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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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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