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. 

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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.