Hi and welcome
I’m Michelle Winrow, The Authentic Wellness Coach – Allied Health Professional – Health Promotion Officer.
I haven’t always been authentically me, this has only happened in the last few years.
I used to be constantly wired to go, go, go and always overstretched myself trying to achieve an impossible list of things to do. Finding a balance, a centered point where I could live my life calmly was not a natural trait. This affected my health and my emotional wellbeing and I did not have any knowledge of just how much it was limiting my potential.
Post divorce I undertook counselling and realised my behaviour was a coping mechanism developed in my early childhood. Taking the time to reflect and look at how I was living my life and why I kept repeating the same habits empowered my to take the first steps to change. Identifying that my behaviour was a barrier to achieving wellness and living a healthy happy life was a turning point.
My personal transformation through selfcare was life changing and it sparked a desire to help people achieve the same for their lives. Helping people has always made my happy and I was looking for a way to give back, and to find a life purpose that was intrinsically rewarding.
The catalyst for me having the courage to stop my day-job and become a qualified Wellness Coach was witnessing the devastation of a category five cyclone in Vanuatu, where I have been working for a year. This life-changing experience reminded me of the frailty of life and the importance of not letting fear stop you from doing what you love.
I have lived and worked in eight and travelled to over ninety countries, experiencing many diverse communities, religions and lifestyles. My diverse cultural experiences allow me to naturally connect with people, which has enriched my life and deepened my appreciation for the importance of educating, motivating and inspiring people on health and wellness.
With 20 years’ experience as a health professional I hold a degree in Public Health, majoring in Health Promotion and I am a qualified Wellness Coach. My work has enabled me to collaborate with local, state, national and global organisations in the private, public, volunteer and not for profit sectors. I have been a business owner and know the day-to-day demands on work and life balance in today’s fast past world.
In my downtime, you’ll find me searching for that perfect cup of coffee, reconnecting with nature on long beach walks, getting lost in a good book and treating myself to the occasional pampering retreat.
Qualified and Experienced
Bachelor of Public Health – Major Health Promotion
Level 3 Wellness Coach – Wellness Coaching Australia
Busting Barriers Coach – Wellness Coaching Australia
Certificate IV of Training and Assessment
Diploma of Event Management
Public Health Association of Australia
International Institute for Complementary Therapists
Australia Health Promotion Association
Organic Federation of Australia
NSW Justice of the Peace