What the Heck Is a Health Coach Anyway?

If you run in the on-line or social media circles you've likely heard the term health coach.  However, I still find people looking confused when I tell them that's what I do.  Think of us a new kind of health professional, who's job is to help people make those easy-to-say, hard-to-do lifestyle shifts that promote good health—getting enough exercise, eating a balanced diet, and managing stress. Although health coaching has been around for decades, it has only become increasingly popular with the rise in obesity and chronic diseases.

The truth is, most of us know that eating processed foods, not exercising, drinking too much, and not getting enough sleep is not healthy, yet we still do it. 

To make matters worse, doctors, nutritionists and dietitians often don’t have the time or resources to coach us on what to eat, when to eat, or even get close to getting to the bottom of what our real triggers around food and lifestyle are.  That's where I come in.

As a health coach my job is to identify, with YOU, what is at the root of your problem.  We go deep to uncover what areas in your life need support and work on ways to implement small, gradual changes overtime.  Whether your goal is to lose weight, have more energy, or just feel less foggy, we take the time to listen, help you discover where and why you are struggling, and help you navigate the world of confusing nutritional advice to figure out exactly what works best for your unique body.  If you've ever wondered why Keto worked so well for your best friend, but made you want to curl up and die, it's because we are all different.  What works for one, does not mean it will work for you, or even if it is healthy for your body.  

Although health coaches become your #1 cheerleader, we WILL hold you accountable to your goals while guiding and mentoring you through the seasons of your life to ensure you achieve what you set out to do.

Health coaches, like me, are often drawn to this profession after a personal struggle.  For me, it was years of competitive fitness competitions, followed by restrictive eating, overexercising, and an insanely stressful day job.  I found myself exhausted, inflamed and dealing with digestive distress on a daily basis.  To add, my cortisol levels were flat lined, and my hormones were completely out of whack.  As I began my healing journey, centered around food, lifestyle, and mindset shifts, I realized that I could take my passion for food, fitness, and healing, to support, and hold space for others just like me.  While walking through my own healing journey I realized that I wasn't a failure or lacked will power or stamina.  I realized that I was trying to fit into a mold that did not fit my body, nor my lifestyle.  I was trying to be superwoman and as a result my health suffered.   If this is you, know that you are not alone.

If you are confused, frustrated, or sick and tired of feeling terrible, but just don't know where to start, let's chat.  I am offering free 30 minute consultations where we can discuss where you're at now and where you want to go.  Click here to sign up.