Health Coaching FAQs

Is Health Coaching right for you?

  • Are you living with one or more chronic conditions?
  • Would you like one on one support with improving your health & setting goals?
  • Are you able to commit to a 12 week coaching session, 30 minutes per week?

What is a Self-Management Coach?

A coach provides support and guidance to help you make the healthy changes you want to work on such as managing your health condition(s) and its complications, finding helpful community resources and taking action to live a healthy life. Their expertise stems from their shared experience with chronic conditions.


How Are health Coaches Trained?

Coaches complete a three-day training workshop where they learn self-management support and communication skills. Specifically, they learn how to teach others how to problem solve, make action plans and to make difficult decisions. Most coaches will already be familiar with self-management strategies through the community self-management programs. During the 3 month period coaches receive ongoing education, assistance and support from the Program Coordinator.


What do Health Coaches do?

  • Provide weekly phone support for 3 months
  • Help you access community services and programs
  • Provide education about self-management strategies
  • Provide social and emotional support
  • Work with you to develop plans and goals to improve your health
  • Work with you to develop plans and goals to improve your health

How do we know what Health Coaches tell us is correct?

Self-management Health Coaches are not health professionals, but they have been trained to help you in the day to day management of your health condition. Your coach will have a similar chronic health condition or have family members or friends who do. Therefore, they have firsthand knowledge of the challenges that you may be facing. Your coach can help explain your options and the best ways of working with your health care team


To sign up for Health Coaching please visit our registration page