Thirmanda Zavala

Health Coach (NBC-HWC, FMCHC, BS)

What do you like most about your position at Hansen Health Solutions?

Seeing people grow and evolve in their health. It is so inspiring!

What advice do you have for someone who is struggling with their health?

Forgive yourself, give yourself grace, be gentle and patient with yourself, do things that make you happy, stop making yourself wrong, and trust your intuition, it’s the most powerful tool you have.

What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession or area of expertise?

“There’s nothing you can do about your health condition. You have to learn to live with it. The only thing that will help is this medication.”

What advice would you give to a smart, driven person about to start working on their health? What advice should they ignore?

My advice comes from one of my favorite quotes, “There comes a time when you have to let everything fall apart. When you have to stop fighting for a life you’ve outgrown and trust that you will be okay, even if you can’t see how right now. For a while, everything may feel messy and hard, and you may feel scared and lost. Embrace the fear. Embrace the uncertainty. Embrace the loss. The dark tunnel of change leads to the light of possibility, but first, you have to go through it.” -Lori Deschene

Ignore advice from people who make you feel wrong and aren’t taking the positive steps you are taking towards healing.

If you could have a gigantic billboard somewhere with anything on it – metaphorically speaking, getting a message out to millions or billions – what would it say and why?

You are the only one who has the power to make positive lasting changes in your life, no one can do it for you. Don’t give up on yourself and keep moving forward. You will get there.


It’s none of your business what other people think of you.

When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, or have lost your focus temporarily, what do you do?

I close my eye and breath or soothe myself as I would a child who is hurting.

In the last five years, what new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life?

Being kind to myself and giving myself permission to be me.

How has failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Do you have a “favorite failure” of yours?

Failure has been my greatest teacher. The wisdom and growth that comes from failure has put me on a path to healing and purpose.

What is the best or most worthwhile investment you’ve ever made? (could be an investment of time, energy, money, etc.)

Investing in myself

Where is your favorite place to be?

Anywhere in nature