Fitness Career Spotlight on Caroline Jordan, Health and Wellness Coach, Author, Spokesperson
By SARAH KOSZYK, MA, RD on NOVEMBER 7, 2016
Meet Caroline Jordan whose fire and determination have grown her career to a super success. From owning her own business to authoring a book to being a spokesperson and more. Read on to learn how you can inspire change and growth in others, too. – Sarah
What attracted you to the field of fitness and exercise?
I was raised in movement. Dance and fitness are part of my DNA makeup. It is in my blood, it is something I love, and it is what I live. I began ballet at age 3 and it jump started a life time love affair with movement and health. My mother was a full time nurse and part time fitness instructor. Growing up I would attend her group exercise classes. I started team teaching with my mom at age 14 and loved it. I continued on to earn my AFAA group fitness instructor certification and started teaching early morning Step and Hi-lo aerobics classes throughout high school. My first big career dream when I was growing up was to be a “successful fitness instructor” teaching worldwide and helping others find the joy in movement. I have journals from high school where I described in detail my visions of success in spandex. Teaching group fitness through high school nurtured my passion and I continued on to pursue Dance and fitness in college which affirmed my mission: I was put on this planet to inspire movement and loving life through health. My passion followed me to college at UCDavis where I earned my B.A. in Dance and Communications. In college I taught group fitness, became an ACE certified Personal Trainer, and was a student manager for UCDavis Activities and Recreation center fitness department.
After graduation I hustled in San Francisco to work in fitness full time. It was a successful career, yet burnt me out. Something wasn’t the right fit. So I signed up to earn my Health and Wellness Coach certification and I started to change career paths.
Studying positive psychology and wellness coaching lit a fire in me. I discovered strengths and skills I didn’t know I had. My career blossomed as a result. I developed my own Wellness coaching business based off my unique strengths, talents, and gifts. Over the years I’ve evolved into what I am now – a wellness coach, published author, fitness professional, and community spokesperson with one big mission: to help people develop a positive relationship to self and exercise that adds quality to their lives. Through my Caroline Jordan Fitness business I can help you get your mind, body, and spirit in great shape so you can LOVE your life.
Your Job Title:
Health and Wellness Coach, Fitness Professional, Author, and Community Spokesperson
Company you are with now:
Caroline Jordan Fitness
– Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/carolinejordanfitness
A typical (or not so typical) day in the work-life for you:
My day begins with “office hours”, quiet uninterrupted time where I work on important projects and goals. It’s non-negotiable and there is no social media, email, or phone during this time. It’s one of my favorite parts of the day, where I can really focus on meaningful projects and set strong intentions for how I’d like to use the day ahead. I break for breakfast around 9am and catch up on emails or phone calls for 20 minutes afterward. Then I go for a workout, usually a combination of strength training + cardio. After a nice shower and lunch, I’m ready for more. I’ll have meetings or work on corporate wellness consulting projects in the afternoon. Moving into the evening, I work with private coaching clients whom I see virtually (phone or Skype) or in person. My work day ends around 7:30pm and I ease my way into my evening with a quick mediation or foam rolling. I find it’s really important to have a work to life transition to separate the work day from your personal time. During the work week evenings, I’ll share dinner with a friend, attend a charity event around town, or enjoy a lavender Epsom salt bath and a good TED talk.
How did you get your current job in fitness and exercise?
I created it!
What skills were you born with and what skills have you learned along the way?
I have just published my first book, Balanced Body Breakthrough, my wellness coaching guide to getting your mind, body, and spirit in great shape. This book will give you the tools you need to define your vision of success and take specific actions towards achieving that vision in your life. You can view more information on the book here: http://www.carolinejordanfitness.com/book/ Or check out the book purchase links here:
What advice do you have for others wanting to be just as successful and fulfilled as you?
Identify your signature strengths. Define how you can most be of service in the world. Determine how you can use your unique strengths and personal passions to make a positive impact. Then go DO IT.
If you could be paid for your job with something other than a paycheck, what
would it be?
Luxury vacations to all of the locations on my bucket list.