Why It Matters…
Meet Dr. Annmarie Waite
Hello, I'm Dr. Annmarie Waite, and I warmly welcome you to Girlfriends Health. I'm here to embark on a profound journey of well-being and self-discovery with you. You see, I was once where you are now.
Most people recognize me for my Ph.D. in nursing, my role as a women's health Nurse Practitioner, and my successful career as a Nursing Professor. But beneath the surface lies a story few know. What you don’t know about me is that I battled such insecurity that I couldn't even name three things I liked about myself. There was a time when self-doubt clouded my aspirations, and I feared to let my inner light shine. Have you ever felt that internal tug of fear, that voice holding you back? I've been there too.
So, how did I arrive at the place I stand today? My life is woven with lessons, and this is just one strand of my narrative. You might say my passion for well-being was kindled by a somber experience. At the tender age of 12, my father's sudden demise from a massive heart attack and stroke, at only 43, left an indelible mark on me. It shaped my choices, compelling me to seize control of my own health and become a beacon of prevention.
I entered an arranged marriage at 16, and for many years, I grappled with insecurities due to the abuse I endured. Even after summoning the courage to break free, return to school, and become a nurse to secure custody of my children, self-doubt still loomed over me. Even though I had embarked on a new life, no one knew the depths of my sadness, and it held me back.
Five years ago, the passing of my sister at age 55 struck a profound chord within me. I felt a pang of remorse and powerlessness, watching her unable to alter her lifestyle. This compelled me to explore an unconventional path, one that transcended the boundaries of traditional medicine. Losing a sibling was heart-wrenching and it cemented my decision to delve into health coaching, igniting my personal transformation. While I had altered my genetic health trajectory with lifestyle changes and appeared vibrant externally, I knew I had work to do internally.
My insecurities had held me captive for far too long—until I made a promise to myself, the first step toward unlocking a world of possibilities. With unwavering determination, I embarked on an extraordinary adventure, where health, self-discovery, and personal growth converged to shape the person I yearned to be. And so, my journey to living my best life began.
I'm here to guide you back into the driver's seat of your health. Coaching, in essence, is a partnership built on inquiry. Your role is to embrace curiosity, while mine is to listen attentively so I can help you tune into your desires, shatter limiting beliefs, and shed those that no longer serve you. Together, we'll work to bring your vision to life.
If you're prepared to take that initial stride, to make a promise to yourself and open the door to a realm of possibilities, schedule your clarity call. Embark on your transformation journey today!