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Hello, I'm Gisèle!

Hello and welcome, I'm Gisèle McDiarmid, an experienced Certified Fibromyalgia Coach® with a nursing background. I'm thrilled you're here and would love to meet you!

 

I intimately understand the physical and emotional hurdles you've had to encounter and might still face today. If, beyond fibromyalgia, you’ve also developed other chronic illnesses, rest assured—you've found a safe haven here. Living with Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) for over 25 years has been a profound journey of resilience and self-discovery for me.

 

Chances are our paths are similar, where we've experienced isolation, overwhelm, and the endless search for relief. You’ve probably also consulted countless specialists and tried numerous treatments, often with minimal results or worsening symptoms. Despite being a nurse, I found myself at a loss when conventional medicine couldn't provide the answers I needed. In 2014, I faced a turning point when I became disabled due to my deteriorating health and the prescribed treatments made me feel even worse.

 

Refusing to accept this as my fate led me to a transformative journey, delving into natural, functional, and integrative medicines. This path helped me reclaim my health and reshaped my entire life. I learned that each person's journey is unique, and what works for one may not work for another. Today, I am more than my diagnosis; I'm a happy, healthy, and thriving individual, guiding others through similar challenges.

 

I’m enjoying life again with my wonderful husband, Scott, and our beautiful family. While there may not be a cure yet, I've been feeling vibrant while living pain-free and symptom-free for many years. If a symptom happens to pop up, usually after I've done too much, I know exactly why and how to nip it in the bud so it’s only ever very mild and short-lived.

Over the past number of years, I've successfully coached several fibro warriors through remarkable transformations to reclaim their health and wellbeing again. When you engage with my program, you're not just getting advice; you're gaining the wisdom of someone who's been in your shoes and emerged stronger. My journey equips me to guide you through your own health challenges, helping you find your path to wellness and a fulfilling life again.

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Professional Bio

As the first Certified Fibromyalgia Coach® in Canada, and the first English-French bilingual Fibromyalgia Coach in North America, as well as being a fibro warrior myself, I also bring a unique blend of professional nursing experience and specialized coaching skills.  My clients see me as a beacon of hope. My coaching style is attentive, supportive, experienced, and knowledgeable. Choosing my coaching services means you're not just getting a coach but a dedicated ally with a proven track record.

 

What Motivates Me

I personally understand the complexities you face daily. What motivates me is seeing you break free from the clutches of chronic pain and fatigue, reignite your vitality and finally love your life again!

 

Credentials You Can Trust

 

Seasoned Fibromyalgia Coach: Well-versed in coaching fibromyalgia and other related health conditions with a successful track record for helping my clients transform their health, often exceeding their goals.

Certified Fibromyalgia Coach®: Received from the International Fibromyalgia Coaching Institute.

Advanced Coaching Studies: Specialized in coaching individuals with multiple environmental and chemical sensitivities (MCS), and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).

Nursing Experience: Twelve-year career as a Registered Nurse in Canada and the USA, specializing in Neurology, Neurorehabilitation, and Medicine, in bedside nursing and management positions.

Academic Background: Bachelor's degree (Cum Laude), Major in Psychology.

Dual Certification in Health and Life Coaching: Recognized by the International Coaching Federation, the gold standard for coach-specific education.

Certified Holistic Nutrition Coach: For support with enhancing nutrition, digestive health, microbiome, and overall wellbeing to complement health coaching.

Registered Health Coach: Accredited by the Health Coach Alliance, the leading professional body for professionally qualified Health Coaches in North America and internationally.

 

My dedication is marked by continuous learning and a deep commitment to my clients' well-being. It also extends to coaching support for fellow coaches and advisors, and contributing to the wider community through podcasts, newsletters, and a blog. This dedication to excellence ensures the quality and integrity of the coaching support, guidance, and expertise you receive as we work together to achieve your goals and create a healthier brighter future that you'll be able to enjoy!

A Holistic Fibromyalgia Coaching Approach

My approach to health and wellness coaching is comprehensive, focusing on optimizing your well-being in every area of your life that will help you feel whole and in control again. In private sessions we work together on personalized solutions to meet your specific health and wellness needs. 

  1. Health and Wellness Coaching: Together, we address key areas such as improving sleep quality, energy levels, gut health, nutrition, mobility, and vitality. We also work on pain management, stress reduction, and establishing sustainable lifestyle habits. I aim to help you feel rejuvenated and more like yourself again.

  2. Life Coaching: We work together to uncover your path toward a life filled with purpose, fulfillment, and joy. Whether it's navigating current workplace modifications, career transitions, improving relationships, or personal growth, we work together towards effective solutions, and I encourage you every step of the way, fostering self-awareness and a sense of purpose.

  3. Mindset: Recognizing the importance of mindset to improving your health and gaining control over your life again through the coaching process, I offer guidance and support for stress management, emotional resilience, and boundaries setting. This holistic approach helps you achieve a greater sense of balance, control, and peace over your life and ensures that all aspects of your wellbeing are properly nurtured.

  4. Health Education: At the heart of my coaching is the belief that you are the expert of your own life. I empower you further through education, equipping you with the knowledge and tools necessary to make informed decisions, achieve lasting improvements, and confidently navigate future challenges. My aim is to provide you with the resources needed to enhance and sustain your health and wellbeing beyond our sessions, as well as learning how to effectively advocate for your healthcare needs.

  5. Integration and Empowerment: My coaching approach integrates all these elements to ensure a cohesive and interconnected strategy for your wellbeing. By addressing physical, mindset, and lifestyle factors, I help you achieve a sense of balance and fulfillment, empowering you to maintain your wellbeing independently. 

 

Ready to Transform Your Life?

Are you ready to break free from the grip of your fibromyalgia symptoms? Imagine a life filled with happiness, vibrancy, fulfillment, and balance. What would it mean to live life on your own terms again?

 

With my guidance and unwavering support, this vision can become your reality. Together, let’s discover the strategies that resonate best with you, paving the way for you to reclaim the life you've been dreaming of.

 

It’s time to take that crucial first step toward a brighter, healthier, and happier future. If you're ready to embark on this transformative journey, schedule your complimentary call with me below now! I look forward to meeting you soon!

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Discover a path to renewed vitality and joy!  

This transformative journey is for you!

Schedule your complimentary consultation 

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