Show 321 What is a Coach?

I’m working my way through the mental health telemedicine providers and I’m coming across the word “coach.” 

I get a little leery about that word because I’ve had some experiences with people using it to wrap themselves in a health wellness cloak of respectability.

I’ve gone to conferences and sat in on sessions that I thought were about how to best provide information to people wanted health information. 

A couple of those sessions went into details about how to lead your audience down a sales funnel by appealing to fears, wants and needs.

And how you can position yourself as an expert to sell $47 a bottle worth of healing.

Yeah, I have a lot of preconceived bias about that word. But are my preconceived bias getting in the way of what is happening in the mental health care space?  Maybe. 

This is the dipping of the toes into the coach space. Just want to define the term and some of the ways people are using it. 

The next episode will be a deeper dive into health coaches and coaching.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

Wondermind is a website that is dedicated to educate, support and connect with young adults and adult adjacent people. Talks about mental fitness and mental health issues.

Cleveland Clinic page on What is a Health Coach?

Harvard Health Blog on Health Coaching, is it Effective and Should You Try It?



Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.