A Health Coach is a wellness authority and supportive mentor who motivates individuals to cultivate positive health choices. Health Coaches educate and support clients to achieve their health goals through lifestyle and behavior adjustments. Proper health coach training programs and health coach certification ensure that Health Coaches know how to work with diverse groups of people and equips them with the tools necessary to best fit the needs of their clients.
“The primary objectives of health coaching are to educate the patient regarding self health management and to encourage patients in taking a more proactive role in staying healthy.” – Medical Economics, Nov 2010
As more and more awareness is given to preventative care, health coaching is seen as a vital aspect of creating healthy lifestyle changes. Health Coaches are becoming recognized as essential and integral parts of people’s health and wellbeing. Not only is there a shift to live healthier lives, people are finding that helping others become healthier makes their lives better too.
Essex Wellness Center and Fitness on the Water would like to introduce you to Dawn Swope CHHC, AADP, Health Coach:
Dawn Swope received her BA from John Carroll University in 1991. In 2011 she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. During this time Dawn directly experienced the power of food as medicine. This experience impassioned her to become a Health Coach in order to help individuals live a happier, healthier, longer life.
Dawn Swope received her Certification as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in May of 2013. A Health Coach is a wellness authority and supportive mentor who motivates you to cultivate positive health choices. Health coaches work with you to help you feel you best through food and lifestyle changes. Instead of prescribing one diet or way of exercising, a Health Coach will tailor an individualized wellness program to meet your needs. There is no one way to eat healthy. Dawn can work with you individually or in a group.
Dawn will build your wellness program without adding to your overwhelm. Small changes have a major impact on health and wellness. She works with clients of all ages. If you are trying to get yourself or your family to eat healthier but are meeting resistance or you are confused about how, if you just don’t feel your best, if you have difficulty losing weight or keeping it off, if you are just confused about how to be healthy.
Dawn is also the mother of two, business owner, writer, and speaker.
Dawn is accredited with The American Association of Drugless Practitioners, completed the Immersion Course with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in April of 2015, a member of the International Association For Health Coaches, and stays current with Health and Wellness.