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Transforming Your Knowledge into Results and a Practice you LOVE!


Do you feel frustrated, overwhelmed or worried you won’t be able to help your clients get the result they want?

Click on the guide to download this free coaching tool I created just for you that teaches you exactly how to lead and empower your clients to success every time!

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The Balance + Shine Coaching Method

master coaching skills to grow your business

6 Powerful Modules designed to build confidence and elevate your practice and programs fast.

  • 8 Weeks of beautiful done for you materials designed to educate and engage your clients in every session….and yes you get the B+W editable version as well that can be completely branded and adjusted to your liking.You can download my free coaching guide HERE to check out what the branding looks like in the full color materials.

  • 6 Weeks of powerful coaching lessons and Q+A Calls via Zoom designed to STRETCH and encourage you! (calls are always Thursday morning at 10:00 PST and always recorded)

  • Live Practice Labs for you to build confidence in your new coaching skills

Course Outline

Module One:

  • How establish a powerful coaching relationship with clients that yield results, follow through and connection.

  • Learn how to coach your clients to their true desires beyond symptoms and create a container where clients can discover, grow feel empowered in every session.

  • Learn the dynamic nature of setting goals and learn mindfulness skills to manage your own energy in every session. (No more feeling unsure, tension or drained)

Client Lessons and Handouts: Connect with you and set the goal, clearing mental and physical clutter for change, Real Food Handout with strategies and mindsets.

Module Two:

  • Who does your client need you to be? How to communicate clearly and serve clients by discovering who you can be as a practitioner and coach for them in every session.

  • Listening Reflectively and empathetically while staying in your own joy.

  • My compliance code: Coaching sequences to help clients to stay accountable to themselves and exactly what to say and do when clients do not follow through or avoid, complain or get stuck.

  • How to let go of how the healing process “should” look and what your clients “should” be doing.

Client Lessons and Handouts: Mind/body journal for encouraging a mind/body/spirit connection to health and Conscious Eating lesson for eating mindfully.

Module Three:

  • Working through Resistance, starts/stops and obstacles and why you want to master this!

  • How to help clients reframe thoughts, situations and stressors.

Client Lessons and Handouts: Stress Relief and Perception.

Module Four:

  • How to give forwarding feedback(with permission) that helps clients and sessions maintain a success mindset and state of discovery.

  • How to dropping the practitioner agenda and linear programs can actually speed up progress in a much more enjoyable and sustainable way.

  • Balancing holding space for your clients desired outcome with the reality of change.

Client Lessons and Handouts: Circadian Rhythm

Module Five:

  • Top 10 coaching mistakes that are accidentally keeping your clients from having the results they truly want.

  • Deepening your asking skills with powerful yet simple questions.

  • How and when to stretch and challenge your clients into new behaviors and growth.

Client Lessons and Handouts: Self-Sabotage, Wheel of Balance…exploring other areas of focus in life.

Module Six:

  • How to celebrate success with clients and receive powerful testimonials from clients every time.

Client Lessons and Handouts: Boundaries, Owning your strengths, Life + Legacy


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.
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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.
After graduating from NTA I really struggled with confidence. I felt like I had to have everything figured out before each session. I was trying to emulate being what I thought I “should” be as a practitioner and that just wasn’t working. When I finally stepped into how I want to practice and who I am as a practitioner, it felt so much easier and I was much more successful! Balance and Shine gave me permission to trust myself and not have all the answers ahead of time.

The week on self-sabotage has been particularly powerful for my clients. It allows me to honor and acknowledge how my clients are struggling and helps them see that the emotions they are feeling are part of the process and totally normal. I often hear them take a deep breath when we work through that, it takes the pressure off!

The mindset piece of this work is so valuable for us as practitioners as well. If we aren’t working on our own mindset, our clients can feel that. I’ve learned this the hard way. We can’t help our clients through mental hurdles if we haven’t worked through them ourselves. Balance and Shine game me a structure to work on my own mindset and in turn, support my clients better as well.

For the longest time I thought I had to figure it out on my own. There is so much more to working with clients than just handing them protocols. Balance & Shine helped me fill in the gaps. I feel like a much more holistic practitioner now, and I am truly grateful for that.
— Kristi Perry Brown, NTP
As a level 3 Restorative Wellness Practitioner I felt very confident with my protocols, knowledge and program design but one area I was struggling with the psychological part of helping my clients through implementing their protocol.

The reason I enrolled was to get the tools to help my clients actually comply with the information that I knew would provide the results they were looking for. I’d done other coaching programs and they were helpful but nothing really fit exactly what we do as Nutritional Therapists.

My clients were also struggling with huge amounts of self-sabotage and I was feeling powerless on how to address it. I also used to spend way too much time and energy preparing for clients.

Now with the Balance + Shine approach I now have a program and framework that frees up my energy which is a huge stress reliever as well as helps me lead my clients more effectively. I also know longer have to spend hours stressing and preparing for my clients.

Another unexpected benefit was my confidence level in offering my largest package more frequently at a higher investment and watching my clients say yes to it.

One of my biggest take-aways was how important is to show up as a leader in what we do. It felt like clients would take over or certain pieces of information would get lost in sessions and I now I have way to help them stay on track.
— Christine MacCarroll, NTP
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

My name is Nanci Tunley and I’m a certified coach and functional nutritionist who is passionate about helping people create true health from the inside out. Even though I felt like I had the knowledge, I found myself frustrated, burned out and not sure what to do my first years of practice when clients would get stuck or not follow through. Learning more information helped a little but when I learned how to coach my clients and take a true mind/body/spirit approach everything changed and so did they! I truly love my work.

This program is for you if:

  • some clients follow through and some don't and you wish you could help but find yourself STUCK when they get STUCK!

  • you have a ton of knowledge and are passionate about health but you're not really sure how to help clients implement and stay true to what they want.

  • Your clients aren't actually even sure what they want,they're so focused on symptoms!

  • you wish you had a proven system to help your clients stay empowered, excited and committed to creating lasting results that overflow into every area of their lives.

  • you've been drained and drained again by working with clients whether it's one-on-one or in groups. The worst.

  • You literally watch client's struggle with stress, life-balance and cravings and you know there's so much more to their healing than food.


I've felt the EXACT same way too!

Thank you Nanci! I work with very sick clients that have many varied needs.

The Balance + Shine Coaching provides enough structure to keep us on task “clinically” while at the same time empowering them to own their personal health journey. Most of us feel overwhelmed at times whether it’s spiritual, emotional or physical challenges. The B+S style creates space for the client to make strides forward in each facet of their health which adds up to true wellness.
So grateful for the Balance and Shine program. I highly recommend!
— Dawn Van Wert, NTP

Next Class Starts Fall 2019

  • Full Balance + Shine Done for You Materials and Leadership Training- 8+ weeks of content and training on how to truly coach your clients.

    Bonus #1

  • Free Discovery Call Training plus live practice skills lab. It doesn’t matter how effective you are in sessions if you don’t know how to sell with ease and integrity. - value $169

    Bonus #2

  • Free “Create your Signature Talk” Training. Learn to easily create leads and - value $169

    Bonus #3

  • Transform cravings and emotion eating - Get the tools to help your clients understand and heal cravings Value $197

    Plus…..if you pay in full:

  • Create your own signature program in a VIP session with me!

    You’ll walk away with an entire program, content and program name - $297 value

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
Balance + Shine has been life-changing for me both personally and as a practitioner. Working on my own mindset has allowed me to help my clients in a much deeper, longer lasting way than I was approaching them before. It has given me the personal confidence to put myself out there as a personal brand and attract the types of clients I desire to work with. This is time and money well spent.
— Lori Satterwhite, NTP
After I graduated from the NTA in November of 2017, I knew that I wanted to open my own practice and help people immediately. The only thing that was holding me back with full confidence was knowing how to structure my sessions to give my clients the best program options possible. I heard so many great things about the Balance + Thrive course (now Balance + Shine!) and enrollment was ending right as I was about to launch my practice - great timing. This course is exactly what I needed in my practice. It contains structured, weekly lessons that build on one another but that can also be used in a different order if needed. Each session ends with goal setting and action steps that actually help the client stay accountable, and all of the forms and handouts are detailed and easily editable to add your own logo. If you’re looking for a course that focuses on nutrition as much as it does stress relief, sleep, self worth, finding foods that are satisfying and fulfilling, and more, then this is it. I have had great results with my first clients and I look forward to continuing to use it in my practice.
— Taylor Deitrick, NTP
When I first signed up for B+S I felt like I was in over my head. I was still finishing up the Nutritional Therapy Consultant course with NTA so was nervous I spread myself too thin. However, the course spoke to me because although nutrition is a passion, and I know diet is important, for me, it’s never “just about the food”! At that point, I hadn’t worked with many people/clients yet, but I already felt there was a piece missing to my work... B+T was that missing piece! It gave me structure that I needed to feel confident putting myself out there and offering my services to those in need of them. I had my first paid client signed up with me by the time I graduated the NTC program! And that client flourished as a result of the B+S approach. As an NTC, I often talk to clients about “root causes”. And while gut health and blood sugar balances are at the root of many of the chronic, preventable issues we see today, none of that will be able to improve if we don’t address mindset first and that’s what B+S does. To be honest, our outlook on life is often the root cause of the root causes so without this important piece, without helping a client explore their inner workings, I feel they will never be able to achieve optimal health. Beyond filling me with confidence, B+S opened my eyes to the passion I have for addressing the mental component of nutrition and so I am forever grateful!
— Ariana Golub, NTC
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!


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