ELIZABETHRIDER

  HEALTH HABIT Starter KIT           

Answer one quick question and I’ll send it to you instantly.

HOW CAN I HELP You?

GET YOUR

Free!

I want both

I want my own online business

I want healthy recipes & tips

select + click here

Marketing by

Start your new healthy lifestyle with these free recipes & Tips

You’ll get immediate access to your download with simple shifts you can start today—because every small habit tweak helps.

free download

Back

Start your new healthy lifestyle with these free recipes & Tips

You’ll get immediate access to your download with simple shifts you can start today—because every small habit tweak helps.

free download

Marketing by

Back

Start your new healthy lifestyle with these free recipes & Tips

You’ll get immediate access to your download with simple shifts you can start today—because every small habit tweak helps.

free download

Marketing by

Back

Business

5 Things You NEED to Consider Before Becoming a Health Coach

Thinking about becoming a health coach but need some help making the right decision?

Awesome! You’re in the right place.

Whether you’ve been pondering it for weeks or months, or you’re ready to enroll right away and get started (like, yesterday!), here’s a helpful exercise to help you determine if it’s for you. This is a mindfulness reflection that may help you get more clarity on this as a next step for you.

Grab a pen and paper, or open up a blank document on your computer. Or just close your eyes and ponder your answers to these questions. You could also call a friend or loved one to discuss.

Writing things down and talking out loud can help to process things when you’re not sure of what you’re thinking or feeling yet. Writing down your thoughts can also help because journaling uses both sides of the brain. So decide which one you’ll do, take a deeeeep breath, and let’s begin!

1. What do you want out of life?

What do you want your life to look like? What do you expect out of your career or job? 

  • Do you want to create health programs on your computer that many people can do at once, or work with individual clients in person or over the phone?
  • Would you rather be up and about, maybe hosting health events or talks?
  • Or is your goal to create a healthy new product that can help people live their best life?
  • What about the schedule you want? A flexible one where you get to set your own hours (running your own practice), or a set schedule that you have to adhere to (working for another doctor’s/chiropractor’s office)?

Think about what you want in your everyday life. Once you get clear on what you want and how you want to spend your time, you can more easily figure out how to get there!

Get your health coach starter kit here!

2. What’s your end goal?

What are you hoping to learn from the training? Where do you want to be at the end of all this?

  • Are you hoping the program may help you sort out some health conditions that you’ve been struggling with?
  • Or perhaps you have a goal to help people struggling with a certain condition or ailment?
  • Or maybe you have a favorite chiropractor or other health professional in the area and want to join their practice as a health coach?
  • Or do you want to lead corporate wellness talks at companies in your area?

Keep pondering what your end goal is here and where you ultimately want the training to take you.

There are not limits to what you can do with your health coach certification (for a list of 50 things you could do with your certification, check out this post). But first, it’s important to get clarity on what you want out of all of this.

3. How much time can you commit to the training?

Think about when you’ll set aside time to keep up with the training. You don’t need a huge chunk of time each week, but if you want to stay on track, it’s best to make sure you have at least some time to keep up with it each week.

I set aside about 2–4 hours a week for the program that I did. Some weeks I took off or had too much going on and just caught up when I could. I like to think if there’s a will, there’s a way. When I started the program that I did, I was working a full-time job as a freelancer.

Not to say that you should pack your schedule with that many things (guilty!), but I was already working full-time when the opportunity came along, and I felt like it was too good of a chance to pass up. I found a way to fit it all in because I was motivated enough to make it work.

I’ve often found that I’ve had to give up something in order to get what I really want. When I became a health coach, I gave up weekday happy hours and some weekend socializing so I could stay home and study. When I started my own online business, I didn’t buy a new purse for two years even though the one I carried every day was practically falling apart. If you can give up other things in the short term, you will be rewarded for your hard work and accomplishments.

You know what’s best for you and your schedule! I want to give you some encouragement that you could probably find a way to make it work if your heart is really in it.

4. Are you open-minded?

One necessary aspect of becoming an effective health coach is having an  o p e n   m i n d.

Let’s say you have a client come to you who eats totally opposite of the diet you thrive on. What if her intuition is leading her toward a lower-fat/higher-carb vegan eating style, but you’re hard-core Paleo and thrive on meat and bone broth? Can you be open-minded about what’s “right” and empower her to follow her inner voice, or would you try to convince her to do it your way?

Or what if you give advice to a client but they come back saying they feel worse—even after sticking with it for a while? Can you be open enough to consider a different approach, even one that you initially hadn’t considered or agreed with?

An open mind is also necessary to do the program itself—if you want to take full advantage of all the amazing lectures and information that you’ll have access to. If you’re not willing to learn about many different kinds of diets, healing foods, ways to live and more (even some that you disagree with), then health coaching may not be the right fit for you.

Plus, If you’re not open-minded, you’ll waste the opportunity to expand your mind and perspective and get that well-rounded macro view of wellness that’s really necessary to help a larger number of people achieve their best health!

5. Are you willing to accept that there’s more than one ‘right’ diet?

One of the things you’ll learn in health coaching school is that there is no one right diet for everyone. Keto may work for Mark, while vegan may be perfect for Ashley, and not having a specific diet helps Maya feel her best, but each of these diets is widely different from one another.

It might seem confusing—and even maddening!—at first, how different people can feel their best on such different eating styles. You might think, “There must be one right way to eat!” Hate to break it to ya, but that’s just not the case.

Bio-individuality means that each of us has our own set of unique dietary needs. Every person responds differently to various foods and diets, because we’re all—you guessed it—different! With our own set of genetics, stress and activity levels, health conditions and goals, we all thrive on different foods and ways of living.

If you can accept that and actually see it as a beautiful and wonderful thing (and a fun challenge!), then you’ll likely be successful as a health coach.

Ok, keep writing! Get all of your thoughts onto paper and let this exercise help you determine what’s best for you.

Do you still have questions? Share with us in the comments below!

Now, it’s your turn:

If you’re feeling more and more like this is a good fit for you, then take the next step and download your Health Coach Starter Kit if you haven’t already by clicking the button below.

DOWNLOAD YOUR HEALTH COACH STARTER KIT

Wishing you all the success your heart desires,

Get 30

Healthy 

Healthy Recipes

join the community of 90,000+ people

Get instant access to your Health Habit Starter Kit, free eBooks, recipes & insider advice directly from Elizabeth each week.

Now!

RECIPES NOW!

Show / Hide Comments

Add a Comment

  1. Jennifer Ugo

    October 28th, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Hi Elizabeth. I was trying to download the Health coach starter kit but it seems the link is broken. Or is it not available anymore?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Don't miss the latest:

3 Healthy Habits You Can Start Today

back to the blog

Vegan Key Lime Pie Mousse Recipe

The Qualitarian Way + How to Implement It

5 Personal Brand Tips + The New Blog Design

The Ultimate Beauty Smoothie Recipe

Extra-Chocolatey Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Featured Posts

natural beauty

tutorials

ultra-healing recipes

EBV SERIES

reader favorites

Best Ever Black Bean Brownie Recipe (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tea Recipe (a.k.a. How To Make Golden Milk)

Healthy Curry Quinoa Salad Recipe

The Best Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe (aka Bone Broth)

10 Healthy Ways To Use Fresh Mint

The Perfect Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

The Ultimate Beauty Smoothie Recipe

Manuka Honey Face Mask Benefits + How to Do It

Castor Oil Hair Growth Treatment

Longer, Thicker Eyelashes without Extensions

Beauty Avocado Toast With Watermelon Radish & Hemp Seeds

Easy, Natural DIY Beauty Products and Remedies

How to Make a Flax Egg (Vegan Egg Substitute)

Easy 2-Ingredient Healthy Pancake Recipe + Tutorial

How to Make Socca (aka Chickpea Flatbread)

Manuka Honey Face Mask Benefits + How to Do It

How To Make Spaghetti Squash Noodles (Step-By-Step Tutorial)

How To Save A Smoothie For Later

Healing from Reactivated Epstein-Barr: Update

My Epstein-Barr Natural Treatment & Healing Protocol

How to Get Tested for Reactivated Epstein-Barr (EBV)

Is It Epstein-Barr Virus Reactivation?

Vegan Key Lime Pie Mousse Recipe

The Ultimate Beauty Smoothie Recipe

10 Hearty Soup Recipes with Extra Health Benefits

Lemony Chicken Quinoa Soup With Homemade Bone Broth

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tea Recipe (a.k.a. How To Make Golden Milk)

Healing Butternut Squash & Carrot Curry Soup

I’m Elizabeth

meet the blogger

Instead of prescribing what I think you should do, I help you find what works for you.

Start HERe

A health expert, author, and creative entrepreneur

The ultimate guide to holistic health with practical and inspiring guidance on every element of well-being. 

Gabby Bernstein, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back 

Every woman should get this book. Elizabeth has cracked the lifestyle and diet code in a way that will work for anyone, including you! 

Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times bestselling author 

Elizabeth delivers a clear, compassionate, actionable plan that will serve you for life.

Marie Forleo, author of Everything Is Figureoutable

The Health Habit can help anyone create healthier, realistic  habits for lasting results. It's the best health + lifestyle book I've read in a long time!

Sue Ward, MS CNS, Director of Nutrition at Sanoviv Medical Institute

Getting 

join over 90,000 people

Because healthy living doesn’t have to feel like The Hunger Games. You'll get my:

Every week

healthier

- free-books
- weekly inspiration
- exclusive extras you won't wanna miss

happier

fulfilled

Best Ever Black Bean Brownie Recipe (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tea Recipe (a.k.a. How To Make Golden Milk)

Healthy Curry Quinoa Salad Recipe

The Best Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe (aka Bone Broth)

10 Healthy Ways To Use Fresh Mint

The Perfect Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

How To Save A Smoothie For Later

Superfood Black Bean & Quinoa Salad Recipe

Easy Lentil Soup Recipe

Easy Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

Nix Healthy Habit Mistakes 

You’ll get immediate access to your download with simple shifts you can start today—because every small habit tweak helps.

CLOSE

Marketing by