Health Education and Health Coaching, the Dynamic Duo!

Paula Szloboda, RN, NI, MA, MBA, Therapeutic Chef Health Education and Health Coaching, the Dynamic Duo!  I’ve provided health education as an expert, in my position as a registered nurse, and also from the position of health educator/health coach and therapeutic chef specializing in nutrition. In this realm I find a combination of coaching and consulting to be most effective.  The following story illustrates these concepts.  I received a phone call from a client, calling from his hospital bed. “Help! I’m in the hospital and…

Organizational Leadership

Susan Spoelma, MBA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, DNP (student) Organizational Leadership  In my position as chief nurse executive of a hospital I need to directly manage my employees. I say, “The policy in this situation does not allow for that action.” or “If you do X, then the results will be Y, and that’s not acceptable.” This stance is extremely valuable and lets employees know what’s expected and what’s not allowed. But if I just say don’t do X, that’s only half of the equation. What…

Therapy and Coaching

Estelle Brodeur, MS, PMHCNS-BC, ACC Therapy and Coaching  After working as a nurse in various settings, then as a public mental health therapist, and next as a designer of stress management education groups for corporate health care employees, I wanted to move into a different conversational framework that embraced all of my professional experiences, that was grounded in health and possibility, that would facilitate client choices around positive life changes, and one where I could learn an expanded repertoire of tools to help clients move…

Avatar Association and Behavioral Change

Kate Sadowsky, MA Avatar Association and Behavioral Change I facilitate support groups for a weight loss program called Club One Island that takes place in virtual reality, which requires some explaining. Our participants and instructors, in our self-designed avatar bodies, share in an immersive online environment designed to support their behavior changes around weight loss and movement, together through the Island. We hold support groups in luxury tree houses, sitting underwater on giant crabs, relaxing on clouds in the sky—what better environment to test our…

Coaching in Kindergarten

Ginny Katz, MS, MSS Coaching in Kindergarten   I’m a kindergarten teacher and spend my days with five- and six-year-olds. When they’re in an argument, and really in all aspects of their lives, they’re used to having adults intervene, and to counter this I spend part of my year allowing them to ask powerful questions to learn how to arbitrate their own disagreements.  One way I help them build the coaching skill of asking powerful questions is by having a rotating role that is called…

Wellness Coach – Indianapolis

Job Description Full time, 40 hours per week, located in Indianapolis, IN. Are you passionate about wellness and its importance in people’s lives? Are you a persuasive communicator driven to help people make positive changes in their lifestyle? Would you like to work with a growing organization that is committed to promoting and practicing health and wellness? If you answered yes to these questions, read on! QuadMed provides workplace solutions on a national level to employers of all sizes. Our clinics provide medical, laboratory, pharmacy, fitness, and…

HR Coach International – Coaching Industry Partner

Company: HR Coach International Position: Coaching Industry PartnerRaleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area Who We Are HR Coach International is an established network of like-minded business professionals providing solutions to organisations across all industries. In addition, HR Coach International is supported by leading professional service providers and mentors. Founded in 2000 we have been leaders in this flourishing industry. We have a track record of success and have built a reputable and trusted brand. Despite this, the market continues to see substantial growth for the decade ahead. The Market Need Many…

Provant – Sr. Manager of Health Coaching Operations

Company: ProvantJob: Sr. Manager of Health Coaching OperationsSr. Manager : Rhode Island Clinical Lead and Operations Reports to Executive  Director Oversight of Operations Manager and Onsite Clinical Coaching Team Recruit, interview and hire Assist with onboarding of new off-site  health coaches Deliver performance evaluations Develop career paths Support  Sales and Client Management in implementation of health coaching programs Own projects throughout the entire project lifecycle; including post-launch follow-ups regarding metrics and areas of improvement Oversee Quality Assurance program Assist with development of new  clinical products…

Textbook Named an AJN 2012 Book of the Year

Our course companion, “The Wisdom of the Whole: Coaching for Joy, Health, and Success,” has been recognized as one of the most valuable nursing texts—a panel of nurse experts judged it to be a 2012 AJN Book of the Year in the Professional Development and Issues category. Written by Linda Bark, PhD, RN, MCC (ICF), NC-BC (AHNCC), it is the foundation for the Wisdom of the Whole® model, which is a holistic and integral approach to professional coaching.Click to Read the Press Release