Coaching is a partnership between the coach and the client. A health coach collaborates with the client in a way that supports the client's desired health goals. The coaching process builds awareness and empowers the client to come up with a plan that suits their needs and best facilitates change. The goal of coaching is to encourage personal responsibility, deep thinking, self-discovery and self-efficacy. "Health" encompasses all areas of wellness-- physical activity, nutrition, weight, stress, and life satisfaction.
Why would someone need coaching?
A coach can often help the client get to the core issues, remove the barriers, build upon strengths, and discover inner resources that they may have. It's like having someone "outside the picture frame" of their life. Through the outside view, a coach can take a non-judgmental assessment, and empower the client to come up with their own behavior modification plan. How often have you been meaning to make changes? There's always a reason for why the changes haven't taken place. Coaching can help you find the solution, help you to stay on track, help to keep you accountable, and see you through to the finish line.
What is Nutrition Consulting?
In addition to guidance, a consultant will offer advice. There is more of an education aspect to consulting, where the consultant will set the agenda and often supply the solutions. Someone with a certification in Nutrition Counseling, will have knowledge of how diet and lifestyle around food can help supports one's health, and thus determine which foods/nutrients will be best for this type of support.
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine aims to get to the root of what is not functioning properly and what is preventing a person from feeling his or her best. It comes with the understanding that the body works as a whole, in that one physiological system in the body affects and it affected by other physiological areas of the body. Within the scope of Functional Counseling the client and the counselor are engage in a therapeutic relationship and their focus is to have root cause resolution.