The Coaching Relationship

Course Description

Focus on health coaching as a transformational journey. Emphasis on understanding change from a transformative learning and adult development perspective. Topics include: theoretical perspectives on the change process, decision making, co-creating a plan of action, uncovering blocks, handling resistance, establishing a plan for accountability, developing holistic interventions for optimal health.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand change and transition, specifically, reactive and developmental transitions.
  • Discuss the three phases of transition: endings, neutral zone, and new reality; recognize how to use exercises/tools to illuminate the way of transition.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of advanced communication skills.
  • Define the characteristics of reluctance and resistance in the coaching relationship.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the three stages of Egan’s helping process model.
  • Understand the connection between healing and reconstructive change.
  • Examine the ways in which shame, guilt and conscience show up in health coaching clients.
  • Understand the dilemmas and decisions related to choice and transition.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the decision making process.
  • Explore the psychology of life choices.

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School of Health and Human Services

“Our faculty members are nationally recognized across a broad spectrum of health profession disciplines and prepare students for success in the ever-evolving health care field.”
School of Health and Human Services
Sarah H. and Caryl F.
Class of 2019, Military Servicemember and Class of 2019, respectively