What is a health coach?
A certified health coach is a compassionate, trained professional who can assist you in making healthy lifestyle changes. A skilled health coach gently guides you through a process of understanding yourself, your health, the changes you desire to make, and how you can best implement those changes.
What does a health coach do?
Regardless of your current health status, a health coach accepts and meets you where you are, and helps you envision the possibilities for a healthier you.
A health coach is the voice of affirmation, someone who helps you recognize your inner strengths. During challenging times, a health and wellness coach can help you find motivation and inspiration, and when things are going well your coach will celebrate victories with you.
When needed, a health coach can provide practical health information and resources to help you meet your goals and overcome obstacles. A coach may also use various tools designed to help you discover what you really want and how to achieve it.
A health coach understands that you hold the key to your own health and wellness, and that the role of the coach is to support your desires and goals. A primary mission of a health coach is to help you take ownership of your own health.
Is there anything a health coach cannot do?
-A health and wellness coach does not take the place of your healthcare provider.
-A health coach can’t diagnose, treat, prescribe, or serve in any role that requires a license or certification that the coach does not possess,
-A health coach and wellness coach does not provide therapy or counseling.
-A health coach does not make your health decisions or decide what is doable for you.
Am I the right health coach for you?
Health coaches have a wide variety of philosophies and experience levels. Since you will be communicating often with your health coach on a personal level, it’s important that you choose a health coach who is a good fit for you.
These are a few things about me that will help you decide if we can work well together:
-I’m a master certified health coach through Dr. Sears Wellness Institute and I’m working to become board certified in 2018 (board certification just became available in 2017).
-In addition to being a certified health coach, I’m also a registered nurse, though I haven’t worked in that capacity in several years. My background is in maternal and neonatal nursing.
-I believe that lasting, positive change starts with God, and my coaching style and materials reflect that value. You, me, and God make a great team!
-I’ve faced a variety of health issues, including chronic insomnia, so I have great compassion for those who struggle to become healthy.
-My strong suit is encouragement. I find great joy in helping people discover and recognize their strengths, talents, and abilities.
The best way to find out if I’m the right coach for you is to check out my coaching services and contact me if you’d like a FREE 30-minute consultation!