Guest blog post written by Farid Yaghini, a recent graduate of Humber College's Wellness Coaching graduate certificate program. Farid is a father, an engineer, a Canadian military veteran, Chairperson of Camp Aftermath and First Line's newest course instructor.
Becoming a Wellness Coach has been one of the most enjoyable and rewarding journeys of my life. I didn’t quite expect to learn so much about myself through the process! It’s one of the greatest opportunities I have been given to make long lasting connections and help improve the lives of my colleagues and clients.
Let's rewind a bit though…
Before embarking on the journey of becoming a Wellness Coach, I became the Chairperson of Camp Aftermath. This is a Canadian-registered charity supporting veterans living with PTSD or experiencing mental health problems as a consequence of their duties in public safety roles.
Being of service has always been a major driving factor in my life and that is probably why I was drawn to serving in the Canadian military for 10 years. During my time in the military, I felt the passion and excitement that comes with coaching. I knew I could not ignore that feeling!
My original intent was to enrol in the Wellness Coaching graduate certificate program at Humber College to become better able to support the charity’s mental health experts. However, midway through the Wellness Coach training, I realized that coaching was my next big calling.
My sense of purpose and contribution has always come while being of service to others.
I truly believe that I gain more out of that act than do the people I am serving. It’s a feeling that I yearn for in all aspects of my life. Being able to help others with their own struggles is extremely gratifying.
In Wellness Coaching I get a front seat as clients navigate through the challenges of everyday life and in the process become the best version of themselves. Through this experience I have learned so much from my clients. It makes the whole process more fulfilling.
I truly believe that in the process of coaching others, both parties become better versions of themselves.
This is why I am super excited to be teaching First Line Education’s newest course ‘Wellness Conversations’. As I developed this course, I combined my knowledge from the Wellness Coaching graduate certificate, previous experience working alongside mental health experts at Camp Aftermath, and the real life experience I’ve gained from supporting my clients.
It's going to be a blast. You can check out all the details right here. Can’t wait to see you on May 14th and 15th!
Obsessed with self-optimization, Farid Yaghini has spent decades experimenting with different wellness tactics which have had profound effects on all aspects of his life. Over the last five years, he has built on the Wellness Coaching Certificate he received from Humber College in Toronto by sharing, worked to share his insights with students and private coaching clients.
For the past five years, Farid has also served as the Chairperson for Camp Aftermath, a wellness-centred Canadian-registered charity which supports veterans living with PTSD or experiencing mental health problems as a consequence of their duties in public safety roles.
His broad experience has inspired him to continually develop his teachings, learning from each class, client session, and workshop and improving his curriculum with each experience.
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