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CNN – How a Wellness Coach Changes Your Mind

Health.comDo you need a personal health coach?

Wall Street Journal: Trying to Break Unhealthy Habits? There’s a Coach for That 

Oprah.com – Why you should get a health coach

Women’s Health magazine – How to tell if a Wellness Coach is Legit

Job Task Analysis

ICHWC Code of Ethics

Health & Wellness Coach Scope of Practice.

Advancing a new evidence-based professional in health care: job task analysis for health and wellness coaches

A Systematic Review of the Literature on Health and Wellness Coaching: Defining a Key Behavioral Intervention in Healthcare

National Training and Education Standards for Health and Wellness Coaching: The Path to National Certification (May 2015 issue of the Global Advances in Health & Medicine Journal)

Video Discussions with Global Advances in Health and Medicine

Health Coaching: An interview with Karen Lawson, MD, ABIHM

Karen Lawson, MD, ABIHM, sits down with Global Advances in Health and Medicine to discuss education and training in the field of health and wellness coaching. Dr. Lawson discusses the evolution of health coach training and education over the last decade, the increasingly diverse background of those entering the profession, and the various methods of obtaining health coach training. She explains how the work of the National Consortium for Credentialing of Health & Wellness Coaches (now referred to as the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching) will further develop training in the field by creating a set of standards for health coaching trainers and educational programs to meet.

An interview with Linda Bark, PhD, RN, MCC, NC-BC, Founder and President, Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy

Linda Bark, PhD, RN, MCC, NC-BC, sits down with Global Advances in Health and Medicine to discuss health coaching within a clinical setting. Dr Bark explains the difference between stand-alone health coaches and those who use health coaching to supplement clinical practice, trends in the healthcare field as health coaching is adopted by more clinicians to help with patient motivation and compliance, and how standards set by the National Consortium for Credentialing of Health & Wellness Coaches (now referred to as the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching) will benefit those who use health coaching within a clinical setting.

An Interview with Margaret Moore, MBA, Wellcoaches Corporation, Institute of Coaching

Margaret Moore sits down with Global Advances in Health and Medicine to discuss the work of the National Consortium for Credentialing of Health & Wellness Coaches (now referred to as the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching), which has been working over five years to develop national standards and a credentialing process for health and wellness coaches nationwide. Ms. Moore discusses the necessity for such national standards both in patient/client coaching and in the generation of reliable research. She also speaks to the Consortium’s movement from friendly competition to higher purpose-driven collaboration, the evolution toward greater collaboration, and data sharing among researchers, and how interested parties can help the Consortium’s cause.

Health Coaching: An interview with Meg Jordan, PhD, RN, CWP

Meg Jordan, PhD, RN, CWP, sits down with Global Advances in Health and Medicine to discuss what the health coaching profession can learn from certification practices within the fitness industry. In particular, Dr Jordan explains the need for practical skill assessments in addition to written exams and how creating standards in the health coaching field is a matter of public safety as well as a way to improve the ability to effectively evaluate health coaching outcomes.

For transcriptions of the interviews, please click here.