What is a Health Coach and Why do I need one?

bridge goals with reality

In a nutshell, Health Coaches help you BRIDGE your wellness goals with your reality. 

A Health Coach (me!) is a person who works with you to facilitate healthy, sustainable behavior changes.  I do this by challenging you to recognize and listen to your inner wisdom, identify your core values, and transform your goals into action.

Think of me as you would a driving instructor.  We are in the car together. You are steering the car, and I’m guiding you to where you need to go. 

What do I do for you?

I will help you:

  • Identify your goals
  • Create and achieve small steps toward your goal
  • Improve your self-management
  • Learn how to stay motivated
  • Be here for accountability and cheer for you along the way 

I will NOT:

  • Bark orders at you
  • Shame you for not reaching a goal
  • Encourage unrealistic goals or time frames

My job is not to tell you what your goals should be, but to show you how to reach the goals you have set for yourself. 

Have you ever tried researching a health topic only to quickly become overwhelmed by the options and advice out there? My job as a health coach is to help you weed through to find the pieces relevant to your situation and your needs. 

too many options

Why do I need a Health Coach? 

There are many benefits to choosing a coach as opposed to doing it alone.

For starters, I have developed a systemized program guiding you through one change at a time. Often when we attempt a lifestyle change on our own, we aim for something too extreme or make multiple changes at the same time, which only hurts our chances for success. Yes, we want results quickly – but that isn’t what’s best for us in the long run!

Next, there’s a lot of bad information out there. Part of my job is to help you sort through all of it to find what fits your current needs and future goals.

Third, accountability. While the motivation to make any lasting change must come from within, life happens. Distractions happen. Having someone to check in with on a regular basis will help you work through these times and keep you moving forward. 

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