Three Ways Health Coaches are Uniquely Positioned to Inspire Real Change: with Roger Holstein

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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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Student Spotlight | Donovan Maycock: Why the Hands-On Coaching Skills I Learned at FMCA are ‘Good for Business’

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Knowledge vs. skills. Theory vs. practice. Learned vs. applied. In health coaching, these things go hand-in-hand; you need both to be effective. But not every coach training program teaches you to talk the talk and walk the walk. If you can’t get through to your clients, you’re missing your opportunity to make an impact. You’re preaching nutrition…
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Student Spotlight: Putting the Pieces Together to Ignite Behavior Change

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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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Student Spotlight: Julie Kenney | When Conventional Healthcare Lets You Down

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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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Setting Comparisons Aside to Find the Root of Your Well Being

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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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School & Community News

“The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life,” by FMCA faculty member Terry Wahls, M.D. will be published on April 4. “This book has been a long-running passion project of mine, and I believe it will help many reclaim their health the same way the foods within helped me,” says Wahls. The book takes you through the…
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Laurie Hofmann joins FMCA’s board of advisors. Hofmann is the chief executive officer of The Institute for Functional Medicine and an advisor and consultant to several public healthcare and health education initiatives across the country. She’s been a leader in IFM since its inception, serving as a member of the founding board of directors. She…
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Mark Hyman, M.D., joins FMCA’s board of advisors. “We’re absolutely thrilled Dr. Hyman will be sharing his decades of experience, talent and creativity with us as we work to grow our program, and transform healthcare with our coaches,” says Sandra Scheinbaum. “It’s such an exciting time in our industry, and at FMCA, and having such…
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