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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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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I’m sure you are aware that chronic disease rates in Canada, and around the world, are skyrocketing. About two-thirds of all deaths in Canada each year are a result of chronic diseases and they cost us around $190 billion annually. About 58 per cent of our yearly health care spending ($68 billion) goes toward chronic…

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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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Spring is a time of new light and new possibilities. The days grow longer. We see buds and blossoms begin to bloom. It’s the season of renewal calling forth  greater self expression and upward movement. If you got off track with your health and wellness goals over the winter, now is a perfect time to…

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