What’s a health coach?
The Health Coach is a professional who incorporates evidence-based information, skillful conversation, clinical interventions, and strategies to actively and safely engage clients in health behavior change. Health coaches can work one-on-one, in group settings or alongside healthcare professionals and play an important role offering nutrition and coaching guidance.
At IIN, Institute of Integrative Nutrition, which is the pioneer in the health coaching profession, health coaches are trained to take a holistic approach to health focusing on all areas of life for balanced overall health – career, spirituality, relationships, environment and of course nourishment. I am an IIN health coach, certified in 2011 and again in 2023.
What a health coach is not
A Health Coach is not a counselor, psychiatrist, or any other mental health professional.
Why work with a coach?
There is so much information out there, you may ask yourself, “Why would I want to hire a Health Coach?”
A health coach offers you all this:
- Accountability to help you reach your goals
- Tools and tactics to succeed
- Results – Optimism and motivation
- Connection – One-on-one attention
- Confidence- See results, feel great, feel proud of your success
- Set you off on your own with your new skills
As a Health Coach, my job is not to tell you what you need to change but to facilitate tools, tactics and accountability on what you want to change for a healthier you.
Here’s what a few recent clients have to say:
The holistic approach to health emphasizes well roundedness in the spectrum of relationship, nourishment, activity, creativity, career, and spirituality.Developing each of these areas promotes a happy, healthy lifestyle and it’s the basis of IIN as well as what I incorporate into my lifestyle.
If diminishing the use of alcohol for a number of reasons is on your wish list but you haven’t been able to keep those promises to yourself, I have some tips there that could very well help you drop the patterns. If you can’t seem to drop those extra pounds, are an emotional eater, or can’t seem to keep up your motivation in areas of exercise, accountability can be a game changer.
Working on areas that could use a boost is usually a constant back and forth depending on how life is moving, but having a solid base is a great place to build from, when the going gets tough.
Let’s get your foundation SOLID!
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