The Shift Health Coach Podcast

A health and wellness podcast designed for shift workers to fit their lifestyle. New Episodes every Friday.

Thriving in the Shadows: Nurturing Health in Demanding Professions The Shift Health Coach

Are you one of those unsung heroes who spends their nights working or caring for our furry friends?  Are you a health and wellness coach who works with individuals on the night shift? If so, this episode is for you. Join us as we delve into the world of night shifters and veterinary professionals, shedding light on their unique health challenges and exploring effective strategies for overcoming them.Our special guest for this episode is Kira Staggs, a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach with extensive experience in supporting individuals in demanding professions. In this episode, we cover various essential aspects of well-being. Join us as we discuss sleep, social connections, meals, stress, and even kidney health in the context of demanding professions. Gain valuable insights and practical tips to improve your overall health and quality of life.Sensitive topic covered in this episode. Around the 25-minute mark, Kira and our host discuss the alarming issue of high suicide rates among veterinarians. It's a poignant moment that calls attention to the mental health struggles these professionals face. If you want to learn more or lend your support, we encourage you to visit Not One More Vet at http://www.nomv.org or Center for Workplace Happiness by clicking here Crisis hotlines:US dial 988UK Text, Shout to 85258More about Kira StaggsKira is currently a board certified health and wellness coach and a certified yoga/meditation instructor. Her current area of interest specializes in evolutionary medicine, lifestyle management, and chronic disease mitigation. Prior to becoming a health coach Kira worked for the better part of two decades in veterinary medicine as a certified veterinary technician in both the US and the United Kingdom. During her veterinary career she worked specialty emergency and critical care exclusively and always worked evening/night shifts. Learning about how shift work impacts health and well-being has been an incredible journey, and she regularly applies what she learned through both education and experience to her coaching practice.kaeceeess_health@outlook.comFB: KaeCeeEss Integrative Health and Wellness  LinkedIn: Kira Staggs To learn more visit http://www.ShiftHealthCoach.comSupport the showSchedule a free 15 session with me or purchase a full session and walk away with an actionable plan. To learn more, visit http://www.ShiftHealthCoach.comMusic by Alex Grohl and Pixabay click here to listen to learn more T
  1. Thriving in the Shadows: Nurturing Health in Demanding Professions
  2. Forest Bathing for Mental and Physical Health
  3. Mobility and Strength As We Age with Chris Wilson
  4. Health Tips for First Responders
  5. Toxic Relationships and our Health
  6. Weight Loss and Dining Out
  7. TikTok Diet Trend
  8. Ozempic Diet and Semaglutides
  9. I am so stressed out
  10. Tobacco, Nicotine and Quitting Smoking

Meet the Host

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Laura Timbrook

I have been podcasting since 2019 and love listening to murder mysteries, marketing, and health podcasts. Podcasting is a way for me to continue giving back to the shift-working communities who may not have access to health and wellness information that fits their lifestyle.


  • Camping
  • Riding quads and tractors (I am better on 4 wheels vs. 2)
  • Dogs
  • Classic cars
  • My beloved 22′ Ford Bronco Alice
  • Anything that involves being outdoors.


  • “I can’t attitude. “I don’t want to is perfectly acceptable.”
  • Limiting beliefs.
  • Drivers who can’t merge into traffic.
  • Spiders, however, I am learning to accept them.
  • Folks that speak out of both sides of their @#s.

Check us out on YouTube.

Sometimes I get brave enough to flip on the camera when I am not podcasting in my PJ’s.

Manufacturing Wellness (Archived)

A podcast dedicated to highlighting wellness initiatives within the Manufacturing Industry.

Sugar and the health crisis Manufacturing Wellness

We have been focusing on sugar education and running sugar shocker demonstrations and workshops yet our rate of diabetes keeps increasing. In this episode, we are discussing actionable solutions to help improve our health. Research for this episode : https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/statistics/slides/long_term_trends.pdf https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pdfs/data/statistics/national-diabetes-statistics-report.pdf
  1. Sugar and the health crisis
  2. Healthy Meals on the Road
  3. Diabetes in the Workforce
  4. It Works, Employee Wellness with Rue Patel
  5. Lunch Break Dangers of Skipping Meals