Health coaching is in its infancy in the UK. Here are some answers to the common questions we get asked at Health Steps.
What do you do?
I work with you to provide allyship and accountability. First we do a full and thorough health assessment. After that, we define your health goals, to get you from A to B. Within your goals we define your action steps - the real things that will get you to where you want to be!
In addition to working one on one with clients on a one to one health coaching basis, I also work with businesses who are looking to roll out health and wellbeing plans, strategies, workshops, events and talks within a business setting. Business health and wellbeing is becoming increasingly popular.
Why do I need a health coach?
There are so many reasons why you might want to work with me as your Health Coach. Perhaps you have tried various different plans to get you back on track without success. Maybe you are stuck somewhere, overwhelmed even, lost in Google, or tried several fad programmes without the results you long for. Maybe you want to feel free and empowered to take charge of your own health, to prioritise YOU for a change. Are you planning for a big event and want to look and feel your best, like a wedding or holiday? Previous clients have suffered trauma from a family member being diagnosed with a disease, that has spurred them on to prioritise their own health. There are so many reasons you may want to invest in your health.
As your health coach, I will give you focus, direction, accountability and support. I'll be your ally as we journey towards your new health goals. You're not alone, I'll be there every step of the way, one health step at a time. I've got you!
Businesses need reassurance from partnering with qualified professionals. Anybody can read Google or self-help books but it is the skills, education and experience that you need when it comes to investing in your teams health. You can't afford to cut corners when it comes to health.
How do I get started?
We start with a FREE no-obligation chat to make sure we're aligned and comfortable with each other. It's important that we get off to a good strong start, that you feel safe with me and that we "click". We also need to be certain that we can work together to achieve your health goals.
If you're a business looking to invest in health coaching for your business health and wellbeing programmes, please get in touch to discuss the various options available. First, we will start with getting to know your problems and your "why"
If I decide to go ahead what happens next?
You've made the best decision and you won't regret it! Just take a look at some of my testimonials.
After the initial chat, I'll get you set up in the app. I will send you some paperwork to complete via the app - you can complete all paperwork in the app. It's really simple. If you prefer email, we can do that too.
Next, we book your first session, the consultation, where we run through the whole body and explore it. There are many more aspects to the consultation but all clients thoroughly enjoy this experience and simply getting to take a step back and reflect on the whole body.
At the end of your initial consultation, we settle on your health goals, and hold you accountable for achieving them, Following the sessions I will provide you with your personalised coaching plan along with supporting handouts, recipes and products that will help you along the way to achieving your health goals.
In terms of the next steps, it depends on which coaching package you select.
Do you offer online health coaching?
100%. Due to technology like Zoom, it is no longer essential to find a health coach or naturopathic practitioner in your local area, you can literally work with any health coach from any location.
in fact, most of my clients prefer online coaching because it's more flexible, and it fits in better with busy lifestyles.
No matter where you are based, I'm able to coach you from any location.
Business health and wellbeing programmes, talks and workshops can be delivered face to face on your business premises or online.
Do you offer face to face health coaching?
Absolutely. Additional costs may be incurred to cover the costs of meeting room hire and travel arrangements.
If you're enquiring from a business perspective and considering working with me to support your health and wellbeing strategy, it depends on your business requirements. As with one on one coaching, sessions can be online or they can be on-site on your business premises, it's entirely up to you.
Are you insured?
Keeping us safe is something very important to me.
Rest assured, I am covered by Balen's specialist business insurance.
Furthermore, the UK Health Coach Association and the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners will only accept members who are fully covered by the appropriate insurance policy. I'm proud to say I'm an active member of both of these credible associations and have the approprate level of insurance required to coach with confidence.
How does health coaching work?
I offer 3 different packages:
One-step plan: Best for those who need a little support to get them started. We have a one hour health coaching session, to identify and define your health goals. At the end of the session, I send your bespoke coaching plan along with handouts and supporting documentation to help you on your way. This is a one-off bespoke health coaching session.
Three-step plan: If you would like a little more support from a true ally, my Three-steps package is for you. In addition to my One-step packages, you will have 3 x one hour follow up sessions to track progress against your health coaching plan. Plus, you will have full access to me via "chat" for questions and additional support in between your health coaching sessions. What's more, I will set you up on my app so that you can keep all documents and all conversations in one place, making it super easy to find everything in one place.
Nine-step plan: This plan includes all the benefits of the Three-step plan with additional support over a longer period of time. In this plan, we will be meeting every week for 30 minutes for nine weeks to check in on your progress against your health goals. As with the Three-step plan, you get full access to me throughout via my app.
If you would like more information about my packages and pricing, do get in touch to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation via email@example.com
Business health coaching packages vary, depending on your business goals, problems and your "why". Please get in touch to discuss.
How can I find a health coach near me?
It's important to find a health coach that you can connect with on all levels.
Owing to technology such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams, it is no longer essential to find a health coach based near to you. All coaching can be done online.
Do check the status of the Health Coaches' insurance and qualifications to ensure both are credible.
You can find a health coach via the UK Health Coach Association database of which I'm a member. This will ensure you are in safe hands and working with a health coach who holds the best qualifications. The association also checks to ensure the appropriate insurance policy is in place. Fina a health coach here