A Mission to Innovate Wellness Education | Student Spotlight: Jason Tate

No matter how many times our careers (and our lives) change direction, we can usually see themes running through the choices we make and the successes we have. Problem-solving, caregiving, efficiency-finding, innovating, and on and on—whatever your personal themes are, identifying them in your own life can help align your skills and contributions with the…
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Three Ways Health Coaches are Uniquely Positioned to Inspire Real Change | Roger Holstein of WebMD

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Recently, FMCA was lucky enough to catch some time with healthcare media thought leader Roger Holstein. Between his past work as head of WebMD and Healthgrades, and his current role leading investing in healthcare technology as Managing Director with Vestar Capital, Holstein has seen (and driven!) many of the changes that shape the healthcare field.…
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Why the Hands-On Coaching Skills I Learned at FMCA are ‘Good for Business’ | Student Spotlight: Donovan Maycock

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Every coach training program should teach both theory AND practice, but many focus on theory alone—they don’t show you how to effectively apply what they’re teaching you. Coaches who know all the answers but don’t have the skills to get through to their clients are unintentionally missing the opportunity to make a real impact. They’re…
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Putting the Pieces Together to Ignite Behavior Change | Student Spotlight: Ashley Howell

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Functional Medicine Certified Health Coaches are transforming the healthcare landscape. They’re bringing together diverse approaches to wellness and making them actionable and accessible through positive psychology coaching. This translation—taking health and wellness concepts and implementing them via action plans for sustainable behavior change—is why a Health Coach is a critical part of any practice’s collaborative…
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When Conventional Healthcare Lets You Down | Student Spotlight: Julie Kenney

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The Functional Medicine movement continues to grow. And as The Institute for Functional Medicine trains more and more practitioners in this groundbreaking model, we at The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy will continue to train Health Coaches to partner with them. Across the spectrum—practitioners, coaches, patients—so many people find their way to Functional Medicine when the…
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Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum Previews Our Upcoming Men’s Health Course

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If you’ve been through FMCA’s Functional Medicine Health Coach training program, you know how jam-packed the curriculum is. Our program is designed so that students build a strong foundation in Functional Medicine, functional nutrition, positive psychology, mind-body medicine, and the art of coaching. It’s paced so that the workload is manageable for students who already…
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Setting Comparisons Aside to Find the Root of Your Well Being | Student Spotlight: Heather Aardema

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A defining feature of the Functional Medicine approach is the recognition of individuals as unique, and of each person’s health and wellness needs as unique, too. But it’s easy to find yourself making comparisons to others (and applying judgments about who’s “doing better” at being healthy). Overcoming this drive to compare and instead embracing our…
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FMCA Discount on Healthie: Manage Your Practice and Engage with Clients Remotely

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FMCA is always looking for new ways to support our thriving alumni community as they leave the “classroom” and embark on their own careers as Health Coaches. With that in mind, we are excited to announce our relationship with Healthie, a practice management and telehealth platform designed especially for nutrition professionals. FMCA alumni can now…
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