If you’re a health coach or an aspiring health coach I want to make sure you know about the new book written by my colleagues Sandra Scheinbaum and Elyse Wagner. They are two of the key leaders in Functional Medicine coaching and founders of Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, a well-regarded learning platform for health coaches around the world.
Their new book is called Functional Medicine Coaching: How to Be Part of the Movement That’s Transforming Healthcare.
(You may even find it useful if you’ve worked with a health coach or plan to work with one in the future, and to get a better understanding of Functional Medicine and how it works)
The goal of this book is not only to help you understand the growing role of health coaches, but also to be inspired by the dozens of transformational stories and the impact of Functional Medicine overall.
Here is a snippet from Dr. Mark Hyman’s foreword for the book, describing the important role of health coaches:
Health coaches teach people how to change their diet and live better, more fulfilling lives. They do not act as experts, but educated in Functional Medicine principles and nutrition, they have enough information to guide clients to make better choices and change habits. Coaches provide the key ingredient: social support. The coach, rather than acting as the expert, empowers the client to take charge of his/her health and the two work as a team.
As a nutritionist, I believe that health coaches are an important part of the team for someone who is working with a functional medicine practitioner. This book covers all the important aspects about being a health coach, and why proper training is essential, as well as providing a clear understanding of the value and impact of Functional Medicine.
Dr Hyman sums it up perfectly:
Essentially, individuals engage with coaches to support them, either individually, or in groups. With this type of teamwork, individuals can transform their behavior. They can receive feedback and be held accountable. Health coaches have to be integrated into every facet of the health care system, beginning in the community.
The Functional Medicine movement cannot succeed without Functional Medicine health coaches, as inspiring behavior change is necessary if people are to actually get better. I can tell my patients what to do, but if they don’t do it, it doesn’t matter.
The authors are offering a no-cost Functional Medicine health coaching session for you if you buy the book and register your purchase through the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. You will also have access to the dozens of bonuses being offered by some of the top leaders in the healthcare community.
Here is the link to purchase on Amazon
Here is the link to register your book (after purchasing it) and your no-cost Functional Medicine health coaching session + bonuses.
Here’s to transforming your health and the health of those around you!