This post guides you through Part 2 of my Reflecting and Planning Mini Workshop. In Part 1, I shared some powerful questions to reflect on your health coaching accomplishments and challenges from 2020. Now you’ll use the insights and information you gathered during the reflection process, to put into setting intentions and planning for the…

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This week I’m wrapping up six weeks of Coaching Circles with IIN students. It’s always a bittersweet week as we come to a close after a short but intense period of connection and community. Over the six weeks I’ve had the honour and pleasure to listen in to 60 fishbowl coaching demos. How these work…

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Do you ever worry about coaching a client and not being familiar with the topic or scenario they present? What if they need your help around relationships, career, spirituality or creativity? If you’re not an expert in these areas how can you coach them? These are familiar worries as a new health coach. Last week…

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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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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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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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