What Is Health Coaching Anyway?

Have you ever started a weight loss program and do great at first but end up plateauing and eventually giving up?  Have you tried to quit smoking so many times you cannot even remember but you are still smoking?  Maybe your doctor has told you repeatedly to change your habits to improve your health but you forget the moment you leave the office.

These are just a few of the very many situations when a health coach can be the difference between success and failure.

So what does a health coach do exactly to make success possible?

A health coach will never boss you into making a change.  A health coach will never scold you for not meeting your goals.  A health coach is more of a cheerleader than a coach. 

When I meet with a client, the first goal is to try to determine where you are within the process of change.  You might be very uninterested in changing, totally burned out from trying so hard, or just a little stuck but still very motivated. 

My job as a health coach is to assess where you are and then help them achieve their goals with their own ideas and methods that will work specifically for them.  This is absolutely not a “one size fits all” process.  I meet each individual where they are and help them to get where they ultimately want to be by listening, reflecting, guiding, and supporting them along their unique journey.

Coaching sessions can be a sit down meeting, a phone call, or a video chat – whatever is convenient for the client.

So how does someone find and choose a health coach? It can be a tricky task to sort through all the people working in the wellness industry and their many different titles. A certified health coach is a person that has completed detailed training in the exact task of health coaching. Ask for their credentials and if they have any other certifications or qualifications. Also, it is fairly routine to have a health coach offer a 15-30 minute complimentary session to determine if their services are a good fit for your needs and if they feel they can truly help with your concerns and issues.

Do not be afraid of asking for help! A trained health coach is more than thrilled to offer their skills to help you find success!

Watching people succeed at their goals gives me joy!

Everyone likes to win, so why struggle alone?  A health coach can get you where you want to be.

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