Before jumping into what a Health Coach IS - let’s first define what a Health coach is NOT. A Health Coach is not a:
Licenced or Registered medical professional
However, the work we do, does, in a way combine elements from most of these other professions. I’m finding myself referring to a Health Coach as someone who acts like a hub to all other branches of health and well-being. A touchstone, to gain insight and motivation to pursue all the areas in your life that are in need of a balance adjustment to become healthy and whole.
To be clear, I am an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Nutrition is in my title and that is because a core concept we will work on is food and nutrition. This is the main reason that drew me to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN). First, I love food and second, we literally ARE what we eat. If we do not eat well, we will not be well.
Saying that, again, I want to be clear - I am not a nutritionist. And some could argue and ask, then where is my value? To that, I assure you that we dig a lot deeper than just focusing on food and recipes and meal plans. There are some other fundamental concepts that make an IIN Health Coach unique and wildly valuable to you. I will continue to share those ideas with you.