Our way of living life on planet earth is dramatically changing and consequently, at this time we are faced with more chaos and stress. It becomes increasingly important for each person to take responsibility for their Health & Wellness finding balance and direction.
A Wellness Revolution has a mission to train and certify Health & Wellness coaches and to provide important education on new sciences that are pointing to the importance of cellular well-being focusing on the connections of body mind and spirit. Featuring for CIO Women’s this issue is Cathleen Beerkens- Top 10 Self-Made Women Entrepreneurs in Europe.
Inspiration For Choosing This Field:
Even though Cathleen always believed in a world of goodness and love as a child, she was generally struck with the overwhelming sense of a world that was highly disconnected and left her with more questions than answers. Questions that guided her entire life focus and research.
She observed that the consequence of disconnection affects people on all levels of body, mind, and spirit. Her research and life experience have led her to understand that this is one of the underlying reasons for the increasing imbalance and illness in the world. Cathleen’s true purpose was born from these observations. She wanted to help the world in becoming more connected and complete.
“The decision to find A Wellness Revolution was not an easy one.”
Cathleen was guided by her experience as a nurse, teacher, and healer to find the answers to help people understand what they can do to become more connected at the cell level and happy as human beings. Her quest for knowledge helped her find answers through learning about the new sciences of Quantum Physics, Epigenetics, Neuroscience, and Glycoscience. She believes these sciences will help people understand why they are on earth and how we are evolving to become more conscious.
These new sciences are showing us how our body, mind, and spirit are all connected and make up a multi-dimensional field that we can connect to.
As we as human beings grow in consciousness, we see more, hear more, feel more and understand more about who we are. We learn to connect to all that we are through our most powerful electromagnetic field which is our heart. Learning to live in our hearts, we become more in tune with our true power. As Cathleen was studying these new sciences, she was surprised by the lack of information in the mainstream.
At one point she made a decision to bring this vital information into the world. Cathleen sensed that this might disrupt the status quo, however, she had an inner calling and had to rise up over this and follow her gut that the world should have the opportunity to be exposed to this important education and science. Cathleen’s good friend once said: If not me – who? This was the inspiration for her to take action and move forward. Somehow just understanding the importance of connection already helps us to live more consciously and multi-dimensionally, says Cathleen.
Paving The Way Through Hurdles:
As all new businesses are created and developed there is so much to learn as we are living in an information age of technology. Cathleen found out that the most challenging part is to constantly adapt to changes.
Overview Of Professional Background:
After graduating from the University of Maryland in Health Education and Georgetown University with a BS in Nursing, Cathleen started her career on a surgical ENT floor, dealing with tremendously ill patients.
She also started using her skills as a teacher early on as she often took on herself to give inspiring lectures to the nurses. After a number of years, she transferred to a high-risk labor and delivery unit.
Although bringing new life into the world was joyous, there were many challenges in the city of Washington DC where infant mortality rates are high.
Cathleen after being offered a teaching assistant position at Georgetown also taught University nursing students how to physically assess the body and gave prenatal classes.
She spent many years researching and studying the new sciences and consciousness. After the birth of her third child, she began teaching classes on topics of Health, Wellness, and Nutrition in the Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, and the US.
Cathleen realized that as a nurse she had a responsibility to now make the changes that were needed in the mainstream medical system. The system had never been about wellness, it had focused on illness.
Ultimately she wanted to help the system serve the people in better ways by focusing on optimal health and wellness.
A Word For Budding Entrepreneurs:
“The biggest advice I can give anyone starting a business is: It is not enough anymore to have just passion, you must also find your mission.
If you know why you are doing something, then it will inspire you to endure anyhow, explained Cathleen.”
Life Story As A Book:
“Connection is Consciousness and Consciousness is Connection”Cathleen Beerkens
Education And Its Impact:
Health and Wellness coaching is a new, upcoming growing profession that is helping mainstream medicine to give more personal care, attention, and love. Cathleen has been a nurse for many years in the traditional healthcare system and has been greatly impacted by the lack of time she had as a medical professional to help people in making real changes.
Her education supported her life path and brought her to her mission.
Experiences That Influenced The Entrepreneur Within:
Throughout her life, Cathleen and her family were faced with many health challenges on all levels of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
These experiences helped her to develop a six-month program training Health and Wellness Coaches, and a YouTube channel, and she will be publishing a new book in 2023 with these revelations. She loves her work training coaches around the world and certifying them with the top organizations as she knows that with the significant change in the medical care system these coaches are desperately needed. Cathleen is very grateful for the past 30 years. She has found many of her answers by learning about Integrative Medicine.
A Message To Younger Self:
Cathleen has been guided by the quote from Steve Jobs’ commencement speech, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” As Cathleen reflects on her younger self, she feels that her passion for helping other people has guided her to this moment.
In the last three years, Cathleen used all her knowledge and compassion for humanity by starting and developing A Wellness Revolution.
Cathleen’s advice to her younger self would be:
“Be patient and trust the process, you are divinely guided.”
The Advice That Impacted The Leadership:
Cathleen never shields away from leadership responsibilities. From the early days, Cathleen always took leadership roles, from the president of the student council in Highschool to leadership positions in the sorority in college.
She believes that the most important component of a good leader is one that never stops asking questions and realizes that it is not only what you know that matters, it’s what you don’t know that truly matters.
The Inception of A Wellness Revolution & More:
A Wellness Revolution began in 2018. The company offers a six month course where it certifies and trains Health and Wellness Coaches, twice a year. One begins in March and ends in early September, and one begins in September and ends in February.
A Wellness Revolution has been granted two very important international certifications and another one in the Netherlands: The National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF). The Dutch accreditation by the organization BLCN.
Cathleen believes, like all evolving professional organizations, Health and Wellness Coaching will become more regulated and there will be a need for certification to develop standards for entering mainstream medicine.
Over the years of the pandemic, it has become clear that we have a need for big changes in our healthcare system. Health and Wellness Coaches are becoming increasingly utilized as a part of this change.
The role of Health and Wellness Coaches will be to work with clients to help and support them in their Wellness Journey to become a better version of themselves by changing their lifestyle and behavioral habits as well as manifesting goals.
Vision At The Start:
Cathleen’s vision for A Wellness Revolution is to train and certify Health and Wellness Coaches in holistic health and well-being while emphasizing the importance of the cellular level.
A Wellness Revolution also wants to inspire its coaches so they can continue to self-develop using their powerful coaching skills.
Growth As It Happened:
The growth has been very steady and Cathleen believes that it will continue this way as more and more people are waking up to the importance of taking care of themselves, and the responsibility for their mind-body and spiritual well-being.
There will be a big job change in the world and more and more people as they are growing in consciousness will seek jobs that bring them personal growth, purpose, and fulfillment, Cathleen explained.
Expanding The Services:
A Wellness Revolution recently added a business course as well as developed a Continued Education Program for their graduates.
In 2020, Cathleen started her YouTube Channel and releases interviews monthly with people who are change agents in the field of Health and Wellness.
Cathleen will also continue to develop leaders, teachers, mentors as well as coaches with A Wellness Revolution.