MARCH 20, 2024

#47: When Your Health Coaching Clients Struggle to Make Lasting Changes

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

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

Many times they would come back without taking action.  

I was puzzled…

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

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

Other times clients would start off strong but then stop taking action.

I felt like a failure as a coach, so I would continue to strategize with the client to push things forward. It never worked.

If you’ve ever experienced this, I want you to know that it’s not about you…

But there are ways to support your clients so they can move forward and reach their desired goals. 

That’s why I’m thrilled that Mandy Harvey, Trauma Healing Guide for nutrition and health coaches, joined me for this week’s podcast episode, When Your Health Coaching Clients Struggle to Make Lasting Changes. 

In the episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why some clients have a harder time following through  
  • The role your clients’ nervous system plays in their ability to take action
  • How to help clients regulate their nervous system, so they can move forward and take action
  • The one thing you want to avoid when your clients struggle to make progress
  • How to take care of yourself (and your nervous system) as the coach through this process

About Mandy Harvey

Mandy Harvey is a leader in the field of trauma healing as well as an in-demand inspirational speaker. She specializes as a Trauma Healing Guide for nutrition and health coaches, helping them become the go to coach who can guide any client through their blocks and create lasting change.

Her super power is showing coaches how to bridge the gap between their nutrition education and their clients’ resistance to change and empowers them with the vital trauma-informed expertise and somatic skills to help them successfully lead their clients through life-altering transformations. 

Mandy’s extraordinary story of transforming her own life from devastating childhood trauma and a near death experience to courageously facing and healing (mentally, physically and emotionally) from the past, learning to embrace her authentic truth, and designing the life of her dreams, is the inspiration behind her bold mission to teach others that it is possible to do the same.

Links/Resources mentioned on the show:

Get Mandy’s Free Training: How to Support Your Clients & Address The Underlying Causes of Their Resistance to Change

Follow Mandy on Instagram

Episodes about Intuitive Eating mentioned in this episode:

The Missing Protocol Your Health Coaching Clients Need

Everything You Need to Know About Intuitive Eating (What is IS and What it is NOT)


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