According to the The National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC)
Health & wellness coaches support clients in activating internal strengths and external resources to make sustainable and healthy lifestyle behavior changes. Health coaches use a client-centered approach wherein clients decide their goals, engage in self-discovery or active learning processes, and self-monitor behaviors to increase accountability, all within the context of an interpersonal relationship with a health coach.
Whatever goal the client sets, the health coach ensures that they are supported until the desired outcome is achieved. Our board-certified coaches display an unconditional positive regard for their clients and have trained to the highest standards in the profession which means that they have the skills and knowledge to walk alongside you on your path to your healthiest self.
A few months ago I embarked on yet another new journey... Because I didn't have enough going on in my life already! In October of 2022 I joined The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) to study Health Coaching. I haven't graduated yet, as it's a year-long program, but as part of the course requirements I'm beginning to see clients. This is where you come in! I'm looking for adult volunteers who are willing to help me complete coaching sessions. The involvement would require you complete a detailed health history, though you're free to include or exclude as much detail as meets your comfort level. Once complete we would meet, perhaps over coffee, my treat as a small token of my appreciation for your help, to discuss your health history and plan 'mock' goals for future health coaching sessions. I say 'mock' as there is no obligation on the volunteers part to continue with any further training sessions. Of course, you're welcome to, and I'd love to have you as my client, but there is absolutely no obligation. This is simply a learning experience for me to meet with clients and practice initiating the health coaching journey.There is no cost to volunteers other than a few hours of your time.
If you or someone you know is interested or would like more information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org