Have you ever felt like you need to get your client an aha moment, ensure they have a transformation or lead them to a specific outcome? These are some of the pressures I heard new coaches putting on themselves this week. One coach said, “Clients are paying for transformation, so I have to make it…

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If you had a chance to go through my mini planning session for 2021, you will now have your goals, a word and vision statement for 2021. Awesome! Doesn’t it feel great to go into the holidays with that planning already complete? If you’re a creative person and don’t want those goals and ideas to get lost…

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This post guides you through Part 2 of my Reflecting and Planning Mini Workshop. In Part 1, I shared some powerful questions to reflect on your health coaching accomplishments and challenges from 2020. Now you’ll use the insights and information you gathered during the reflection process, to put into setting intentions and planning for the…

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I don’t think too many of us are sad to see the end of 2020. Woah, it’s been a year! And while I’m tempted to just jump ahead and start planning for 2021, I also think there’s value in reflecting, unravelling and taking stock of the year that was. This is such an important exercise…

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As a health coach you’ve likely wondered, “why don’t people do what they need to do to be healthier?” They have all the information they need, and they know what they should do, why aren’t they doing it? This is a question that wellness professionals have been pondering for years. Many have concluded is that it’s…

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As you may know I’m currently preparing to sit for the NBHWC Exam. For those of you who aren’t familiar, the NBHWC is the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching, who’s mission it is to lead the advancement of health & wellness coaching by establishing professional standards and collaborative partnerships. They do this by…

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I’ve been hearing from so many of you who have limiting beliefs about your ability to be a good health coach. These are just a few of the comments I’ve heard recently: “I can’t do this. I can’t be a health coach. I may as well give up now.” “What if I invest this time…

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This week I’m wrapping up six weeks of Coaching Circles with IIN students. It’s always a bittersweet week as we come to a close after a short but intense period of connection and community. Over the six weeks I’ve had the honour and pleasure to listen in to 60 fishbowl coaching demos. How these work…

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Do you ever worry about coaching a client and not being familiar with the topic or scenario they present? What if they need your help around relationships, career, spirituality or creativity? If you’re not an expert in these areas how can you coach them? These are familiar worries as a new health coach. Last week…

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How directive should we be as health coaches? What can we do? As a new health coach do you ever get confused between how much you can tell your clients to do and how hands-off you should be? Do you get the concept of client-centered but wonder how to actually put it into practice? Does client-centered mean we just sit back…

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