Recently, during a client session, I was reminded how powerful it is to help your client get started with small steps. I’ve been working with this client on and off for five years now and she’s come back for a focussed three months. But she’s having a hard time getting started despite the fact that she ranks pretty high up…

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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 can’t tell you the number of times I heard this week from the health coaches in my circles, that they feel like a fraud. This is one of the top doubts and fears I hear from new health coaches. Imposter syndrome is a real thing. It’s when you consciously tell yourself you got this and put on a brave…

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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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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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If you’re anything like me when I was nearing the end of my health coach training, I really had no idea how to explain health coaching. I would stumble and fumble around trying to find the words and ideas to explain it. And believe me I wasn’t doing a good job! In my world I’m…

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One of the top areas of confusion I’m hearing about from health coaches in my facebook group, is around scope of practice. They’re wondering things like, “Can I provide meal plans? How much info can I share? If I can’t give suggestions, then what do I do?” I had these very same questions when I…

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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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One of the first things we need to do to shift into coach mode is to let go of the expert role. But this is really hard as a new coach. One of the reasons you likely got into health coaching is because you love sharing your health and wellness knowledge and expertise with your…

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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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