My biggest challenge before the Balance + Shine program was feeling very burned out and drained after client sessions, and I was having a hard time not attaching myself to my clients’ success (or lack thereof).

I chose to enroll in Balance + Shine because I heard so many other NTPs say the program helped them with the exact issues I was having. The program really helped me solidify that I cannot be responsible for my clients’ success, and they have to choose that themselves.

It gave me tools and a framework to hold people accountable in a more natural, effortless way. Since completing the program, I feel lighter in my sessions with clients and like I’m not carrying around so much baggage all of the time. Balance + Shine also helped me realize some deeper truths about myself that I am now able to work on.

It helped me uncover some serious blind spots about how I was showing up as a practitioner, and I am so grateful for that.
— Holly Higgins, NTP
About 3 weeks into the program, my practice started to shift. I found I could incorporate much of the information into existing client packages. Clients where giving great feedback like “I didn’t realize this was an issue for me” referring to one of the exercises that helped her understand why she couldn’t move her health forward. I didn’t need to point it out she worked it out through the exercise and came to her own conclusion. It was very powerful to see such a simple exercise have such a profound effect on a client. I was seeing clients connect the mind/body/nutrition dots- this was shifting client behaviors.
I have just completed the program and it’s already improved the way I’m working. One of the challenges I had was how to support clients in getting the results they want. I was excellent at providing information of the “whys” and here’s “what to do” but not so great at helping them do those things….the “how”. It’s really an important piece to helping clients uncover the obstacles that may be in their way and prevent them from having success. This course provides exactly that. It’s simple. It’s done for you and you can implement everything right away. ....I highly recommend taking the course. It’s worth every penny and awesome!!!
— Elissa, NTP
I have been in practice for 5 years now and to be honest, I was getting tired of writing protocols for clients only to find they were mostly non-complaint of my suggestions. Enter the Balance + Shine program. I never knew how fun this work could be! This program has not only given me powerful tools, in the form of done-for-you lessons to use with clients, but it has also made client sessions fun again! Beyond that, the 7-part session structure has been a game changer. I only wish I’d had this in my hands when I began my practice. My advice is - don’t wait until you’re burned out on this work. If you want to see results with your clients instead of leaving it to chance and begin truly enjoying your work, bring Balance + Shine into your practice now.
....As a HUGE bonus, I ended up with a full program to offer my clients that is amazing! The content is really a perfect supplement to what I had to offer as a NTC. Mindset can be such a stumbling block for our clients. This program enables clients to address the obstacles they face, with our help. Speaking of mindset, it turns out my own needed to change!
— Megan Pratts Holman
The done for you program also added additional tools to my toolbox to help guide my clients down the mind/body side of eating and has been such a complementary addition to my practice. I feel that I have now gained the direction that I needed in my practice, which was something lacking in the previous education and programs I’ve taken.
I was even able to raise my prices and had my record month after I implemented the things I had learned. Now that I have found my own confidence, I can allow my clients’ confidence to shine as well.
— Amy Gonzolez
... I still LOVE labs and nerding out and healing diets and all the things that made me excited about my practice before, but I don’t feel burdened by them. I’m not trying to shove information down my clients’ throats anymore and hoping that they do something with it. Designing protocols is only PART of what I do. I feel like I got a part of myself back that was really missing and I love being an NTP again.
— Michelle Casey
I’m so glad I took the leap and joined Balance + Shine! I wasn’t sure about timing because I was still going through another program, and I only had a few clients. I wasn’t sure the investment was worth it at this time. I can now confidently say that this program is beyond worth it. The things it brought to light in my own life were things that I needed to see. And if I would have had to spend my own time and money coming up with what is offered in this program it would be in the thousands of dollars.
I cannot say enough about this program! Jump on this chance- you will NOT be disappointed!!
— Lydia Barret, NTC
Thank you, Nanci, for your graciousness and leadership. You both are amazing in what you do. You are touching so many lives and taught me how to empower people to take control over their health.....lives really. This is what we all want to do and now we have the “tools”.
— Karen McGee, NTP
They need whole-person feeding, not just instructions on what to eat. They need help with learning to value themselves and really dig deep to find their “WHY”, to get understanding of their self-sabotage before they can get down to the business of really sticking to eating in a health-promoting way. Even taking their supplements can be a mindset issue for them when they’re stuck like this. They also need information and direction on the lifestyle factors that play such a key part in healing. If you are like me, you have found that it is not just about the food or the supplements. This is where I was, beginning to work on the mindset issues in a more direct way with my clients, and seeing that it was making a difference, when I decided to jump into the Balance + Shine program. It was a snap decision for me, but it was a good one.
— Kelly Johnston
Prior to joining B+S , I was really struggling with session structure & confidence. I always felt like I was scrambling to answer questions and felt this pressure to let my client ‘run the session’ to answer what they wanted. But I had an issue with client retention, and overwhelm. My clients were rescheduling because they weren’t accomplishing their action steps & while they were getting some results, it always felt like they were just never happy enough.
I finally chose B+S after having my eye on it for some time because it seemed to accomplish 2 huge things – 1) have a ready made group program that I had been wanting to run & 2) more importantly – help me with session structure and confidence.
I had always heard the value of ‘holding space’ for clients, but had no idea how to implement this – and silence in sessions gave me major anxiety. After following the structure, and barely saying anything, a client I had been working with for quite some time came to his OWN action step of giving up alcohol (something I had been asking him to do for MONTHS). Using the methods laid out, he was able to realize how this was impacting his ‘why’, and has now not had a drink for almost 3 months!! This made me really realize the value of guiding & holding space vs just telling people what to do.
Another huge take-way is for myself. I struggle with imposter syndrome big time. Going through this course, I have been noticing huge shifts in this thinking. I am still working through this (I mean, 31 years of it isn’t going to disappear overnight), but the success & positive feedback from my clients has been HUGE for helping boost my confidence. AND, the awesome thing is – I don’t have this constant FOMO (fear of missing out) on the latest research, technique, supplement, etc, because if anything, I have been using these things much less….and been getting better results!
The course has just been a huge confidence boost and has allowed me to move forward in my business & my life. I had been toying with the idea for a group class for at least 2 years, and was able to get one up and running within 2 months of signing up, and have 11 people enrolled! Also, it has taken this HUGE weight off my shoulders that I was carrying around – constantly feeling like I didn’t know enough to help people, and not knowing where my sessions would end up, or what content to cover & how best to get points across, etc. What I love though, is the flexibility. I am terrible at following protocols and very rigid structure, so within the structure given, there is so much room to be flexible (if that is your thing).
I really wish I took this course right after graduating – if you have any fears about working with clients & are worried that you don’t know enough (you DO!), then this is program is seriously perfect. It combines practical tools with self development, a group program AND a client package all in one!
— Andrea Grunberger Moore