What is a Health Coach? And How is a Health Coach Different from a Nutritionist, a Therapist, or a Doctor?
You may have heard of the field of health coaching, but many people may not know what a health coach is and how they differ from other healthcare providers.
A nutritionist or dietitian gives you a list of foods to eat and a list of what not to eat. Then you’re on your own to make it happen. A doctor prescribes meds for your symptoms, but probably does not treat the root cause. A therapist has no timeline for your goals, so there is no end in sight. A therapist might ask about your childhood; a health coach will ask what you had for breakfast and how you nourish yourself.
Health coaching is a transformational process between coach and client. The health coach holds a safe space for you - almost meditative - so you can express, experience greater self-rawareness, share authentically and manifest your intentions. A health coach is a nutritionist, a spiritual advisor, and a life coach, all in one.
What’s the value of working with a health coach?
Health coaching is a proven program. A program with a timeline for achieving your specific individual goals. It's a 6 month program that works. Why six months? Because six months is a proven time frame for experiencing your health transformation. And just about anything that can happen, happens, in a six month period. You might get sick, your mother-in-law visits, the holidays happen, work is stressful, and relationships ebb and flow. A health coach will support you and keep you accountable through it all. Working with a coach twice a month helps you stick with it. When times get tough, your coach pulls you back up onto the health train. After the six month program you will have the confidence and the know-how to get back on the train -- yourself.
A health coach helps you create the vision you have for your life. To get the best results from health coaching, you must be committed to show up for the transformational program. Just like showing up for your a therapist appointment, your physical therapy or doctor appointment. You have to be dedicated to yourself. You have to be open. You have to be present and you have to follow through. But there is nothing more worth investing in, than you!
So what do you have to gain by working with a health coach? And what do you have to lose?
You will gain:
- Balanced Weight
- Youthful Energy
- Better Sleep
- Fitting Your Clothes
- Newfound Confidence
- Feel Fed, Not Full.
- Tools to Transform
- Cooking Skills
- Nutrition Knowledge
You will lose, Buh-bye:
- Extra Weight
- Sugar Cravings
- food addictions
- Stress from Feeling Powerless
- Brain Fog
- Food Comas
- Guilt about junk food
- Burdening Anxiety
- Uncomfortable Digestion
- Irregular Elimination
I specialize in women's health, particularly women at midlife, who struggle with finding balance with weight, energy, sugar cravings, stress, anxiety, and hormones. We work together to move you out of your old stories, limiting beliefs, and unhealthy patterns.
I offer a complimentary 45 minute health history. The health history is a phone consultation to get acquainted and to review your health wishes, issues, and goals. It helps us to evaluate what’s been working for you and what’s not. The health history form is an opportunity for you to determine if working with me is a good fit for you, and it’s also a benchmark for later review.
For more information on my health coaching programs see my services page where you'll find an short version of the my health history form to fill out and submit to get started! I would be honored to be with you on your health journey.