What is the role of a Health Coach?
In general, a Health Coach is a guide and supportive mentor who empowers clients to take responsibility for their health and achievement of their personal wellness goals. While the role of a physician to a patient tends to be authoritative, the role of a coach to a player is more supportive.
A Health Coach approaches client work with a holistic approach and encourages treating of the whole person in regards to health and wellness. Health Coaches are exposed to more than 100 different dietary theories to discover the common thread of the importance of high-quality, nutrient-dense foods.
What does a 6-Month Program involve?
Your 6-Month Individual Program will involve the following:-
- Meeting fortnightly for six months
- Each session will be held on the same day and at the same time – helping you and your Coach to be consistent
- Each session will be for 1 hour in duration
- Sessions can be in person, via Skype or over the phone
Your 6-Month Group Program may involve the following:-
- Cooking workshops
- Juicing workshops
- Presentations on specific topics tailored to your small group needs
- Corporate group presentations
- School group programs
Can I continue with my Health Coach when the 6-Month Program is finished?
Yes, for example, a clients goals in the first six months may focus on weight loss. During this time it may have been identified that the clients cravings were triggered by family-related stress. By continuing to work with your Health Coach, support can be provided to identify and work through these triggers.
What happens if my concerns or goals are not food related?
The unique and important role of a Health Coach is well aware that if you only look at food, you may only be treating an ailment superficially, hence illness is highly likely to reoccur. Your Health Coach is equipped to look beyond your food intake and work with you on any area of concern in your life.
A Health Coach supports lifestyle and behavioural changes and play a crucial part in health maintenance, disease prevention, and even disease reversal – supporting the concerted mission of all healthcare professionals to increase health and the quality of life.