#20: Embracing Change: Becoming a Health Coach

Coaching Hive with Dr. Moira Hanna
Coaching Hive with Dr. Moira Hanna
#20: Embracing Change: Becoming a Health Coach

What if families were able to create a balanced lifestyle that allowed for down-time, fun time, rest, activity, intellectual and emotional stimulation, time to be spiritual, and time to pursue hobbies?  This is what would happen if health coaches were accessible to all.

Dr. Moira Hanna


I’m Dr. Moira.  I’m a college professor, instructor, coach, and passionate mentor to health coaches around the world, but I haven’t always been that confident and committed to my coaching career.  I wasn’t sure if I could make it work or even what the best approach was to success and fulfillment.  I decided to step up and step into my dream of guiding health coaches on their journey from Hesitant Health Coach to Committed Health CoachWith a unique approach to coach growth, the Health Coach Catalyst program creates a strong hexagonal effect.  The Coaching Hive podcast is your glimpse into the concepts, ideas, and approaches that underscore the Hexagonal Effect while giving you the opportunity to implement tools and tips along the way. Are you ready to dive into today’s podcast?  Then let’s go and remember that this podcast is family friendly so go ahead and play it through your speakers!

Welcome to our 20th episode of the Coaching Hive podcast and I thought it would be a good time to slow down, take a step back, and reintroduce you to my purpose and mission with the Coaching Hive as well as invite you to join my free Coaching Hive Momentum Facebook Group today.

Are you ready? Here it is, plain and simple.


Everyone deserves to have a health coach.

The Topic

Having access to health coaches is how we make the most of modern medicine.  It is how we alleviate pain and illness that is preventable or manageable.  It is how our kids experience a more generative and successful life than we are experiencing.  Having a health coach is how we change the health of the world to be one of growth and prosperity for all.


When there are health coaches for every person, regardless of race, color, socioeconomic status, education level, or family history we are committing to caring for one another.  In that shared commitment our society as a whole move forward in a way that allows for improved problem-solving, better use of resources, and thriving physically, emotionally, and mentally.

But society is still set up to focus on illness rather than health.  Medicine rather than prevention.  Privilege rather than equality of access.  Instead of guiding people to choose health from day 1, we wait until there is sickness to have this conversation.  When a family has a history of chronic disease, it is assumed that this will continue instead of being minimized or prevented.  And it is wrong!

What if you Dreamed

How much better would our world be if instead we focused on creating health and well-being for all? If every family had a health coach to walk alongside them to navigate those difficult challenges that arise?  What if we had a world where it was normal to find a health coach at the grocery store to answer questions about labels?  What if each workplace had a health coach on staff to work steadily with employees on improving their health and well-being no ulterior motive, simply to be healthier?  What if it was normal for each person to have a wellness vision and not just a career goal?  What if families were able to create a balanced lifestyle that allowed for down-time, fun time, rest, activity, intellectual and emotional stimulation, time to be spiritual, and time to pursue hobbies?  

This is what would happen if health coaches were accessible to all.  It is what I stand for as a Coach Mentor and entrepreneur.  My mission is to support health coaches on their journey from hesitant to committed health coach so that the world has more health coaches.  They are the norm rather than the anomaly.  Until coaches have this kind of support, their success will be limited.  It is critical for health coaches to have mentors and supporters as we introduce the world to the benefits of health coaching.  And we will thrive as a community the more trained health coaches we have.

Take Action

So, is health coaching right for you?  I can’t answer that question for you, but if you are shaking your head yes, and are starting to think maybe I really could be a health and wellness coach I will stand beside you every step of the way as you explore the options!  It is my mission and purpose to help every person have access to a trained health coach.  In order for that to happen, we need more people to make this commitment, complete training as a health and wellness coach, and begin shifting the perspective from illness to wellness.  Whether you are envisioning health coaching as a career, a side job, or a hobby, the benefits to our society are endless.  

Are you still with me?  Are you listening and getting more excited?  Are you ready to jump in and start researching health coach training programs?  I’m right here with you.  It is our job and responsibility to make the change happen.  To make it possible for every single person to have a trained health coach available to them throughout their life.  It is our responsibility to guide our children to be healthier than our generation.  It starts with building strong, trained health coaches.

There are so many wonderful training programs to choose from and that is a blessing and a curse.  Sometimes having too many options can lead to inaction.  You get bogged down in the opinions (and every health coach has one) of which training program is the best, the worst, the easiest, the hardest.  Talk about downright confusing.  Simply wading through the opinions can be a full-time job.  

You are passionate and want to make a change.  If you are still listening, I know you are shaking your head yes.  You want to make a difference and you want to do it today.  Are you ready to choose the health coach training program that will serve you and your community? 

Then let’s join forces and get started together. Join me inside the Coaching Hive Momentum Facebook group and beginning on June 28 we are going to shift the perspective to wellness for all so that it is the new way of doing things.

Whether you are an aspiring health coach, one hesitantly dipping your toe in, or an experienced health coach, I invite you to join the conversation.  I’ll see you inside the Coaching Hive Momentum Facebook group and back here next week for another episode of the Coaching Hive Podcast.

~ Dr. Moira

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