We had the good fortune of connecting with Gail Turner-Cooper and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gail, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
As a certified Health Coach, I help people live their best lives. I meet people where they are and teach, support, and hold them accountable on their wellness journey. I work with people using nutrition, stress management, and lifestyle changes. Since the start of my business, I have looked to foster community with business entrepreneurs, especially woman owned companies. I take leadership roles in several groups to encourage wellness and stress relief as we grow our businesses together. I work to empower my clients with knowledge so they can pass along this information to their community.
What should our readers know about your business?
At Align Health Coaching, your coach is your guide, mentor, and accountability partner. I focus on teaching and supporting you to become self-sufficient by observing your unique responses to lifestyle adjustments and choosing behaviors that work for you, in the long term. Because your concerns, obstacles, physiology, and goals are unique to you, so is the program we will design together. I approach everything with optimism and mindfulness. Health starts with the choices we make, and when we are making mindful choices to bring ourselves joy, the pieces can start falling to place. With a balance of food, stress management, and lifestyle changes, you can start living your healthiest, happiest life. I added Reiki, an energy healing treatment, to my practice because it works holistically on the mind, body, and spirit. The purpose of a Reiki treatment is to relieve stress and pain, promote relaxation, accelerate natural healing, and release emotional blockages. One of the many lessons I have learned on my entrepreneurial journey is to be decerning on who you train under. I hold myself to high standards and the utmost integrity. I expect the same from those I wish to learn from. My advice for people would be to interview not only the teachers but their students as well when making your decision. I hope that my reputation and brand speak to these high standards.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I fell in love with this city a long time ago. There are so many fun and exciting things to do here in Atlanta. If a friend were to visit, I would first plan out all the yummy places to eat. First, up would be to grab tacos at El Tesoro for lunch. For dinner, and one of the best cocktails and service, we would head out to BoccaLupo. We could not skip trying a new restaurant Little Bear or eating at an all-time favorite Kimball House. For fun, almost all year long, we would visit one of our many festivals. I love being outside and checking out all the local art. If in season, we would have to attend an Atlanta United game. There is so much fun energy at these games- how can you not be excited?
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I learned so much from The School of Applied Functional Medicine for my Health Coaching career. When it comes to Reiki, I loved learning through an Atlanta local, Janet Raftis.