In the world of women’s health and wellness, there are countless stories of individuals who have embarked on transformative journeys to help others lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. One such story is that of Chantal Traub, a former birth doula who transitioned into the role of a Women’s Health Coach through the Integrative Women’s Health Institute.

In this blog post, we’ll explore Chantal’s inspiring journey, her motivations for seeking a new path, and how The Women’s Health Coach Certification Program played a pivotal role in her career transition.

A Passion for Birth Work

Chantal Traub’s journey into the world of women’s health and wellness began in 2003 when she became a birth doula. For nearly two decades, Chantal dedicated herself to supporting women through the transformative experience of childbirth.

At the peak of her doula career, she was assisting six to eight births per month, providing valuable guidance and care to expectant mothers.

The Turning Point

As fulfilling as her work was, Chantal realized that she needed to make a change as she entered her mid-40s. The physical and emotional demands of being on-call for births around the clock took a toll on her well-being.

he knew that she couldn’t continue at this pace indefinitely. Chantal wanted a new direction, one that allowed her to continue working with women but in a different capacity.

Discovering the Path of Health Coaching

Chantal’s search for a fulfilling alternative led her to explore health coaching. She had previously completed a health coaching training program, but it didn’t equip her with the confidence and skill set she needed to transition successfully.

However, her interest in the Integrative Women’s Health Institute (IWHI) and the Women’s Health Coach Certification Program grew steadily.

 The Influence of Dr. Jessica Drummond

Chantal’s path intersected with Dr. Jessica Drummond, the founder of IWHI, at an event in 2019.

It was during this encounter that Jessica’s gentle encouragement and unwavering support inspired Chantal to consider the Women’s Health Coach Certification Program seriously.

One of the key reasons Chantal was drawn to this program was its focus on women’s health, which resonated with her passion for supporting women through various life stages.

Overcoming Hesitations

Like many career transitions, Chantal faced hesitations and doubts along the way.

She grappled with concerns about pursuing a non-licensed profession and the financial implications of her decision.

However, the IWHI program offered a supportive community, including weekly calls and master coaches, which played a vital role in helping Chantal overcome her hesitations and take the leap.

The Role of Community and Support

The community and support provided by The Women’s Health Coach Certification Program were instrumental in Chantal’s success.

Weekly calls, led by Dr. Jessica Drummond, provided a space for deepening her health coaching skills and honing her approach. Chantal noted how the calls helped her transition from a more prescriptive mindset to a holistic and coaching-centered approach.

A Holistic Career Transformation

Chantal’s journey showcases the power of a holistic approach to career transformation. She didn’t need to completely abandon her doula work; instead, she found a way to blend it with her newfound passion for health coaching.

The program allowed her to explore her interests and values, leading to a fulfilling career that aligns with her own life’s journey.

Continued Growth and Opportunities

Now, in her midlife, Chantal has optimized her own health by gaining consistent sleep and maintaining a career she loves. The transition has opened doors to opportunities she never imagined.

She’s been able to say “yes” to speaking engagements, family vacations, and other pursuits that bring her joy and fulfillment.

Chantal Traub’s journey from doula to Women’s Health Coach is a testament to the transformative power of self-discovery, community, and education. Her story demonstrates that it’s never too late to pursue a fulfilling career path that aligns with your values and passions.

If you’re considering a similar transition or seeking to deepen your knowledge of women’s health, the Integrative Women’s Health Institute and The Women’s Health Coach Certification Program may hold the key to your own inspiring journey of growth and transformation.

If you’re ready to take your first step towards becoming a board-certified Women’s Health Coach, please schedule a call with our admissions team below. 

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Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CNS, PT, NBC-HWC, is the founder and CEO of The Integrative Women’s Health Institute, The Outsmart Endo Health Coaching Program, and the creator of the Women's Health Coach Certification.

She is passionate about caring for and empowering people who struggle with women’s and pelvic health concerns. She is equally passionate about educating and supporting clinicians and wellness professionals in confidently and safely using integrative tools to transform women’s and pelvic healthcare.

Dr. Drummond has two decades of clinical experience as a licensed physical therapist, licensed clinical nutritionist, and board certified health coach working with women with pelvic pain, including endometriosis, vulvodynia, and bladder pain syndrome. She brings a unique, conservative, and integrative approach to supporting women to overcome hormonal imbalances, and chronic pain conditions.

She is a sought after international speaker on topics such as integrative pelvic pain management, natural fertility options, optimal hormone health, menopause, and female athlete nutrition. Dr. Drummond was educated at the University of Virginia, Emory University, Duke Integrative Medicine, and Maryland University of Integrative Health.

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