Putting a Health Coach in Every Practice (with Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum and Elyse Wagner from FMCA)

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Summary

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.

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

Shoutouts

Dr. Mark Hyman

Dr. Tom O'Bryan

Dr. Terry Wahls

Dr. Bethany Hays

Dr. Joel Evans

Dr. Kristy Hughes

Dr. Bob Roundtree

Dr. Meg Jordan

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Zoom - great web and video conference platform for businesses.

Canvas - fancy video-based online learning management system.

Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

Annals of Family Medicine

The Doctor Will See You Now: Recognizing and Treating Endometriosis - book by Tamer Seckin MD


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