I'm Sofie, the friendly face behind Scandi Health Coaching. Sixteen years ago, I embarked on a university exchange from my native Sweden, and fate had something special in store – I not only fell in love with a wonderful man but also with the breathtaking beauty of New Zealand, which I now proudly call home.
Life has blessed me with the joy of motherhood – I'm a proud mum to three spirited girls aged five, seven, and nine. Five years ago, alongside my incredible partner Michael, we chose to trade city lights for the serene charm of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty. The stunning white beaches and exceptional climate, perfect for my thriving veggie garden, made it my personal paradise on earth. This move has truly been the cornerstone of our harmonious and balanced family life.
Today, I'm passionately immersed in the realm of health coaching. This profession grants me the flexibility to cherish precious moments with my family. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, I can guide and support my clients through ZOOM sessions, regardless of our geographical locations. Additionally, I'm devoted to bringing corporate wellness initiatives to life in Tauranga and its surrounding areas. With a rich background in corporate health, nutritional research, and personal training, I'm equipped to provide a comprehensive approach to well-being.
But that's not all. I'm also thrilled to share that I'm now hosting numerous wellness retreats for private as well as corporate clients. These retreats offer a holistic approach to rejuvenation and growth. Furthermore, I'm actively engaged in organizing wellness events and courses within my community, fostering a culture of well-being and connection.
Join me on this transformative journey towards a healthier, happier you. Let's work together to unlock your full potential and create a life that radiates vitality.
My own health journey
A Transformational Path
My voyage towards better health took a profound turn following the loss of my mother, followed by the arrival of three beautiful babies in quick succession. These life-altering events left me feeling depleted on multiple levels. Amid my "normal" struggles with IBS, I found myself grappling with new challenges. Migraines, previously foreign to me, emerged. My body's lymph nodes remained chronically swollen, and the weight of extreme chronic fatigue burdened me. Functioning and making wise, health-focused choices became increasingly difficult. A vicious cycle of unhealthy eating, sedentary habits, and disrupted sleep engulfed me, intensifying the fatigue that gripped me. Unbeknownst to me at the time, the stress I was under was constantly keeping my body in a fight-or-flight mode.
In parallel, my thoughts seemed to whirl endlessly in circles as I became increasingly fixated on unraveling the mysteries of my health. A promise I made to myself upon my mother's passing resonated deeply – I pledged to never disregard the messages my body was conveying.
This journey has transformed me in profound ways, igniting a passion to assist others in their pursuit of well-being. Through Scandi Health Coaching, I'm committed to sharing the insights and strategies that have empowered me to rediscover vitality and balance. Join me on this path of transformation, where together, we can unlock your body's innate wisdom and foster a harmonious connection between mind, body, and soul.
The power of the right nutrition
For approximately 2.5 years, my life was consumed by a relentless cycle of hospital visits, tests, scans, and biopsies. Yet, it became increasingly evident that the public health system, while essential for specific conditions, couldn't offer the comprehensive solution I desperately needed. I realized that I had to step up and take control of my own well-being.
In this journey, I uncovered the immense power of targeted nutrition. Through diligent research, I identified foods that were detrimental to my overburdened immune system. Simultaneously, I devoted myself to the crucial task of mental and physical recovery. This wasn't an instantaneous fix – genuine healing seldom is. However, the enduring transformation that unfolded was beyond measure.
Reflecting on this chapter, I often contemplate how valuable it would have been to have a guiding hand by my side. A health coach, even if not possessing all the answers, provides invaluable support and advocacy. Someone to stand by your side, cheering you on as you navigate your path to wellness. This realization fuels my passion to be that source of support for others traversing similar journeys, helping them rise above challenges and embrace transformation.
In 2021, I took a pivotal step and became a certified Prekure Health Coach. This decision revolutionized my life and reignited my sense of purpose. One-on-one coaching is where my heart truly lies – it's where I can create genuine impact, sparking positive change in people's lives.