Fran Gourdet trained with Dr. Melanie Salmon, MB BCh, as a certified Quantum Energy Coaching Practitioner (QEC) (which Fran prefers to call Quick and Effective Coaching). She is also Certified as a Health Coach by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and has earned certificates from Med Missionary Training for the Autoimmune Plant-Based Diet, Plant-Based Nutrition from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, and as a facilitator for both the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) and WIN! Wellness. She is currently working on her certification as a Professional Brain Health Coach with Dr. Daniel Amen of the Amen Clinics.
Why did you choose a career in Coaching?
Once upon a time I wanted to be a psychiatrist but I never liked the idea of prescribing drugs nor having people sit with me for years of therapy. I was always looking for a better way.
There is a place for counseling and psychiatry, but my clients, usually, “are not there yet,” and my role is to keep them from getting to that point. That’s where coaching comes in. A favorite quote of mine says it best:
“‘Something better’ is the watchword of education, the law of all true living. Whatever Christ asks us to renounce, He offers in its stead something better.” 1MCP 342.5
Also, the Title of Dr. Salmon’s first book “There Has to be Another Way,” completed the journey for me.
As a Bible-based Christian, QEC allows me, through the promises of Scripture and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, enables and empowers the individual to take responsibility in the healing process.
What do you like best about Coaching?
The less I try to help, the more I am actually helping. I provide a safe space for the interaction of the individual with his/her own heart and the Holy Spirit. I believe many of us, if not all of us, can do this on our own if we actually had or took the time to spend 90 minutes first thing in the morning with God in introspection. Consider Psalms 139:23-24 and 55:17.
With the cares of this life and the deceitfulness of riches distracting us, we don’t take this very important time. Having coaching appointments allows time and space for the promise of Matthew 18:20 to produce fruit. Change can take place in a few short weeks rather than months and years.
How do you recharge on your time off?
I enjoy learning about the brain and reading my Bible, but I spend so much time indoors coaching and managing my business, that I make sure to have some outdoor time in the sun and fresh air. When the weather is good, I try to take walks with one or two of my neighbors, or by myself when they aren’t available. Otherwise, I’m working on a Tunisian crochet project, teasing my cat or checking out new vegan recipes.
What are your three favorite things?
I suppose I love teaching what I’ve learned most of all. I am grateful for a better-than-average retention that allows me to share even what I’ve learned years ago.
I also enjoy DIY projects like Tunisian crochet and trying new recipes which include food, herbal remedies and hair care.
You can get to know me better by joining me on the 13 Weeks Group Coaching call held Sunday Mornings at 8:00 am. Just check the “Free Phone Support” area for more information, or schedule a free 15-minute discovery call at https://bit.ly/qecDISC be sure to mention Abide Counseling.