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Beth is a Certified Coach With Scientifically Proven Health Behavior Change Skills

Anyone can call him- or herself a coach these days with minimal or even no training--and many are not certified and do not  have the knowlege of how best to help client achieve the goals they set. Simply telling people what to do and cheering them on is not coaching. I hope that you will consider the qualifications of a coach when you are deciding who to choose to help you make very personal changes in your overall health and well-being.


I completed my Wellcoaches School of Coaching Core Health and Wellness Coach training in 2004 and the Advanced Professional Coach training in 2011. The Wellcoaches Professional Coach Training program is an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited program provided by a a highly respected coaching school. Wellcoaches has strategic partnerships with the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.  Margaret Moore, the CEO of  Wellcoaches School of Coaching, has co-founded the Institute of Coaching at Harvard, which hosts an annual conference and supports research in the science of coaching, and the National Consortium for  Credentialing Health & Wellness Coaches (NCCHWC).


Through Wellcoaches I have learned about and developed skills in health behavior change methods that have been scientifically studied and proven to work. These tools provide me with the substance to be a change agent for my clients.

Here are some of the tools I use to help my clients get where they want to go. I look forward to using them to help you get to your highest level of wellness!

  • Wellbeing Assessments

    • Assess baseline measurements and progress

    • Review gaps between where the client is and where he or she wants to be

  • Nonviolent Communication/Emotional Intelligence

    • Empathy

    • Observe rather than evaluate

    • Identify needs and how they could be met

    • Identify clients emotions

  • The Transtheoretical Model of Stages of Change

    • Readiness To Change

    • Support self-efficacy (A sense that "I can do this.")

    • Move clients from pre-contemplation ("I won't" or "I can't" to action)

  • Self Determination Theory and Self-Efficacy

    • Support autonomy and choice

    • Elicit change talk

    • Build mastery

  • Motivational Interviewing

    • Increases motivation and self-efficacy

    • Willingness/Readiness/Confidence Rulers

    • Open-ended inquiry

    • Develop Discrepancy/use Decisional Balance Tool

    • Manage resistance

  • Appreciative Inquiry, Curiosity, and Strengths

    • Acknowledge strengths

    • Evocative, open-ended inquiries

    • Imagining possibilities

    • The 5-D Transformational Cycle

    • Vision Setting

  • Social Cognitive Theory

    • Uses cognitive processes to construct reality and regualte behavior

    • Helps to build self-efficacy and mastery

  • Mindfulness

    • Presence

    • Nonjudgmental awareness

    • Mindful listening

    • Use of silence

  • Positive Psychology Principles

    • Focus on strengths, flourishing, happiness, meaning and purpose

    • Positivity Ratio

    • Optimism and gratitude

  • Goal Setting Theory

    • Distinguish Behavioral Goals vs Outcomes

    • SMART goals

    • Brainstorming

    • Problem solving

    • Course-correcting for challenges

    • Measuring progress

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