When you’re just starting your health coaching business, it is easy to jump into creating that signature program or the magic online course, and then you wonder why isn’t anyone signing up? Truth is, that magic is already in you. How?
For today’s show, get ready to be inspired by Dr. Terry Wahls as we talk about her health journey with Multiple Sclerosis, how she struggled to find supplemental solutions and how many others were helped by her discoveries through coaching that targets the emotional, nutritional and physical aspects of recovery.
Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years.
Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, Learn more about her MS clinical trials by reaching out to her team: MSDietStudy@healthcare.uiowa.edu. Pick up a copy of her research papers and a one-page handout for the Wahls™ Diet.
In today’s interview we will discuss:
- How Terry’s illness journey led to the discovery of The Wahls Protocol
- The advantages of having a coach in your illness journey
- The best way to have a coach that fits your finances and depth of need
- How to use your lived experience as a springboard to a coaching practice
- How to structure your rates as a health coach
- Why some people fail in their health journey
- How to determine if a client is a right fit for your coaching strategy
Beyond conventional medicine, many aspiring coaches like you can help
people fix their internal motivation and their health behaviors if you tap into their self-care issues, inner purpose and drive. Use your own transformation to create a deep connection with your ideal clients.
That wraps up today’s episode. Don’t forget to reach out to me on IG or FB and tag me and Dr. Wahls. Tell us what you loved, how it helped and what questions you have. I want to get clarity on your hero journey to run and launch a successful health or wellness program that you love and allows you to transform your client’s lives.
Thanks for tuning in…. that’s all for today! See you next week.
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