What is a Health Coach?


Very simply, a health coach is a person who is passionate about helping you and your family be as healthy as you can be while still having FUN WITH FOOD. A health coach is available to help you on your journey every step of the way to provide encouraging and non-judgmental advice.

It is often scary making a change to your lifestyle.  Will you like the food?  Will I still be able to have dessert at a party or at a special dinner?  A good health coach will help you make the transition to a healthier lifestyle in a way that works for you and your family.  Eating healthy meals does not require you to eat tasteless cardboard. In fact, healthy foods often have lots of fresh seasonings so they actually taste BETTER than the foods that you may be used to eating. You don’t even have to give up desserts. In fact, I eat dessert once a week (during the weekend) and have snacks like fruit smoothies when I have a craving for something sweet during the week.  It is important to find the right health coach to work with on your journey to wellness.

Below you will see some tips for choosing a health coach and information on the role of a health coach.  Hopefully this information will help you navigate the process of finding and making the most of a health coach.

Choosing a Health Coach

When you are looking for a health coach you want to find a certified health coach. Although all certified health coaches have different academic backgrounds, the certification will help you feel confident that they have been trained on nutrition and how to help you family achieve it’s goals. Don’t be afraid to ask a potential health coach to show you their certification. I am always happy to show potential clients proof of my certification. I want you to know that you are working with someone who takes the health of your family seriously.

Role of a Health Coach

A health coach can provide a variety of services. Regardless of the services you ultimately choose, your health coach should be willing to move at a pace that is comfortable for your family and be willing to listen to and address any concerns that you have along the way.

Reasons to choose a Certified L.E.A.N. Coach

The Dr. Sears Wellness Institute provides a thorough program that focuses on a well-rounded diet full of whole foods made into quick, sometimes decadent, and always yummy meals and snacks. There aren’t any gimmicks or special packaged foods to buy, just a simple plan for living healthy and lean. As a certified health coach through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, I offer L.E.A.N. Essentials and L.E.A.N. Start seminars, Pantry makeovers, Recipe Revamps, Mom’s time out, and seminars for pregnant and nursing moms. Although these are the core services that I offer, I am open to suggestions and will work with clients on an individual basis to make sure that their needs are met.