I see a lot of new health coaches asking questions to gather information, the facts about a client’s life or situation to try to understand and piece it all together. When did that happen? Where did this happen? What happened next? Who else was involved? What did they say/do? Did you do this? Did…

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Has this ever happened to you in a coaching session or health history? Or do you worry about this happening… Your client shares something or answers a question and you: Give your opinion, “I think that…” Explain what they are experiencing. “This is very common, here’s what’s happening…” Share your own personal example. “OMG me too, I…

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Last week a coach emailed and told me that even though she’s working with paying clients she’s struggling because she feels she’s not an expert in coaching. She’s winging it and it physically makes her stomach turn. Can you relate to this? Winging it? Flying by the seat of your pants, hoping and praying something works? Feeling sick to…

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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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Are you a health coach who’s struggling to understand your role as coach? Do you find yourself suggesting action steps and telling your client what to do? Are you worried about how to provide value if you don’t give recommendations and advice? Do you stress out when a client asks for meal plans, dietary advice…

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I’m currently employed by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) as a Coaching Circle Facilitator. For the past six years I’ve helped close to 1000 students practice their coaching skills, get clear on a coaching framework and boost their confidence by providing them valuable feedback and mentorship. After completing the Health Coach Training Program with…

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I know what to feels like to get to the end of a health coach training program and feel like you’re just not ready to start coaching. “I don’t know enough. I’m not smart enough.” “What if the client asks me questions I can’t answer?” “I’ll just wait until I get all my marketing in…

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I hope you’ve been keeping safe and well during the last couple of months during this strange and uncertain time. It’s been an up and down one for me. For the most part I’m taking it one day at a time, one hour at a time, and some days one breath at a time. While…

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