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China Embraces Real Balance Wellness Coaching

Faced with the same lifestyle-based health crisis many other countries are experiencing, China has been searching for a way to help people truly succeed at lasting lifestyle change. Over half of the men in China smoke. The diabetes rate is … Continue reading

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Client-Centered Directiveness: An Oxymoron That Works – Part Two: Adapting To Your Client

Effective wellness and health coaching adapts in many ways to the client we are working with. As we assist a person in finding ways to live a healthier life there are many adjustments that need to be made to deliver … Continue reading

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Client-Centered Directiveness: An Oxymoron That Works – Part One

At its very foundation, coaching is client-centered. The work of Carl Rogers profoundly influenced the founders of the life coaching profession. Yet, among the thousands of health and wellness coaches we have trained at Real Balance (http://www.realbalance.com), the question of … Continue reading

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Refining Coaching Linguistics: Verbal Tics, Placeholders and Fingerprint Words

In a recent New York Times article, writer Gregg Easterbrook shared this observation of modern day speech. “The verbal tic of saying “real quick” is surging ahead of “you know” in the American lexicon. “You know” is an empty expression, … Continue reading

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Seven Expressions Of Courageous Coaching

Courageous coaching! What would “courageous coaching” look like for you? There are many ways to approach the subject of courage in coaching. As a trainer of wellness & health coaches here are some of the ways I would like to … Continue reading

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Ten Steps To Structuring Great Wellness Coaching Sessions

Wellness coaching clients show up for appointments desiring to make progress in improving their lifestyles and thereby improving their lives. For as much as they want the session to be productive, it is easy for the client and the coach … Continue reading

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The Language of Effective Coaching Accountability

While mentoring a coach along the path towards her ACC (Associate Certified Coach through the ICF – International Coaching Federation – http://coachfederation.org) I observed her repeated hesitancy in using accountability in her coaching. As we explored this I found that … Continue reading

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