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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Once you’ve supported your client in developing an action plan and accountability measures, you’ll want to follow up and check in during the next session. In this video I share options for how to do an accountability check-in and offer key questions to ask your client to deepen their learning and growth. What questions do…

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When it comes to providing accountability with your clients are you an enforcer drill sergeant or a quiet timid mouse? The drill sergeant enforcer demands the client be accountable with a forceful tone, “How will you let me know you did this?” The quiet mouse doesn’t even ask for fear of overstepping and feeling pushy.…

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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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