As a Certified Health Coach, I can effectively assist you in exploring, defining and implementing lasting behavioral changes to improve your health and well being. By honoring what is most important to you, we can work side by side, enabling you to uncover and leverage your strengths, giving you confident ownership over the decision making process in improving your health.
So what is health coaching, exactly?
In the simplest sense, health coaching is the art and science of communicating with people to help them achieve self-determined health behavior goals. (The key word here is self-determined ; that is, based solely upon what is important and doable for you.)
In essence, it’s about helping you improve your health by helping you change your health behavior habits.
For you, these behavior changes might mean:
- Improving the quality of your diet
- Becoming more physically active
- Managing your weight and/or body composition
- Improving your sleep quality and habits
- Lessening and more effectively managing stress
- Better adhering to prescribed medications
Coaching has also been shown to be highly effective in helping people with chronic conditions (e.g., hypertension, type 2 diabetes, etc.) to establish and adhere to the health behavior changes needed to improve their conditions.
An essential element of all coaching processes is something called “guided discovery”. Rather than an “expert” telling you what you should or shouldn’t do, as the coach, my role is to be a knowledgable and benevolent “guide on the side”.
I serve as an ally who collaborates with you on your journey as you explore the options available to you for making doable and sustainable heathy lifestyle changes.
As a qualified health coach, I couple highly practical communication techniques with an in-depth knowledge of the kinds of evidence-based lifestyle interventions that improve health outcomes.
I’ll provide support and inspiration for you to be successfully accountable to yourself in setting and attaining realistic goals.
I hold a certification from the American Council on Exercise as a Certified Health Coach. This is one of the few health coaching certifications that is approved by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the gold standard of health and fitness certifications.
As a coach, I have genuine empathy and curiosity, accepting you just as you are, where you are, respectfully, and without judgment. Listening to you wholeheartedly is my top priority. The coaching process is designed to help you make your own case for exactly why, and how, you wish to change, so that you can strategically develop an effective action plan, moving toward your goals one step at a time.
Click here for pricing and for answers to frequently answered questions.