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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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We’ve come a long way baby…

Positive psychology and coaching psychology are growing up together. Let’s flash back 20 years to the birth of Wellcoaches and the launch of the health and wellness coaching industry. That was also the time when a new science of happiness, virtue, and optimal functioning —named positive psychology — was called for by Martin Seligman and […]


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The Road Paved with Good Intentions

This month at the Institute of Coaching we featured a literature meta-analysis and a scientific webinar by Siegfried Greif on the theory and application of “implementation intentions.” Before we discuss the theory and the meta-analysis, let’s consider the nature of “intention.” The wisdom of the inadequacy of intentions goes back a long way – the proverb – the road […]


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Lifestyle and Life Expectancy

Lifestyle and Life Expectancy: Five Factors to Minimize Health Risks An international team of scientists just released an original research article, “Impact of Healthy Lifestyle Factors on Life Expectancies in the US Population” published April 30, 2018 in Circulation1. The abstract for this important paper is available at: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2018/04/25/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.032047 This international team from the US, […]


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Coaching Key to Journey-to-Wellness

In August 2017, the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine published our article entitled “Integrating Health Coaching with a Medical Fitness Program to Treat Chronic Health Conditions.”   Brad Roy, Ph.D. is the lead author of this work and it is co-authored by other members of his Kalispell staff (Pam Roberts, M.D., Cathy Lisowski, M.S.), Miranda P. […]


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Compendium of Health & Wellness Coaching

On May 19 ,2017 the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine published our article entitled “Compendium of health and wellness coaching literature.”   The paper is available to all as an open-access publication and can be found at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1559827617708562 The Compendium is a thorough collection of peer-reviewed literature on the topic of health and wellness coaching (HWC).  […]


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A “Digital Therapy” Using Wellcoaches Model

FareWell Pilot Results In a February 16, 2017 release, Dr. Mark Berman (Head of Health at FareWell Company) shared the results of pilot testing a new digital platform providing a means for weight loss, using Wellcoaches trained coaches.  FareWell is a physician-led program to help people improve health by making lasting changes to diet and […]


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A Coach’s Mind: Inside Out

We learned from the Oscar-winning Pixar movie, Inside Out , that multiplicity of mind is natural and normal. In my 2013 paper: Coaching the Multiplicity of Mind, a Strengths-Based Approach, I proposed a new model of the human psyche that is an adult version of Inside Out , positing that the human psyche has nine internal […]


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Review of Important Publication – h2U

by G.A. Sforzo, Ph.D., Wellcoaches Research Advisor Outcomes Across the Value Chain is a peer-reviewed article published in July 2016 examining a corporate wellness intervention for over 150,000 employees.  Health coaching was offered only to those employees at greater risk meaning about 49,500 were eligible.  After learning about health coaching about half decided to give […]


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What You Don’t Know…

From a recent article in Neuroscience News: “The most stressful scenario is when you really don’t know. It’s the uncertainty that makes us anxious. The same is likely to apply in many familiar situations, whether it’s waiting for medical results or information on train delays.” The article focuses on a study where subjects who were […]


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