Are you giving away your time and energy for free with pro bono clients? I hear this all the time from the new health coaches I work with: “I just need to get some practice clients for before I start charging.” “I’m not ready to start charging.” “I don’t know enough.” “I don’t think I…

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Ever have a client who says “I don’t know” when it comes to what they want to focus on? Maybe you haven’t started working with clients yet but you worry about this common scenario? Bex over in our facebook group said she’s experienced this and it feels like, “pulling blood from a stone!” I definitely know what…

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Whether you have clients yet or not, you might be wondering what exactly to do during a health coaching session. I hear many new coaches say, “Even if I did get a client I wouldn’t know what to do during a coaching session.” This fear might hold you back from actually launching and getting clients.…

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I’m finishing up another round of IIN Coaching Circles this week and have had an opportunity to observe 60 coaching demos by new health coaches over the last 6 weeks. What bravery and courage it takes to step up and coach, many for the first time, in front of a group of peers and a…

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As a health coach are you confused about what aspects of food and diet you can coach your clients on? On the one hand you learned various diets and about nutrition in your training, but on the other hand you are told you can’t tell your clients what to eat. So confusing! In this video I share…

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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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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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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 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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