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May 14, 2019 In Wellness Coaching
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Find the right Health Coach training program for you
We know beginning a new career, investing in an education, and choosing the right school for your Health Coach training are big decisions. There are so many things to consider that it can be downright overwhelming!
Doing your research is important, but ultimately, choosing the right school comes down to one simple thing—fit. The school you choose should fit with who you are and how you like to learn.
Our goal is to ensure you choose a Health Coach school and training program that helps you learn your best, aligns with your personal goals, and sets you up for future career success as a Health Coach.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of the six main areas of inquiry you should consider when choosing a Health Coach school. These include:
Mode of Education
Spend some time figuring out why you are interested in becoming a Health Coach. Obviously you want to help people live their best lives and achieve their wildest dreams. But have you considered what’s behind that motivation?
Thinking about your motivation for becoming a Health Coach can actually help you understand what you’re looking for in a program.
All programs have a different philosophy, a different tone, and in some cases, a different focus. If you know what’s driving you to pursue this line of work, you will be able to identify the programs that align with your hopes, dreams, and desires.
Enrolling in a Health Coach training program is making an investment in yourself. You’re willing to invest your time, money, energy, and resources because you have an important goal, and achieving that goal is going to change your life.
It’s important that you understand the investment you’re making and feel that you’re spending your money wisely.
Find out the cost of the schools you’re interested in. Then find out which of these schools are willing to work with you to help you achieve your goal.
Ask about payment plans and money-back guarantees. Choose a school that is supportive of your goals and willing to help you achieve your dreams.
Next, look at the scope and breadth of the program’s curriculum. Download the materials they offer online and evaluate whether you feel the curriculum is comprehensive.
Be sure you like the information the program covers, including the topics you would like to focus on and what you want to be able to offer your future clients.
If you feel like there’s anything missing or the curriculum comes up short, don’t be afraid to ask questions or continue looking.
It’s important that you find a school that works with the way you learn best.
Do you take in information best in a classroom setting or do you prefer to learn through online classes in the privacy of your own home?
Do you like to read or listen to material?
These days, there are as many options for learning as there are different technologies, so make sure you take note of how a program provides its students with educational materials.
One of the most important considerations is whether or not a program offers practical, hands-on experience. We cannot emphasize this enough!
As important as it is to gain “book” knowledge, it’s equally important to test your knowledge and skills on actual, real-live people!
The prospect of doing this while you’re still a student may sound scary, but it’s an extremely important part of your training.
To be frank, we recommend continuing your search if the program you’re considering doesn’t offer a hands-on training component.
Finally, ask yourself what you will have at the end of the program. How important is it to you to have a degree or a certificate or accreditation? Remember that it is possible to become a successful Health Coach with or without a specific certificate, accreditation, or certification.
The bottom line is, when you graduate from whatever Health Coach training you choose, you should leave with the knowledge, tools, and resources you need to launch and build a successful Health Coaching career.
For a detailed list of questions to answer when choosing a Health Coaching school, download our Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Health Coaching School download.
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We might be biased, but we think our six-month Become a Health Coach training program is the best around.
Created by Health Coaches for Health Coaches, the Become a Health Coach program trains healers, helpers, and health enthusiasts to become masterful Health Coaches by teaching them the art, science, and business of coaching and habit change. In addition to training our graduates to be skilled coaches, we also give them the business training and marketing tools to launch a lucrative career doing what they love.
The BHC curriculum is based on cutting-edge psychology, intuitive listening, habit change, and healthy lifestyle design, and teaches the four essential “ingredients” (or pillars) of Health Coaching: nutrition, transformational coaching, personal growth and money mindset, and business and marketing systems.
But what really sets our Health Coach training apart is a heavy focus on mentorship and practical application. Our curriculum offers students the chance to practice their coaching skills in real time, in real life, with real people—because in this business, knowledge without practice is futile.
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