What to do with a client who is unfocussed?

Ever had a client who wasn’t following through on their action steps or kept switching directions? Thanks to Tina for sending in this question. It’s a good one and bound to happen to us all at some point. Her question was around fit and specifically her experience with a client who is not following through…

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Why pro bono clients don’t work and what to do instead

Are you giving away your time and energy for free with pro bono clients? I hear this all the time from the new health coaches I work with: “I just need to get some practice clients for before I start charging.” “I’m not ready to start charging.” “I don’t know enough.” “I don’t think I…

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6 tips for what to do when your client says, “I don’t know.”

Ever have a client who says “I don’t know” when it comes to what they want to focus on? Maybe you haven’t started working with clients yet but you worry about this common scenario? Bex over in our facebook group said she’s experienced this and it feels like, “pulling blood from a stone!” I definitely know what…

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How to conduct a Health Coaching Session – step-by-step agenda

Whether you have clients yet or not, you might be wondering what exactly to do during a health coaching session. I hear many new coaches say, “Even if I did get a client I wouldn’t know what to do during a coaching session.” This fear might hold you back from actually launching and getting clients.…

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Behind the scenes of my new Health Coaching Essentials Course

Now that my NBHWC exam is done I can’t wait to have the time to focus on launching my Health Caching Essentials course. I’ve been hearing from other people who support health coaches, that nothing like this exists out there. And it’s why I’m so passionate about bringing it to life. I know how frustrating…

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Reflections on the NBHWC Exam

I’m breathing a big sigh of relief this week after writing the NBHWC exam on Saturday! I found the exam itself to be fair. It was 150 multiple choice questions from the topics of Coaching Structure, Coaching Process, Ethics/Legal and Health and Wellness. You have 4.5 hours to complete the exam. I felt well prepared…

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#1 coaching tip for new health coaches

I’m finishing up another round of IIN Coaching Circles this week and have had an opportunity to observe 60 coaching demos by new health coaches over the last 6 weeks. What bravery and courage it takes to step up and coach, many for the first time, in front of a group of peers and a…

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How to talk to your clients about food and diet

As a health coach are you confused about what aspects of food and diet you can coach your clients on? On the one hand you learned various diets and about nutrition in your training, but on the other hand you are told you can’t tell your clients what to eat. So confusing! In this video I share…

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The four cornerstones of coaching

One of the best books I’ve read on coaching is Co-Active Coaching. It’s also one of the required texts for the national board exam I’m studying for. Eeek less than three weeks away! This book has been called the bible of coaching and provides the tools, skills and fundaments to succeed as a coach. The…

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How to educate and inform your clients in a coach-like way

Are you confused about when, how and what information and education you can provide to your health coaching clients? On the one hand you likely received materials from your health coach training to share with clients, and on the other hand you’re told, “let the client lead and let them come up with their own…

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