084: Interview With Rachel W. Cole

Episode 084: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. It’s another guest interview episode of Real Health Radio and this week I’m speaking with Rachel W. Cole.

Rachel Cole is a certified life coach, celebrated teacher, and women’s empowerment expert. She has spent ten years guiding women to identify, understand and feed their truest hungers – at and away from the table.

As an eating disorder survivor herself, Rachel speaks with great wisdom, sensitivity, and authority about what it takes to live as a well-fed woman in the modern world. She has traveled across the United States and internationally speaking and teaching to sold-out gatherings of women on how they too can find ease and fulfillment in their lives simply by honoring their own hungers.

Rachel holds a Masters Degree in Holistic Health Education and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. More information can be found about her at www.rachelwcole.com

Interview with Rachel W. Cole



Here’s what we talk about in this podcast episode:

5:20 How Rachel’s eating disorder developed

7:58 How she overcame her eating disorder

10:57 Rachel’s training as a coach and Co-active Coaching

15:56 Her educational experience and how it informs her approach to coaching

20:01 Rachel’s first experience with the Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size movements

20:46  The Highly Sensitive Person, what it means and how it has impacted Rachel’s life

26:47 Neuro-Linguistic Programming and the different learning and thinking styles

27:53 Rachels’s 3 month program, FEAST, and what it entails

30:14 Non-food hungers, what they are and how she addresses this in her coaching

32:38 What Rachel has learned from running her program, FEAST

35:23 Well-fed living and the two important questions you should ask yourself

37:33 The 5 Minute Journal

39:52 Alternative ways to think about food that don’t involve a diet mentality and using intuitive eating

48:07 Where to go to get in touch with Rachel


Here’s How You Can Connect With Rachel:







Links mentioned during the show:

Coach Training Institute

Intuitive Eating

Health At Every Size

The Highly Sensitive Person

Neuro-Linguistic Programming


The 5 Minute Journal

Intuitive Eating Books


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Chris Sandel is the founder of www.seven-health.com. He is a nutritionist, working with clients on a one-on-one basis, as well as creating online trainings and products about health and nutrition. He is the author of The Health Trap: Why "Healthy" Eating Isn't Always Healthy which is available on Amazon UK and Amazon USA.

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  1. david ulmer says:

    chris, i love your podcasts so much, i honestly look forward to them so much, they seem to get better everytime. i really enjoy your interveiwers who have had some sort of ED background and especialy the ones who have had it to the point of anorexia and so forth. having a ED seems so straight forward but it always amazes me at how there are 100 diffrent mindsets going in to a ED. it seems like no one person suffered in the exact same way and you can relate to some of the things every person who has struggled in some way. just keep up the great work, your style of podcast related to people who have had bad relationships with food, body imagine, the science of what healthy food is and just the science behind food and mindset (how the enviroment plays a roll, ect.) i just love it so much, nobody els does this in the way you do, so please keep it up, thank you.

  2. Hi Chris, I thoroughly enjoyed this podcast with Rachel. I now follow both of you, reading the most up to date posts & blogs. I look forward to your week podcasts on each new topic. Thank you for continuing to bring these issues/topics & concerns for those of us who truly benefit. Keep up the great work.

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