Meet Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Dillan DiGiovanni, Recovering Perfectionist

Meet Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Dillan DiGiovanni, Recovering Perfectionist

– IIN profoundly changed me as a person and it completely changed my confidence and my impact on the world because it was a community
that I’d been searching for that I didn’t even know I needed. (upbeat music) I found IIN because I had a health coach. In my, I would say late, mid to late 20’s, I broke out in acne. And this woman helped it clear up in ways that even prescriptions
couldn’t make go away ’cause it was a primary food
issue and she knew that. And then years later when I was wanting a plan B in my own life, I contacted her and I was like, “What was that amazing
school that you went to?” And she told me and I enrolled right away. (upbeat music) I knew I wanted to be a health coach from my own personal transformation, like what had happened to me. Before becoming a health coach, I was sick all the
time, I was angry a lot, I had chronic mood swings, I had really no control
over like what I was eating. I though I would be
eating the right things, but I didn’t really know. Struggled with insomnia,
struggled with GI issues, relationship issues and no real clarity. I just kept having these struggles, but no real clarity about what
to do to make it any better. I think that experience
of really being heard and really being taken care of really informs my experience
of being a health coach. (upbeat music) There is this paradigm
that exists right now of too much, of this TMI
thing of too much information. And I bump up against it so much myself. I know that I have the most success where I’m not trying to fit into that, and I’m really speaking from my heart and really saying what’s true and real. It requires so much courage
and so much vulnerability ’cause it really exposes us
to being criticized or judged. People thinking like oh that
was way too much information. But the more I courageously share what’s really true and really real. Sure it does attract people who, for them it might make them uncomfortable or it might be too much for them, but other people are like, “Oh my gosh, thank you
so much for saying that. This is how I connect.” (upbeat music) I think, to be honest with you, I think what initially
inspired me to share it was a need to be seen and heard because I haven’t really had
that experience in my life like kind of from an upbringing and then the more I really sat with that, I wanted to make it less about me and I wanted to make it more about people. I think as I’ve matured and
as I’ve been coaching more, I really have stepped back from sharing about me to be in the spotlight and really more to help
people feel less alone. (upbeat music) It’s challenging to share without feeling like
you have to be perfect. I actually think working
through perfectionism has to be a journey. I think that it has to be something that you have to consciously, become more conscious that
your actually doing that and you’re actually trying to be perfect. I went through a phase
where I was doing it but I didn’t know I was doing it until someone called me on it. And I was like oh, that
was really uncomfortable. And then from that moment on, it was like well, I can’t
keep perpetuating that. So I think first, to
overcome perfectionism you have to really
identify and acknowledge that you’re doing it and then consciously try to not do it and realize that there
is no perfect way to be and when we try to be perfect, it actually makes other people, and this is my opinion, I’m
not saying it’s the truth, but I think sometimes the
more we try to be perfect, it actually makes people fell
less comfortable around us. Instead of being impressed by us, they’re actually like
oh, I can feel that vibe or it feels kinda weird, or now I feel like I have to
be perfect ’cause you are. So I think when we can just relax and be authentic and
vulnerable and just real it actually works better
than trying to be perfect. I mean, you still wanna look nice, and you still wanna be professional, but I think we can do that
and not have to be perfect. Not have to be a perfect
weight or a perfect anything. You know, our skin doesn’t
have to be perfect or whatever. You know, people can relate to imperfection better than perfection. (upbeat music) IIN profoundly changed me as a person and it completely changed my confidence and my impact on the world because it was a community
that I had been searching for that I didn’t even know I needed. And to feel, to feel seen and celebrated and supported for almost
a decade of my life was incredibly hearing
and transformative for me. To be surrounded by like minded
people, peers, colleagues. And then to be able to
be put in the position where I can help other
people do the same thing as a coach and as an ambassador, to feel, not only like
on the receiving end of transformation where I was given what I need to evolve, but then to become that
change agent for other people and to really watch the
power of the ripple effect. The confidence that comes
from seeing your impact and your self actualization in the world is profound. I mean that’s what all
humans really aspire to is to become what you really are here for. And IIN did that for me in a way that no other career or no
other job has really done. And so I just have a lot of thanks. – Hi, I’m Wendy. I work on the education team here at IIN. I hope you enjoyed the
video you just watched. Comment below and tell
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2 thoughts on “Meet Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Dillan DiGiovanni, Recovering Perfectionist”

  1. I LOVE these video's you've been putting up lately that give us a snapshot into the stories of various health coaches – thank you!

  2. I especially loved the part on perfectionism. It truly is a journey and I believe that mindset will be instrumental when I start coaching.

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