So what’s this thing called health coaching? - Helping Bodies Heal

So what’s this thing called health coaching?

For the past year I’ve been writing and telling you that I’m a Health Coach. I’ve tried to explain what that means by giving examples of what I do in an effort to explain the concept of coaching. In hindsight I believe it came across as if I simply give advice and share information.


No wonder it’s been hard and at times it has felt overwhelming and focused on sales, not service.

Recently I’ve come to realize that coaching is something that is best EXPERIENCED, not explained.

I used to cringe when people asked me “what do you do?” And no matter how may times I wrote and practiced my “elevator speech” something just never connected for me. It felt sales-y and inauthentic.

So enough with all of that! NO MORE!

The next time I receive the question “what do you do?” or “what’s a health coach?” my answer will be short and sweet:


The step after that bold statement is to determine if the person asking is someone I WANT to work with; if so, I will invite them to have a 1-2hr coaching session with me – for FREE!

Let’s be clear: My professional goal is to empower people to heal their bodies and then get on with the rest of their lives and tackle the most audacious goals they can imagine. For that to be true, I want to work with committed, interesting and EXTRAORDINARY people who are looking to make a huge IMPACT in their lives and the lives of others.

This is indeed a 180-degree shift from the way I’ve been operating as a Health Coach thus far. I haven’t been doing it wrong up until now; I’ve been learning and growing. And maybe this new idea won’t exactly pan-out the way I envision either, that’s OK. As my mentors Stacey Morgenstern and Carey Peters say:


I leave you with this: who would you be and what would you accomplish in your life if you felt healthy, happy and energized? Hit reply to this message and share it with me, what do you have to lose and what might you gain instead??

Share Your Thoughts

  1. Venus Knight-Moore

    I would be fearless person, who went for her dreams, and stopped doing things that made me unhappy. I want to be a successful writer, also a college professor. I’m afraid to take a leap. I know if I work hard at being healthy and focus on my goals, i would be great, but I also know that would change the people around me. And that scares me as well.

    January 19, 2016 • 7:56 am •
  2. helpingbodiesheal

    What’s the cost to you if you don’t go for your dreams? What lets you know the people around you would change if you stayed healthy and went for your goals? What if instead of “changing” them in a bad way it pushed them to also want to go for their goals? Just some questions to consider…we can talk more later. Just know that everything you’re feeling is NORMAL — change can be scary at first especially when it involves going for something that’s way outside of your comfort zone. *Hugs*

    January 19, 2016 • 10:24 pm •