Evidence-based medicine concludes that lifestyle profoundly affects the course of an illness.Treatment professionals know this, but are often discouraged by the lack of success their patients show in lifestyle improvement. They write “lifestyle prescriptions,” but upon just being told what to do, patients rarely seem to follow them. My expertise is in helping clients incorporate healthy habits into their lifestyle in ways that empower them to prioritize their wellbeing.
Most clients who struggle with the lifestyle prescription (and/or medical adherence) recommended by their healthcare team, benefit from the structure that wellness coaching provides as well as the power of the coaching alliance. Clients are attempting to adopt new behaviours and break old unhealthy ones, often reorganizing their lives radically to do so. They benefit from co-creating, with their coach, a well-designed plan that addresses their overall, total wellness, and makes medical adherence a part of it. It becomes one of the areas of focus in a fully-integrated Wellness Plan.
Many health professionals simply don't have the time to coach for follow-through or overcoming barriers to change, despite knowing that a holistic approach to healthy behaviours and mindset (beyond the healthcare professional's specialty) will engender better results for their clients overall.
Some of the Health Professionals who would be ideal to collaborate with a health and wellness coach include:
- Personal Trainers
If you find that your patients/clients are having a difficult time following through with your prescription, I am the expert to help them. Some of the benefits include:
- I provide clients with accountability, support, motivation, planning, and help them resolve blocks around moving forward.
- Your clients will have more success with your program/prescription, in addition to improving other areas of their life, resulting in increased overall sense of wellbeing attributable to you.
- Coaching can be an additional service to add to your menu, attracting more clients.
- Referrals provide an additional income stream for your company.
My goal is to assist clients to become self-sufficient in their wellness and live a healthy life in a sustainable way. I bring the value of a professional ally who knows about succeeding at lifestyle improvement and behavioural change.