Dr. John Berardi on Becoming a Change Maker

Canadian-American health entrepreneur, Dr. John Berardi, knows first-hand the hardships involved in effecting positive change in people as well as across an industry. As the co-founder of Precision Nutrition and the founder of the Change Maker Academy, John pioneered one of the industry’s first nutrition certification courses before getting certified became a “thing.”

With the passion to truly impact the lives of others and inspire them to make good nutrition and lifestyle choices, John and his team have coached over 200,000 clients over the last decade – including corporate clients like Nike and Apple as well as pro sports teams like the San Antonio Spurs and the Carolina Panthers.

When he’s not busy being the change maker he was destined to be, John can be found enjoying his free time with his wife and their four kids while trying to escape the cold Canadian winters.

In today’s episode, John and I discuss how he went from having no interest in sports and physical fitness as a child to becoming a change-making pioneer in the world of physical preparation. We discuss how being a sickly preemie drove him to the world of health, training, and fitness.

JB also talks about his desire to impact the world of health and fitness while harnessing his own unique abilities, values, and purpose and his passion for helping others do the same.

And staying true to the theme of this show, we discuss the mistakes he’s made and the lessons he has learned from them.

Finally we talk what his book, Change Maker: Turn Your Passion for Health and Fitness into a Powerful Purpose and a Wildly Successful Career is all about and the impact he wants the content to have on its readers.


You are unique with your own unique abilities, values, and purpose. – Dr. John Berardi


This week on the Physical Preparation Podcast:

  • What drove John’s passion to dig into the research of health, fitness, and nutrition and teach it to others
  • John’s original goal with Precision Nutrition and how it has evolved over the years
  • How the internet changed his perspective on the impact he wanted to have on others
  • Harnessing the power of your own unique abilities, values, and purpose as a coach
  • Creating content to embrace your unique values while staying authentic to yourself and your brand
  • The challenges and obstacles John has faced throughout his career, the mistakes he’s made, and the lessons he’s learned
  • What it means to explicitly identify your purpose
  • How John refocuses on his unique purpose, mission, and values
  • The inspiration behind the Change Maker book and John’s definition of a change-maker


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