Integrative nutrition health coaching offers a dynamic approach to promoting healthy habits and behavior change by empowering the individual to proactively engage in improving their health. Integrative Nutrition Health coaches are trained professionals who use motivational interviewing to meet clients where they are.
As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, I use a Health at Every Size approach to improving health outcomes. Instead of focusing on weight loss, I encourage my clients to make gradual changes to their diet and lifestyle over time, without counting calories, dieting, or deprivation. This way, they will be better equipped to handle the challenges that arise with adapting new behaviors, and by not focusing on weight loss, they will be able to measure their progress in ways that have nothing to do with the scale.
Beyond food and physical activity, Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches encourage a whole health approach to wellness, which includes building healthy relationships at work and at home, engaging in meaningful work, cultivating a spiritual or mindfulness practice, pursuing hobbies and creative endeavors, spending time outdoors, volunteering, and more.
How will hiring an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach benefit this organization?
Global rates of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases are on the rise. Over 65% of Americans are overweight, and by 2020 it is estimated that half of all Americans will suffer from a preventable, chronic disease. The United States alone spends over $2.5 trillion every year on healthcare, with a large portion of that money coming from employers’ pockets for employee health insurance, medical leave, and sick days.
Chronic stress, poor dietary habits, and lack of exercise all significantly contribute to employee performance. Luckily, many of these costly, chronic ailments can be avoided with simple, preventative care for employees.
Hiring an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach for your company is a cost-effective solution to improve employee health and morale while decreasing your organization’s health-related costs. By working with an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, employees will learn how to make better food and lifestyle choices, improving their physical and mental well-being. In return, your organization will see an increase in employee engagement and productivity, and a decrease in employee stress and absenteeism.
What is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach?
An Integrative Nutrition Health Coach is a professional guide and mentor who empowers individuals to take responsibility for their health and supports them in making sustainable lifestyle choices. Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches do not prescribe one diet or one way of living. Rather, they help people develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for their bodies. Some common areas where an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach can assist include weight management, food cravings, sleep, energy, digestion, stress, and time management.
What types of clients do I work with?
I work with a diverse range of clients including men, women, young professionals, corporate executives, retirees, athletes, and inactive or over-weight individuals. My philosophy is that there is no one way of eating or living that works for everyone, and consequently, I have had success working with people from all walks of life.
What are my professional credentials?
I am an experienced wellness professional trained in diet, lifestyle, and wellness coaching as well as motivational interviewing. I graduated as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2004.
I have over 15 years of experience in food, farming, wellness, team building, and workshop facilitation.
How soon will we see results?
Naturally, this will vary from person to person based on their current level of health and their willingness to participate. Nevertheless, even if the motivation isn’t there right away, that’s okay. I am skilled in inspiring clients to take action. My workshops, presentations, coaching sessions, and materials are interesting and engaging. By starting with small, achievable goals, employees will start seeing results rather quickly and will be motivated to move on to larger goals.
How much time will employees need to dedicate to this program?
That depends on your organization and the level of coaching you wish your employees to receive. My worksite wellness programs vary from the very basic – working during lunch breaks or scheduled times each month – to the most comprehensive where employees have access to support and information each week. Obviously, the more comprehensive the program is, the more time is required on a day to day basis. I will work with your organization to create the best worksite wellness format for your budget and your staff’s needs.
Are there different levels of Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching to choose from?
Yes, I offer multiple options, ranging from basic coaching to comprehensive worksite wellness. Which level you choose is entirely up to you, and I can help you assess which plan is the best fit for your company’s needs.
To read a description of the coaching programs I offer, please click here.
What if there are no serious health issues within the company? Will we still benefit from the program?
Yes! In fact, Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches often work with clients who are generally healthy. Even these employees can benefit from health coaching as they may not be practicing nutrition and lifestyle habits that will ensure long-term health and vitality. Each participating employee will begin the program by filling out a Health History form so I can pinpoint any areas, obvious or not, where better health and lifestyle choices can be made.
Is the information discussed in one-on-one integrative nutrition health coaching sessions kept confidential?
Absolutely. All of the information shared in individual sessions will remain completely confidential between the employee and me, the Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.
How do we get started?
I am happy to answer any questions you may have about my services and look forward to setting you up with the perfect worksite wellness program right away! Give me a call at 347-927-2855.