3 Ways Health Coach Certification Can Help Revitalize Your Career

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Healthcare is a demanding field and the past few years have been even more challenging for practitioners like you. Has this experience left you:

  • Feeling stressed and overwhelmed at work?
  • Feeling too exhausted to enjoy your free time?
  • Wishing you could work less or have more flexibility in your schedule?
  • Wishing you were happier in your career?
  • Wishing you had more time for each individual patient?
  • Worrying about patient outcomes and experiences?
  • Feeling like you just want more out of your career?

Do some or all of these questions sound like you? We see you and we want you to know there are ways to make major improvements to your job satisfaction, patient outcomes, and work/life balance! 

Adding a Health Coach Certification to your resume allows you to not only learn new skills, but offers you the opportunity to pursue a career path that leads to better work/life balance, more time and focus on your individual patients, and improved patient outcomes directly linked to your techniques and support.

Plus, your organization can see an increased value

So, not only will these skills make you in-demand, more satisfied, and likely better paid, but you will be helping your patients and your organization as well.

1. Better Work/Life Balance & Career Flexibility

You know from experience that work/life balance is a major concern in healthcare and has been exacerbated by COVID-19 in recent years. If you aren’t excited about going to work anymore, if you feel you don’t have enough time to recharge between shifts, if you feel your family doesn’t get to see you at your best because you’re constantly tired, then it’s time to make a positive change in your life.

Because an Evidence-Based Health Coach Certification can be used in such a wide variety of professional facilities, you will suddenly have many more work settings to choose from. The types of patients/clients you want to work with will help guide your options, and you can even start your own business as a Certified Health Coach!

2. Better Job Satisfaction

Why did you decide on a career in healthcare to begin with? If your answer has something to do with helping others, you’re not alone! Healthcare is a selfless career path, where the focus is always on others and you practitioners give your all to help your patients be as healthy and happy as possible, no matter the personal cost. 

But, that selfless focus can have some serious personal side effects for you, potentially leading to decreased career satisfaction and a negative impact on your health or your family life.

A Health Coach Certification can help you get back to that ‘helper’s high’ from early on in your career. The positive impact a Certified Health Coach has on their patients allows you to directly see the impact you make on the lives of your patients. 

You will see their progress, celebrate their achievements, and know that your partnership helped them significantly along the way. This can trigger the ‘helper’s high’, the elation, the exhilaration, and the increased energy that comes after being of service to others.* 

The more progress you see from your patients, the more job satisfaction you will have again!

3. Better patient outcomes and patient relationships

You are a caregiver by trade and probably a caregiver to your core, so concerns about your time and focus on individual patients (or lack thereof), as well as their quality of care and outcomes weigh heavy on you. 

A Health Coach Certification can completely change your relationship with your patients. Working as a Certified Health Coach can offer you the opportunities for better connections with your patients, whether one-on-one or in group coaching sessions. 

You may work with them directly longer than in your previous roles. 

You may be their main source of support from immediately after their diagnosis through the entire behavior change process. 

You will see their progress, their incredible outcomes, and you will have extraordinary relationships that set them up for long-term success and allow you to achieve the career impact you truly desire!

So, What’s Next? 

If being a change agent for your patients is intriguing. If partnerships with your patients as they learn to self-manage their condition sounds like a welcome challenge. If guiding patients through behavior change, celebrating with them, supporting them through struggles, and seeing their extraordinary outcomes sounds like an ideal career change. 

Well, then a Health Coach Certification may be exactly what you need to revitalize your career, to re-discover your passion, to get back your ‘helper’s high’, and to really make a difference in the lives of your patients. 

The National Society of Health Coaches (NSHC) offers an Evidence-Based Health Coach Certification program. It’s a self-paced program that can be completed n as few as 3 weeks.

The learn more about NSHC’s Health Coach Certification program and get started, simply Click Here

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