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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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Not a fan at all. Too much about the author and his achievements. Nothing new or revelatory is this book and definitely not a changemaker IMHO.

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interesting, useful and resourceful.

Interesting useful and resourceful. Big focus on the sheets in their website which is a big pluss as it provides extra useful material, anf is probably what is going to give me a biggest benefit from the book. A bit of a minus at it makes you have to follow it up during listening in order to follow the topic fully. Narrator sounds a bit robotic in my opinion, but not too shabby. Good stuff for those that seek some guidance in their fitness career.

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This book is a GAME CHANGER!

This is the book for you if you require direction in your quest for craft mastery! For me, every developing health and fitness professional should read it.

You don’t learn these things in certifications it goes way beyond that!

Thank you John Berardi!

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Excellent

Great audiobook , this will be playing on repeat for a while so I don't miss any valuable information, thank you.

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Perfect information for road mapping the journey.

need to go through it again! slowly. I will use this material as the pathway to change making as it looks to me.

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Of limited usefulness

Some good business advice but the ignorance about weight science, weight stigma and the social determinants of health is disappointing.

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Insightful and helpful book

amazing book, very easy to listen and with great resources to work alongside the book

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A must!!

Brilliant listen.

Great advice from someone who has been there and done it.

Easy listen and full of points you can action and apply right away.

Highly recommended.

Thank you John.

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Create self development tools

Create self development tools, for fitness professionals firstly, however there is value for anyone looking to understand their goals, values and how to implement them.

Great listen, great stories and great work sheet.

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Amazing Book

Very Simple Guidelines that everyone can follow!

Amazing Content! Easy to follow! Thinks you can apply immediately with your personal development and business!

Thanks!

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  • 03-12-19

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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  • 05-11-21

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
  • 02-10-21

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
  • 09-02-20

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-12-21

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
  • 11-04-21

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
  • 10-02-21

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
  • 13-01-21

One of the best books for health coaches

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

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  • Phil Loomis
  • 15-09-20

outstanding

JB is a true leader in the health and wellness sector and the game of life.

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  • Dan Altman
  • 18-07-20

Change Maker is a Game Changer

I’m a personal trainer and nutrition coach and I’ve been working in the fitness industry for 12 years. I took PN’s level 2 course and it changed my perspective on coaching completely. Intrigued with the level of introspection is was forcing me to do, I decided to purchase Change Maker to see what else John Bernardo had to say.

I’m still working through the book, but I’m beginning to view the fitness industry in a whole new light. The main thing I’ve taken away so far is that not everyone that’s passionate about fitness and health has to go into coaching. There are so many jobs out there and it’s important that discover your superpowers and special skills and look for work (or create work) that aligns with them. Not only will those discoveries make you more in tune with who you are as a person, it might also highlight the type of work that will give you the most fulfillment in life.

I’m really looking forward to all other nuggets of information I hope to get as I continue listening!