal Program hands down over the opposing program. I knew I wanted to make an impact in peoples lives and the Primal course absolutely gave me the knowledge and experience necessary to make that impact. It is such a comprehensive course! There is no doubt that when you are finished and holding your certification you WILL be an expert in ancestral health.

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Lemuel Thomas Toronto, Canada

This was the best health and wellness certification course that I have ever taken. The investment was more than what I wanted to spend but it was worth every penny. If you really want to help your clients get results, this is the course to take.

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Kaitlyn Malthaner Mount Barker, Australia

The best decision I ever made! This course went above and beyond what I had hoped for. The information and course work presented well and easy to understand (even complex topics) and the brand building component goes very in depth to set you up for success. The Primal Health Coach program gave me the knowledge and confidence I needed to create the business I envisioned. So much so, that I signed my first client the day after I graduated!

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Kristy Dunning Laguna Beach, California

The primal health coaching program is incredible. I received such a firm understanding of the materials and really feel confident as I embark on a health coaching career. The tutorials and the materials and even the exams really prepared me to help improve the health and lives of others. Thank you!!

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Toni Sweeney Dubois, Pennsylvania

After meeting Mark Sisson at several ketogenic conferences I knew I had to join his team of health leaders. He, in my eyes, is one of top figureheads for providing education that is easily understood and after completing the course, my intuition was on point. Not only was the content incredible but the extra add-ons as far as business implementation is second to none. Thank you!

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Angelina Brazzale Zuguliano, Italy

The Primal Health Coach Course is impressive. It exceeded my expectations. The course work was in-depth, intense and challenging. It’s presented in a variety of formats – video, audio and text – which means the concepts are tapped into from different angles, and take advantage of the very way that the brain learns: through repetition. It took me six months to complete, averaging one hour of study a day. It was an investment which I’m extremely glad to have made.

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Annika Dworet St. Johnsbury, Vermont

I am a registered nurse working in the emergency room. I have always been interested in health and fitness. I have been living a primal lifestyle for 3 years. I am a runner and triathlete. I feel fantastic. In my work I see so many unhealthy people that are overweight and have multiple chronic conditions. I love saving lives and taking care of their acute emergencies. However, I always want to do more to make them get healthier. I decided becoming a health coach would be the best way help others improve their lifestyle, lose weight and perhaps get rid of their chronic health problems. It was only natural for me to pick the Primal Health Coach program since I follow the program myself. I think the program was great. I feel confident that I can help others live a healthier and happier life. I can't wait to get started!

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Morgan Williams Womersley, United Kingdom

Having been on my own health journey and using the Primal Blueprint to improve my own well-being It was a natural progression to become a Primal Health Coach myself. Also as a professional triathlon coach the knowledge and learning from the PHCI closed the loop for me to give my athletes and clients a truly holistic approach to their fitness and wellbeing. Superb course and great support throughout.

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Bill Jack Mount Laurel, New Jersey

I have nearly 15 years of experience as a strength and nutrition coach and have taken a number of certification courses. I have wanted to do this one since 2014 and finally had the opportunity to do so this year. While researching this then new Primal Health Coach certification I was told, by a colleague, that the information in the course was better than the info being taught to him in his doctoral nutrition program in college. I have to say this course did not disappoint and the business resource tools provided may be worth the cost of the cert on their own. This has been easily the best investment I have made in continuing education to date.

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Janine Earley Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I love this program and the courses are excellent, not only because I follow this in my own life, but it provided me the framework and background to teach others! After reviewing several health coach/wellness coach programs (i.e. Dr. Sears, IIN, etc.) I landed on Primal's course because of its focus on the paleo/primal/ancestral way of eating and living life in general. It really frames the approach for you, not only for your own life, but also how to teach others to get to the art (and science if you want it!) of living a more well-balanced, healthy life by making simple changes that really have you going back to basics (not by making things more complicated, as much of the world does). Because it goes against conventional wisdom, the program also focuses on the "why" behind that heavily and gives you the tools you need to educate others on why most of what they've been told their whole lives is misleading, and the program backs it up with science and evidence to make the point, BUT in a way that a person with a non-science/non-medical background can understand. I highly recommend, even if you never coach others, do it for your own benefit!

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Shelby Tolar Dallas, Texas

I joined the program after living the Paleo life for 7 years and helping a lot of people along the way. I've been running a Facebook group for several years and LOVE just sharing my knowledge, experiences and recipes. I was encouraged for a long time to start monetizing from that and wanted to, but just didn't know how I should do it. I wanted to be able to reach more people on deeper levels, and so I began to research different programs for quite a while, but when I stumbled onto this one, I struck gold. My consult call was incredible and we talked like we had known each other forever. Both moms and entrepreneurs, we clicked . I felt understood but most of all, I felt qualified and reassured that I was born to be a health coach. This program was more intense than I expected but every word, every line, every chapter, lit this fire inside and I would just happy cry because I felt like I had FINALLY found exactly what I had been looking for for so long. The material is brilliant and beyond educational. The first 13 chapters are everything I could have ever needed to know BUT the last 7 teaches you the business side and that is probably the best part of this whole course. I was not expecting to feel like I would walk away with a science, nutrition and business degree- but here I am! I can't say enough good things about this course! Thank you Primal Institute for creating such a perfect course to help so many of us!

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Lisa Brown Euless, Texas

I had been looking around for a nutrition certification program to increase my value as a trainer and to better serve my clients. A client/friend suggested the Primal Health Coach Certification, which I had already discovered and considered. I took the plunge because of ease of access (online), quality of info, and correspondence with my philosophy about body and soul. The course was very rigorous but extremely informative. I feel more confident in my ability and more qualified to offer my clients holistic answers to their questions about wellness. The coaching modules are very helpful to those just starting out. Thanks for a fabulous program!

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Melissa Emmons Thousand Oaks, California

The Primal Health Coach program is one of the most comprehensive programs for its cost. I love that I was able to go at my own pace during the course. This gave me the opportunity to fit study sessions in between meal prep, primal workouts (thank goodness they're short!), my full-time job, and spending time with my family. I also learned so much about the primal lifestyle and how to coach folks who want to improve their health and life.

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Amy Taft Fredericksburg, Virginia

When I decided to commit to the Primal Health Coach training, I felt I had decent people skills and a solid background in coaching, but when it came to the actual content, I lost my confidence. I had a lot of passion, but not much substance. Despite knowing how much the lifestyle had changed (and is changing) my life and the life of my family, I found myself thinking, "What do I know that could possibly help somebody? Why would they even care?"

That's the gap that the PHC training has filled. I now have a more developed understanding of the science behind the advice, and that gives me confidence when people approach me with questions. I stand a lot taller knowing the hours of study I've dedicated to this new professional endeavor. There is still so much I don't know and want to investigate further, but I feel like I have the tools, resources, and peer support to find the answers I'm seeking. Investing in this training has been one of the best decisions I've made in my adult life. I'm so glad I took the leap!

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Tristan Paniak Alberta, Canada

The Primal Health Coach program is EXACTLY what I have been looking for, for years. No fluff, no B.S., no magic pills, just plain human nutrition science and the reasons why we should eat the way nature intended from the very beginning. Simply brilliant, simply perfect.

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Loretta Rhodes Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Prior to purchasing the PHCI Health Coach course, I was already(still am) a certified health coach and health coach trainer, working in the health and wellness department of a hospital. I am frustrated about the misinformation provided to clients around nutrition, and have been a fan of holistic and alternative ways to promote good health, lose weight, improve energy for a long time. I was looking for a natural, holistic approach to coaching, as well as some straightforward information on building my own health coaching business. I am SO impressed with the delivery on both of these fronts. The Primal Health Coach Institute curriculum is excellent, scientifically researched, presented in a way that is easy to understand. The content around both nutrition and health coaching I found to be exceptional and I am excited to now be a graduate of such an incredible program.

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Janos Homoki Kecskemet, Hungary

After I fell in love with the primal lifestyle I knew I had to find ways to show this to other people. Then came the idea to become a health coach. I didn't really know what to expect from the course, but it was absolutely mind-blowing. It was very professional and exceptionally supportive and encouraging. I hope I'll be able to follow my passion and help a lot of people while earning money at the same time.

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Charlotte van Liessum Nuenen, Netherlands

In 2010 I changed my life by starting to live a Paleo lifestyle. Ever since I 'eat' every bit of information about this. The Primal Health Institute crossed my path and feels like a gift. Every question that was left in my journey was answered in this course. I had so many 'oooh!' and 'aha!' moments. And I feel so much more confident to spread the ideas. I'm very proud to have my certificate from PHCI. It was a ride worth every bit of energy and worth every dollar. I got so much more than I could have wished for, so much more. You couldn't even imagine 😉

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Laura Bisson Gatineau, Canada

The Primal Health Coach certification program is a delightful experience from A to Z. Not only did It allow me to gain the knowledge and confidence I needed to start my own coaching business, it has also provided the credentials to add value to my curriculum AND access to a very large community of like-minded people to lean on for support and insight throughout the learning process and beyond! I feel totally empowered to change the lives of people, and moreover, improve the outcome of the health crisis in my community.

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Diethardt Lang Giesshübl, Austria

As a non-native language graduate - I can tell anybody, who feels a little bit intimidated to do such an education in a foreign language - do it - there is tons of support to make it manageable. I enjoyed every session and could not wait til the next chapter was unlocked each week.

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Julian Oviedo Mexico City, Mexico

Ever since I started my Primal Health Coach certification program, I strictly committed to every chapter week-by-week, enjoying every single piece of information I received. I loved sharing knowledge with my family and once I graduated I started the business I always wanted to have and share to the world. I'm grateful I found this to fulfill my dharma.

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Stephen Decker Salt Lake City, Utah

The Primal Certification program was excellent. The materials were some of the most comprehensive, up to date, and pertinent information in the health field. I took this program while completing my MS in Kinesiology, and this was some of the most rigorous material I received in the duration of those two years.

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Lori Moerbitz Duluth, Minnesota

I am very pleased with the course, as I felt I obtained the "why" of how living primally is optimal for lifelong health in a way that gave me an excellent foundation for teaching and promoting the lifestyle. The science behind human evolution and health are critical to know and understand in order to help yourself and your clients live their best healthy life.

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Elliot Steele Chelan, Washington

I joined the program out of a need to help others. My origin story of coaching goes back to college. I was a Jazz Piano Studies major getting ready to graduate and also plan a wedding. Midway into my last semester my now wife was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma at the age of 22. Needless to say this completely caught us off guard, being health minded vegetarians. After beating cancer, we looked into how to maintain health long-term and never have to deal with that nightmare again. I found Mark's Daily Apple and we entered down the deep rabbit hole of ancestral living. 3 years out she and I are healthier than we were before her diagnosis on a primal/ketogenic diet. I got my Primal Health Coach certificate a year ago and have been seeking to educate and coach people on how to maintain effortless health before circumstances like what my wife and I went through happen.

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Sarah Appleby Adelaide, Australia

I have a PhD in cell biology, and I am very impressed with the scientific content within the Primal Health Coach program; it explores aspects of cell biology, metabolism and physiology in the context of nutrition and exercise. The knowledge I have gained as a graduate of this course has enabled me to provide an entirely new dimension to my services as a personal trainer and a Crossfit coach.

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Maria Howlett Otterville, Canada

In this course all components of a successful health coaching business are included. What I really loved about it, is that it covers not just the nutrition and fitness components but also marketing, sales and mindset. Between the course materials and the additional resources I have all the tools I need to feel confident starting my own programs.

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Geri Winters Albion, California

I wanted to go deeper into my knowledge of Primal living. This course gave me all that and more. This is a really complete program. It includes what is Primal, the scientific basis of Primal, extremely good information about coaching others, and a solid outline of how to set up a business. The additional live coaching webinars with Christine are another great feature of this course. I am very happy I invested in Primal Health Coach training.

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Ian James Perth, Western Australia

I was seeking clarity, simplicity and purpose in life. By accident I found the Keto reset diet book by Mark Sisson; then was fascinated with the primal movements and awareness of chronic cardio that I had been victim of all f my life. How simple concise and complete are the primal movements. The course and supportive information and details are great and appears to be ever evolving. I am planning a lifetime involvement and interaction with all those involved and associated with Primal health and well being; more importantly I am putting myself out there to help those I can in their quest to feel better, live longer, be individually active and love life, family and friends.

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Dr. Eugene Antenucci Huntington, New York

As a health care provider and practicing dentist, and an author of a book on health and wellness, I felt it was important to have a deeper level of education regarding nutrition and fitness, as well as a certification as a trainer as I work with patients and others when it comes to their overall health and welness. This program was perfect for me. It was comprehensive, educational, informative, and fully conforms to my own personal views on nutrition, wellness and fitness. I recommend this program to anyone who is serious about their own health and nutrition, and who is looking to help others achieve the best they can.

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Stephan Brezinsky New York, New York

I started the program because I was impressed with Mark Sisson and the Primal Blueprint. I wanted to learn more about optimizing my own health. As I dove deeper into the massive amount of amazingly current, scientific, and in-depth material I became inspired to share my knowledge with the world. I realized that people needed help from coaches like me. That it was my responsibility to empower as many people as I could. I'm now proud to say that I live this mission every single day!

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Kimberly Stephens Boerne, Texas

Taking this course opened my eyes to more than just training and nutrition. I'm becoming a life coach now and have a totally new take on how to help others get healthy and start enjoying life again. This course changed my career path and my life, and I'm so thankful for it and Mark Sisson.

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Jonathan Geiman Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania

After over a year of ketogenic living and diving into the primal world educating myself on the topic through podcasts and books, I decided it was time to make the information I had official. It was then I enrolled in the Certified Primal Health Coach program and add some legitimacy to what I was sharing with others! The course is very thorough and the team at PHCI do an outstanding effort at setting you up for the best chance of success as a Certified Primal Health Coach. The amount of resources available is more than you can ask for. I highly recommend it if you are looking to start a career as a Health Coach or to expand your current offerings in the health and wellness community!

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Caroline Hinde York, United Kingdom

The Primal Health Coach program far exceeded my expectations. The chapters and tests were very thorough and I came out at the end of the course with far greater knowledge and preparation for health coaching than I had imagined. Support has been amazing. I get a very quick response to my queries and the company has provided quality marketing materials, information, business and coaching webinars, and so much more.

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Nicole Gillespie Rockhampton, Australia

Taking this course has been the catalyst for a whole new life. The course content has not only helped me heal myself and my family but has been the starting point of a new business called Wifi Free Sunday teaching others the same. The module on Slowing Life Down has had a profound effect on the way we conduct our lives now and is a large part of our new business.

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Doug Grootveld Barra de Navidad, Mexico

Greg Carr

The Primal Health Coach program is an extremely comprehensive system covering not only primal health principles, but in-depth business and coaching skills as well. As a healthcare provider (Licensed Acupuncturist) of 17 years and a "primal enthusiast" for well over 10 years, I thought I knew almost everything there is to know in these areas. Turns out not even close, I learned so much more. Lastly, the coaching (and to some degree the business training) has opened up a ton of new avenues for my current practice.

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Phil Griffiths Pentre Halkyn, United Kingdom

I had some coaching qualifications prior to enrolling in the Primal Health Coach Institute, but wanted something extra that'd allow me to coach in a health-related area. I was already living a Primal lifestyle and so, when push-came-to-shove, it was a no-brainer that I considered becoming a PHC. I was a little dubious going in, and hoped I wasn't about to waste my money on a cynical ploy to cash-in on a popular brand. I'm happy to say that not only was I wrong, I was continually surprised by the high standard and quality of the course content, it's structure, and the supporting resources. Being able to combine text, video and audio was fantastic for someone like me; who sometimes struggles to retain data. Post graduation, the business resource section is pure gold, and has saved me literally hours of work by providing client-form templates and ideas. All-in-all I can't praise the course enough, and look forward to becoming a coaching powerhouse; knowing that I have an authentic, ethical brand behind me.

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Kyle Lawhorn Spring Creek, Nevada

I first thought about joining the program when it was offered originally, but it wasn’t the right time for me. I was eating primal for years, then fell off the primal band wagon. I started living the primal lifestyle once again and decided to join the program at that time. The course was comprehensive and contained a lot of useful information. Having read all of the primal blueprint books and Mark’s Daily Apple on a regular basis helped me with the first sections. Working in the corporate world helped me on the second sections. I was able to breeze through the course having a good foundation to start. I have always known that the primal lifestyle is the most realistic way to live in the modern world, and I don’t plan on changing in the future. It just makes sense! I plan on using my new knowledge in helping others achieve optimal health. Overall I think it’s a good program, even if you do not intend to become a health coach in the future. This program will give you the knowledge and insight to stay on the path to optimal health.

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Xinwei Tao Shanghai, China

This program absolutely exceeded my expectations by its amazing coaching and business building part. I was already studying and sharing health-related content with my audience as a swing dance teacher and community manager, but had a lot of resistance starting my health coaching practice or online courses. The program not only gave me the confidence in providing more in-depth health knowledge, but broke down the business strategies into small steps and it's no longer overwhelming for me. I feel very supported and am now even implementing the marketing strategies in promoting my dance community. Christine's coaching part not only helped me become a better coach, but also better in communication in general. So grateful to have discovered this program!

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