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Frequently asked questions

  • What do you want and why?
    Exploring values What are values and why are they important? Core values Specific values The importance of values in relation to goal setting Incongruent values Values coaching techniques What is important to me? Coaching in action The health wheel Exploring your specific health values Health & wellness visioning - how to create an inspiring health & wellness vision Fixed and growth mindsets Play to your strengths
  • What isn't working?
    Understanding models of change The 7 step process of change framework Inner patterns The GREATER coaching model Evaluation & review within a coaching context Whole life coaching Current situation coaching Quick wins for clients in a coaching context Health profiling The Health Profiling & Diet Analysis coaching tools Health & energy reviews The wheel of life Work / life balance Diet analysis
  • Why change is a must
    Why is it difficult to change? The 10 reasons change is difficult The conscious competence matrix The 3/6/36 Week Rule How to ensure lasting change Total immersion coaching Breakthrough coaching Blindspots & breakthroughs The five fundamental roles of Health Coaching Moving between the five fundamental roles of Health Coaching Motivation for change Motivation: What it is and how language influences it Motivational language theory Coaching language Strengths as a source of motivation My strengths coaching tool Formulate your PERSONAL WHY
  • What is your plan?
    Away from and towards goals SMARTER goal setting tools Measuring Results: weekly progress Daily Intention Setting SMARTER goal setting Planning for performance Food planning tools Menu planning made easy Exercise planning tool Health coaching for physical activity Time planning tools Default diaries
  • Take committed action
    Commitment and accountability The power of commitment Accountability in coaching Ready, Willing, and Able coaching tool Measuring progress The power of tracking progress Achieving Your Goals & Measuring Progress tool Coaching tools and strategies to keep clients on track Food diaries The importance of Rewards
  • Experience successes
    Celebrating client success Acknowledging achievements Feedback and evaluation Discussing and agreeing next steps Maintaining results Coaching maintenance programmes Post contract summary Check-ins
  • Overcoming challenges
    Forming healthy habits Adopting new habits Healthy lifestyle habits coaching The habit loop Progress checklist tool Common barriers and challenges: 6 types of barriers: - Physical barriers, motivational barriers, emotional barriers, habitual barriers, practical barriers, environmental barriers. Breaking through common barriers & challenges Unlocking a person to find solutions Hidden food intolerances Overcome limiting beliefs How to become the master of your own beliefs Overcome negative self-talk Positive psychology The re-framing process Client-centred language Procrastination Time management Life priorities The art of prioritisation Creating a MUST-DO list Overcome challenges Commitment and accountability The power of commitment Accountability in coaching Ready, willing and able coaching tool Measuring progress The power of tracking progress Achieving your goals & measuring progress tool Coaching tools and strategies to keep clients on track Food diaries The importance of Rewards Take committed action Celebrating client success Acknowledging achievements Feedback and evaluation Discussing and agreeing next steps Maintaining results Coaching maintenance programmes Post contract summary Check-ins
  • What are the career opportunities for Health Coaches?
    With the increasing need for personalised, preventative, and empowering global healthcare, the opportunities for Health Coaches are rapidly expanding. Some exciting career paths and opportunities for qualified Health Coaches include: Private Practice - One-to-one coaching either in-person or online, group programmes and health retreats Collaborations - Working alongside medical professionals in health centres and clinics such as GP’s, Nutritionists, Psychologists, Physiotherapists. Partnering with gyms and fitness professionals such as Yoga practitioners and personal trainers. Collaborating with businesses to promote employee wellbeing through workshops, coaching sessions and wellness programmes. Implementing health coaching programmes in schools for teachers and students. Specialised Areas - Focussing on a variety of specialised areas including menopause support, neurodiversity coaching, weight loss programmes, cancer care, heart health, gut health, healthy ageing, mental health, stress management, Diabetes management and infertility support Community Support - There’s also the opportunity for Health Coaches to make meaningful contributions to local communities and not-for-profit organisations, further extending the impact beyond traditional healthcare settings. Our RIO project supports this and helps create valuable links for our students and graduates. The career opportunities for Health Coaches are vast and ever-growing. Whether you choose to set up your own practice, collaborate with other health professionals, or make a difference in your community, the possibilities are limitless.
  • Why HCA?
    Training with HCA means more than just earning a qualification; it’s about becoming part of a dedicated community committed to making a difference in health and wellness. Some of the reasons why hundreds of students choose to train with us each year include: Our Experienced Team: Apart from being an experienced team of professionals who live and breathe Health Coaching all day, every day, we simply care more, and give more. Weekly Group Online Mentoring: Benefit from weekly live online small group mentoring sessions led by specialists in coaching, health and wellness, nutrition, and marketing. With a variety of days and times to choose from, you can fit these sessions around your busy schedule. Blended Learning Approach: To help you fit the training around your busy schedule we offer blended learning. This includes online training, weekly group mentoring sessions, regular live webinars and workshops, monthly coaching clinics, practise coaching TRIPOD groups, 3-Day in-person training events and quarterly 1-Day Special Live Events. Accredited Training: Our course is approved and accredited by leading coaching associations, including UKIHCA, leading to a Qualified-approved Level 5 Diploma that earns points towards further education. Access to Experts: Gain insights from experienced Health Coaches and Nutritional Therapists who bring real-world experience to your training. In-Person Events: Attend our unique in-person 3-Day Live Events, held twice a year in London, UK, and once a year in Johannesburg, South Africa. These events offer hands-on training with the HCA Directors and core training team. Exclusive Live Training: Participate in quarterly 1-Day Special Events and special interest webinars with experts in the health and wellbeing industry, providing continuous learning opportunities. Comprehensive Resources: Done-for-you coaching toolkits and downloadable resources to enhance your training and practice. Post-Graduation Career Support: Receive support to build and maintain your own successful practice through our Health Coaches Hub, helping you source opportunities and grow your career. Nurturing Community: Join a truly nurturing community of like-minded individuals, which we proudly call ‘the HCA family!’ You'll be part of a supportive and encouraging network that fosters growth and connection.
  • The building blocks of nutrition
    Proteins, fats & carbohydrates and their functions in the human body Macro and micro nutrients Digestion Food sources Food quality Food labels Symptoms of deficiency of vitamins and minerals Free radicals and their effect on the human body The functions and benefits of the major antioxidant groups Anti-nutrients Phytochemicals and zoochemicals that contribute to good health. How anti-nutrients negatively impact the human body’s nutrient levels. The importance of food quality in ensuring optimal health. Nutritional requirements for optimal health during different life stages Mighty mitochondria: the secret to vibrant life Healthy ageing
  • Dietary models
    Diets, science and government guidelines Recent developments in nutritional research that have fundamentally altered the dietary advice given in clinical practice The pros and cons of government dietary guidelines Alternative dietary guidelines from independent organisations Why do we eat? The criteria for a successful dietary model Characteristics and pros and cons of a range of popular dietary models Characteristics, benefits, and pros and cons of intermittent fasting Guidelines for adopting a basic framework for healthy eating Orthorexia: the dark side of clean eating The pros and cons of calorie restriction
  • Blood sugar balancing
    The Blood Sugar Balancing eating plan The Blood Sugar Balancing solution Blood sugar balancing Scientific evidence The 3 rules of blood sugar balancing Getting started with blood sugar balancing Portion sizes The balanced plate Menu plans Prepare your personalised meal plan The ground rules: what to eat Menu plan alterations to improve blood sugar balancing The nutritional value of different foods Interpreting food labels
  • Dietary and lifestyle considerations
    The functional model of health care Epigenetics Considerations and connections Red flags and scope of practice Dietary interventions Dietary considerations Dietary support of immune defences Lifestyle considerations Dietary and lifestyle factors for supporting health Lifestyle considerations checklist
  • Lifestyle factors that contribute to good health
    SLEEP: How sleep works Blue light and the effects on sleep The role of the circadian rhythm Sleep pressure and sleep cycles The importance and benefits of sleep to various body systems Lifestyle factors that hinder good sleep Lifestyle factors that promote good sleep Different types of exercise that contribute to optimal health Fitness apps The impact of the stress response on the human body The negative effects of chronic stress on various body systems Stress and heart rate variability Effective stress reduction habits The science of sound therapy Relaxation techniques The difference between mindfulness and meditation The positive impact of mindfulness on mental, physical, emotional and relational health Self compassion Practicing mindfulness formally and informally Mindful eating meditation Human connection and planetary connection
  • Body Systems & Disease
    Human body systems for balanced health The structure and functioning of the 11 body systems Disease states in each of the body systems Body systems and lifestyle choices The body in balance The cardiovascular system The digestive system The microbiome The endocrine system The nervous system The lymphatic & immune systems The respiratory system The urinary system The musculoskeletal system The integumentary / exocrine system The reproductive system Environmental oestrogens
  • Welcome to the course & orientations
    Introduction to your course and getting ready to study The Health Transformation Coaching experience Why we need Health Coaches The Personal, People, Practise model The current worldwide health crisis State Management
  • Foundations of coaching
    Coaching defined & the differences between coaching and mentoring What makes coaching different The history of coaching Psychology-based therapeutic practices that have influenced modern coaching Positive psychology Coaching influences and the origins of coaching Different types of coaching Coaching specialisms Coaching approach versus coaching skills and concepts
  • Coaching Models
    Coaching models and why we need them Coaching versus Mentoring The GROW Coaching Model The GREAT Health Coaching Model
  • Health Coaches' Skillset
    Rapport & the trust equation Ego and coaching Listening skills: active and deep listening Coaching relationship skills Respecting diversity Language as a skill Coaching questions The art of giving constructive feedback Feedback frameworks Introduction to coaching tripods
  • Signing on the dotted line
    The importance of contracts and agreements in a Health Coaching context Fitness to practice When and how to refer Discovery sessions in action The initial coaching agreement Progress and summary forms Terminating contracts Legal and ethical requirements of good practice Scope of practice Ethics & fitness to practice Your personal responsibility as a Health Coach Coaching in different contexts Coaching in groups Equality, diversity and inclusion Research skills for Health Coaches
  • Step 1 : Know what you want
    The Golden Circle Business Mission Business Vision Core values in business Plan your ideal working week Financial Planning Tracking monthly finances
  • Step 2 : Know your client
    Identify you ideal client Client Avatar research and collecting data Using a focus group for research Brand identity
  • Step 3 : Create your ideal business
    Select your revenue streams Create a winning website How to use a quiz as a free gift Create your ideal programmes and packages Programme pricing Exploring passive income
  • Step 4 : Communicate what you do
    Signature marketing messages Writing tips and tricks for health coaches Networking Develop a social media strategy Create your email marketing strategy Using lead magnets to attract clients Creating your discovery call script Write your signature talk
  • Step 5 : Choose your best route
    Different ways to practice Coaching in different contexts Speaking opportunities Explore opportunities to collaborate Strategic partnerships
  • Step 6 : Take action!
    Create your action plan Strategies to attract your first clients Understanding the benefits and responsibility of CPD Overview of relevant professional bodies Health Coach industry developments
  • Getting ready for 4 and 8 week case studies
    Case study coaching tools & documentation Advertising for case study volunteers Volunteer applications Case study agreements Case study feedback GREATER coaching session notes The Health & Nutrition Success Formula The Healthy Life Plan Blood sugar balancing presentation
  • A full range of done-for-you resources
    A full range of interactive health coaching tools 3 health coaching client programmes The Nutrition Success Formula Ready to go meal plans My Healthy Life Plan Powerpoint presentation Sample marketing materials

Do you have another question?

Book a call to speak to one of our specialist course consultants or Join one of our free introductory webinars to find out more about becoming a Health Coach with our Level 5 Diploma in Health & Wellness Coaching

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