Health Coach Course

Health Coach course contents syllabus

Health Coach Course Syllabus

Welcome

  • Who needs a health coach?
  • What does health coaching involve?
  • Why be a health coach?
  • The different types of coaching
  • Understanding yourself
  • The skills you need

Your clients' needs

  • Clients' bad habits
  • Typical client concerns
  • Concerns at different ages
  • Barriers to change
  • Understanding a client’s problem
  • Methods of tackling clients’ concerns
  • Assignment

Changing your client’s behaviour

  • Changing your client’s perceptions and values
  • Step out of your comfort zone
  • Self belief. Changing the client’s self image
  • Negative thoughts
  • Fatalism
  • Fear of failure
  • Self deception
  • Preconceptions, Procrastination
  • Strategies for change
  • Visualisations
  • Persistence
  • Getting the client to take action
  • Gap analysis
  • SMART goals
  • Format for setting goals and identifying achievements
  • Assignment

Assessing and improving your client’s diet

  • Assessing your client’s current diet
  • Educating your client about a healthy and nutritious diet
  • Preparing a diet plan
  • Motivating your client to make and follow dietary changes
  • Healthy eating tips
  • What makes a healthy diet
  • Understanding food labels
  • Understanding Recommended Daily Allowances

Common Nutrition issues

  • Common problems
  • Diets to help deal with stress, fatigue, and sleep problems
  • Special nutritional requirements of women
  • Nutritional needs for adults
  • How to use diet to promote a healthy immune system

Dealing with Allergies and Intolerances

  • Identifying the problem
  • Testing for allergies and intolerances
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Other intolerances
  • Diets for diabetes

Improving your clients' fitness

  • Getting your client to incorporate activity into their existing lifestyle
  • Being a kid
  • Office fitness
  • Household fitness
  • Helping your client choose an aerobic activity
  • Walking
  • Jogging and running
  • Cycling outdoors
  • Racket games
  • Swimming
  • Roller skating
  • Find an activity that your client enjoys
  • Encouraging your client to enjoy themselves
  • Make it a priority
  • Find a diversion
  • Reward your client

Counselling the client to Lose weight

  • Changing the Client’s Mindset: counselling techniques
  • Changing the client’s lifestyle and mindset
  • Counselling techniques for weight reduction
  • Getting the client to take responsibility
  • Creative visualisation
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Virtual gastric band
  • Maslow’s hierarchy of Needs
  • ERG Theory

Reducing clients' stress

  • Stress – getting the right level of stress
  • Identifying stress
  • Conquering stress
  • Tension headaches
  • Getting in control
  • Physical changes
  • Other ways the client can conquer stress
  • Depression – Symptoms of stress
  • Refuges
  • Dealing with the depressed client
  • Actions a client can take
  • Self image
  • Endogenous depression
  • Anti depressants
  • Getting more sleep
  • Assignment

How to find clients

  • Identifying different client groups
  • Understanding the possible specialisations in the field
  • Marketing your business
  • How will you position yourself
  • Sources of work
  • Your website
  • Making your website work
  • Your e-book
  • Networking
  • Leaflet drop
  • Seminars
  • Using PR to get business
  • Gaining referrals
  • Advertising
  • Assignment

How to handle an initial enquiry

  • How to respond to an enquiry
  • The cautious prospect
  • Identify the client’s area of concern
  • Listen for buying signals
  • Move towards a sale
  • Talk about payment
  • Finishing the call
  • Next steps for the unsure prospect
  • Next steps for your new client
  • Keeping track of your prospects

Managing your first meeting with a client

  • A quick re-cap
  • How coaching works
  • The first call
  • The first face to face meeting
  • What coaching isn’t
  • Helping the client reach a conclusion
  • A note about medical conditions
  • When coaching fails
  • Listening skills
  • Don’t use jargon
  • The presenting problem
  • Challenging the client
  • Emotional or sexual involvement
  • The right attributes for a client
  • Assignment

Operating your health coach practice

  • The ‘Welcome’ letter to the client
  • Brochure
  • Checklist
  • ‘Life Satisfaction Check’ Form
  • ‘My commitment to you’ Form
  • ‘What I need from you’ Form
  • Questionnaire
  • Your own systems and paperwork
  • Pre-consultation forms and the first consultation
  • Goal setting
  • Instructing a client on keeping a food diary
  • Maintaining accurate records

Setting your price. Managing your finances

  • Setting your price. How much should you charge?
  • Putting up your charges
  • Discounts
  • Payment
  • Terminating the sessions
  • Competition
  • The coaching business
  • Keeping clients and the bank manager happy
  • Client files
  • Handling clients you don’t like
  • The ‘form of business’
  • Your business name
  • Keeping the books
  • Your accountant
  • Paying tax
  • Liaising with other professionals
  • Using Transactional Analysis
  • Assignment