When I attend events and people ask what I do they often ask me, “Why does someone hire a health coach?” For quite awhile I answered each person differently with things like, a coach can:
- help people figure out what works for them
- support a person in finding out how to lose weight
- help someone reduce or eliminate arthritis, high blood pressure or diabetes
- teach how to integrate healthy food into their lifestyle
- guide people into a lifestyle that will bring them more energy, better sleep and fewer aches and pains
It all felt a little vague and people didn’t seem to get it. Then one morning I woke up knowing how to answer the question with confidence and, I have to say, I have to wonder what took me so long! This is why you should hire a Certified Integrative Health Coach:
One day Margaret, a tennis player, realizes that her dream is to get into the US Open. In order to realize her goal, Margaret knows she will need a top-notch coach. After all, she’s taught herself a lot over the last few years, and had some good guidance, but now she’s serious about achieving her vision so she goes out and finds herself a coach that is a good fit.
The coach watches Margaret’s forehand, backhand and serve. She watches her move to the net, how she decides to make her move and the coach watches when a competitor enters the court. Physicality isn’t all that the coach pays attention to, she also observes what Margaret eats, drinks and how she relaxes.
After observing Margaret the coach develops a plan and goes over it with her, they make a few subtle changes, determine how to proceed and then Margaret takes the first step.
The coach doesn’t go back to the office, put her feet up and wait for the rewarding moment when Margaret calls to say she is in the US Open. The coach continues to observe and tweaks the plan when necessary providing support and guidance throughout. Basically, she observes, develops and manages Margaret’s game plan.
Margaret continues to make positive changes and over time, the small changes begin to work their magic. Soon she is in the US Open … her coach at her side, beaming with pride at Margaret’s accomplishment!
What is YOUR US Open? Consider hiring a coach to observe, develop and manage your game plan for better health. Each person is different and no one lifestyle works for everyone. I will provide support and guidance while finding healthy lifestyle choices that work for you. Making small changes, one step at a time, creates lasting, sustainable change, change that doesn’t disrupt your life.
So, why hire a Certified Health Coach? Because making it to your version of the US Open will go smoother with a well-developed plan, and the right support to achieve it.