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Blogger, Life Coach, “Well Sheila” Community
I embarked upon my personal health and wellness journey five years ago. Picture it: an ambitious woman working at a fast-paced tech company, pulling 80-hour work weeks to climb that corporate ladder. I was making a six-figure salary, running a small team, and winning industry awards. On paper, my career looked impressive. Behind-the-scenes, however, was another story.
I was stressed out and burnt out. I barely had time to see my husband, let alone my family and friends. I was working such long shifts that I didn’t prioritize my health. Besides, who feels like hitting the gym after a 12-hour day? What I soon realized, however, is that, if you don’t listen to your body, your body forces you to listen. My immune system began to suffer. I was frequently sick. My stress levels skyrocketed. I had migraines. I started feeling anxious, depressed, and my work performance suffered.
Fast-forward to today. I’ve left the corporate world to start my own business, on my own schedule. I’ve implemented a daily self-care routine that balances my work life with taking care of my mental, emotional, and physical health. I spend time with friends. I go on weekly dates with my husband. I take yoga classes, practice meditation, and hit the gym. I’m looking, feeling, and working better than I have in years. I’ve seen so much personal success with my health and wellness routine that I wanted to share it with others. By creating this website, I hope that sharing my story will help you, too.
From my earliest days, I have adored stories. As I’ve sought to serve others throughout my life, I’ve witnessed firsthand how fictional and real-life stories shape our society, reframe one’s circumstances, and call an individual’s heart to heroism in a world desperate for heroes.
We all have a story to tell. My desire is to use my strengths in writing and editing to ensure that everyone’s “next chapter” is better than the one before.
When I’m not writing a new story, cooking a homemade recipe, spending time with others, or going on an adventure, I'm curled up with a hot cup of tea and a good book.
Co-host, Health Coach & Consultant, retired Chiropractor
I’ve spent my life in healthcare, including 25 years as a holistic chiropractor and 10 years before that as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.
I made the choice to move into Alternative Health after witnessing the way in which Western Medicine has lost touch with the reality of "First, do no harm" and the realization that I was powerless to change that paradigm from within.
I then ran a holistic chiropractic practice on the Central Coast of California for about 25 years.
Recently, I’ve combined the “science geek” side of me and the alternative care practitioner to help people, mostly women through health coaching and consulting. I work with women who want to lose weight, address hormone issues, and resolve or reverse chronic health issues, not just treat them, using food and lifestyle as medicine.
The things that make me successful with this new endeavor are being what I call an ‘idealistic skeptic,’ having a science mind but a caring heart and a passion for helping people with simple effective tools. This gives me the willingness to dive deep and uncover what works and help my client tailor it to her needs and individual tastes and goals. (I like to tell people there are no 'have to eat' foods or 'have to do' exercises.)
My coaching helps women dig deep to uncover the authentic motivational factors that are under the surface. The ones that will keep her motivated to make long-term health changes; not just look good at the event next month or next year.
I love working with people that want to live with energy and vitality; doing the things they love until the day they die.
Speaker / Coach / Author / Podcaster
After years in the corporate world on burn out, surviving to pay the bills and occasionally having some 'me' time, life struck. If I wasn't going to change, I was going to be forced to change.
Early in my 20s I was sent home from the doctor's with antidepressants and told I would end up in a wheelchair. I had to find a different way. This was through Alternative Health Tools, nutrition and alternative medicine which then led me onto qualifying to help people live their healthiest lives through sharing natural health tools to bring the body back into balance.
If that wasn't enough, life struck again: relationship breakdown, threat of redundancy, stress of professional exams, tests for a heart murmur and then as if all that wasn't enough, my break line went on my vehicle driving on the motorway at high speed. I survived. What this period in my life taught me, was to 'wake up' to re-direct me down a different path. I listened and learned that I needed to slow down, find different ways to stop existing and start living. I learned coaching and then qualified as a coach to bring my mind and being back into balance.
I discovered for the first time that I had a heart voice, and this was different from my overshadowed thinking, my head voice. It knew the answers and it wanted to sing. I discovered more tools on how to connect with my heart voice, to bring me back into flow, harmonise my mental, emotional and physical wellbeing and to stop valuing the chatter in my head that created stress and overwhelm, anxiety and feeling stuck.
My purpose and job is to now show others how to be the happiest, healthiest, most fulfilled version of themselves. To shine their light bright, through natural tools and coaching techniques. I do this through writing, speaking and coaching.
Don't trust everything your head voice says. Tune into the whispers of your heart voice and take a step to create the change you deserve. You were not born to DO, you were born to BE.
Angie Ates - Clark
Is an internationally recognized speaker on the “Business of Integrative Functional Health,” helping practitioners attain multiple 6 figure incomes while living their purpose.
She specifically helps those in the Healing Arts who integrate holistic disciplines with Passion, Purpose and Profit- The Trilogy Model of a successful Integrative Practitioner.
Prior to launching the Institute of Holistic Integrative Studies, Angie spent over 20 years in Corporate Executive Leadership. Known for her talent scouting and succession planning strategies, she led multiple teams with over $40 million in annual revenue.
At the top of her career and providing for her 3 amazing children, she was diagnosed with several debilitating auto-immune disorders. Intuitively knowing there was more to life, she created a pivot to heal herself and obtained extensive certifications of Board Certified Traditional Naturopath, Board Certified Complementary Alternative Healthcare Practitioner; ultimately launching successful 6 figure health clinics, which served over 5000 clients.
Recognizing a glaring gap in the distance learning arena for natural health professionals, she hand selected over 20 professional experts to share their clinical genius in an all-inclusive and comprehensive Practitioner Academy. Using the S.A.N.E. approach of creating Integrative Functional wellness plans, she has trained over 10,000 professionals.
Behind the scenes she realized that Clinicians lacked the entrepreneurial skills needed for a sustainable practice. Leveraging her Corporate Executive Leadership experience she created the Business Academy, where burnt-out is not an option and professionals become satisfied and profitable again with their profession.
Intrigued with Energy Medicine and how remarkable it was in healing her autoimmune diseases, she leveled up again and immersed herself in Shamanism. After earning her Full Mesa Shaman, Angie unlocked a Clinical Shaman program. This uncensored healing model gets to the root energetic problem and accelerates client results.
She has shared stages with Les Brown- Fight For Your Dreams Tour, Sharla Brown- International Fearless Women Summits, and Dr. Lee Cowden- Lyme Disease Protocols, to just name a few.
She now serves as an Intuitive Business Strategist as she incorporates over 30 years of well respected and expansive experience.
When Angie is not leading the Institute of Holistic Integrative Studies, you will find her co-hosting Alternative Health Tools podcast, speaking on Dr.Summits, customizing medical education webinars for various organizations, or in one of the over 200 integrative healthcare training videos.
Through her Signature “Clinical Mastery” Mentorship, she is known for “shaking up the status quo” and inspiring people to take action quickly, helping them achieve unprecedented results.
Book a Discovery Call with Angie to see how she can add value to your Vision.
office # - 573.204.1111