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.

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