What Exactly Is A Health Coach, Anyway?

Health and Wellness Coaches partner with clients seeking self-directed, lasting changes, aligned with their values, which promote health and wellness and, thereby, enhance well-being. In the course of their work, health and wellness coaches display unconditional positive regard for their clients and a belief in their capacity for change, and honoring that each client is an expert on his or her own life, while ensuring that all interactions are respectful and non-judgmental.

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THE ROLE OF A HEALTH COACH

  • We make learning about nutrition simple and fun
  • We are compassionate and nonjudgmental in our approach to our clients.
  • We are encouraging, uplifting, and inspiring.
  • We share “What Dr. Sears says” because it is based on solid science and allows us to coach with confidence knowing that we have the expertise of a renowned and highly respected medical doctor behind the information we provide.
  • We stay within our scope of practice.
  • The scope of practice for a health coach is to educate, motivate, and guide our clients to achieve client-determined personal health goals.
  • We provide general wellness and nutrition information and empower our clients to take responsibility for their own health by establishing healthier lifestyle routines and lasting wellness changes.   
  • We do not diagnose disease or provide treatment advice for any medical condition.  Diagnosis and treatment are beyond the health coach scope of practice and will open coaches up to liability.
  • We work with and provide a support system for generally healthy people who have made the highly personal decision of changing their lifestyles and we help them progress towards their goals.
  • As health coaches, we ultimately want to show our clients how to make healthy lifestyle choices and become self-sufficient.