How to do an accountability check-in

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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How to be an effective accountability partner

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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Do you feel responsible for your client’s outcomes?

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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How to design a vision board in canva

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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Let’s plan your health coaching for 2021

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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Reflect on your health coaching from 2020

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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How to motivate your clients to change

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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Update on NBHWC Exam

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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Doubting your ability to be a good health coach?

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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5 mistakes new health coaches make while coaching

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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