This is one of the questions I am asked the most. People often wonder what benefits come with hiring a Health Coach, or what it is that we actually do. What is it that they teach us to do in Health Coaching school?
First and foremost, when working with a Health Coach (obviously I can only speak for myself. I am not speaking for all Health Coaches out there), you must find a Health Coach that is a good fit. One that you enjoy working with. A Health Coach that knows how and when to offer support and when to push you. Working with a Health Coach is similar to working with a Life Coach, together you work on improving your life. A Health Coach would do this from the perspective of your health.
As a holistic or integrative Health Coach, we look at your life as a whole, as an intricate web where everything is connected and that is the place we work from. Together we look at how your relationships, your stresses, your career, your sleep patterns and home environment effect you and your life. Since everything is connected, your relationship with food is just as important as your relationship with a spouse, family or friends and both can effect your health.
Working with a Health Coach will allow you the time and space to figure out what areas in your life need change, as well as provide you with the tools to make sustainable changes that increase balance and wellbeing in your life. Hiring a Health Coach is an investment in your life, your health and the health of those around you.
But why hire a Health Coach?
- To Increase Your Energy.
Do you struggle to get up in the morning? Do you find yourself reaching for sugar or caffeine? Do you often feel like you need a boost to get you through to the end of the day? A Health Coach has the nutritional knowledge to help guide you to make changes that will help you to feel energized the whole day through.
- Searching For A Healthier Lifestyle.
Have you tried different health fads and not found anything that’s the right fit? A Health Coach has studied many different dietary theories and together you will be able to find what works for you.
- To Manage Stress.
Health Coaches have the skills to help you to prevent and alleviate stress. Together you’ll be able to work through what it is that stresses you and create lifestyle changes that lessen your stress load.
- To Have Access To Educational Resources On Nutrition, Fitness and Lifestyle.
This is what Health Coaches study. We have a multitude of knowledge, information and resources to offer you about how to improve your fitness level, nutrition and your lifestyle.
- Help Keep You On Track With Your Goals and Stay Accountable.
This is huge. A Health Coach will help you to create goals and stay accountable.
- Support As You Work Towards Your Goals.
We all need support. As a Health Coach, supporting our clients is a very important part of what we do. Not only do we help you to create and achieve your goals, we cheerlead and support you along the way.
- Need A Listener.
This is also a huge part of what we do. Sometimes what we need most in life is to be listened to. The right Health Coach will listen to you and work with you to change your life for the better.
- Looking For A Holistic Approach.
Health Coaches that work holistically take a look at life as a whole. Since everything is connected, we look at all aspects of life and see how they can be effecting you and your health. Are you stressed at work? What does your relationship with food look like? How often do you cook at home? Do you need a creative outlet? Is your spirituality lacking? These are all things we can work on together.
- Can’t Seem To Stay On The Wagon.
Where does that saying come from anyway? Do you find yourself falling off the wagon? Starting out with full gusto and then fizzling out? A Health Coach can make the difference between falling short of your goals and achieving them.
- Wanting To Lose Weight.
Health Coaches are trained to help you make dietary changes that make for gradual and sustainable changes to your weight and your life. There is no quick fix or diet pill that can make you drop 20 pounds and keep it off. More often than not we diet, lose weight fast and then gain it back tenfold. By working with a Health Coach you will learn how to make gradual changes that are sustainable and will have you feeling your best. You will have the knowledge and the resources to make healthy choices for yourself, not to mention a better understanding of your body.
- Make Healthy Changes For The Family.
By working with a Health Coach you will have access to resources and information that you can use to not only improve your own life but the lives of your family members too.
Working with a Health Coach is an investment that pays off in so many ways. Not only will you save on medical bills, you’ll be equipped with the know-how to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy and happy.
If you would like to speak with me and see if we would be a good fit, I offer a complimentary 30 minute session over the phone. Over the call I ask questions about your situation and give you the opportunity to ask me questions also.
If you’re interested in finding out more about me and my story click on the links. Head over to my about page to read what lead me to Health Coaching and how I found healing in my own life. Take a look at my programs and learn more about what I offer. To schedule an appointment for a complimentary session or to connect with me, head on over here. If it’s love notes and praise you’re after, I have testimonials over here.
Sending so much love your way! You’ve done great this far, now it’s time to make the next step and take control of your health.
Oodles of love,