Lesson 1.0: Course Outline & Presenter Information

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Welcome to Nudge University - simple and powerful strategies to optimize health coaching and your business thorough the integration of technology.

This lesson provides a course outline and information on your presenter for Nudge University, Dr. Steve Feyrer-Melk.

I'm Dr. Steve Feyrer-Melk and I'll be your guide on this incredible journey. I'm the Director of Lifestyle Medicine at the Optimal Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center, Chief Science Officer at Nudge, and I'm a nationally recognized expert in Lifestyle Medicine, Behavior Change and Health Coaching.

My Ph.D. is in Exercise Science and Wellness, and I have a Master's Degree in Human Performance.

But what's most important in this whole journey, and what you need to know, is that I have a distinctive experience from many years working individually with clients and patients to help them make better lifestyle choices, become healthy, decrease their risk, become a better athlete, the whole gamut.

And I use my passionate, forward-thinking, proactive, hands-on approach to present this information to you.

It's things that I've tested, I've researched and documented, but the thread that I want you to think about throughout this entire course is simplicity.

Simplicity in gaining information from your clients, and simplicity on your behalf in utilizing that information.

Because without those, this information is not going to help you.

Additionally, having the right technology, having the right platform is critical to your success.

So the purpose of Nudge University is pretty simple: the purpose is YOU.

The purpose is to empower you - to assist you in optimizing what you do, your health coaching - to strengthen your business - to give you simple and powerful strategies to help you integrate and leverage technology, to leverage your skills and already great abilities to make them even better.

And the format of Nudge University was actually designed to save you time.

You can view it on your smart, your tablet or your computer - it's entirely up to you.

It's been organized into short segments, or lessons to fit into your busy life, in fact, this is actually going to be one of the longest segments!

It's set up for easy access and for quick brushing up in case you forgot a section of, for example, what's important to consider about syncing up certain apps.

It will also be updated as often as possible to stay cutting edge for you.

So the ways you can engage include clicking through a slideshow at your own pace, or you can listen to me [or watch my videos] and I try to add extra information and get a little more detailed along the way [or you can read this like you're doing now!].

So the main sections in Nudge University include:

  • Part 1: Overview of Technology and the Health Professional
  • Part 2: Overview of the Nudge App and Nudge Coach Platform
  • Part 3(a): The Client Experience
  • Part 3(b): The Health Coach Experience
  • Part 4(a): Best Practices for Clients
  • Part 4(b): Best Practices for the Health Coach

So let's get into a little more detail so you understand what you're getting into.

So Part 1 is the overview of technology and the health professional, and I should add that it's very beneficial to from Part 1 all the way through to the next levels, and not to jump around, however, if that's the only way I'll get you to watch these, then you'll absorb some of it and it'll help.

So here are the lessons in Part 1:

  • 1.1 - The Big Picture
  • 1.2 - Current Use of Technology (very important)
  • 1.3 - What Can Be Measured
  • 1.4 - Examples of technology
  • 1.5 - How Technology Helps You
  • 1.6 - Data Approach - Trends or Granular (Oh my gosh, what should you focus on? Granular data or trends data? Ahh.)
  • 1.7 - Data: The Big Four (What are the big four? Where can you get the biggest bang for your buck?)
  • 1.8 - The Best Data and Info

Part 2 is an overview of the Nudge App itself and the Nudge Coach platform.

So for Nudge its the general setup, the Nudge Score and other core elements, and for Nudge Coach it's also the general setup and core elements, and then safety of that data.

We keep data as secure as possible, Nudge is a HIPAA-compliant platform, so you can feel safe and your clients can feel safe.

And within this section, there is also going to be tutorials which show how to actually work the app and Nudge Coach.

The the client experience, the Nudge App features, the functions, the data points, syncing wearables, how clients will do that, wearable devices, which ones are out there, and how the client will communicate with you as their health professional.

And then the experience for you. The dashboard features, functions and layout, and how you invite clients and get them set up under you. Setting up banners and announcements for them, and setting up Smart Lists [formerly called 'alerts'] to make things easier for you.

And then best practices goes into more depth - how to use passive data and active data with clients, using messaging, setting up parameters and how that impacts the client, and then a great area to save you a lot of time in the long run is how you introduce this technology to clients, how you interpret data, and how you can leverage it. 

The easiest way to communicate, how you use Smart Lists [formerly called 'alerts'] to work in your benefit, how to message a group and how to message individuals and details of setting up announcements.

Marketing to your clients and getting them to understand that you're even out there doing this, which is very powerful.

The integration of wearable technology and how that works, and finally revenue you can generate working with this technology.

So technology is very powerful. If you have the right technology it will help you optimize your approach, and the way you do things currently in your health, fitness and prevention programs.

So in overview, again, I'm Dr. Steve and I'm here to guide you through this.

Nudge University provides simple, powerful strategies to help you optimize your health coaching and strengthen your business.

It provides you guidance for how to integrate technology. The course can be viewed as presentations or slideshows [or text!].

It's set up in small, easy-to-digest sections, and it'll be great for you to review in the future as you're working more and more in depth with your clients.

Thanks so much for joining me for this course outline and allowing me to introduce myself.

So thanks for listening, this is Dr. Steve, and good luck!

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