Update interview Michel Jourdain

Interview April 2021

Could you tell us what has happened since we interviewed you September 2019 with regard to your efforts to increase your efforts to promote lifestyle changes and wellness in Curaçao based on your slogan Your Health Your Responsibility?
Since 2019 I have been striving to create more consciousness about a “Healthy” not “Traditional” Lifestyle, I have had the pleasure to be one of the keynote speakers about how lifestyle changes can affect chronic diseases like Alzheimer and Dementia, at the “5th Annual Caribbean Alzheimer Conference” in February of 2020, just prior to the “Covid-19” Pandemic. Since then I have educated myself even more and certifying myself as a IIN Wellness Coach, ISSA Personal Trainer, ISSA Nutrition Coach, ISSA Transformation Coach, and still been promoting the lifestyle through online Coaching and Training. At the moment, I am coaching clients in Curaçao, Bonaire, St. Martin, Netherlands and Belgium.

How has the Covid-pandemic affected your business?
Covid-19 has actually propelled my business as an International Online Business, in 2019 I heard first of the concept “Digital Nomad” and I found it a super wonderful way of “entrepreneuring”, but just didn’t know how to create it for myself. And yes, thank you Covid, I became in 2020 an “Digital Nomad” doing 85% of my business online. I have been growing ever since.

What are some of the obstacles that you are encountering to make people more aware of the importance of having a healthy life style? And how are you finding ways to overcome these obstacles?
The biggest obstacle is people’s mindset for change and stepping out of their comfort zones of tradition and fear. But I am determined to push forward and educate every single soul that crosses my pad with information so I can at least plant the seed of awareness and awake-ness in their mind and soul, and by those means creating trustworthy relationships so that my purpose can transcend and influence a nation to embrace their truth and rise up from the sheep mentality of tradition and move forward into standing alone spirits who seek improvement, empowerment and well-being.

What are some of the next steps that you are planning to do in the short and long term and how can we as Share2Uplift help in your endeavors via “Connecting, aligning and enabling impactful collaborations”.
I am hoping for a change in our medical sight at combining western and holistic approach to healing the community’s well-being. My purpose is to aid the medical sector in creating awareness, lifestyle changes, so we can bring down the numbers related to all types of chronic diseases. I believe that if we educate families so that parents can embrace a wellness based lifestyle, engraved with the 8 dimension of well-being:

• Emotional
• Ecological
• Financial
• Intellectual
• Professional
• Physical
• Social
 • Spiritual.
Then we can empower our youth with the knowledge to create a future of wellness and prosperity.

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