My name is Gail Wicht and I am the creator of Thrive and Shine – Coaching with Gail.
I studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and qualified as a Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC). I also completed an intensive 18 month Life Coaching course. During the course I had to apply what I learned in my own life where I experienced profound changes. Other courses that I have completed include Personal Nutrition, Gut Microbiology, and Introductory Human Physiology. I am constantly studying how the body and the mind works and how we can improve our lives holistically. I believe that everything works together including what we feed our bodies, what we feed our minds and how we move our bodies.
Prior to starting my private coaching practice, I worked as a travel agent for top travel companies in South Africa and the UK. I managed the travel bookings for corporate and leisure travellers. Travelling is still one of my passions and I love to see other countries and cultures.
Why I became a Health Coach and Life Coach
My passion for wellness started when I had my own set of health issues.
Over the years I have battled with eczema, chronic pain in my joints, IBS, acne, allergies, anxiety which lead to insomnia and sleep walking. I went to see doctors but they could not tell me what was wrong.
I adapted to living with these ailments but I soon realized this was not the normal way to live, and I didn’t want to live with pain. I immersed myself in nutrition and natural remedies as I believed that medication would only work as a band aid and not get to the core of my symptoms.
The right teachers and information came to me at the right time and in 2007 my natural healing journey began.
Through diet, gentle exercise, and general self-care I healed most of my symptoms and still keep some under control.
By healing myself this sparked my passion for helping people because I knew that if I can do it so can everyone else. I have been studying health and wellness ever since.
Although everything was going well for my health, there were still areas of my life where I was unhappy and I started to feel depressed. I would emotionally eat and use food to help with feelings of frustration and confusion. I worked with a Life Coach who helped me to address the underlying reasons for these feelings. I still call on my coach for guidance when I need it.
I embarked on an intensive 18 month long Life Coaching course where I had wonderful transformations. I knew then that I wanted to help people with more than just their health because I realized how interlinked the mind and the body are; one cannot perform optimally if the other is out of balance.
You are already perfect and your body is the healer, all you need to do is give it the tools and let it do the work.
My mission is to inspire and motivate you to improve your health and wellness.
I want you to know that you can change your body, and change your life.
I am passionate about supporting you to reach your optimal health because I know it is possible. I want you to thrive and live your best possible life!
Lets work together to create the life you were meant to live.