As a healthcare provider, you know that for patients, changing behavior – how we live, think, eat and move – can be tough. However, making healthy changes is essential to overcoming or effectively managing health conditions, including chronic disease which affects 6 in 10 U.S. adults – 133 million Americans, or a staggering 40% of the population. Furthermore, 4 in 10 adults have two or more chronic diseases.
With chronic disease the largest driver in escalating healthcare costs, it’s easy to see how health coaching has become common in healthcare. From independent healthcare practices to large health systems, health coaches are becoming an important and integral part of care teams.
Health coaches are uniquely trained to take a person’s desire for change and turn it into goals with corresponding action steps. We motivate, inspire, instill confidence and encourage self-awareness and accountability. We’re trained to actively listen, ask reflective questions and build lasting behavior change that takes patients to their goals and beyond.
Health Coaching for Healthcare
How many of your patients would be healthier if they made diet and lifestyle changes, or followed through with your recommendations as their healthcare provider?
When I work with healthcare providers, my goal is to be an extension of their team through supporting and advancing the care plans they have developed with and for their patients. A big part of this is helping patients make sustainable healthy changes that support optimal health.
Working with healthcare providers is a joy and privilege. It provides me with an opportunity to empower individuals with making lasting changes that lead to healthier happier lives.
Bring the Power of Health Coaching to Your Practice
If you are a healthcare provider interested in bringing the power of health coaching to your practice, let’s connect.