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Health Coach Conversations

A Podcast 

On Monday, May 23, 2018, I am stepping out of my comfort zone and producing a new podcast series called “Health Coach Conversation”.  We all do hard things.

I believe it’s good to expand our reach and voice when we have something important to say and that Health Coaches need to hear my message – not long rambling talks, but short, sweet mini-courses.

That’s what this podcast will be all about.  I’ll be sharing with you what I myself have to teach, and we’ll have wellness, coaching, and business experts in for short interviews to learn what’s new and better!

We can do hard things, all of us.

In 2014, at our Club Med Event, I got on the flying trapeze and flew.  That helped me to do anything in my business because there’s absolutely nothing as terrifying as climbing up that ladder and crawling across on that tiny little swing and letting go.  I can still feel the shaking and the sweat as Lisa Fraley and a group of health coaches yelled at me that “I had this.” Scarier than climbing higher, would have been to chicken-out and turn back.  So up I went and, though it wasn’t pretty – I did it.

Compared to that, this is just a little scary.  By the end of this fisst podcast, I’ll have done it and all will be well.

 You health professionals have a lot to share and this podcast is meant to empower you to get out of your comfort zone and take the steps necessary to uplevel your business and get more customers.

Cathy Sykora

Cathy Sykora

Founder, The Health Coach Group

Cathy helps health coaches build and maintain successful businesses that improve the lives of others.

What will it look like?


We’ll have podcasts twice a week!

One podcast on Monday with new information and interviews and another on Thursday.

It will be “Throwback Thursday” where we’re taking some of my old interviews and tutorials that are most popular, cropping and sharing.  You won’t want to miss them.

If you subscribe, you’ll access it easily on iTunes.  If you want to access it on our site, you can.  There will be a gallery on our website where you can access any of our podcasts and even search by topic if you’re looking for particular information.


What can you do?

Subscribe.  Then, give Health Coach Conversations a 5-Star Review and Rating on I-Tunes.

THEN…tell everyone you know!  Share on social media, it will help us to grow and enrich the results and what we can offer to you.

THANK YOU in advance!

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Who should listen?


Any health professional.  Health Coaches, doctors, nurses, nutritionist, dietitians, personal trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists.  Anyone who is in the physical, mental, or spiritual health and wellness industry can benefit from what I’ll be sharing on the podcast.

My purpose for this podcast is to give you the clarity, confidence, knowledge, and motivation to grow, fine tune, and strengthen your business and get more customers.


  • Do you want more clients and money?
  • Do you lack the time to do what you want in your business and life?
  • Do you sometimes suffer from lack of motivation and/or follow through?
  • Do you feel like you’re “bad” at business or being the “boss” of others?
  • Are you technology challenged?
  • Are you uncomfortable with sales?
  • Do you envision a coaching business where you make a difference in the lives of others?

We’ll be covering things like:

  1. Coaching Techniques
  2. Law (as it applies to us)
  3. Business Planning
  4. Online Marketing
  5. Business Growth
  6. Social Media
  7. Health and Wellness
  8. Mindset
  9. Business Practices
  10. Team Building
  11. Courses for Your Clients
  12. Memberships

and much more.

We’ll be having conversations with:

some of the most respected people in wellness, business, and coaching, as well as some health professionals who will talk to us about how they nailed it.


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Why should you listen to me?

  • I know what I’m doing.  I’ve done it myself and for 1,000’s of health professionals.
  • We have a community of over 100,000 health coaches.  We went from 0 – to that.  I’ve documented everything we’ve done and we teach it.
  • We create researched, accurate, well-sourced programs for health professionals to work with their clients without being physically there.  The nice thing is that the programs are so professional, that they perform a second job of expressing your professionalism and expertise.
  • We’ve designed websites for health coaches and made them so affordable and easy that you won’t cry over them.
  • We’ve created workshops for coaches to learn better ways of doing business.
  • I put together teams like no other.  Engaged, caring, smart, and effective.
  • We’ve partnered with exceptional companies to provide you what we don’t and you need.

Plus, I’m a health coach.  I know what you’re going through.

I want to make a difference in the lives of others and helping all of you does that.


My Story

I am here by accident, necessity, and divine providence. In 2009 I was pretty sick and went through every uncomfortable gi test that there was.  In 2010, after the doctors said they could find nothing, I decided to take matters into my own hands and changed the way I ate.  I quit sugar, processed foods, gluten, dairy, and meat.  Meat, for no reason besides that I didn’t love it and it seemed to help me fit into a dietary theory.

I got better in 24 hours.

So, I spent 2010 learning about nutrition, which led me to sign up for David Wolfe’s Raw Nutrition course and IIN.

It was never my intention to become a health coach.  I just wanted to know more.

In 2011 I’m sitting on this uncomfortable folding chair, in this packed auditorium with thousands of people smooshed in.  I’m at my first ever health coach conference and I can not believe what I’m hearing.   I’m horrified.  

I saw this advertisement for this conference and there were two words that stuck out to me.  Mark Hyman!  I wanted to see Mark Hyman.  I mean, I also wanted to see some of the other speakers, Dr. Fuhrman, Deepak Chopra…. and so, I found a friend to go with and booked my tickets.

And there we sat, squished on these chairs and watching the speakers.  Deepak, he was good, a great entertainer.  But I love Dr. Hyman, he talked about raising your metabolism and Dr. Fuhrman came out and talked about lowering your metabolism.

And then the graduates came out and it was so interesting, the diversity of what they were doing.  Some of them were selling chocolates.  Some of them were teaching.  But something that struck me, nobody here was actually making money as a health coach.  No one.  All of the conversations that I had with the people around me, with the people in the line for lunch, everybody was complaining about the fact that there were no health coach jobs and nobody was making money doing it.

And I thought this is crazy. I can help these people.

For the last 30 years, I had been running an interior design business. And while I now was a designer, for the first chunk of the business, I wasn’t. I just got work for those designers. Why couldn’t I do what I did for interior designers but for the health coaches?  I had 25 designers on my books and all of them were making money.  All of them enjoying it.

Interior design, you have to physically be there. Health coaching, you don’t. Rather than helping these 25 people, I could help thousands of health coaches online. And so, I turned to my friend.

I could help thousands of coaches online. And I started to feel electricity running up and down my arms and my legs. I was so excited. And I turned to my friend and said, ‘I’ve got that idea.”

And here I am!

I ran an ad on Facebook. Needed: Health coaches to work with customers. I was looking for like seven. I got 618.

And so then I started running ads in local papers. Are you having health problems?

Would you like a health coach?

I got flooded with responses. I had doctors who wanted to get health coaches on their rosters. I had middle-aged people who were crying on the phone saying, ‘None of the doctors have been able to help me. This is exactly what I need.’ I even had corporations. We had a pizza company come to us because they wanted us to work with their unhealthy workers. So I got coaches to start with their execs and then work with the rest of them.

I had such – so many people. I had to hire sales associates to help me. Word got out. And by September, we had 1,500 health coaches on our books.  One thing our coaches were telling me, was that they didn’t feel comfortable and qualified.

 So I came up with the program that they could use with their first clients that walks them through step-by-step, what to say and what to do. And people started responding to me saying, ‘I was scared to death when I graduated. But I used the program with my first client. I followed the directions. My customers knew what to do and I knew what to do. And now, we both feel wonderful.’ And then I started realizing …” 

My background is that I’m a designer so I wanted it to be pretty because it’s nice to have pretty things.

 And then as we’re becoming more and more successful, I thought, ‘Hang on. I want to change lives but I don’t know if I want to be an agent.’ But actually, we don’t need to be agents. I could just teach people how to find clients themselves. So we developed a 12-week program that teaches you the business of being a health coach. And it’s clear and it’s linear and it makes sense.

And of course, it looks very pretty. 

 And I gave this to my inner circle and immediately the responses started coming in. People said to me, ‘This is what we needed all along. I can’t believe we didn’t have it before.’

In the first week, two different people said to me, ‘I’ve learned more in the first week of this program than I have in four years of my MBA.’”

We’ve come up with the business plan so they know exactly what to focus on so that every decision is easy.

You know exactly how to get clients beyond just sending an email to your family and friends, which, let’s face it, most of them just want you to work for them for free.

You learn how to get new clients using sales techniques that don’t feel sleazy or slimy that use your natural skills and that feel good and that makes you money.

 Now, we have 14 programs that our health coaches can use with clients, and more on the way.   

We have online courses that our health coaches can sell to clients so they can help more people PLUS they have hours to help people one-on-one.

We have courses to learn how to do business and the marketing side of things. Right now on my mailing list, I have 50,000 people. I have over a hundred thousand followers on Facebook. And so, I teach you the ways that I build those numbers.

And we have a business package which is basically an entire business in a box. It gets to your website, your programs, courses, and support on how to run them.

I even have something called Health Coach University which is a scholarship-only program that I give for free to people who want to be health coaches but can’t afford to. I just got an email back from a pharmacist in a developing country who graduated from that program and who told me, ‘This is going to change the health climate of our entire region. – I get goosebumps.

And the reason I do that is that the work that you are doing is changing people’s lives. And I want to change as many lives as possible.

Our 12-Day Detox program, we’ve sold about four to five thousand of those. Imagine if every single one of those customers sold a thousand 12-Day Detoxes. Imagine how many lives we’ve changed.

And this is the work that you’re doing and this is why I want to help you and this is why you’re here.

 But if nobody knows you exist, you’re not changing anyone’s life,” which is a bit harsh, but it’s the truth.

I love what I do.  This business has been like a dream come true for me.  I’m location independent, and I help A LOT OF PEOPLE… a lot.

I get up every day and look forward to my day.  I can do anything I want.


You should build a business that fulfills YOUR dreams

We all have our own reasons to be doing what we do.  For health professionals, good hearts and intentions are a constant.  There are a million different business models for health coaches, from working with doctors to one-on-one with clients/patients to having online programs, to speaking or writing books.  During this podcast, I want to be the one who helps you to reach your dreams.  See your vision come alive.

We’ll do it with knowledgeable professionals and important lessons.  Be sure to subscribe!

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1 Comment

  1. Kendra Perry

    I like your concept about podcast on small business owner and entrepreneur and also choose a best list of best business podcast. Thank you so much for sharing your pretty cool information regarding business podcasts and it really helps to Entrepreneurs.


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