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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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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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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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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I was speaking to a health coach this week who suspects a client isn’t being totally truthful to themselves (or the coach) about what they’re eating and can’t understand why they’re not losing weight. The coach feels like the client is just saying what the coach wants to hear. Why is the client not being…

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