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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Connecting Fitness with Healthcare

by Melissa Wogahn MA, CSCS, CHWC “As a physician, I need something more than just telling my patients to get active-I need to refer them to someone to help them.” Bob Sallis, MD These words spoke to me as I sat in the large meeting room packed to near capacity at the ACSM Health and […]


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Health Coaching for Prediabetes in Primary Care

by Ryan Sherman In the United States, primary care has historically treated patients using a “sick care” model, a system which waits for patients to become ill before they are treated.   However, the advent of the Affordable Care Act, gave rise to patient centered medical homes, which are designed to support a primary prevention model, […]


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The Development of My Passion

by Hannah Ewing Every health professional can probably point to a certain circumstance or life event that helped guide them to that role. For me, my journey began about 6 years ago. I was struggling with a mix of health issues (skin, hormonal, emotional) and decided to pursue holistic care. I consulted a nutritionist for […]


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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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Becoming a Coach: Mastery Comes from Masters

As the coaching industry expands, the choices of schools, programs and philosophies has grown exponentially. However, becoming a coach is about much more than studying a set of skills and then applying them scientifically to another person. Becoming a coach is as much about personal transformation as it is professional growth. To become a coach, […]


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Coaching…it’s turtles all the way down

The story goes: a prominent thinker, perhaps William James or Bertrand Russell, delivered a lecture on the nature of the solar system. In response, an elderly woman proposed an alternate theory, that the world is flat, sitting on a turtle, and it is turtles all the way down. Her wacky notion has a kernel of […]


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Gratitude When Values Clash

Every four years, families sit down together after a presidential election. They set aside their political differences to appreciate each other and feel gratitude for the gifts of family, and the wonders of being alive. Political divisions are as old as democratic societies that make room for diverse and opposing views. At least now we […]


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Coaching Intervention for Fibromyalgia

See study in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders Client Testimonials “I am more comfortable with having fibromyalgia and being able to get through it; I know I am going to be okay; I started going to the gym twice/week; I still have a lot of fatigue but the pain has subsided” “I’ve always been a goal setter […]


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Emotional Health Hacks

Originally printed in Family Circle, October 2016 If you’re arguing with your partner… Take a step back and consider what needs your mate may believe are not being met. It’s likely one of you is feeling a little controlled or neglected. Talk things out with compassion to address what requires more attention. When you have […]


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