What is health coaching?

Trained health coaches help patients attain improved physical and mental wellbeing through the collaborative development of a personalized wellness and accountability plan.  Development of the plan includes:

1) Skillful Conversation: the health coach asks open-ended questions to help determine which behaviors and/or beliefs you would like to change.

2) Motivation: clearly defining the reason why you want to make changes will make it easier to achieve your goals.

3) Goal-setting: setting specific, incremental and achievable goals helps build self-efficacy.

4) Identification of Resources and Obstacles: identifying what forms of support are available and what potential challenges you may face are important to ensure you achieve your goals.

5) Accountability: you will have regular follow-up visits with the health coach to evaluate your progress.