Enneagram 3, type A as they come... I live for good coffee, am always planning our family summers at our home in France, and happen to believe that 80s pop music is the best motivator for a good run.
ONCE UPON A TIME
I was thoroughly burned out. I was disillusioned with the healthcare system, frustrated and limited by conventional medicine, and — as a mom of two young boys — my priorities had shifted, big-time. I longed for a career that gave me professional fulfillment and personal freedom.
People said I was crazy to walk away from medicine. Colleagues didn’t understand what I was talking about, and friends were concerned and worried for me.
I felt lost, miserable, and trapped.
Once I discovered the incredible world of health & wellness coaching, I felt like I could breathe for the first time.
I pivoted to coaching and quickly became obsessed. I learned everything I could — not just about coaching my clients and helping them live healthy lives in a way I never could as a doctor, but also about business, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Then, after building a successful career for myself as a coach, I pivoted again.
I found myself in a position to help other women become successful wellness coaches just like me. I created the Wellness Coach Academy to offer others the pursuit of an amazing career where they have freedom, fulfillment, and financial independence ... all while making the world a healthier place.
But with all these pivots and successes, my ultimate mission has always been to help EVERYONE live healthy, beautiful, vibrant lives. So whether you are here to join me at the Academy and build your business, or whether you are here for real advice for living fully and completely in whole-person wellness, I promise to share every aspect of the world of wellness in a balanced, simple, and compassionate way.
I'm so glad you are here to share in my journey ... as I am always here for yours.
An average Tuesday these days: walk my kids to school, go for a run by the ocean, settle in to my home office to do the work that absolutely lights me up.
Top: enjoying an Aperol Spritz at Les Deux Magots, Paris. Left, the gardens at the Empress in Victoria. Right: The laptop lifestyle (yes, it's real).
MY REALLY OFFICIAL BIO, the TL:DR VERSION
Dr. Kim Foster, M.D. is a compassionate entrepreneur and healthcare professional who inspires people around the world to live healthy, beautiful, vibrant lives by elevating whole-person wellness. After experiencing the frustrations and crushing limitations of the conventional healthcare system for many years, she began her journey into entrepreneurship, becoming the the founder of The Wellness Coach Academy. By training new health and wellness coaches through the Academy, she has helped others build their businesses, find freedom, and promote healthy, balanced living across the globe.
The MD of Wellness, as she is affectionately known, has been featured on multiple TV, radio, and print media outlets, and is also the host of the popular podcast Marketing & Mindset for Wellness Coaches. She lives in beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada with her husband and their two boys. You can often find her practicing what she preaches: running by the North Pacific, spending family summers at her home in France, cooking up a pot of homemade soup, or curled up with a good book.
NOW FOR THE IMPORTANT STUFF
I live for the fall. Crisp weather, football, and all that PSL? Yes please.
I love to travel, but I'm a terrible traveler. Seasick, carsick, airsick ... you name it.
I'm obsessed with making lists. And spreadsheets. And color-coded labels.
I've seen the movie Love Actually approximately 72 times. And I cry every. Single. Time.
Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.
Paris, of course!
My sleep mask
Kombucha... and pizza
Learning to horseback ride
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