25th - 26th of April 2018
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
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My name is Jonathan Raso and I am a health coach based in Pittsburgh, PA. First, a little about me. I have a Bachelors and Ph.D.-level study in Biological Sciences and I am both a certified Health Coach and certified in plant-based nutrition. Here’s where things get weird. My education is in biology and the health sciences, but I made a career in politics and public policy. I wanted to effectuate positive change on our society and the world. Along the way, however, I discovered the only true change occurs in the individual, and decided to dedicate my life helping people realize their potential and increase their levels of health, peace, and fulfillment.
I always thought I was healthy. I ate what I considered to be a good diet, very regimented, exercised every day, and did what I could to manage stress. However, the political world (as one might imagine) had me facing very long work weeks, lots of stress and little sleep, while the priority that was my health began to take a dive. In a wonderful shift, I found a new way of living that allowed me to be authentic to my values, prioritize my physical, mental, and spiritual health and that of my family, and be more happy and fulfilled than I thought possible. So I left my career to help people bring the same level of contentment, happiness, and peace into their own life.
I bring a very unique set of skills and experience to my coaching. I have deep knowledge and experience in many different styles of diet and stress management. My background in biology blesses me with an acute understanding of how our bodies work and the science behind the effects of our life choices. I have run in the corporate world, lived with different priorities, and can speak from experience to the immense benefits even small changes in mind and perspective can bring.
So that brings us to the big question, What is a Health Coach?
Most people in our society have a doctor that they see once or twice a year. This meeting may consist of some basic tests, measurements, and end with a few suggestions or instructions, and one or more possible prescriptions. A health coach does not replace this relationship, but expands on it. As a health coach I do not diagnose disease, but I do help clients achieve positive health changes based on their personal goals. These changes are not fad diets, magic pills, or get-rich-quick schemes. These changes are real, long-term, lifestyle changes that are supported and sustainable.
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Year Established: 2010
Certifications / Awards:
Certified Health Coach
Certified in Plant-based Nutrition
Bachelors in Biological Sciences