Time To Take A Closer Look At Health Coaching As Your Next Career

Companies like Google, Motorola and UnitedHealthCare are employing web-based health coaches everyday to address the problems of  healthcare directly. Because of the demand, there is a shortage of good qualified health coaches.


Could this be the next billion dollar business?


Health coaching is changing healthcare because it helps people not to get sick in the first place.


Web-based coaching allows almost anyone to quickly build a professional coaching practice/income and deliver excellent coaching.  We provide a teleconference call/webinar that will show you exactly how.  You can be a successful health coach without any selling, prospecting, or using any persuasive techniques.


Ready to take a closer look now?   Contact me at 845 389 0826.

I need a health coach!

I have always been very interested in health issues.  I feel that I lead a healthy lifestyle.  Sure, I could stand to lose a few pounds, but on my 5’8″ frame, I am hardly considered overweight.

 

So, when I had my routine annual physical and fasting blood work a month ago, I had few worries.

 

Then, the nurse from the doctor’s office called.  It was a simple enough message; they are happy with my “good cholesterol”, but my “bad cholesterol is a little elevated”.   Ok, I thought to myself…it’s time to take off the extra weight.   But I let the nurse continue with their recommendation.   And this is what she said:  “You know the drill, diet and exercise.  Come back in 3 months for a re-test”.  

 

That’s IT!!    The extent of their advise to me is that I know the drill.   How dare they?   There was NO additional educational information provided to me.   Do you think they could have thrown a few brochures in the mail to me??  How about referring me to a few websites where I could get appropriate information?   No, nothing at all like that.   Simply “you know the drill”.   

Wouldn’t a better outcome have been “Ann, you probably know all the changes that you need to make, but we recommend the services of a trained health coach to help you set and reach goals to target this specific health condition and get it under control”.

The bottom line is that this is a fundamental problem with our health care system.  We don’t focus on prevention and on intervening before a condition worsens.  No, we wait until the patient needs medication and/or more serious treatment.

Health Coaching Is Catching On

I just reviewed a recent article which had the following title:

Health coaches catch on

Here are a few excerpts:

“There are many more job opportunities available for health coaches these days as corporations, insurance companies, medical centers and individuals are beginning to hire them,”


“On average, health coaches earn between $100 and $150 per hour, and those who are savvy marketers can earn up to six-figure salaries. But it’s more than money that draws most people into the field. They are dissatisfied in some way with their own lives. Becoming healthy, shedding weight and having more energy are their personal goals, which eventually become the selling point of their services.”


The person interviewed in the article was quoted:  “One tip he often gives clients is to start each morning with breathing exercises. His website promises such results as improving confidence and self-esteem, as well as developing healthy, lasting relationships. He charges between $395 and $495 per month for sessions, or $175 to $250 an hour. Corporate workshops garner $500 per hour.”


Article reference:  http:// http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20100620/FREE/306209979

A Testimonial

Below is a testimonial for one of our Health Coaches:

 

“I want to let you know how much I have appreciated being part of the Health Coach Training Program! The content was beyond my expectations – including Attraction Marketing as well as very comprehensive information about Coaching. Although I have gained much knowledge, I believe that it is my personal experience that has been impacted most profoundly. I have learned to listen more attentively, have more compassion and empathy, as well as to communicate more effectively as a result of the coaching training. I believe that I am a more well rounded individual as a result of this experience! This program is well worth the cost and the time commitment!! My thanks to you for making this experience possible!”

Can You Do This?

Have you been thinking that a career as a professional health coach my be in your future?


Below is a recent job description for a professional health coach:


You will work with identified members to assess their desire to make positive behavioral changes to improve their health and wellness. You will assist in planning and implementing interventions, assist in coordinating services and monitoring and evaluating their overall plan against the member’s personal health goals. This role will provide telephonic, email and chat health coaching to identified members.

What Sets our Training Above the Rest

One of my recent posts described our relationship with BioSignia,  the creator of the Know Your Number HealthScore featured on NBC’s hit TV show, The Biggest Loser.

This relationship sets our training far above other health coach training programs.

As a health coach who can work with a client who “knows his number”,  you can work on a plan and have measurable results.

Of course, as a trained health coach, you know that you do not want to change too much all at once.

Rather, you will work with your client to:

  1. Take a number of small steps, and have accountability along the way.

  2. Identify his/her bad habits.   Then work with your client and get him to the point where he understands why he  needs to change them.   He can then take ownership of these habits, and optionally,  ask for support from family, friends, co-workers and doctors.

  3. Help your client find something that helps to motivate him when the going gets tough.

  4. As a health coach, you will have an ongoing relationship with your clients and can review the changes.   And celebrate in the successes!

Health Coaching at a New Level

Do you consider yourself a health coach?


A google search for Health Coach has about 41 million hits!


Health coaching is a growing field and is highly diverse in coaching styles and specialties.


Included in some of these search results are for people in network marketing companies that market health related products.   Since there is no regulated health coach certification, virtually anyone can claim to be a health coach.


Do you want to separate yourself from the pack?

Do you want to take your health coaching services to the next level?

If so, then check out some more posts on this blog and contact me at http://www.healthcoachtraining.net/contact.html

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