Episode #2 – Erica Nelson

Fully Aligned Erica Nelson strives to live a life in full alignment with who she is called to be and what really matters to her. She’ll inspire you to do the same!

Episode 2

“I want to hold space, sit still and listen to my clients inner wisdom…to do whatever it takes to make the the truth in their heart become the reality in their life.”


What a treat we have with our next guest, Erica Nelson.  You’ll hear how Erica strives to live a life in full alignment with who she is called to be and what really matters to her. When it comes to the current affairs of the world, Erica practices awareness, intentionality and compassion to keep all aspects of health and wellbeing being front and center for her clients, her community, her family and herself.

Before becoming a Duke University Trained Integrative Health Coach and a part of the EHOP health team, she advocated for important policy changes to improve the system of behavioral and hospital care across North Carolina. She has also seen and experienced, first-hand, the gaps and roadblocks that occur on the clinical side. The stories of her patients and colleagues are at the core of her decision to step back and look at health and the true meaning of living life from a different lens… a wide-angle lens that prioritizes her own values in her actions and deeply respects the values that drive others actions. Her favorite experience is witnessing another person discovering their personal truth.

Throughout the podcast, Erica inspires us to discover our own definition of integrity based on our unique life experiences!  Let’s begin the journey….


Key Takeaways

  • The evolution of Erica’s definition of health

    • Evolving from a focus on the measurable physical health standards to a feelings based approach to wholistic health (physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, relational, professional)

  • Controlled vs. Uncontrolled obstacles in life

    • Shifting our mindset is a controlled obstacle to manage, but hear more about the uncontrolled obstacles such as structural and systematic issues (race, gender, industrial)

  • Permission to feel and holding space for her clients

    • Being present, sitting with and holding space for her clients inner wisdom…to do whatever it takes to make the the truth in their heart become the reality in their life.

  • “Moving the chains” with positive changes in the medical Industrial Complex

    • From connecting to patients stories as a Physician Assistant student to becoming a lobbyist to make positive changes in the public health system

  • Her Pivot to support wellness vs. only avoid illness

    • Aligning her time, talents and treasures to fill her life and support her clients to achieve wellness vs. avoid illness.

  • Erica’s meaningful health tip and quote that she lives by…

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About the host

Sarah Schall

Sarah Schall

Sarah Schall is a National Board Certified Health Coach and serves as Sr. Coach & Community Manager at EHOP Health. She is also a wife, mom of four, and founder of “Inside-Out Strong” a program that teaches girls and mom how to build up their hearts, minds and bodies.

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