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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New coaches struggle with the fact that they aren’t supposed to make suggestions, recommendations or tell clients what to do. It’s hard to switch into coach mode, especially if you’ve been giving advice and suggestions to friends and family members before you became a health coach. You might wonder how you can provide value if…

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I’ll admit, I’m pretty nervous. I’m filming some coaching demos with IIN (Institute for Integrative Nutrition) today. They’ve asked me to play the role of coach in some demos they are filming for the Coaching Intensive Practicum course they offer to prepare coaches for the NBHWC exam. Over the next month we’ve got four shoots scheduled to film the demos.…

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I had the opportunity to tune into Kelly Leveque’s talk during IIN Virtual 2020 on Saturday. If you’re not familiar with Kelly she is an IIN grad, a holistic nutritionist, celebrity health coach, bestselling author of Body Love and Body Love Every Day. She had some really great advice for new health coaches that I…

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As you may know I’ve been filming some coaching demos for IIN that they’ll be using in their Coaching Intensive Practicum course. It’s been such an amazing experience to step up my game and get some great feedback. What I’m being reminded of, during this process, is that coaching is not so much about getting…

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I’ve been hearing from so many health coaches with clients who are stuck. Stuck getting started. Stuck part way. Stuck in their thoughts. Stuck from moving forward. The client says they want to make change, that everything is going well, but clearly it’s not. Something is getting in the way. This can be so frustrating, disappointing…

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Today I’m sharing an update on what’s happening as I prepare to sit for the NBHWC exam in February. Some coaches have asked why I’m pursuing this credential. Here’s a few reasons why: I love studying and being a student and I’m truly passionate about health coaching so whenever I can learn more I jump…

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