Member Spotlight - Monika Nowak
We want to help connect members within the community, so we will be publishing Member Spotlights on a regular basis. Today, we would like you to meet Monika Nowak, Nutrition Coach, Personal Trainer, and Owner of Power Nutrition, LLC. Monika is a regular contributor to the HU Community.
HU: What inspires you?
Answer: Nature - growing my own garden was a life-changing experience. Plants are so amazing in how they grow and develop. Also People who overcome extreme adversity and became successful.
HU: What is your biggest achievement to date (personal or professional)?
Answer: Opening my own nutrition coaching business.
HU: What does a typical day look like for you?
Answer: 6-7 am - breakfast, meditation, getting ready for work
7 am-12noon - seeing nutrition clients (in my office) and/or personal training clients (at the gym I also work at); if I have time between clients I will put in a workout
12 - 2 pm - lunch at home, playing with my dog, catching up with my family on Skype
2 - 5pm - client calls, writing articles, reading, gardening (in the summer)
6 pm - making dinner
9-10pm - sleep
HU: What is your favorite current project and why?
Answer: Running heathy eating challenges on my private Facebook group. I love to see different members of my group challenge themselves and share their experiences. There are always a few nutritional breakthroughs and great observations and I’m thrilled to be able to witness them.
HU: If you could switch jobs with someone, who would it be and why?
Answer: I’m pretty happy right now but maybe the only one would be to be a shark or orca research scientist.
HU: What are your biggest professional challenges?
Answer: Being able to reach a wider audience. Help kids eat healthier and teach parents how to feed their kids in a nutritionally sound way.
HU: What’s the most rewarding aspect about your career?
Answer: Helping people reach their health and wellness goals, overcoming eating disorders and finding more happiness and gratitude in daily aspects of life.
HU: What is your motto or personal mantra?
Answer: You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is therefore not an act, but a habit.
HU: How do you maintain a healthy work/life balance?
Answer: I don’t take late night or early morning (6am) sessions anymore. I travel as much as I can to get a break, unwind and relax. I spend as much time outside as I can. I eat well and go to bed early.
HU: What is the greatest obstacle you have overcome?
Answer: Living away from my family and friends in Poland.
HU: What do you hope to share with the HU community?
Answer: My knowledge and experience, and passion for helping people get healthier and live fuller lives.
HU: What do you hope to learn/gain from the HU community?
Answer: Establishing relationships with like-minded individuals. Sharing knowledge, experience and learning from one another.
HU: What’s the book you are currently reading?
Answer: Better Brain by dr. David Perlmutter
Learn more about Monika here.