If you didn’t know, I’m a health coach.
I don’t practise right now-I mainly write about healthy living and do recipe development.
Lately I’ve gotten quite a few emails inquiring about tips for becoming a health coach, so I decided that I would let you know about three things that I found out quickly about being a health coach.
3 Things You May Not Know About as a Health Coach
1. You don’t have to be a registered dietitian (RD).
I seriously thought at first that when you trained to become a health coach, you were really a dietitian. I learned fast that you don’t have to know everything nutrition wise as a health coach to help others. So, if you have a passion for helping people with non-serious health issues get healthier, however, committing to 4-5 years and student loans isn’t for you, you can just invest a year instead. There are certifications and schools available to help develop skills necessary for being a health coach, such as the school I went to: Integrative Nutrition.
2. You have to meet people where they are.
When I first became a health coach, I became the healthy police. I tried shoving greens and avocados down everyone’s throat. After all, it seemed so apparent to me on how to be healthy and why didn’t everyone just agree and listen to me? When you have a passion for healthy food (and you will!), it may be difficult to imagine telling a client that it’s okay to have a McDonald’s burger. But, people sometimes need to be eased into changing habits. I told someone who refused to give them up that it was okay, but to add a salad with homemade dressing with that burger. Eventually, they changed to salmon.
3. You won’t change every life.
This one is such a hard one because you just want to help EVERYONE become more healthy. If they JUST knew what you knew, they would stop drinking soda and cut down on meat. BUT, you have to face the fact that you won’t be able to change everyone. It still hurts the most when it’s family. All you can do is provided the most pertinent information you can for their situations, then it will be up to them to do with it what they wished.
Now…when you do get a breakthrough and help someone change their life, there is NO feeling like it in the world!
Ready to enroll at IIN? I am happy to support you by offering these exclusive bonuses:
1. $1000 savings on tuition
2. Invitations to private behind-the-scenes calls
3. Full, lifetime access to the Health Coach Support Community- Once you signup, I will approve you!
To register, call the Admissions team at (877) 780-5455. For international callers it’s +1 (212) 730-5433.
Remember, you must mention my name and be listed as a referral of Teresa Moody (NOT Tess) to receive these bonuses.
I’m so excited to share this journey with you!