Necie L. Edwards
Health & Wellness Educator, Healthcare Advocate, Pain Management Expert, Talk Show Host, Life Coach, and Fibromyalgia Sufferer
Necie Edwards founded the Fibromyalgia Patient Education and Support Organization(FPESO) organization in 2014 to provide educational programs and services designed to improve the quality of life for patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia—offering help and hope to the millions of individuals who suffer from this debilitating condition.
Herself diagnosed with the condition in 2014, Necie combines her professional experience in health and wellness education with the extensive and ongoing research she has done as a chronic pain sufferer. Through the FPESO, she offers a holistic set of programs and resources to support the mind, body, and spirit of fibromyalgia patients. And as a health advocate, she communicates with the healthcare community to better understand the needs of fibromyalgia patients.
A workshop leader, keynote speaker, and health conference event coordinator, Necie hosts “Fibromyalgia Talks,” featuring conversations with healthcare providers, holistic/complementary medicine practitioners, clergy members, public service officials, and fibromyalgia patients. She also hosts “The Fibro Health Detective Show” podcast, featuring interviews with patients, physicians, and other healthcare providers discussing clues about what causes fibromyalgia and how to overcome it in daily life. Links to these programs are accessible on the FPES website.
Professional Affiliations and Community Leadership:
–Founder, Women’s Empowerment Network
–Court Appointed Special Advocate (since 2004)
–Volunteer, American Cancer Society
–Member, American Business Women’s Association
Education and Certification:
–2015 Certified Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition
–2014 Certified Professional Coach, International Coach Certification Academy, Division of Psy Tech, Inc.
–Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness Certification, University of Southern Indiana
–2002 Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Organizational Leadership, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL
–1996 Associate of Applied Science in International Business, Harper College, Palatine, IL
— 2016 Certified Sleep Science Coach, NESTA, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, expected completion date January 2017
— 2016 Certified Personal Trainer, NASM, Chandler, AZ, expected completion date February 2017
Necie may be contacted at: 105 East Townline Road, Ste 128 Vernon Hills, IL 60061