I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Certified Life Coach with over eight years’ experience successfully coaching clients. I am also the former owner of a health coaching company, Destined Transformation.
I create programs on chosen topics. Each program consists of six sessions for thirty minutes. The program sessions are done weekly with an action step for the client to put into practice at the end of each session. This methodology keeps the client engaged in the program with the coach acknowledging the client’s progress for following through on the prior week’s action step. When a client receives an “AHA” moment after each session, she/he is encouraged to be their best version. More importantly, the “AHA” moments discourage self-sabotage.
A program may be created as your IP and trademarked. A created program also available to other coaches may be purchased.
The programs are fully scripted for the coach with space for the client’s response. For additional information on my coaching methodology, please view the videos posted on the Video Page.
Programs are created to establish the cause and effect for a symptom. Whether it is a health problem or lifestyle choice, there is often an experience that is connected to the choices made. For example, unhealthy eating choices are too often made to cover unidentified pain, stress, anxiety, depression, and even disappointment.
If the lifestyle is stressful and not addressed, the client may turn to food for comfort. Coaching programs introduce the client to options that address stress together with the importance of learning how to honor hunger. Coaches always remember that the client decides on what options will work and not work in her/his life.
Each program is carefully created so that there is never any judgment or shame. Coaching is always practiced knowing the client is not broken and therefore does not need to be fixed.
The initial consultation is met with the utmost respect and ensures confidentiality throughout the coaching. Remember that the coach is being invited to join the client on her/his journey. It is the client’s journey.
The coach is present to support and educate the client to make changes that work within her/his lifestyle. Although good habits are great, they do not last. Thus, the program encourages a client to make realistic lifestyle changes.
Program sessions engage with open-ended questions that result in providing the client with options that she/he never considered. The program encourages the client to actively participate as the coach listens. The coach taking time to listen is the key to discovering and understanding the client’s path as well as the steps along her/his journey. As you listen, you may need to deviate from the script and focus on the client’s concerns.
Consultation: The client’s realistic goals are discussed. Terms and conditions are agreed upon before beginning the program.
This is a time when services are set forth to a client. Your role and expectation while coaching is both set forth and must be agreed upon. For example, the client is responsible for showing up. Are there any make-up sessions, etc.
Keep in mind that a coach is to provide objective, unbiased feedback the client. Yours is not to judge or determine what a client should do or what they need, but to act as a facilitator so that the client can figure it out for themselves. Well-meaning though they may be, friends and family members may think that they know what is best for someone, and their ideas often conflict with what a client thinks is best for her/him. As a coach, you free your client from expectations imposed on them by others.
Clients are generally well-adjusted, successful individuals who would like to be more successful and live a healthy life. You are there to help them achieve a fulfilling life and more effective interaction with others. Coaches need to establish upfront that “you are not, nor do you intend to be, a therapist.”
Finally, the client and coach determine if they are a match before proceeding.
- In each session, the coach acknowledges the client with thankfulness for showing up.
- Each week provides a different calmness technique for the client with coach participation.
- The client is requested to share something good happening in her/his life as this creates a positive psychological shift.
- A follow-up with the client on the progress of last week’s action step is made. If the step did not work, time is taken to determine why with a discussion as to what action step would have worked.
- The week’s scripted session begins.
- A Q & A on the session is opened for the client’s input.
- An action step is assigned based on the session. Time for a discussion takes place as to whether this action step works in the client’s lifestyle. If not, you are the coach presenting options as to what step will work for the client.
- Thank the client for her/his participation and close with the same program’s coined phrase after each session.
A Message For You
When coaching, always remember that health is not about being overweight or underweight, health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing.