What Is Health Coaching?
At the Health Coach Institute, a Health Coach is defined as a trained professional who is passionate about healthy living in all areas of life and who wants to empower others to make that commitment to healthy living too. How health coaches choose to work with their clients varies depending on the services they choose to provide and what they choose to specialize in.
Some popular health coach specializations include:
- Health coach
- Career coach
- Love/Relationships coach
- Money coach
- Mental wellness coach
Health coaches build deep relationships with their clients so they feel comfortable going to uncomfortable places, and busting through life-long limiting beliefs.
What Can Health Coaches Help With?
The number one priority of a health coach is to create habit change that corresponds to a healthy lifestyle. They can work to address a specific circumstance, or target a range of issues, but the main goal is to establish exemplary long-term wellness.
Health coaches help clients fix concerns like:
- Lifestyle health habits
- Weight loss or gain
- Stress management
- Healthy dietary choices
- Managing a specific health condition
- Quitting unhealthy habits such as smoking and excessive drinking
Health Coaches don’t tell their clients what to do, they believe their clients already hold the answers to the challenges they face. Of course, health coaches are not doctors and can not diagnose or treat specific illnesses.
Co-Founder Stacey Morgenstern on Health Coaching
In 2017, Health Coach Institute co-founder Stacey Morgenstern sat down to chat with KSAT news to discuss health coaching and the HCI experience.
“Why is it that people know they want to make change, they know they need to make change, they even know what to do, and they’re not doing it?” Morgenstern asked.
That’s where health coaches come in to offer support, accountability, and awareness.
Morgenstern continued, “So when you make a decision in that moment of, ‘Am I going to eat this doughnut,’ then eat it fully pleasurably, without the guilt, and you’re likely not to feel so crappy afterwards.”
Become a Health Coach in 6 Months With HCI
Coaching is a great career that you can use to help others, while also learning how to help your own personal growth. Health Coach Institute’s dual health and life coaching certification program is designed to accommodate your schedule. Join our Become a Health Coach program and begin coaching in as little as six months. If you’re already a coach and want to advance your skills, check out HCI’s Coach Mastery program. Feel free to get in touch with one of our clarity coaches directly, by calling 1-800-303-2399.