How to Become a Change Maker in the Fitness & Wellness Industry
Episode 23 of the Wellness Paradox Podcast brings us a very special guest, fitness industry icon Dr. John Berardi. Dr. Berardi co-founded and subsequently sold Precision Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition coaching, education, and software company. Many industry professionals are likely very familiar with PN and all their amazing educational content. In fact, this is how I was very first introduced to Dr. Berardi’s great insights.
Now Dr. Berardi is onto the next iteration of his career, and it aligns strongly with the mission of the Wellness Paradox Podcast. After selling PN, Dr. Berardi decided it was time to give back to an industry that gave him so much. As a result, he wrote the book Change Maker and founded the Change Maker Academy, both of which are devoted to helping would-be change makers turn their passion for health and fitness into a powerful purpose and a wildly successful career.
Our discussion in this podcast is about the developmental framework presented in the Change Maker book. Specifically, we’ll discuss the critical aspects of personal and professional development necessary to be a success fitness and wellness professional. We’ll even dive into the thorny and uncomfortable topic of how too much personal and professional development can actually become a very unhealthy and counterproductive obsession, if we’re not careful. He even as quite an interesting take on the necessary steps to make fitness and wellness professionals part of our healthcare delivery system. I have to say, his answer to this question even surprised me!
Dr. Berardi as decades of experience in the fitness and wellness industry. The knowledge that he drops in this podcast is truly pure gold, a must listen over and over again for anyone looking to have a long, impactful, and successful career in the industry.
Our Guest: Dr. John Berardi
John Berardi is a Canadian-American entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Precision Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition coaching, education, and software company. He's also the founder of Change Maker Academy, devoted to helping would-be change makers turn their passion for health and fitness into a powerful purpose and a wildly successful career. And he hosts The Dr John Berardi Show on Apple Podcasts.
Over the last 15 years he's advised Apple, Equinox, Nike, and Titleist, as well as the San Antonio Spurs, Carolina Panthers, US Open Champ Sloane Stephens, and 2-division UFC Champ Georges St. Pierre. He's also been named one of the 20 smartest coaches in the world and 100 most influential people in health and fitness.
He currently lives in Ontario, Canada with his wife and four children, although they tend to escape the cold Canadian winters by spending January to April in warmer places.