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The Coaching Session, Step-by-Step

The Coaching Session, Step-by-Step

What should your coaching session look like?

Some people lead their sessions with a health history. Others wing it and ask what the customer wants to discuss. And some coaches have a list of questions to go through, hoping not to run short on questions and long on time. A good coaching session runs an excellent middle road if you’re organized but flexible enough to change course when needed.

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Journaling – One More Thing

Journaling – One More Thing

One More Thing - Make it FunUse what you can to make journaling more fun and more helpful.  There are lots of fun journals out there with questions that break it up a little.  There are journals that focus on what is important to you and there are journals that make...

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Journal for Fun, Clarity, and Successes

Journal for Fun, Clarity, and Successes

Journaling and IntrospectionEvery one of our courses include some type or style of journaling.  Journaling and introspection can help create clarity in many areas of your life. Putting our thoughts, actions, feelings, and lives on paper can create an effective way to...

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Inflammation – Health and Nutrition

Inflammation – Health and Nutrition

Inflammation and IllnessIt has become increasingly obvious that chronic inflammation is the main cause of many chronic illnesses including heart disease, some cancers and Alzheimer's disease. We recognize inflammation as redness, heat, swelling and pain. It is a...

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Stress Management – Relief and Resilience

Stress Management – Relief and Resilience

Stress Management - Relief and Resilience in Today's WorldIn the last few years, we've all lived through types and levels of stress that haven't been rated or studied.  I'd love to hear from you about your experience with stress, how you've responded, and what has...

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Selling Wellness

Selling Wellness

Selling Wellness  This blog has been growing inside of me all year.  At the beginning of the year we had a large number of wellness practitioners coming to us to get their businesses online.  Just like the virus waves, we are seeing another wave of practitioners now. ...

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Non-Dairy Calcium Sources

Non-Dairy Calcium Sources

NON DAIRYAll I need to do to ensure a night of sleeplessness and trouble breathing is to eat something with dairy.  It can be ice cream, pie, cheese, anything with dairy.  It's not something I can comfortably sneak into my meals.  I've gotten used to it.  I can...

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Social Media

Social Media

Originally published 2/07/20, Updated 2/04/22 WHERE TO START Social Media has changed so much over time.  I mastered Facebook reach and engagement for organic growth just in time for them to change their algorithms.  Twitter always seemed like too much work for me,...

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How to Start a Wellness Podcast

How to Start a Wellness Podcast

Should You Start a Podcast? Before you learn how to start a podcast, you will want to decide if you should start a podcast.  I've been talking to you for years about the importance of touchpoints.  A podcast is just that, one more way to reach out with your voice and...

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How We’re Tricked Into False Information

How We’re Tricked Into False Information

False InformationWe were taught about propaganda in school.  Grade school is a long time away from today for me, but, I can tell you, when I visualized propaganda in my mind, it was communist countries dropping tri-folds into their enemy territory to try to convince...

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Do I Need A Health Coach Certification?

Do I Need A Health Coach Certification?

I'm always helping my friends.  Can I coach without paying for an education?Education is important. If you are self-taught, then I, and many others feel like you should not be practicing.  What works for you tells you a lot; about yourself.  Education not only...

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Health Coaching Business – Smarter Revenue

Health Coaching Business – Smarter Revenue

Should I Charge Less?I've written a great (humbly stated) article on Health Coach Rates.  In addition to that article, it's important that you have a realistic idea of what your earnings can be; especially in a one-on-one hourly service model.  You can’t just spend 40...

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Pomegranites

Pomegranites

Food is MedicinePomegranates are being studied because of it’s cancer progression inhibiting properties. The purpose is to study possible medical benefits of the pomegranate against different cancer diseases.  The tests have shown that it can have a role in prevention...

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Easy Website Maintenance

Easy Website Maintenance

You Have a Website, Now What?  It is my belief, that in this day and age, a website should be easy to maintain.  Back in the olden days, we had to have IT people.  We'd schedule our additions and changes to the site ahead of time because everything required...

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We Want to Showcase Successful Wellness Practitioners

We Want to Showcase Successful Wellness Practitioners

Case Studies   Case Studies of Health Coaches is a 2013 publication that I was thrilled to put together and have been using it to encourage new online wellness practitioners for 9 years now.  It's a bit old and some of the health coaches I interviewed and...

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Beyond Time Management – Getting It Done

Beyond Time Management – Getting It Done

Set Lofty Goals and Practice Time Management   Talking to my Inner Circle last week, I pressed the importance of having projections and time management.  Especially income projections.  Many of you know to keep the expenses down, but you don't look at what you...

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Negative Thoughts

Negative Thoughts

Healthy Selves, Community, Country, and World   We've all made it through an incredible time this last year or so. Even though things are starting to open up a little, it's pretty easy to slip into negative thoughts. Here are a few ways to clean up the clutter in...

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The Truth About Advertising

The Truth About Advertising

You Have a Message to Share  Turning your passion into profits, as many of you have undoubtedly learned, is not as easy as hanging a sign on your window.  It's not as easy as stepping out of school and into a calendar full of customers.  You have a valuable...

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Skin Care From the Inside Out

Skin Care From the Inside Out

Skin Care for All    Many of us think of potions, makeup that covers, and creams when we think of skin care.  In reality, our skin is just like the rest of our body.  It responds well to lifestyle change.   Our Health Coach Community is here for you. I've...

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We Believe You Can Change the World

We Believe You Can Change the World

We Can Help  When we first started out, I knew that we would somehow give back to the community by expanding and broadening education on coaching, wellness, and business to better help you to run your business knowledgably, responsibly, and confidently. My first...

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Work At Home

Work At Home

Creating a Productive Work Environment for You and Your Team  I've spent more time than usual with customer service people lately because of our move.  There are always things that need to be fixed with cable, household repairs, new furniture, internet, the post...

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The Key to Success as a Coach

The Key to Success as a Coach

Results  Most of us know that the keys to a successful garden are good soil, seeds, nutrients, sunshine, and water. Most of us wouldn't expect a garden to grow if we weren't mindful of how it's sown. Often, we need to adjust the amounts and add a little love to...

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20 Questions for Coaches

20 Questions for Coaches

Mindfulness Changes Hours, Days, Weeks, Months, and Years  Starting your day mindfully can change your life.  We, as health coaches should be constantly aware of this.  Sometimes we spend more time taking care of our clients than ourselves.  Start your day off with...

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A New Year For Health Coaches – 2021!

A New Year For Health Coaches – 2021!

Lessons From 2020   2020 has been the longest year that went by very fast.  While there has been a lot of adjustment to everything that became our reality this year, many of you have come out on top.   In a year like this, and really any year, it's good to...

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How Long Does It Take To Make Money as a Health Coach?

How Long Does It Take To Make Money as a Health Coach?

The Facts  Many health coaches start out and think they should be making $60,000 plus in net profit in the first year.  You can start working at a job and make money right away, so many think the same happens in business.   With that in mind, it is important to...

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36 Ways to Use Your Health Coaching Certificate

36 Ways to Use Your Health Coaching Certificate

There are more options than working for someone else.  Are you a health coach who is trying to figure out the best way to help the world?  Many of us went through school and figured we'd get a job, only to find that we didn't fit existing qualifications and that there...

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Are You ALL In?

Are You ALL In?

Commit to Your Business  If there is something holding you back in your business, it's often you. You may look around and see that everyone else is reaching their dreams, or worse, look around and see people who aren't.  By comparing yourself to others, you see a...

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Where to Go For Help During Uncertain Times

Where to Go For Help During Uncertain Times

Healthy Selves, Community, Country, and World   There's a lot happening in the world now that may be weighing on you.  This has been an incredible year that has hit people in different ways and different directions.   Some people have actually seen good...

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Healthy at Home – Feelings

Healthy at Home – Feelings

Healthy Selves, Community, Country, and World  We are all feeling an incredible range of emotions this year.  Sometimes our emotions vary from one minute to the next.  For those of us who try to keep quiet and calm in our daily lives to reduce stress, it can feel...

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Healthy at Home – Make Space in Our Surroundings

Healthy at Home – Make Space in Our Surroundings

Mindful Environment There is quite a disparity in the home situation for all of us who have moved home to social distance.  People in retirement centers may be in one room.  Due to the close proximity, they've been secluded to one room, often all by themselves and...

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Healthy At Home – Make Space For Real Food

Healthy At Home – Make Space For Real Food

NourishmentGood things that have come from all this include; eating at home as a family, more gardening, and more thoughtful meal planning.  It seems like everyone is spending more time on their food prep. It can also be pretty easy to sit down in front of the...

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Healthy At Home, Leading the Way

Healthy At Home, Leading the Way

Healthy Selves, Community, Country, and World  If anything at all is learned from the first few months of 2020, we must learn that this is the time that we have individual responsibility toward our own health and happiness. A lot has been said about how to...

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The Bare Minimum to Operate Your Online Health Coaching

The Bare Minimum to Operate Your Online Health Coaching

The Health Coach Group, by Cathy SykoraYour content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module...

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How to Help During the Coronavirus and After

How to Help During the Coronavirus and After

How to Help During the Coronavirus and AfterThere is nothing like helping others to feel better yourself.  Once you help others, and others see you helping, they want to help too.  It's like a giant snowball of goodness rolling down the hill when it grows and everyone...

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Minding Your Wellness Business During Uncertain Times

Minding Your Wellness Business During Uncertain Times

Minding Your Wellness Business During Uncertain Times  OpportunitiesMany of you are shifting from "in person" to online, you may have more time to work on your business, or you may be in business and want to make sure you maximize your efforts. It can be pretty...

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How Health Coaches Can Help With the Coronavirus

How Health Coaches Can Help With the Coronavirus

STEP UP CORONAVIRUS - I know there is a lot of fear attached to this and I see posts every day on Facebook saying everyone is making too big of a deal out of it, it's only old people and sick people who die from it. Most of us have old people and sick people we'd like...

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Health Coaching Made Easy

Health Coaching Made Easy

Why Should I Offer Programs?Whether you're fresh out of Health Coaching School or you're working like crazy to keep up with 15 plus hourly customers or have a membership running pretty smoothly, your business can run better with programs.   Programs help your...

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Health Coach Group Worker-Bees

Health Coach Group Worker-Bees

Big Plans!We all have huge plans for this year.  You say ..."oh what will you be doing?"  Check out my list from last year.  I even impressed myself when I went back to review the year's accomplishments.  I didn't realize we did so much because I was to darned busy to...

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Get Out There Now Health Coach

Get Out There Now Health Coach

IT'S TIME TO CHANGE THE WORLDOr at least your little corner of it.  You are the expert.  Your customer has health and betterment at the top of their mind. You should be in front of them inspiring them.  On social media, through email, and through any touch point you...

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Christmas Shop for Health Coaches

Christmas Shop for Health Coaches

CHRISTMAS SHOP FOR YOU!I've done the gift ideas before, and we've ended up with a lot of nifty little ideas for you.  This year, I have some things we normally keep hidden away.  Christmas is the perfect time for surprises!T-Shirts T-Shirts are always welcome and...

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For the Kids (and Young Adults)

For the Kids (and Young Adults)

LIFE MATTERSWe've written a new program for adolescents and young adults.  It started out as "MILLENNIAL MATTERS" and the millennial's are growing up, learning the things that they should have learned before leaving the nest, and I saw a great need for young...

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Make Money with Online Courses

Make Money with Online Courses

Learning how to make money online is one of the most important things for health professionals to learn and the most complicated. It doesn’t have to be. We’ve been working for years to help make it easier and to create systems that are a little easier to put in place…

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List Building

List Building

We're rerunning this post because it is so important.  Last week I spent some time with some practitioners who are building online businesses and they wanted to know what a list was. Do you want an online business?  If the answer is yes, your first line of business...

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List Building 101

List Building 101

There isn’t much different between brick and mortar and online businesses when it comes to the foundation of marketing.  You must have people to sell to.  Your list consists of qualified buyers. You may buy a list for brick and mortar, but for an online business…

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Accepting Payment on Your Website (or banking nightmares)

Accepting Payment on Your Website (or banking nightmares)

One of the first things you have to decide as an online business person, is "how shall I process payments?".  There are a lot of options.  It depends a lot on who your e-commerce runs through.  You could just skip all that and use something like PayPal that processes...

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Mindset Shifts Equals Possibilities

Mindset Shifts Equals Possibilities

We all know from working with our clients that mindset can be everything.  It shifts our thoughts from closed to open and unlimited.  Without an open mindset, we don't see the opportunities that are in front of us.  If we don't see them, we can't take advantage. Shift...

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How to Get Clients

How to Get Clients

The age old problem. We all know, it's easy enough, systematic, but, it takes time and patience.  It's like exercise, if you stop it, the effects stop accumulating and building.  Consistency is the key.  There are a lot of different ways to get customers and if you...

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Adding Supplements to Your Programs and Online Courses

Adding Supplements to Your Programs and Online Courses

Adding Supplements to Your Programs and Online CoursesSupplements can be very helpful in supporting wellness programs.  That's why we asked dietitian, Stefani Wooldridge to create protocols for each or our programs.  Many of our programs, like the 12 Day Detox, PURE,...

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Better Coaching

Better Coaching

What is a Coach?The first thing we should do to determine what makes a great coach is to define the term coaching.  Our definition is "A coach works with clients to provide high quality, inspirational processes followed by support, encouragement, and accountability."...

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Low-Cost Advertising

Low-Cost Advertising

Low-Cost Advertising for Health Coaches Advertising is one of the most important things you can do for your business.  It can also be scary. There are a lot of limiting beliefs when it comes to putting yourself out into the world.  It's your responsibility to share...

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Strategy Session With a Dietitian

Strategy Session With a Dietitian

Strategy Session With a Dietitian Jamie, a Registered Dietitian, joins us to talk about her online health coaching business. Jamie uses Facebook live, email lists, and Instagram to connect with her clients and share what’s working for her and what isn’t.   We discuss:...

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Wellness Retreats – Should You Be Hosting Them?

Wellness Retreats – Should You Be Hosting Them?

Should You Be Hosting a Wellness Retreat? I love having 100% of my business online, but it is missing a little bit of the face-to-face, one-on-one that you get with an interpersonal brick and mortar business.  That's why, in 2013, I decided to have an event at Club...

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Sleep Through the Night

Sleep Through the Night

SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT Do you sleep through the night? Do you fall asleep right when you lay down? Do you stay sleeping all night long? Do you wake up when your partner runs to the bathroom, or do you wake up with sweats, pain, or anxiety? The last three years, my...

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Top Three Actions to Take On LinkedIn Now

Top Three Actions to Take On LinkedIn Now

Top Three Actions to Take On LinkedIn Now One of my favorite topics is social media.  The reason?  Not only is it beneficial and fun, it is also extremely cheap advertising (if not free) compared to the old newspaper, radio, television, yellow pages, and direct mail...

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How to Increase Your Sales With Touch-points

How to Increase Your Sales With Touch-points

How to Increase Your Sales With Touch-points One of the scariest things, according to most of you, is advertising and spending money to get your name out in front of the public.  Most of my focus has been on list building and social media.  They are both important and...

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