TO COACH OR NOT TO COACH....
I BET THAT WAS YOUR QUESTION...;P
So you're here because you want to know exactly what a Health Coach does. . .
Until recently, I didn't know they existed, either.
Let me give you a little background on myself before I get into the nitty gritty if you have a moment?
As a professional nurse of almost 10 years, I have been a part of many important life moments, both professionally and personally. To spare you all from a Chorus Line moment (which I won't lie...I love a good dramatic monologue but that's the theater person in me), I will keep it short.
I started to daydream about a different path where I could help people help themselves without the overhanging standards of practice that grip our healthcare system. I wondered "Is there some type of...health coach? Someone who has knowledge and can guide people and help them uncover their resources within their own boundaries?"
So then I literally googled "Health Coaching", and SURPRISE...other people had thought of this first! (bittersweet moment for me I won't lie...totally thought I was gonna be a pioneer of this one...)
Flash-forward to current...I am now officially a certified Health and Life Coach through a CCE accredited program that is recognized by the International Coach Federation. Yikes...that's a mouthful. But people like to know how official you are amiright?
Alright enough about me...lets talk about what I can do for YOU.
In short, you can consider me a health mentor. I value our one-on-one relationship and take into value your whole self. I work with you to recognize and appreciate your individuality and your personal health goals.
What may be the most important...is that I fill in the gaps between you and your doctor or your healthcare provider. I'm the one who helps you identify barriers, track progress and cheer you on towards your goals. I'm the one who picks up where you leave off after your routine office visits and you just don't know what to do with all the instructions/information/orders you've been given.
I've been trained to ask the right questions, to be curious, and unbiased... Together, we will create a toolbox and strategy that will get you where you want to go. I have a portfolio of resources designed to support your progress and facilitate lasting habit change. Not to mention I understand medical diagnoses, disease process and how frustrating it can be when you just. feel. helpless.
Last but not least, I do not expect perfection and know that lasting change does not happen overnight. And my goal is to help you recognize this also.
I'm here for you! and I'm so excited to watch you blossom into the best version of yourself
From my kindred heart to yours,
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Not sure where to start? Head on over to the services page, send me an email and we will schedule a time to chat!
While I am an expert in the nursing field, I am not a doctor. I cannot diagnose or prescribe. My skill set is broad but also specialized and I can help refer you to where you need to go if I feel that coaching is not quite right for you in the present moment.