AUGUST 28, 2023

#24: How to Coach Like a Pro

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Back in the day, I remember feeling lost with many of my health coaching clients. 

I would give my clients (what I thought were) the perfect list of action steps to implement before our next session.  

Many times they often would come back without taking action.  

I was puzzled…

They had signed up and paid for coaching, so clearly they wanted to make a change.  

Why weren’t they following the amazing plans I had mapped out for them? 

What I now know is that while I was great at coming up with action steps and giving handouts and recipes… I didn’t understand how to support my clients in making behavioral change.  

I didn’t know that there was a process I could learn and follow.  

Your coaching can be a whole lot easier and more effective when you learn this process. That’s why I’m thrilled that Michelle MacLean, Skills Mentor for Health Coaches, joined me for this podcast episode How to Coach Like a Pro.

This episode is for you if…

You’re excited to get your first few clients, but don’t feel ready to coach…

You’re unsure of exactly what to do in your coaching sessions…

Or if you’ve started coaching, and you’re struggling to help your clients create lasting changes…

In the episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to empower your clients to take action and make lasting changes
  • The 6-step agenda for fruitful coaching sessions that flow easily
  • What to do if your clients are stuck & not ready for change
  • A short assessment you can use with your clients (to help them understand themselves better…and help you know how to best support them)
  • The right and wrong way to use accountability with your clients

Tune in and learn how to coach in a powerful, effective way.

About Michelle MacLean

Michelle MacLean is National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach and skills mentor for health coaches who is passionate about supporting new health coaches embrace the coach approach.

She is a graduate of IIN and has worked for the school for the past 9 years as a coaching circle facilitator and more recently on the faculty of IIN’s Coaching Intensive Practicum, providing feedback to new coaches on their coaching skills. 

After noticing how unprepared students were to actually coach clients, Michelle developed her own courses and resources to help coaches improve their skills and better understand the coaching process and structure.

Links/Resources mentioned on the show:

Michelle’s 6-Step Blueprint For Brilliant Health Coaching Sessions

Get on the Waitlist for Michelle’s Health Coaching Essentials Program 

The Four Tendencies Quiz by Gretchen Rubin

“5 Clients in 30 Days” Step-by-Step Action Plan

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