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Maria T.

Maria Turcios

Why did you choose Humber College?

I chose Humber College because I graduated from Hospitality and Tourism Program more than 20 years ago, so I knew the quality of this Humber program would be great. Covid19 forced me to make a career change and after doing some research I found that the curriculum in this program was only offered through private certification institutions. Another great factor for choosing Humber College is the different types of workshops and services that are offered to students to make sure we stay on track to reaching our goals.

What are your career aspirations?

My career aspirations are to work for a company for a year or two as a Wellness Coach to gain more experience and build a clientele base to eventually open up my own coaching practice. I am also an Energy Healing Practitioner and I have been able to implement all the tools and techniques learned from this program to better assist my current clients and see amazing results.

How have the faculty helped you on your road to reaching your goals?

The faculty provide great support especially in moments where I felt like giving up halfway through the program. I always got reassurance that they would work with me with anything that I needed.

What would you say has been the single best learning experience in the program you are in?

There were many great learning experiences from this program but if I have to narrow it down to one it would be my placement. It was a great experience to have the opportunity to practice my coaching skills and make a difference in people’s lives. I have always found a profound sense of happiness from helping others, and the experience I gained through my placement was a great confirmation that this is what I would love to do now, that the career path I have chosen was the correct one.

What elements of the program are best preparing you for your career?

All the coaching practices we did in class helped me build my confidence, not only for my placement but for my future business. The theory and knowledge gained through the program was essential to my professional development, and to have the certainty that I will be able to impact people’s lives for the better.

Would you recommend this program to others and why?

I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who is looking for a career path in helping others transform their lives. It will not only be a rewarding career but you also get to transform your own life when it comes to wellness.