Author Sidebar: I never planned to get into health coaching. At the time I published my book, I was a little naive and felt that the book would be enough. Wow! Did I have a lot to learn! :-)
Sometimes people would call or email me asking questions about the book. After answering their questions, some of them would buy the book, but, others had more questions and wanted more personal guidance.
Eventually, I relented and started providing some health coaching sessions as long as customers read the book first. I would tell customers that it would be a lot less expensive for them to read the book first because they wouldn't need as many health coaching sessions.
Ironically, by providing health coaching and talking to diabetics, it actually helped me as much as it helped them! This is a little embarrassing to admit, but the health coaching sessions would remind me of things that I also needed to do because I had stopped doing them either due to being too busy or being just plain lazy. :-)
These talks also motivated me when I would hear from a customer who had read my book and improved their diabetes. It's ironic -- I wrote a book to help others, yet, the book was helping me through other diabetics who would call or email to thank me or to ask some questions.
Similar to the help I received via the book, these health coaching sessions provided a similar drive and motivation to me. After most sessions, the person would be very gracious and thank me, but, I would also thank them. But, I don't think they truly understood how valuable their talks were to me.
So, you see -- all of us struggle with staying focused, eating right, exercising, going grocery shopping, etc. even when we know it's good for us and the right thing to do!
So, I have to thank many of you because your questions and requests for help have turned out to be beneficial to me as well.
Health Coaching Clients
We provide diabetes health coaching to four types of clients:
(1) Diabetics: who are motivated and want us to provide guidance, support and help them get well and reverse their diabetes. This is accomplished via the book, email, phone calls and online training.
(2) People who have loved ones with diabetes that they want to help with managing and reversing their diabetes.
(3) Health advocates: who are not healthcare professionals but still want to educate people in their community and/or church about nutrition, supplements, diabetes and other similar health problems.
(4) Healthcare Professionals: who have diabetic clients or want to attract more diabetic clients; and, grow their business and revenue.
Our health coaching and training services are accomplished via our online corporate online training, train-the-trainer, PowerPoint Slides, and other similar programs.
Healthcare professionals include but are not limited to health coaches, diabetes health coaches, nutritionists, diabetes educators, dietitians, naturopathic doctors, holistic practitioners, wellness consultants, MLM reps, health advocates, etc.
The 7 Reverse Diabetes Health Coaching Services for Diabetics
We provide 7 major health coaching services for our clients and business partners:
- Health Coaching; Q&A Sessions
- Online Training Classes
- Corporate Training
- How to Use Book(s)
- How-to's: Meal Planning, Detox, Testing, etc.
- Business Consultations
We provide personal health coaching and consultations via the phone, email and/or the Internet via Skype and other similar platforms, designed to help diabetics reverse Type 2 diabetes.
Services includes a personal discussion and/or a health report document for a client (individual, group, organization, company), to provide guidance, emotional support, answer questions about how to improve your diet (with minimal changes), analysis of your diet, analysis of blood glucose readings, and provide a set of specific recommendations to achieve optimum health.
Specific recommendations include answering your personal questions, defining customized meals and meal plans, determination of why your blood glucose readings are not coming down, identification of specific name brand nutritional supplements, specific web links, identifying how to enjoy your favorite foods, etc.
We review your medical history and blood tests in detail to uncover problems that you or your doctor may have overlooked. As a result, we have helped to save many of our clients from amputation, kidney dialysis, liver damage, and other diabetic complications; and, provide specific recommendations to protect the kidneys, eyes, liver, heart, feet, etc.
We also review your medical history and blood tests over a period of time to identify any trends that can prevent amputation, kidney dialysis, liver damage, and other diabetic complications; and, develop a proactive personal health plan for you.
Please Note: One of the key components of an effective health plan is to have periodic health coaching sessions to identify problems before they become problems, or to help fix existing problems before they cause too much damage in your body.
We provide that coaching via the telephone, Skype, or email. We also provide a personal detailed health report document which defines a detailed, customized action plan, specific foods and beverages, timeline specifics, analysis of blood test results, and a list of specific nutritional supplements with websites and toll-free numbers.
Health Coaching Appointment Outline
The following is a general agenda that we use as a guide for most appointments. Of course, these topics can be changed, or the order of the topics can be changed. Just let us know, preferably before the appointment.
- Purpose, Goals of Health Coaching Session
- Review of Medical History, Key Health Problems; Meal Changes, Health Improvements
- Analysis & Evaluation of Health Issues, BG Readings, Meal Plan
- Specific Health Recommendations from our DTD Reverse Diabetes Program
- Proposed Corrective Actions, Next Steps (To Improve Health)
- How to Accelerate the Body's Healing Process
- Questions & Answers
- Optional Topics: How to Optimize the Program, How to Use the Book
Note: If you live outside the U.S., we use Skype for international long-distance calls. So, please send us your Skype name id and make sure that you know how to use Skype before calling us.
FYI: Our Skype id is "diabetesengineer".
Is Health Coaching For You?
Have you ever received good advice that you were unable to follow? Has your doctor ever recommended a lifestyle change that you found to be unsustainable? Have you ever wanted something in your life, but found you couldn’t achieve it alone?
Health coaching centers itself around you and your health situation. With your health goals in mind, we help you understand what’s preventing you from taking the next step forward. We also help to evaluate what you're doing right and what you may be doing wrong that's keeping you from improving your diabetes.
As health coaches, we are knowledgeable advisors who provide ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness. As your health coach, we will listen carefully and help you to navigate the world of contradictory diabetes management and nutritional advice to determine what changes are necessary for you.
But, if you're not ready for personal health coaching, that's okay. We don't believe in trying to convince you to use our service. Instead, we believe that we should wait until you are ready:
"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear."
So, if you'er not ready, we will not push you or try to convince you to talk with the author about your diabetes and your health concerns.
Once you'e ready to receive our coaching, we will design a personalized program that will radically improve your health and happiness. Together, we will explore concerns specific to you and your body and discover the tools you need for a lifetime of balance and optimum health.
As a client of our Death to Diabetes program, you will:
- Set and accomplish goals in a way that is empowering to you
- Work to achieve and maintain your health-related target goals, e.g. blood glucose level, ideal weight, blood pressure, etc.
- Learn how to design healthy meals
- Learn how to reduce your cravings
- Learn how to increase your energy levels
- Learn how to eat healthy effortlessly with our meal planning tips
- Learn about new super foods to eatLeanr about so-called healthy foods that you should avoid
- Learn about the obvious dead foods to avoid
- Learn how to transform some of your favorite foods and comfort foods into healthy foods
- Learn about which supplements are best for you and why
- Learn how to work with your doctor
- Learn how to use or build your support system
- Discover the confidence to create the life you want
- Learn how to help others with their health
What can a health coach do for you?
Just about anything you can imagine for yourself that would improve your diabetes and overall quality of your health, including:
- Maintain your blood glucose and A1C levels in the normal range
- Improve your blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- Improve your overall health
- End cravings and addiction to sugar and processed foods
- Increase your energy and improve your outlook
- Improve the quality of your sleep
- End your dependence on pharmaceutical drugs
Our program is customized to fit your needs and finances, Services may include:
- 2 or more 30-minute sessions per month
- Email support between sessions
- Super Meal recipes that are healthy and simple to prepare
- Coaching and support to help you make the dietary and lifestyle changes you want
- Simple but informative handouts (e.g. wellness guides) that will increase your knowledge about diabetes, nutrition, etc.
- Access to our newsletter with the latest health tips and recipes
- Our personal commitment to your health and success
To decide if health coaching is right for you, we invite you to schedule a free initial consultation after you have read the Death to Diabetes book and used the program for at least 30 days. During this session, we will discuss your health and lifestyle to determine how we can best support you in achieving your health goals.
Health coaching appointments cost a lot less and provide a lot more information to help improve your health and reduce the need for so many drugs.
Please Note: Our costs are a lot less expensive than your doctor appointments, which may cost $150 to $200 for 15 minutes == that's $600 to $800 for an hour!
Health coaching and consultations are for the person who needs guidance and emotional support from an expert who has walked in their shoes and can provide specific actions beyond the standard recommendations of nutritionists and dietitians.
Health coaching and consultations are also for the person who is playing the role of caregiver, and is helping a loved one fight their diabetes. We provide tools, resources, and techniques to help the caregiver by preventing/reducing stress, burnout, and failure.
Note: International customers have the option to participate in personal consultations via email or Skype.
Note: The consultation has a 100% Money Back Guarantee -- if Mr. McCulley or one of our health coaches is unable to identify at least 3 specific areas that need addressing and 4 specific activities that will help you improve your health, you will receive a 100% refund, no questions asked.
Optional: You can use email, the phone, the Internet, or a combination to obtain your coaching, feedback, and answers to your questions.
The 7 Ways A Diabetes Health Coach Can Help Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
Here are seven ways that a diabetes health coach will help you to make lasting lifestyle changes that will enable use to perform effective diabetes management so that you can reverse Type 2 diabetes.
Focus on your whole being: Health coaches take a holistic approach to working one-on-one and understanding the science behind diabetes, nutrition and behavior modification. Health coaches understand the emotional, physical, behavioral, nutritional and lifestyle factors that are needed to enhance your overall health and well-being.
Establish a connection: One of the most important things a health coach does is work to establish a bond built on empathy, respect, and trust with every client. To allow for a successful and effective coach-client relationship, health coaches establish an understanding of the biological, psychological, behavioral and emotional needs and characteristics of you as an individual. That understanding begins by identifying your current health through open communication and active listening.
Set Health Goals: With an understanding of your diabetes and your personal interests, past successes and failures, your attitudes and beliefs about health and nutrition, and your readiness to change, a health coach will work with you to establish realistic goals. Through this effective approach, a health coach will help you to take vague ideas and aspirations and transform them into reality.
Retrain the way you think: Health coaches help clients change their negative talk-track and establish a positive talk track showing positive results and by identifying negative, irrational and erroneous beliefs.
Overcome barriers: From lack of time to financial constraints, inclement weather, family discourse, injury or medical issues, there are a number of nutritional, environmental and lifestyle factors that often serve as external barriers to people trying to improve their diabetes and overall health. Coupled with internal barriers such as low self-esteem and intimidation from their doctors, a health coach will work with you to diffuse anxieties and identify misconceptions that may be standing in the way of you reaching your goals. A good health coach will arm you with the skills you need to cope with current and future barriers and provide you with strategies to help you get back on track following temporary slip ups.
Become empowered and self-reliant: While this may seem counterintuitive, the ultimate goal of a health coach is to empower you to become self-reliant by adopting healthy nutritional and lifestyle habits. From helping you create or maintain an environment that fosters success to finding and implementing a support system, a health coach is committed to arming you with the tools you need to succeed in reaching your health goals.
Make it a lifestyle: Health coaches enable individuals to see the value in reaching their health-related goals and building a true connection between diabetes management, nutritional changes and activities of daily living. A health coach will empower you to take ownership of your experience and create positive, lasting lifestyle changes that enhance what you do in the in everyday life.
Health Coaching and Training for Healthcare Professionals
We also provide health coaching via our training kit, online training program and PowerPoint package for diabetes health coaches and other healthcare professionals interested in helping their clients with their diabetes and other health issues.
Our training program is a self-paced online program (with a training kit) that guides you through the understanding the science of diabetes and how to help your clients by utilizing our Death to Diabetes Wellness Program.
In addition, there is optional training in the business and marketing areas that address the following topics and more:
- Key Reasons Why Health Businesses Don't Grow
- How to Get Started with Your Business
- How to Grow Your Business
- How to Build Your Credibility
- How to Attract More Clients
- How to Use Our Learning Tools
- Keys to a Great Business Plan
- Keys to a Great Marketing Plan
- How to Understand the Mindset of a Diabetic
Disclaimer: This site does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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