Transformational Health Coaching
Transformational Health Coaching is perfect for anyone who is motivated to improve his/her health.
Research has shown that individuals who work with health coaches experience positive health outcomes in reducing their risks of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and stroke, hormonal imbalances, and improvements in medication adherence, exercise frequency and glycemic control.
Typical goals of my clients include (but are not limited to):
- weight loss
- healthier eating
- increased exercise
- balancing blood sugar levels
- more energy
- stress reduction
As a health coach, I am trained and skilled in the process of health behavior change. My role in your change process is to work in partnership with you to set goals, derail roadblocks and take action to achieve and sustain health-supporting behaviors. My approach is based on principles of behavior change, like clearly defined goals, small steps, repetition, and personal accountability.
Maybe you have heard a thing or two about health coaching, but you are still curious about what it is, what it’s like to work with a health coach and how the process might benefit your health. Health coaching is one of the fastest growing career opportunities and is becoming a mainstay in healthcare. Below are some answers to the most frequently asked questions.
What is a health coach?
A health coach is an expert in the process of health behavior change. Health coaches work in partnership with their clients to help them find the right system, the right support and the right accountability to improve your health, your energy level and your body – for good.
Do health coaches collaborate with other healthcare practitioners like physicians?
Yes. While a health coach does not diagnose illnesses or make medical recommendations, and should never replace a doctor or other practitioner, working with one can often serve as a bridge between medical recommendations and a patient taking action to create and maintain healthy behaviors. In fact, a 2014 Medscape report showed that while physicians are spending more time with patients, the majority, spend less than 20 minutes per visit. Health coaches can help fill the gap by spending more time with patients, supporting them to move forward with health-supporting behaviors, such as those recommended by their physicians, dietitians, physical/occupational therapists, etc, (Peckham, C. (2014, April 15). How do physicians spend their time? Medscape.)
Often times a healthcare practitioner is interested in referring patients to me. Please discuss my services with your provider and have them contact me at 847-736-6281 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if they have any questions.
What types of clients do you typically work with?
In general, my clients are individuals who are motivated to improve their health. Although I work with clients of all age groups, my focus is with men and women over 40 who are experiencing the havoc of Mother Nature on their health and wellbeing. Typical goals include weight loss, healthier eating, increased exercise, or stress reduction (behaviors associated with disease prevention and reversal). Each client is unique and this list is not exhaustive – many of my clients have had goals outside of these common health categories.
How long do clients work with you?
It varies depending on a client’s needs and goals; however, I typically encourage clients to commit to a minimum of 3 months. This recommendation is based on the principles of behavior change, and allows my clients to make sustainable health behavior changes, through small steps and repetition, and while receiving ongoing support and partnership from me as their health coach.
I do offer some shorter programs for groups each season. These 7-day, 14-day, 21-day and 28-day programs, centered on detoxing and cleansing serve to introduce clients to coaching and/or jumpstart their health journey while allowing them to build confidence for change through repetition and health enhancing strategies.
Is there research that shows health coaching actually works?
Yes. Research in the field is on the rise, and there are numerous clinical studies that have already demonstrated positive health outcomes for individuals who work with health coaches in areas such as:
- Adrenal Health
- Autoimmune Conditions
- Brain and Mood Health
- Emotional Eating
- Heart Disease
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Thyroid Health
- Weight Loss
What is the difference between a health coach and life coach?
Typically, health coaches focus specifically on health related-issues with their clients, while life coaches typically focus on a broader range of life factors. However, my training from the Health Coach Institute provided transformational coaching training in the 5 big areas of life. Chances are what you are doing (or not doing) in one area of life has an effect on other areas as well.
What are your credentials?
I am a Health Coach Institute Certified Health Coach. Additionally, I completed Clutter Clearing training in 2017 with the Denise Linn’s Clutter Clearing Journey. I also hold a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Roosevelt University and a Master of Education and Bachelor of Arts from National Louis University.
I would like to get a feel for how you work with clients. Can I do so without purchasing any sessions?
Yes! I offer an introductory breakthrough session free of charge. During this 60-minute phone call, I’ll walk you through a proven process to:
- Uncover what’s been stopping you, slowing you down or keeping you from feeling Fit and Fantastic.
- Develop a powerful vision for what Feeling Fit and Fantastic looks like for you.
- Discover which foods and lifestyle habits are sapping your energy and fitness.
- Get crystal clear on a step-by-step plan to Feel Fit and Fantastic in 90 days or less.
We’ll talk about your goals, discuss my approach and determine whether we’re a good fit for working together.
Still have questions? Please contact me directly at 847-736-6281 or by email at email@example.com