Thursday, October 3, 2013

Starting Your Own Business

If you have the desire to help others improve their health, there are many ways for you to help others and make some money  at the same time.
Talking to a Group: One Way to Help Others

More than likely, you have seen Internet ads or been bombarded by unsolicited emails from people promising to make you rich one way or the other.

We can't promise to make you rich, but, we can show you how to help people with their health problems. And, if you're successful with helping people, then, you can make some money.

The key is to focus on what you like to do and what you do well. Do you like  to talk? Then, focus on how and where to give talks about health and nutrition. Do you like to write? Then, focus on how and where to write about health and nutrition.

If you don't have the money to invest in a website, blog or book, that's okay. There are many free technologies and platforms that you can use to get started -- as long as you have a computer and an Internet connection. For example, platforms such as Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Blogger provide free tools that allow you to set up your own website or blog for free. Of course, if you're really serious about this, and you have the finances ($7 to $10 a month), then, sign up with a reputable web host provider.

There are many different areas that you can go into to help other people: writing (i.e. a book), writing on the Internet (i.e. blogging), speaking (i.e. doing lectures), counseling (helping people 1-on-1), etc.  But, before you select one of these areas, take the time to examine your true motives, your skill set, and the things that you like to do. Don't start out writing if you don't like to write! Don't start out trying to set up your own website if you don't have some basic computer/Internet skills!

Instead focus on who you are: What is your life story? What challenges have you had to overcome? What are your primary skills? What do you enjoy doing? If you didn't have to worry about paying bills, what would you be doing with your life? Have you done something like improve your own health? Did you  reverse your diabetes and get off the medications? Did you lose 50 pounds of weight? Did you defeat some other disease?

To summarize: Before you invest your time and money in starting your own health business, take the time to examine your true motives, your skill set, and the things that you like to do.  That will help you to figure out what area of the health business to get into. 

In addition, make sure that you look at the things that you can do for free to get a feel for what you'll be getting involved with before you spend a lot of money.

There are  many training programs out there that can educate you about starting a business, becoming a health coach, becoming a speaker, etc. Read our blog post about the various schools and institutions that can help you.

If you're looking for ideas and ways to start your business, read this web page for hundreds of ideas that will help you  to get started.

If you're not financially read to pay for the education, get the How to Start/Grow a Business ebook and/or the How to be an Effective Health Coach ebook.

Note: Because you may be disappointed when you first get started with your business, you need a strong drive and motivation to really want to help others -- so that you'll be able to overcome the many barriers and challenges that you'll have to face. Otherwise, you'll be disappointed and you'll eventually give up.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Importance of Technology

PC computer and the Internet
Two of the most powerful technologies from the 1980s and 1990s have grown and converged enabling many of us to live better lives, health-wise and financial-wise.

These two technolgies will help you tremendously to be an even more successful health coach. And, if you're not a health coach, these two technologies can help you to become a health coach (or an author, or whatever field you're interested in).

Do you know what those two technologies are? 

Hint: If you're reading this blog post, then, you are using both of those technologies -- namely, the personal computer and the Internet.

The convergence of the personal computer and the Internet has fueled a major shift in the way we live, work and communicate. This convergence allows us to learn about things that used to require us to go back to college or it required us to spend a lot of time in the library doing research.

Now, you can accomplish a lot of this and other activities in the comfort of your own home. Unfortunately, most of us either misuse or under-utilize our personal computer and its connection to the rest of the world via the Internet. Most of us use our computer for things like paying our bills, shopping online, playing video games, and socializing via platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

But, the real power of the personal computer and the Internet can help you address two of the top problems that most of us will face during our lifetime.  One of those problems is financial -- unless you're related to Bill Gates or Warren Buffett. Smile The other problem is our health -- sooner or later either we get sick or a loved one in our family gets sick.

Fortunately, there are thousands of ways that your computer and the Internet can help you with your finances and/or your health -- as long as you're willing to put in the time and effort -- to first figure out how to help yourself, and, then, use that experience to help others. But, if you're going to just sit around and complain or regret what has happened to you, then, your computer can't help you.

On the other hand, if you're motivated to either improve your health or improve  your finances, then, your computer can be a true Godsend. It can even help you to start your own business. Just start using some of the free Internet tools and social media platforms to get you started, i.e. Google, Gmail, Blogger, YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Picasa, SlideShare, MySpace. Some of these platforms will actually pay you! Technology is great if you know how to use it ...

If you're interested in helping others (via health coaching), but you're not sure how to get started, think about what you do well and what you really like doing. If you didn't have to worry about paying bills, what would you be doing with your life? What would get your juices flowing such that you would jump out of bed every morning with enthusiasm and joy?

Then, think about the major challenges and problems that you had have to overcome and deal with during your life. Some examples may include things like raising a family, putting your kids through college, getting a college degree, improving your health, losing a lot of weight, serving in the military, overcoming abusive parents, helping others ... the list goes on and on.

Then, think about what you're really good at -- writing? talking? planning? mathematics? raising your children? working? helping others? convincing others of your point of view? making friends? fixing things? ...

Then, think about how to converge what you like doing with what you do well and with the challenges and problems you've had to overcome during your life.

Then, do your own research in an area that garners a lot of interest from you. Don't focus so much on how to make money -- instead focus on how to help others -- learn how to be a true servant first. Select a field of that allows you to help others and be a servant. For example, health coaching is a field that allows you to help others and be a servant of the people.

If you do this, you'll  be well on your way! If you have any questions, feel free to call our toll-free number or contact us via email.

Personal Observation from the Author: I have met many healthcare professionals and business entrepreneurs in the health & wellness industry over the years. It simply amazes me how so many people spend so much time pushing "the next great supplement" or some other product -- while ignoring their greatest product of all -- themselves! So, the most important piece of advice that I can give you is to not underestimate your own story and your own power. And, if you lack certain skills (i.e. computers, MS tools, writing, public speaking), then, take a class at your local community college or online.

Bottom-line: Learn how to take full advantage of your computer and the Internet to help realize your dreams.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Free Ebook: Health Coaching & Business Mistakes

Are you aware that the alternative health & wellness industry is growing because more and more people are dissatisfied with Western Medicine? Many people are fed up with Western Medicine's focus on drugs as the answer to many of today's lifestyle-driven diseases and illnesses, i.e. high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, chronic fatigue, heart disease.
Health Coaching

In addition, are you aware that health coaching is the Number 1 growing profession in the alternative health & wellness industry? By the way, diabetes health coaching is the Number 1 growing specialized profession in the health coaching profession.

But, most alternative care professionals aren't making the kind of money you would expect to make in this growing industry. 

So, where's the disconnect? Why are so many health coaches struggling in an industry that is growing so fast? Insurance is a major barrier because of their allegiance to the medical dcotors and the pharmaceutical companies. Insurance companies will pay you for your drugs but they won't pay you for preventive care. Although that is changing, it is not changing fast enough.

The Death to Diabetes LLC Company and the owner/diabetes educator (DeWayne McCulley) are aware of this because Mr. McCulley is seen as an expert in the diabetes wellness industry and he works with a lot of healthcare professionals. As a result, he (and his staff) have been able to help diabetes educators, naturopathic doctors, certified dietitians, health coaches, and other healthcare professionals grow their businesses and dramatically increase their revenues.

In addition to the insurance issue, Mr. McCulley has identified 7 mistakes that healthcare professionals inadvertently make in the alternative health & wellness industry, especially when it comes to starting or growing their own health & wellness business. And, after conducting a multitude of business training classes and corporate wellness training, and after attending several business/entrepreneurial conventions and conferences, Mr. McCulley has discovered that healthcare professionals are inadvertently making a lot more mistakes than the original 7 mistakes. 

Some of the areas where the mistakes are being made include: product offerings, services, credibility & trust, communications, website design, networking, business planning, marketing, communications, and the use of free Internet technologies to generate more revenue.

If you are a healthcare professional or a health advocate with your own business), and you want to avoid these mistakes and grow your business, then, visit Mr. McCulley's website (Death to Diabetes) and fill out the form to obtain the author's free ebook. This free ebook will teach you how to avoid these common mistakes and understand why you're struggling in this growing industry. Consequently, you will eventually be able to grow your business and your revenues and achieve the level of success you expected in the first place. 

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call our office's toll-free number or email us at:
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Roles of a Health Coach

A good health coach plays many roles and has many responsibilities in helping their clients achieve their health goals. The 6 major roles and responsibilities of a good health coach include the following:
  1. Providing self-management support to empower the client
  2. Educating the client in the areas of nutrition and lifestyle changes 
  3. Bridging the gap between the doctor and the patient
  4. Helping patients navigate the health care system
  5. Offering emotional support
  6. Serving as a continuity figure 
Providing self-management support. Self-management support is essential for patients to become empowered and extend their health care outside the clinic walls and into their real lives. Coaches train patients in seven domains of self-management support: providing information, teaching disease-specific skills, promoting healthy behaviors, imparting problem-solving skills, assisting with the emotional impact of chronic illness, providing regular follow-up and encouraging people to be active participants in their care.

Providing education. Providing education so that clients obtain the proper knowledge is key to empowering the client to live a better quality of life. A good health coach is instrumental in providing this knowledge to the client, especially in the areas of proper nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle changes, i.e. detox, juicing, nutritional supplementation. This is critical for diabetic clients who must make the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes to better control their blood glucose levels and manage their diabetes. In fact, studies show that clients have better health outcomes when provided with disease-specific knowledge and skills in areas such as diabetes self-management. A meta-analysis of 53 randomized controlled trials concluded that self-management support improves blood pressure, blood glucose control and BMI.

Bridging the gap between clinician and patient. Throughout the care process, there are plenty of opportunities for disconnects between the clinician and the patient. Prescribing medications is one example. It is a two-part endeavor: 1) writing prescriptions and 2) making sure patients obtain, understand and actually take the medications as prescribed. Physicians perform part one but lack time to address the critical second part. Health coaches can bridge these gaps by following up with patients, asking about needs and obstacles, and addressing health literacy, cultural issues and social-class barriers.

Helping patients navigate the health care system. Many patients, particularly the elderly, disabled and marginalized, need a navigator to help locate, negotiate and engage in services. Coaches can help coordinate care and speak up for patients when their voices are not heard.

Offering emotional support. Coping with illness is emotionally challenging. Well-intentioned but rushed clinicians may fail to address patients' emotional needs. As trust and familiarity grow, coaches can offer emotional support and help patients cope with their illnesses.

Serving as a continuity figure. Coaches connect with patients not only at office visits but also between visits, creating familiarity and continuity. This is particularly helpful in practices where clinicians work part-time or see one another's patients.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Training Schools

There are many schools and institutes that provide on-campus and online training courses for health coaching and certification. Most of these schools offer certification training in the $3,000 to $9,000 range, depending on the scope of the program that you enroll in. There are other programs in the $900 to $2,000 range.

If you are interested in starting your own health coaching or consultant business, you may want to consider taking an online course. They are often affordable, self-paced, professional and can give you very specific information for your area of need or help you clarify your life direction and career path.
Here are several examples of these types of schools and companies that provide health coach training.

Duke Integrative Health & Wellness Coaching
Duke University is on the forefront of change in the realm of preventive care, accentuating self-responsibility and honoring patient value systems. They are taking major steps to add credibility and validity to the health coaching profession by way of research and upcoming policy change. Duke boasts an incredibly inspiring health center on their campus in Duke Integrative Medicine, that serves the patient or client in numerous alternative health therapies in addition to traditional physician-focused care.

Since 2008, Duke has been leading the Duke Integrative Health Professional Coaching Training for people who are interested in changing careers, or adding onto their current training.  Wellness coaching, from their standpoint, is much more than goal setting for nutrition or weight loss.  They emphasize the client-centered approach in a way that promotes the client’s own self-discovery. Through dialogue, discussion of values, motivation and personal experiences, the client begins to choose their own goals.  Readiness and confidence levels are assessed, both through introspective self-assessment check-lists, and through informal, but highly trained, guided client-focused conversation.

Their program involves some on-campus instruction, in the form of modules. A week of full day classes are held approximately once a month for 3-4 months during their Foundations course.  There are also online assignments between classroom sessions.  A second series of classes are given during their Certification training, and students are required to conduct practice and real-life coaching sessions as part of their qualification process.  Taken back to back, the entire coursework lasts about a year.
Duke University is a highly respected university and this formal learning program that can lead to Certification in a year is highly competitive program. For those who are already in the medical and health field this is a very good program, attending this program will show that you have a true dedication to learning and will reflect favorably upon you.

Information on their admissions policies, tuition fees and educational format can be found on their website:

Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN)
The Institute for Integrative Nutrition provides an online training program offering a one year (48-week) course to become a health coach or counselor.

The Health Coach Training Program is specially designed for people who are passionate about health and wellness. Whether you’re interested in learning about nutrition, launching a meaningful new career, or even changing the world, Integrative Nutrition will empower you to transform your life and achieve your personal and professional goals.

The IIN's curriculum covers over 100 dietary theories and combines counseling techniques with real-world business training. Its nutrition philosophy takes a holistic approach to wellness and encourages students to consider relationships, work, exercise, and spirituality as essential to building good health.

Their health coach training program began in 1992 and is focused on holistic nutrition. The Institute for Integrative Nutrition prides themselves on being the largest nutrition school in the world, but, that shouldn't be your primary reason for attending.

This school provides education on health coaching, nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices and business management.  They provide business counseling, as well as assistance getting your coaching website up and running within about 6 months of the program. 

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS)
Founded in New Zealand in 1978, ACHS launched in the United States in 1989 and became the first accredited completely online college offering holistic health education, with certificate, diploma, and undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The American College of Healthcare Sciences is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, an institu­tional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.Your ACHS education is accredited by the DETC and recognized throughout the holistic health community. 

Career areas include Master herbalists, herbal consultants, Health food and natural health retailers, Herbal and dietary supplement manufacturers, Natural cosmetic or aromatherapy manufacturer, Natural health marketers and retailers, Holistic health clinic owners., Aromatherapists, Homeobotanical consultant, Holistic health practitioner, and Natural health educator, coach, speaker, or writer. 

Dr. Sears Wellness Institute
The Dr. Sears Wellness Institute offers three L.E.A.N. Coach Certifications that are designed to get students their certification within six week – longer if they take more than one program. Certification allows the individual to begin working as a health coach, teaching the L.E.A.N. programs and principles of living happier, healthier, longer lives by making positive Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, and Nutrition (L.E.A.N.) choices. The program encourages those who have their certification to teach their programs, give workshops and seminars and they provide marketing tools, materials, and strategies to help you achieve your goal. This program is designed to be very hands on and to give their health coaches full support in their careers.

Dr. Sears Health Coach Certification programs provide advanced nutrition and wellness education, utilizing science-based curriculum and state of the art interactive online classrooms. You can become certified in one or more of the following areas: Families, Pregnancy, or Adults/Seniors. A Dr. Sears Health Coach Certification gives you the ability and tools to work with individuals or groups in settings such as corporate wellness, schools, medical centers, community groups. 

The Dr. Sears Wellness Institute was established to in 2001 by Dr. Bill Sears and exercise physiologist Sean Foy. In 2010, they introduced online Certified L.E.A.N. Coach Training and Certification courses to accommodate international coaches and those who were unable to travel to an in-person training. 

For people who are coming into this field without any medical background, this is a very good program to take. It has a comprehensive and easy to understand curriculum that is online and has excellent student support. For those who want to own their own business, once you are certified through one of their programs the Institute will help you with your marketing. For those starting out in the field, this program is highly recommended, especially because of the amount of support that students receive during and after certification.

National Society of Health Coaches (NSHC)
The NSHC offers a Health Coach Certification, which is the NSHC’s Certified Health Coach, CHC. This certification is only open to licensed and credentialed healthcare professionals, i.e. physician, physician assistant, doctor of chiropractic/podiatry, nurse practitioner, RN/LPN/LVN, therapists, dentist, licensed dental hygienist, registered dietician, certified nutrition specialist, psychologist, certified diabetic educator (CDE), pharmacist, certified athletic trainer, certified exercise physiologist, and  licensed acupuncturist. This self-study program includes online skills practice, skills competency and testing. 

The NSCH was founded in 2007 on the premise that healthcare professionals could positively affect patient/client compliance to both improve outcomes and reduce costs by combining evidence-based practice interventions with the science of motivational interviewing. NSHC's health coaching education and certification program will continue to evolve in tandem with research, clinical best practice and health care reform.  

The NSHC program is a highly respected program and they have a unique evidence-based health coaching approach. A certification from this program will certainly give any healthcare provider a nod of approval from their peers and it will make them more likely to be hired. For those that do not already hold a licensed or credentialed healthcare profession, completing the program for the certificate of completion will show that they are willing to go the extra mile to learn and that they have received a completion certificate from one of the top programs in the nation.

American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Developed primarily for those who have experience working in the fitness and exercise field, the ACE Health Coach certification is purposed to expand or bring to the next level the career of fitness professionals looking to integrate a whole-body/mind approach to helping their clients.

For this certification, you have the option of purchasing just the exam voucher or the exam and one of two self-study packages. The “Standard” package includes ACE Academy which consists of weekly email courses reminding you to keep your studies on track. The “Premium” package includes ACE Academy Select, which implements a presentation-based curriculum. This package also has an extra practice test and free re-test voucher.

In order to sit for the ACE Health Coach certification exam you must have a current CPR/AED certificate along with either a current NCCA-accredited certification, or an associate’s degree or higher. Comparable work experience in fitness, nutrition or related fields is also considered and may take the place of the degree or certification requirements.

ACE is the only organization whose health coach certification is accredited by the National Council on Certifying Agencies (NCCA). This distinction means the certification has been officially recognized as a credential whose holders are competent professionals in the field of health coaching. As a result, it may be more highly regarded by others and may create more employment opportunities in certain settings.

Wellcoaches School of Coaching
The Wellcoaches Core Health Coach Training program takes 18 weeks to complete and culminates in an oral and written exam for the organization’s Health and Wellness Coach certification. This certification is required to enroll in the Wellcoaches Professional Health Coach training program, which consists of a 10-month curriculum. A bachelor’s degree or an NCAA-accredited certification with at least 2,000 hours of work experience in a health related field is required.

The Wellcoaches Health Coaching Program incorporates the effectiveness of evidence-based coaching skills and learning innovation to develop health coaches that can provide long-term wellness and health improvements for their clients.

Established in 2000, the program tackles some of the most significant health obstacles facing our society including obesity, inactive lifestyles, depression, bad eating habits and stress.

Health Sciences Institute
The HealthSciences Institute provides the Registered Health Coach (RHC) program, which supports the application of evidence-based health coaching approaches to improve engagement and patient-level outcomes across health care disciplines and settings. The RHC program, which is grounded in the science of health behavior change and learning, was developed in partnership with experts in the field, including NIH-funded health coaching and behavioral medicine specialists.

The Registered Health Coach (RHC) program and the Health Coach Registry have been developed with three aims: 1.) Support the application of evidence-based health coaching approaches demonstrated to improve engagement and patient-level outcomes across health care disciplines and settings; 2.) Provide a validated pathway and learning opportunities for building proficiency in these approaches; 3.) Assess and recognize individuals who have established proficiency in evidence-based health behavior change approaches, as well as programs/organizations that support their routine use.

RHC reflects ten years of experience at HealthSciences Institute training thousands of practitioners in the generation of chronic disease prevention and chronic care improvement interventions that has been demonstrated to deliver better patient-level outcomes in over 300 rigorous clinical trials.

Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) provides a health coaching in-classroom program that includes training in your choice of a specialty area over a 7-month period. Specialty areas include life, health and wellness, corporate, professionals, executive, educator, relationship, transition, teen, and small business, in addition to your primary live training modules.

Discovered and developed by iPEC Founder Bruce D Schneider, the program is founded on more than ten thousand hours of research and application over the course of 30 years. This inter-disciplinary process has its roots in psychotherapy, holistic concepts, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), mentoring, consulting, quantum physics, metaphysics, adult and accelerated learning theories, emotional intelligence, leadership development, and theories of conscious evolution.

Other Online Training Courses
If you already have a B.S. degree and only need training in a couple of specific areas, then, you may want to consider signing up for various online courses at places such as Udemy ( Founded in 2010, Udemy is funded by Insight Venture Partners, Lightbank, MHS Capital, 500 Startups and other investors. Udemy provides individual training courses; and, Udemy is unique in that it also has a platform that allows you to provide your own online training courses to your employees and customers.

Institute for the Psychology of Eating (IPE)
The Institute for the Psychology of Eating (IPE) provides online health coach training that certifies you as an Eating Psychology Coach. This training will enable you to work with the most commonly seen eating concerns, i.e. weight, body image, overeating, binge eating, digestion, fatigue, immunity, mood, etc.

Health Coach Training
The HealthCoachTraining® Program combines the skills of professional coaching with health training, and teaches proven marketing and sales systems to attract clients and coach them by means of a web-based virtual coaching office.

Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach Training
The Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach Training is an 11-session course that prepares students to work as Wellness Coaches by combining online and on-site learning that maximizes potential for individual growth; and, providing opportunities for group interaction and practice.

Body Mind Institute
The Body Mind Institute provides an array of health-related courses and programs from educators, speakers, authors and institutions to enable you to receive certification from the courses you take. The Body Mind Institute and teachers provide courses, tools and support delivered through interactive online media to your computer at your convenience. Interactive video streaming is delivered through our web portal along with PDF handouts, voice over PowerPoint segments, activities and ongoing automated quizzes that immediately test the student's knowledge.  

Spencer Institute
The Spencer Institute provides a Wellness Coach Certification program, which expands beyond coaching models currently used in wellness coaching. The program teaches concepts tied to the overall coaching experience, from how you train to be a coach, on up to application of skills with clients. The Wellness Coach Certification training course is presented as a client-centered approach to facilitate wellness coaching, through the use of behavior change strategies and sound coaching practices used in the field currently.

Death to Diabetes, LLC
The Death to Diabetes, LLC company offers three training certification programs: health coaching, nutrition, and train-the-trainer. These programs are designed to train healthcare professionals in the areas of medical science, alternative science, diabetes, obesity, and nutrition; along with business and marketing training. The types of healthcare professionals that have been trained include health coaches, naturopathic doctors, diabetes educators, nutritionists, health advocates, wellness consultants, nurses, retired doctors, and corporations (with wellness initiatives).

These programs are unique in that they educate the students first and then show the students how to train others, including their clients, their staff and their community. As a result, many of the smaller companies benefited from this type of training because they were able save thousands of dollars by implementing some of their own training; and, in turn, enabled them to grow their business and increase their revenues.

The program is a self-paced online training program that consists of online training sessions (with PowerPoint slides) and a physical kit that is shipped to each student. The kit consists of books, booklets, CDs, DVDs, ebooks, MP3 files, PowerPoint slides, etc. The personal live training is provided via Skype and the Internet.

The training program is based upon the book Death to Diabetes, which is now one of the top-selling diabetes books in the U.S. and around the world. This book explains the major root causes of Type 2 diabetes and how to properly control and reverse the disease. This is based on an easy-to-follow, systematic 10-step process, 200+ clinical studies/medical references, the science of diabetes, and the experience of an ex-diabetic engineer.

Training Costs
As previously mentioned, most of these schools offer certification training in the $3,000 to $9,000 range, depending on the scope of the program. There are other programs in the $900 to $2,000 range.

The key to understanding the tuition of a program is making sure you know exactly what is included within the cost -- so that you're comparing apples to apples. Some programs appear less expensive, however, when you study them further, you find hidden charges, such as needing to hire your own mentor coach, purchase additional books, and/or pay for business development coaching or kits.

Health coaching is a collective and highly individualized service that concentrates on enhancing wellness and health. It develops a person’s ability to attain short-term and long-term health objectives. Whether its achieving overall well-being or addressing a particular health-related problem, the main emphasis is always on improving your patient's or client's quality of life.

Certain health coach certifications are better suited for clinical health care professionals, while some are a better fit for those wanting to take on a business or entrepreneurial role. Either way, it doesn’t matter if you’re already in the healthcare or fitness field or whether you’re just getting started. If you have a sincere interest in helping others achieve true health and well-being, the growing field of health coaching is definitely worth getting into to advance or supplement your career.

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Friday, June 7, 2013

The Ways for a Health Coach to Make Money

There are primarily two types of income that a business generates: active income and passive income.
Active income vs. Passive income

Active income is the income you earn for services that you have performed. This income includes wages, tips, salaries, commissions and income from businesses in which there is material participation such as conducting a coaching session or running a class.

Passive income is the income you produce from business activities in which you do not materially participate such as the royalty fee you receive when a customer buys your book from

One of the biggest mistakes that health coaches (and other healthcare professionals) make is that they tend to focus on producing active income and not passive income. By focusing on ways to generate both active income and passive income, you increase the opportunities for your business to generate a lot more money and reward you with more freedom and a better quality of life for you and your family.

Active income is what you get when someone hires you to do a job. You do the work; you get paid. Usually the amount of effort or time you put in directly relates to how much you get paid as active income. There is obviously a ceiling on how much you can make here because there are only a certain amount of hours in the day/week/month.

With active income, you get paid only once. In other words, the income is non-recurring. This may include public speaking, hosting conferences, one-on-one coaching, and consulting. You do the work in exchange for a fee. You are essentially trading your time for a one-time payment.

Passive income is just the opposite. It is what happens when customers pay you over and over again for the same work — work you only did once. In other words, it is recurring. Examples of this includes book royalties, affiliate commissions, course sales, website ads, and monthly membership fees. You are trading your time for an ongoing revenue stream.

Active Income Options
In general, most of a health coach's income is based solely on meeting with their clients and getting paid for their time with them. But, there are many other ways to generate active income, especially if you're running your own business. 

Here are some of the ways to generate active income for your health coaching business.

Conduct one-on-one health coaching sessions. This is the primary activity that most health coaches perform. However, you can expand this by conducting coaching sessions over the phone and over the Internet (i.e. Skype). This allows you to reach more people within the comfort of your own office or home!

Conduct group health coaching sessions. This is very beneficial to a family or a group of clients who can't afford to pay for individual sessions.

Conduct workshops, lectures, classes. This allows you to reach more people at one time. It also helps to build your credibility and reputation.

Conduct professional training classes. This allows you to reach other healthcare professionals. It also helps to build your credibility and reputation.

Passive Income Options
Now, that we've explored some of the alternative ways to generate active income, how about ways to generate passive income? Why is passive income so important? Think about it: What happens if you get sick? Or, what if you want to go on a vacation? Or, what if you want to retire, or you find yourself unable to work any longer.  Where is the income going to come from?

Some health coaches plan for these situations by working extra hours to acquire extra income to have available for the future, and for sick days or for going on a vacation. But, there is a better way to earn extra income instead of working more hours! It's called passive income.

Passive income is attractive because it frees you up to go on vacation or have enough of a financial cushion just in case you get sick.

And, if you desire to retire, or find yourself unable to work any longer, your income will cease to exist unless you have some form of passive income. In the past, this was accomplished by employee participation in company-sponsored pension plans.

Here are several ways to generate passive income that you can tie into your health coaching business.

Write an Ebook. Write and sell ebooks and other information products. Info-entrepreneurs make up a new class of entrepreneurs, creating and marketing information products.

Get Published. Write and publish your own book. Market it online to increase sales volumes and your royalties.

Write Online Articles. A lot of sites such as Demand Studios will actually pay you to write various articles online. Some offer up front type payments for the work, but a majority of the sites offer revenue sharing. This means that depending on how many views your article may receive, you would get a percentage of the profit. Here's where the nice part comes in though. If you do get any acclaim with the article views, then the profit you receive is generally each month- forever. As long as the article continues to get views you're getting paid!

Write for revenue sharing content sites, such as eHow, Xomba, HubPages, Suite101, Squidoo, Associated Content and Helium. Choose 2-3 sites to concentrate on and build up a large collection of articles on your chosen sites.

Develop a CD or DVD. Record your lectures and speeches. Then, create a CD or DVD to sell. This is especially great for people who don't like to write but love to talk.

Set up an Affiliate Blog. Build an affiliate blog, promote the blog, and use it to promote affiliate offers. This is by far one of the best ways to generate a source of passive income online.

Start with an affiliate site like ClickBank or Commission Junction. Find a few offers in a category that you know a bit about. Make sure they have good numbers, and do your keyword research to make sure there’s demand. After figuring out what keywords to optimize your blog for, start a new blog and write articles. SEO optimize the blog, and promote it around the web. Once the traffic numbers start going up, deploy some ads for affiliate offers. People click on the ads, and you get paid! Now repeat the process until you have ten or twenty blogs, or maybe hundreds if you want to make some serious cash online.

If you have a great product, then, recruit affiliates to sell your product. If you don't have your own product, but, you like someone else's product, then, you can obtain sales referrals fees by recruiting affiliates to purchase that product. Promote their product through your site, newsletter, email and social networking.

Perform Online Blogging. Some bloggers earn six-figure incomes from one niche blog. Once the blog is established, you will earn residual income from older posts as well as new ones.

Use Affiliate Sites. Many different companies have allowed the public to become affiliate marketers of their products for which they will gladly pay. Amazon is one such site as well as ClickBank. These sites allow you to choose from their vast array of products and services, and then allow you to advertise for them. In return, they give you a percentage of the sale profit. If done correctly and with much thought behind it, this can be a very lucrative business. The amount you may get per sale or per click will all just depend on the product or service you choose to market for the company. Some of the services on ClickBank boast up to $35 per customer that signs up!

Offer a Membership Site. Have a service you think is valuable? Think people might pay a monthly fee to have it? Then you might consider offering a monthly membership site for that service. You can always begin a small website, if you don't already have one, and then just add a shopping cart feature to it. With a little fine tuning and a stellar membership idea, eventually, customers will be clambering to become members of your service. You can even set the shopping cart up to bill people each time their membership expires automatically. This is where the real money will start to roll in, and better yet, with no work on your part.

Sell Your Photos Online. There are many sites such as Istock, that will gladly pay you if someone likes a stock photo you've taken. Once someone decides they'd like to use your photo, Istock will pay you a nominal fee each time they or anyone else uses it. If you have more than a handful of photos that are highly desirable, all you'd need to do is upload them to the site and then your work is all done. Then, you'd simply sit back and enjoy the proceeds that follow.

Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)/Network Marketing.  Find a product that you believe in and sell it to your family, friends, co-workers, etc.; and, convince them to also sell the product. The problem with this approach is that it’s very close to a pyramid scheme. In essence, you make money from signing up people who sell the product. Do your research first and make sure that it is a product line you are familiar with and passionate about selling. Otherwise you will be wasting your time and you'll end up pissing off your family and friends.

Website Ads. Add well-placed ads to your website or blog from places like Google and If a visitor to your site clicks on the ad and buys something, you get paid! But, it takes a while to build this up because you have to have a lot of people coming to your site.

Sell Advertising Online. In order to make money while you sleep, your site has to be self-sustaining and self-maintaining, which isn’t the easiest thing to do, because it requires a lot of traffic.With enough traffic the advertising revenue becomes passive income.

If you're successful, you will begin making money while you sleep and the hard work will finally pay off. Within the first few weeks you may be earning around $5 – $10 dollars a day. That may not seem like much, but, within a couple months, you may be pulling in $50 - $100 a day. Again, that may not seem like much, but a $100 a day translates into $36,500 a year! If your income continues to grow, who knows, you might reach 6 figures!

Warning: This is not easy -- this is hard work. Don't expect a minimum of effort to generate any significant passive income on a consistent basis. You won't get something for nothing.
Active income vs. Passive income

Active income vs. Passive income
Passive Income: Making Money While You Sleep
Passive Income: Making Money While You Sleep

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Health Coaching & Train-the-Trainer Kits (Contents)

The Death to Diabetes® Educational Train-the-Trainer Training Program is a comprehensive set of training kits for health coaches, wellness consultants, dietitians, naturopathic doctors, other healthcare professionals, and corporations (with wellness initiatives) to provide diabetes/obesity/heart disease wellness training to members of their organization, company, etc.

This program is a self-paced online training program with a physical training kit that provides training modules, module tests, CDs, DVDs, and 1-on-1 coaching to help healthcare professionals increase their level of knowledge and expertise to become health coaches, which, in turn, will allow them to grow their business and increase their revenues.

These train-the-trainer certification programs are designed to help wellness consultants, diabetes educators, health coaches, naturopathic doctors, nutritionists, dietitians, health advocates, other healthcare professionals, and corporations (with wellness initiatives) to obtain state-of-the-art diabetes/obesity training materials. They can use these materials to train the general public, their membership, their employees, other personnel, and other diabetics; or, to train trainers or experts in their organization. These training materials will allow them to teach the general public, their membership, their employees, other personnel, and other diabetics how to control and reverse the effects of Type 2 diabetes and its complications.

As a result, health coaches, wellness consultants, diabetes educators, nutritionists, dietitians, health advocates, and other healthcare professionals are able to educate their clients and grow their business. 

This train-the-trainer wellness program explains the planning and logistics behind running a training class, workshop, or lecture; and, how to market your business to increase revenues while helping the public. 

The wellness program provides a comprehensive set of PowerPoint presentation slides with a downloadable CD, training guide and 2 DVDs that explain the slides -- to help you present the materials and project yourself as an even more competent healthcare professional.

The wellness program defines the 5 super foods (to eat), the 5 "dead" foods (to avoid), the Death to Diabetes® Super Meal Model®, the top 10 supplements, and the 7 wellness factors -- all designed to work synergistically to reduce insulin resistance, increase glucose uptake, burn fat, and repair the sick cells.

This wellness program explains the key aspects of nutritional science including the key macronutrients, micronutrients, the health benefits of each vegetable, fruit, nut, seed, oil, etc.

This wellness program explains the key aspects of medical science including disease pathology, pathogenesis, cellular biology, drug impacts, alternative therapies, etc. 

The Death to Diabetes® Train-the-Trainer Training Program is based upon the book Death to Diabetes, which is now one of the top-selling diabetes books in the U.S. and around the world. This wellness program explains the major root causes of Type 2 diabetes and how to properly control and reverse the disease. This is based on an easy-to-follow, systematic 10-step process, 200+ clinical studies/medical references, the science of diabetes, and the experience of an ex-diabetic engineer.

The Death to Diabetes® Train-the-Trainer Training Program is a flexible and modular training program that makes it very easy for a novice or expert to conduct impressive and effective training classes. This program includes the certification and health coaching programs. You will also receive 1-on-1 training from the author or one of our training experts -- to give you the insight into the program and how to customize the program to fit your business needs.

Training Kits
The training program is provided in the form of training kits of various sizes. Here is a list of the key components within each of the training kits:

Training Kit Component
Training Kit
Getting Started Guide & Roadmap: Explains how to use the training kit components.
Student Handout: Provides overview of program for the clients in your class.
Registration Form: For clients to register for your class or lecture (to build your client base)
Training Booklet: Provides training questions, learning exercises and action plans, to learn about diabetes, wellness, nutrition, detox, and the 10 steps of the wellness program.
Death to Diabetes Book: explains the science of diabetes and how to control and reverse the disease with multiple therapies.
CD: Explains the common mistakes that diabetics make and how to avoid them.
DVD: Explains the 10 steps of the diabetes wellness program.
PowerPoint Presentation Slides (50 - 250): Explains diabetes, nutrition, detox, exercise, and other areas of program.
Training Sessions (3 - 15): Provides 1-hour training sessions via telephone/Internet for marketing, business, nutrition, diabetes, etc.
Train-the-Trainer Program Booklet: Explains how to train your clients and staff to learn how to reverse diabetes w/program.
Criterion Test: To verify what you’ve learned.
Activity Planning Chart: Provides a list of the specific activities that a diabetic must perform each day, based on the program’s 10 steps.

Meal Planning Guide: Provides a meal plan of a breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack for a day.

Cookbook (400 pages): Explains how to design meals to stabilize blood glucose, insulin levels; provides 250+ recipes for super meals, juicing, smoothies, snacks and eating out.

Meal Planning Tool Kit: Folder of training aids for diabetes management and meal planning.

Wellness Guides (9): Training aids for glucose testing, meal planning, dr. visits/tests, weight loss, blood pressure, kidneys, nerves, heart.

CDs: Super Meal Diet & Food Tips, Radio Interviews

DVDs: Medical Conference, Lecture, TV Interviews

Module Training Booklets (10): A booklet for each of the 10 Steps of the wellness program.

Meal Planning Booklet: Provides a meal plan of breakfast, lunch, dinner, & snack for 90 days.

Activity Tracking Workbooks (3): A journal for tracking daily activities for 30 days.

Death to Diabetes Printed Ebook: explains the science of diabetes and how to control and reverse the disease with multiple therapies.

Power of Juicing Book: Explains how to juice, the best juicers; 100+ juicing and smoothie recipes for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc.

Diabetes Ebooks: Explain diabetes, why diabetics remain diabetic, GI/GL chart

Training Modules with Criterion Testing (10): To verify what you have learned.

DVD: Super Diet, Workshop, Video Clips

Health Coaching Booklet: Explains how to be an effective health coach.

How to Start a Business Booklet: Explains business/marketing strategies, how to develop a business plan, how to start/grow business, how to design your website, and write a book.

Additional Components (1 - 3): Weight Loss Book, Tracking Charts, Customized PowerPoint Slides w/ Your Company's Header, Add’l Training Sessions.


DTD Health Coaching and Business Training Program with Kit

Death to Diabetes Training Program reverses Type 2 diabetes

Note 1: This training program is a physical kit that comes to your house -- it consists of 3 boxes, with books, booklets, CDs, DVDs, PowerPoint slides, etc. The training program also includes an online component via the phone and/or Skype -- that provides personal 1-on-1 training to you from the author. The program also includes ebooks and other online tools and job aids that can be downloaded to your computer. 

Note 2: Here is the store link to the training program in our online store. Contact our office for a bulk rate discount if you plan to purchase multiple training kits.

Note 3: This training program is also available strictly as a set of downloads without the physical boxes at a cost that is at least 50% less than the cost of the physical kit.