What is health coaching?
For most Americans, life is a dizzyingly-busy whirlwind of obligations, responsibilities and priorities. Amidst all of this craziness, many of us have our physicians telling us we need to make some changes – or else!
We know that all we really need do is get a little more active and eat a little better, but in this hectic day and age, these little changes can seem awfully intimidating and difficult to incorporate into our lives.
Enter the health coach.
As your health coach, I have one interest in mind: keep you in a state of wellness, or get you there if need be. I realize that there are many people out there who love the idea of meeting regularly with a dietician or personal trainer, but their schedules simply do not permit this to become reality.
Health/Wellness coaching is a collaborative and personalized program that focuses on improving health and wellness which may include life/work balance, stress management, weight management, physical activity, managing a chronic health condition, etc. Health Coaching builds on the idea that you have all the answers inside you. As your coach, I help you to sort through the muddle and create a plan of action that makes sense to you. The interaction is personal, private and safe, usually through telephone contact and my private web portal where you can journal, track progress and email me whenever you need to.
Unlike personal training or counseling, YOU, the client, are the expert when working with me. Whether you’re working toward general wellness or a more specific health-related issue, I set the focus on you and how you can enhance your quality of life. I guide, motivate, provide customized resources, and help you to set achievable goals. I do not diagnose, prescribe, or give advice. I do use my expertise to provide you with tools, not opinions.
Being a health coach is a unique experience. I won’t ask you if you have done your crunches for the day UNLESS that is what you want you want me to do. Instead, I’m here to help you identify and achieve whatever goals you set for improved vitality by coordinating the many resources available to you through my expertise and my personal educational portal.
Do I have to have a serious health issue to benefit from a health coach?
No. I know that no two people are exactly the same and your health status may vary from day to day. As your coach, I help you to assess your level of health and well-being and to work on the issues at hand. I will motivate you toward setting and achieving your goals through a personalized plan of action. If you do have a serious health issue, I can help. If you need to modify your lifestyle due to an issue such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and/or musculoskeletal injuries, as a highly trained expert in motivational change, I can help you.
Who is Diane Catrambone?
I am a high-level, seasoned professional, experienced in behavioral change and in serving moderate-risk and sedentary, high-risk and high-stress populations as well as clients who need a coach to keep them moving forward with their plan of action. I hold certifications in Health Education, Exercise Physiology, Coaching and Health Education.
I’m not sure health coaching is right for me. How do I decide?
Simple: The best way to decide is to experience a coaching session for yourself. Through the month of January, I will be offering FREE 30 MINUTE COACHING SESSIONS. Just get in touch to schedule yours.
How much time will health coaching take?
The time you devote to health coaching is entirely at your discretion. On an average, I meet with my clients 3 times per month for a minimum of 4 months. We meet by phone, combined with communication through my educational health portal.
If you would like to spend more time learning about your challenge and your solutions you have come to the right place. With me as your coach, you will have access to a comprehensive library of lifestyle education and resource materials that will be hand selected by me, specifically for you. These resources come from nationally acclaimed resource providers and are a part of my HIPAA compliant Health/Education Web Portal.