Rebooting healthy activity with the coach-approach

Your client shares: “I had a terrific summer! I visited my favorite summer place every weekend and over vacation, enjoying everything to the fullest – including the food. We ate out with friends and family most nights – enjoying some good food with great company. Well, I wish I could say I exercised most days […]


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Stepping Stones

I have written before about the practice of journaling as a chronicle of growth, a canvas for problem solving, and an entry point into the sub-conscious. One creative approach, called “Stepping Stones,” was developed by Dr. Ira Progoff in his Intensive Journal workshop. “Stepping Stones,” writes Dr. Progoff, are “indicators that enable a person to […]


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Coaching with Cultural Awareness

“I started working at a gym in a culturally diverse neighborhood and I am really looking forward to the experience. However, I grew up in a small town without much diversity, and I want to be aware of how my perspectives and experiences could impact my client relationships.” The coaching perspective and skills are invaluable […]


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Coaching Wisdom: Richard Boyatzis

A few years ago I sat with Richard Boyatzis in his office at Case Western. Richard presented at our 2011 and 2012 conferences; our members can access the video of his terrific 2011 presentation. We discussed how coaches might approach the topic of neuroscience and coaching. Richard’s wisdom has endured: Neuroscience discoveries are flooding in […]


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The Most Important Step to Complete Huge Projects

A client recently described the challenges in moving a project forward because many stakeholders were concerned the objective would not be met by their stated deadline in the future. Understandable, since they are working on a statewide initiative that must meet nationally regulated standards—a huge, months-long project. It wasn’t the difficulty of the tasks or […]


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He Lifts You Up, Turns You Around

A few weeks ago, I was sitting on a plane ride home on a Saturday afternoon after delivering a keynote presentation at the MDVIP conference. Ignoring my beckoning email inbox to listen to music,  I came across a Van Morrison song I hadn’t listened to in a long while, called Whenever God Shines His Light. […]


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ACLM Expert Panel Discussion Treat the Cause: Evidence-based Practice

[Editor’s Note: The following Expert Panel discussion was recorded on October 19, 2014 as the opening session for the Annual Meeting of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. The following individuals participated: James M. Rippe, MD is Founder and Director, Rippe Lifestyle Institute and Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Florida. He […]


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Working with clients who are post-retirement

“Most of my clients have been in their 20s-30s. Working with clients who are post-retirement age is new for me. What tips do you have for working with this population?” In a fast-paced culture that places a high value on youthfulness, technology, and peak performance, the interests, needs, and perspectives of senior clients are easy […]


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The Value of Wellness Coaching at Hilton Head Health

by Jeffrey Ford Who We Are: Hilton Head Health was founded in 1976 as a 4-week weight-loss spa retreat center. Over the past 30 years, the center has evolved so guests are able to stay and participate in our Healthy Lifestyle™ program for up to 3 months. They can be submerged in the triad of […]


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Welness Coaching at CHS Health Services

CHS Health Services: Putting Wellness Coaches to Work by Debra Reid, Certified Wellcoach Who We Are: CHS Health Services, Inc. (CHS) is a health and wellness organization with employer-dedicated onsite health centers designed to provide meaningful, effective, and higher quality health care to employees and their dependents across the country. We build and staff health […]


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