What is a health coach?

"When athletes want a competitive edge, they hire a private coach to monitor their progress. When it comes to your health, using this mindset could also be beneficial. Health coaches are increasingly being hired by corporations to help employees stay healthy and by individuals seeking to improve well being. For some, these coaches offer assistance in managing dietary constraints and for others, they might focus on teaching stress-reduction methods. In some ways, the health coach picks up where your physician left off, helping you implement wellness strategies suggested after a check up or diagnosis." - Dr. Andrew Weil's Self Healing Magazine

A health coach is a wellness professional and supportive mentor who motivates individuals to cultivate positive healthy choices. A health coach educates and supports clients to achieve their health & wellness goals through lifestyle & behavior choices (Institute for Integrative Nutrition).