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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Have you ever had a client point blank ask you to tell them what to do? Do you find your clients are looking to you for the answers? Are they wanting expert advice, recommendations and solutions? Lately coaches over in my Facebook community and my IIN students are wondering about this fairly common coaching dilemma. We’re not supposed…

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Recently, during a client session, I was reminded how powerful it is to help your client get started with small steps. I’ve been working with this client on and off for five years now and she’s come back for a focussed three months. But she’s having a hard time getting started despite the fact that she ranks pretty high up…

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A topic that many new health coaches struggle with is how to let the client lead. As you know the coaching process is client-led. Which means the client leads, sets the agenda, determines their goals and action steps. It’s not about the coaches agenda or what the coach thinks the client should work on. A…

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I talk a lot about the fact that health coaches need to shift away from being the experts and authorities. When I say this, I mean that we need to shift away from a mindset that suggests we are experts on our clients’ lives or authorities over them. It also means that we are not…

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I can’t tell you the number of times I heard this week from the health coaches in my circles, that they feel like a fraud. This is one of the top doubts and fears I hear from new health coaches. Imposter syndrome is a real thing. It’s when you consciously tell yourself you got this and put on a brave…

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