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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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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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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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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As we move away from the role of expert, authority or teacher, we begin to embrace the coach mindset The coach approach or “advocate and inspire” model holds that clients are naturally creative, resourceful and whole. We believe and trust they have the answers inside of them. They are whole beings who aren’t broken and…

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The need for wellness coaching Health and wellness coaching grew out of a need or gap in the traditional health care system around preventative and lifestyle medicine. Most physicians don’t have time to help patients build healthy habits and change their lifestyle on a daily basis. With 30 million preventable deaths each year, health and…

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Are you a new coach who’s not quite sure what the coaching process looks like? Do you have the outline of a 6-month program but not quite sure how to implement it? There are many different ways to view the coaching process and many more methods and approaches. This three-stage process might shed some light…

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