Putting A Health Coach In Every Practice

Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum and Elyse Wagner, creators of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy join us to talk about how we get to a future where there's a health coach in every practice and how technology is already helping accelerate that vision, including, 

[6:40] how technology is revolutionizing the life of a health coach, 

[10:00] why virtual coaching relationships have proven every bit as valuable as face-to-face, knee-to-knee coaching, 

[12:50] best practices for incorporating health coaching into a medical practice, 

[16:25] why functional medicine was the right place to start achieving their vision of putting a health coach in every practice, 

[20:30] the most effective workflow they’ve seen emerge between physician and health coach working within a practice, 

[27:40] what the FMCA is doing to train students to market themselves to practices and clients beyond graduation, 

[34:00] and the greatest hurdle facing newly trained coaches and program graduates. Click here to learn more about the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy.

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Nuggets of Wisdom

Talking about what is the biggest hurdle holding back health coaches and new graduates from achieving success...

"Comparison is kryptonite. I think everyone is unique and their own shining star. They have the ability to connect and to be a great coach but too often in our society we look outside, and I think we need to look inward a little bit. That and perfectionism just stop people flat in their tracks."
- Elyse Wagner

Same topic...

"Elise and I are really big proponents of committing big publicly...We had a big goal when we said we're going to partner with IFM and that we were going to create this academy, so it's committing and it's committing big."
- Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum


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