How to Choose the Right Health Coach for You
Many years ago when I was looking for a practitioner to help me with my own health and imbalances I was at a loss for where to start.
There were so many different practitioners and coaches and I just couldn’t figure out who would be able to help me with my specific health issues. Because of that, I ended up seeing many practitioners before realizing what I should’ve been looking for in the first place.
So to save you the expense of spending thousands of dollars and the frustration of not knowing who to connect with first, I wanted to share my viewpoints on finding the right health coach for you.
THE 5 FACTORS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT COACH
The reason I put knowledge first is because even if a health coach is well-meaning and wants to help you it doesn’t necessarily mean that they have the specific knowledge in order to know what to do to get to the root cause of your health issues. They may be more concerned with working on your symptoms and although that may be helpful in the short-term, it will not get you the long-term results you were looking for. This is why working with a health coach that has access to at-home health testing can make all the difference.
My second criteria is that even if someone has the book knowledge of knowing what to do, they may not have the experience of working with hundreds or thousands of clients before you, to know how to customize a program just for you. The reason why this is important is that even with the best health protocols, you will most likely need a little bit of adjustment to your plan to make it work for you. In the end, this will shorten the time it takes to get well or achieve your goals.
Looking for a health coach to hold you accountable may seem strange at first, but when you realize that the reason why the majority people don’t get results is because they don’t stick with their plan long enough in order for their body to begin to actually take hold and change. This is why it’s important that you don’t simply do one consultation with a practitioner where they never check in with you again to see how you are doing. In my experience, it is the follow up appointments that enable you to make the small, but crucial adjustments to your plan to maximize the effectiveness.
I met with so many practitioners in the past that were knowledgeable and they did have experience, but they were very cold and distant while working with me. Although you can still get results with this type of practitioner, I feel it’s important to work with someone that can empathize with what you are going through and be kind in their approach to helping you heal since it’s typically a multi-month process for many people going through more difficult health imbalances. This more compassionate approach will also help you feel like you’re not all alone in the process of healing.
Perseverance is simply not giving up. To me, this is the most critical factor when all of the four factors above have been taken into consideration. The reason I say this is because for the small group of people with difficult health issues, they need to understand that there is always an answer and they can get well too. However, they are going to have to dig deep and not give up during the process. They also need a health coach that is going to stick by them and realize that the both of them are in this healing process together. This type of a health coach is more rare to find, but it is typically someone that has gone through their own health issues and is committed to ensuring you achieve your goals.
There may be a few other factors that you look for beyond the five that I just mentioned such as personality, similar background, or specialty, but in my opinion any health coach that embodies the five factors above is going to be someone that will enable you to achieve your wellness, weight, or anti-aging goals.
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