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  • Change Maker

  • Turn Your Passion for Health and Fitness into a Powerful Purpose and a Wildly Successful Career
  • Written by: John Berardi PhD
  • Narrated by: John Berardi PhD
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

With thousands of certifications, seminars, websites, and gurus promising advice, it’s difficult for even the best pros to turn their passion for health and fitness into meaningful - and measurable - success.

Enter Change Maker.

In this definitive career guide, John Berardi shares his blueprint for becoming the ultimate change maker, one with a powerful purpose, an enthusiastic client base, and the ability to fund your own ideal lifestyle.

Whether you’re new to the industry and looking for a head-start or you’re already an expert but need a fresh approach, consider this your go-to career guide.

With six helpful steps, this book covers the range of logistical, financial, psychological, and practical issues that every health and fitness pro needs to know: 

  • How to discover your deeper purpose and values
  • How to choose your specialty based on your unique strengths
  • How to identify what your clients really want and deliver it every time
  • How to build new relationships and become a next-level coach
  • How to get new clients, make more money, and manage a thriving business
  • How to nurture and protect your most precious asset, your reputation
  • How to create a life-long, growth-oriented continuing education plan

If you work as a trainer, nutritionist, functional-medicine doctor, group instructor, rehab specialist, or health coach - or you eventually want to - this step-by-step guide will help you turn your passion for health and fitness into work you find joy in, your clients into raving fans, and your career into something powerful, meaningful, and change-making.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Felt like a bit of a sales pitch.

It was a bit, bland and robotic in the performance and it felt like a sales pitch for Precision Nutrition the whole way through. I am already a PN customer, so I wish it was a bit more apparent before purchasing. It did have valuable information in it.

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Must read for anyone involved in fitness coaching.

This is an awesome book. I don't often say that any book is a "must read" or in this case a "must listen", but for a fitness professional JB's Change Maker fits that category. This goes deep into what truly matters in the fitness and nutrition coaching business. I have the hard copy book dog eared and highlighted along with the audio version.

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Awesome Book!

Would recommend this to any upcoming health and fitness professional. Lots of useful tips that can be applied immediately.

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  • teddy
  • 2019-12-03

A must read or listen to!

I have just only started to dive in.., I am two chapters in and the information, prospective, and experiences shared have already opened my eyes to the hamster I have been running on for the past ten years of being in the industry.

Although I have made improvements in my approach and interactions with clients..., I know this book is going to take me to the next level and allow me to help so many people on my terms, following my true values and living the life that suits me, my family and my goals.

Thank you so much for taking the time to create this for the industry, I know it will impact and change many lives.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-11-05

Very Insightful with full plans

I was able to get confirmation on my current processes and insight for the future of my business. I now have more information and the downloadable forms were awesome to print and fill out. This is a worth while book for sure! Every fitness trainer, coach, business owner should have this in their library.

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  • Ryan Baker
  • 2021-10-02

as the title suggests, this book makes changes

loved it and have been slowly applying the methods learned to my training business. has been successful in getting in front of more prospects and creating more relationships, and clients!

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  • Coach Zeljko Jelec
  • 2020-02-09

A must hear/read for any fitness professional

Just finished it and starting again + ordering paper version. That good IMO. In this book you will have all what is missing in other fitness/health related book.

Btw, best speaking performance till now by dr. Berardi from what I heard/saw from him till now and one of the best Audible performances narrated by authors.

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  • Matthewheadden
  • 2022-09-20

a must read

every trainer should read this book. it is a wealth of knowledge from an industry leader

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  • Bayo Olorunto
  • 2022-08-26

Great guide for fitness pros!

Offers a great overview of a career in fitness and options for paths individuals can take as well as ways to think and develop your unique impact! I have been involved in fitness industry for over 15 years !! A lot has changed and still a lot must be done to help the world population with health and well-being. You could be the next change maker! This book will save you from some setbacks and pitfalls!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-12-26

the best business book of the year for me

👍content is good 👍
narrative is clear if not emotional
but many FAQs, online forms and challenges/exercises were really the best part of the book for me

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  • Dwayne Walter
  • 2021-04-11

Much better than I thought 🤯

To be honest, I thought this was going to be another pointless health and wellness book by yet another rich “guru” telling us little people how to “find our inner lion”. This book was not that at all. I’m had the physical copy and digital version for about a year and I’m not kicking myself for not reading it sooner. Thank you Dr. Berardi!

-One of your Pn1 graduates and Current Pn2 Students

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  • T Mas
  • 2021-02-10

Just OK

Some good points made but not as specific as I hoped. John’s monotone voice did not help motivate but he has done great work for the industry

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  • richard
  • 2021-01-13

One of the best books for health coaches

amazing read - would r commend to anyone looking to become a fitness professional!