The IAWP’s Mission
Are you a Holistic Health Practitioner or Coach…or aspiring one? If so, the IAWP is here to support you to get your message out there in the world. We show you that you don’t have to struggle to become successful, and that you can create a thriving business without compromising on your ideals. We’re passionate about giving you the tools to start and grow your business holistically and authentically, while creating lasting success. IAWP Members have businesses and practices in a variety of wellness fields, including:
- Health, Wellness or Life Coaches
- Holistic Health Practitioners or Counselors
- Yoga Teachers
- Personal Trainers, Fitness Professionals
- Massage Therapists
- Spiritual Counselors
- Ayurvedic Practitioners
- Reiki & Energy Therapists
- Chinese Medicine Practitioners
- And practitioners of other wellness, health & healing modalities
Whether you’re a seasoned wellness professional, just beginning your wellness career, or even an aspiring wellness-preneur, the IAWP is your home for authentic business support, inspiration, collaboration and connection.
Meet IAWP’s Founder, Suzanne Monroe
Suzanne Monroe started the International Association of Wellness Professionals to support holistic health practitioners and wellness professionals to leverage their talents and skills to grow profitable, sustainable businesses that make a difference in the health and lives of others. Her mission is to allow more holistic professionals to continue their work without struggle, follow their dreams, and make a big impact in the world.
As a wellness professional herself, Suzanne knows the trials of following your passion while waiting for success to arrive. As the owner of her own nutritional coaching business for five years, Suzanne experienced many ups and downs on her path to growing a business that would support her lifestyle while fulfilling her passion.
What made a fundamental difference on her journey to success was finding mentors and like-minded professionals who shared similar challenges and provided support.
Suzanne followed in the footsteps of her successful mentors and implemented strategic steps in her business to reach her goals. But the journey to success was a bit lonely, as she saw many of her peers and colleagues lose faith and return to work that wasn’t fulfilling their unique purpose.
Suzanne knew that their work could profoundly impact the lives of others, if only they were given the same tools she discovered. Now she is inspired to help other wellness professionals create sustainable success with tons of support on their journey, alongside a community who is cheering them on.
Suzanne is also the founder of Real Life Food and The Get Real Plan. After working as a nutrition counselor in a clinical setting, Suzanne went on to grow a national wellness company. She has created numerous e-products, tele-classes, membership and training programs. She has also organized national wellness events, retreats and corporate wellness programs for medium and large sized companies. Suzanne has appeared numerous times in the media as a wellness expert, including Fox television. She is the co-author of 101 Ways to Improve Your Health and the author of The Real Life Food Cookbook & Lifestyle Plan.
Suzanne is a business coach to wellness professionals, helping them to craft their vision and the steps to reach it without compromising their ideals.
Suzanne enjoys spending time in her kitchen, experimenting with innovative ingredients and turning traditional recipes into healthy, satisfying dishes. She enjoys yoga, running and traveling on culinary journeys to discover the very best food (no matter how hidden or far away). Suzanne resides in Cedarburg, Wisconsin with her husband.