Breathing Through a Pandemic

On center stage of this pandemic are our beautiful, and sometimes fragile, human lungs. For thousands in hospital with COVID-19, the struggle to breathe by ravaged lungs is a struggle to live. Hospital workers on the front-line find it hard to breathe while wearing personal protection equipment. We were asked by wellness coach, Carol Scott, […]


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All You Do is Dial

by Geoff Moore Chief Medical Officer, Wellcoaches Digital As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads widely throughout America and the rest of the world, public health officials and government authorities are asking, then telling, then demanding that all of us keep our distance from each other. The is US Centers for Disease Control define social distancing as […]


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Coaching in a Pandemic

Barrett McBride, PhD, MCC As I was doing some pandemic research for this post, two curious book titles resurfaced on multiple search pages: The Art of Saying No and The Joy of Imperfection. As I thought through the possibilities, I landed on uncertainty as a connection. How has the criteria changed for our decision-making today […]


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Gratitude – An introspective inquiry

by Simon Matthews Wellcoaches Australia In the middle of 2019, I experienced a medical event which could have changed my life considerably. Ultimately it didn’t. I suffered a torn and detached retina in my left eye. By the time I was having surgery, my vision was severely affected. The skill and experience of my surgeon […]


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Coaching for Intentional Change

A new article titled Leadership Coach Effectiveness as Fostering Self-Determined, Sustained Change, features Intentional Change Theory developed for leadership coaching by Richard Boyatzis. This theory is quite similar to the Wellcoaches vision tool, developed independently for the Wellcoaches curriculum in 2002 for health and wellness coaches. The Wellcoaches blog on this article is adapted from […]


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The Coach Prescription for Weight Loss

Starting January 2020 in the US, physicians will be able to deliver health and well-being coaching services to their patients, putting to use what are called Category III CPT codes awarded by the American Medical Association (AMA). The CPT coding system is the basis for healthcare reimbursement in the US. The AMA defines coaches as […]


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How a strong life purpose improves health

How a strong life purpose improves health Today we want to explore a 2019 scientific paper on the connection between life purpose and health, titled: Purpose in Life and Conflict-Related Neural Responses During Health Decision-Making. First, the authors summarize the literature indicating that a strong sense of purpose in life, or a set of goals […]


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How Coaching Works: Appreciative Inquiry

Watch How Coaching Works: A Short Movie Ten years ago, we released a movie titled “How Coaching Works” as a way to explain coaching, using an animated cartoon. Now viewed over 1.5 million times, this blog series aims to share the psychological underpinnings of the cartoon. Tell me about your day yesterday.  Really – take a […]


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Here’s an important question for you…

Does coaching improve health? This is an important question for 160+ million people in the US, and multiples of that number globally, who have a health risk or chronic condition that can be improved by health-giving habits of mind and body. It’s also an important question for doctors and healthcare providers, leaders, employers, healthcare systems, […]


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The Transformational Power of Story

I recently presented at the annual conference of The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine – held in Auckland (Tāmaki-makau-rau) New Zealand (Aotearoa). It was a brilliant time not just of learning but of connection and friendship with our brother and sister health and wellness professionals. On the morning of the final day of the conference, […]


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