Q & A Teffola Brand Ambassador: Monica Thibodeau
The next Teffola Brand Ambassador is Monica Thibodeau! She is a National Board Certified Health Coach from Grand Rapids, Michigan and we can't wait for you guys to get to know her. So, without further adieu...
1. What was the last bold or brave decision you’ve had to make?
The last bold and brave decision I made was starting my health coaching business earlier this year. This has always been a dream of mine. I made my first stab at entrepreneurship a few years back when I started a health and wellness blog. At the time, I wasn’t fully “in” and my efforts fizzled out. This past year taught me that I can’t wait around to “feel ready” and I felt the call to go all in.
The Habit of Health is my private health coaching business where I help growth minded individuals form habits and routines that make the fundamentals of life (cooking, meal prep, exercise, quality sleep) easier to do. Going into business for myself has been one of the best bold and brave decisions I have ever made.
2. What gets you out of bed after a brutal week of disappointment?
My morning routine. I have spent years (seriously, years) formulating and perfecting my morning routine. It’s truly something that I look forward to and often reflect back on throughout the day and say, “Wow, I’m so glad I start my day in this way.” I’m a big believer in doing something for yourself before spending the rest of your day doing things for other people. I know that the routine I’ve created and practiced for myself in the morning is the anchor that keeps me centered and at peace even following a brutal week. It empowers me and reminds me that I am in control of the tone I set for my day.
3. How did you know this was the work you were meant to do?
I knew I was in the right profession when I got truly lost in my work for the first time. A few years ago there was a project I was working on and I found myself waking up early and staying up late just to make progress--and I was having fun doing it. It wasn’t something I minded doing on a Saturday morning or until 9PM on a Tuesday night. With that being said, I’m very aware of the balance between work time and personal time. Even though my work is my passion, I acknowledge that I have to draw the line somewhere.
4. Why do you have the best job in the world?
Working as a health coach is the best job in the world because it combines my passion for health with my passion for personal development. It is a great gift to share my knowledge and witness my clients grow and develop in their own confidence. I love watching them show up and embody their desires in their day to day lives.
Lightning Round Questions!
What is your favorite way to have Teffola? I absolutely love adding Teffola on top of a smoothie. Smoothies are my favorite mid afternoon snack--I’ve created several smoothie recipes! You can find them here in my 50 Fast Meals guide.
Favorite Instagram account to follow? Any account that shares dog videos or photos of the national parks.
Who’s your dream mentor? Without a doubt, 100%, Chalene Johnson--creator of PiYo, TurboFire, and many online courses.
Plant mom or dog mom? Both :) I have 25 houseplants (yes, 25) and one rescue pup, Roe.
#1 played artist on Spotify? Oh man, this one is hard! I love to pick and artist I know and play their “radio station”. Some of my go to artist’s are: Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Khalid, Glass Animals, or just a general acoustic station.