You can probably tell that I’m super excited to be launching my new business as a health coach. If you don’t know exactly what a health coach does that’s quite alright. According to The Institute of Integrative Nutrition:
“A Health Coach is a wellness authority and supportive mentor who motivates individuals to cultivate positive health choices. Health Coaches educate and support clients to achieve their health goals through lifestyle and behavior adjustments. Proper health coach training programs and health coach certification ensure that Health Coaches know how to work with diverse groups of people and equips them with the tools necessary to best fit the needs of their clients.”
“The primary objectives of health coaching are to educate the patient regarding self health management and to encourage patients in taking a more proactive role in staying healthy.”-Medical Economics, Nov 2010
So, in a nutshell, the right health coach can add tremendous value to your pre-existing medical team or offer you one on one support in a different way.
My approach is to not only listen to your story but to offer a more holistic approach to support your wellbeing and recovery. I want to hear your entire health history versus bits and pieces and will offer no drug prescriptions but may suggest other alternatives such as examining your dietary and lifestyle choices. You’d be surprised about the ability of external factors and the extent they may influence your daily life.
Many people that I’ve spoken to seem confused about the holistic approach and assume that it means the same thing as homeopathic medicine. While I may suggest changes versus prescriptions, I do not believe that you should never take medicine. If the doctor is trying to save your life and prevent you from stroking out due to high blood pressure, I am definitely not going to suggest you stop taking your medicine and start eating carrots instead.
I truly look forward to offering individual sessions, group presentations and webinars regarding a wide array of subjects in the future.
For a limited time, contact me for your complimentary and private consultation.Share