Welcome to the Undiet Your Coaching Practice Podcast

Every time a woman makes peace with food and her body and breaks up with dieting for good, the world feels a little brighter – and you as a coach can be part of the solution.

In this podcast, you’ll learn all about coaching using a non-diet approach, intuitive eating & body image coaching, ethical business & marketing strategies and more, along with business growth tactics.

Coaches, listen up

Whether you’re a nutritionist, a personal trainer, a therapist, a nurse, a life coach, a body image coach, a intuitive eating coach or anything in between, one truth is constant: diets are draining the life out of the women you serve. In a world that wants us all to be the same, you have the power to be the difference that changes lives for good. All you have to do is undiet your coaching practice – and this podcast will give you all the advice and inspiration you need to nail it.

Hosted by Clinical Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Stephanie Dodier, this podcast distills a combined 25 years of undieting knowledge and experience into 60 minutes or less in each weekly episode. If you want to develop your coaching skills in the fields of women’s health, intuitive eating, body image, and mindset and grow your business along the way, this is the place to be.

Health professionals, listen up

Whether you’re a nutritionist, a personal trainer, a therapist, a nurse, a life coach, a body image coach, a intuitive eating coach or anything in between, one truth is constant: diets are draining the life out of the women you serve. In a world that wants us all to be the same, you have the power to be the difference that changes lives for good. All you have to do is undiet your coaching practice – and this podcast will give you all the advice and inspiration you need to nail it.

Hosted by Clinical Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Stephanie Dodier, this podcast distills a combined 25 years of undieting knowledge and experience into 60 minutes or less in each weekly episode. If you want to develop your coaching skills in the fields of women’s health, intuitive eating, body image, and mindset and grow your business along the way, this is the place to be.

Our Most Recent Episodes

57-Coaching Body Fantasies

57-Coaching Body Fantasies

Coaching Body Fantasies

 

Coaching body fantasies is an important part of going beyond the food with your clients.

A body fantasy is the illusion your client has that their life will be perfect when they get this other body. Body fantasies are stories that your client plays in their mind, both consciously and unconsciously.

The truth is, body fantasies are what motivate your clients to go through the suffering of shrinking their bodies.

Part of your role as a coach is to identify these fantasies and then help your client change their relationship to them.

The other part about body fantasies is that they distract your client. In fact, they serve as a means of distracting your client from real problems in their life.

Helping your client identify these fantasies is very important. When these fantasies are surfaced, part of your coaching is to help your client get the fantasies they were holding back on.

I believe that the reason why so many non-diet coaches struggle with body image coaching is because they don’t know how to coach clients beyond the scope of food.

If you are struggling with body image coaching, it may be because you are feeling ill-equipped with life coaching. Let’s change that.

COACHING BODY FANTASIES: THE FRAMEWORK

Step 1: Examining. Examine how your client is creating the current relationship they have to their body. What are their emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and feelings about their body?

Step 2: Dis-identify. Tear down your client’s story that creates their current reality with their body. Change the inner narrative.

Step 3: Autonomy. We need to help our client reconnect to their inner power to create the life that they want. Bring forward the fantasies that they have in their life that were put on the back burner until they had their “ideal body”.

Step 4: Liberation. This is where you help your client actively pursue one fantasy at a time.

Step 5: Redefine. Most of our clients that go through a life coaching process have to redefine their life goals because the fantasies they were putting on the back burner are now coming forward.

If you’re ready to go deeper with this framework and start coaching body fantasies in your practice, I invite you to join the waitlist for the next cohort of the Non-Diet Mentorship.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • What body fantasies are & how they are created
  • The purpose of body fantasies
  • How to coach your client through body fantasies
  • My exact 5-step framework to coach body image

Mentioned in the show:

Mentorship Program 

Free Resources 

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56-Coaching Rebellious Eating

56-Coaching Rebellious Eating

Coaching Rebellious Eating

Coaching rebellious eating with your clients requires the same set of skills that you use to coach any human behaviour. 

Our clients hire us to solve a problem. In this case, it’s to find a solution to the rebellious behaviour they’re experiencing.

If you are craving the solution to coaching rebellious eating – that is a normal human reaction.

However, as coaches, we need to coach the human behaviour, regardless of whether it’s rebellious eating or something else.

COACHING REBELLIOUS EATING: UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEM

In order to coach your client’s behaviour, you must first understand WHY the behaviour is present in them.

Rebellious eating is a refusal of obedience for your client – resisting authority. It’s an action created by the brain to affirm one’s power.

Rebellious eating is not about the food for your client – it is simply a medium that the human brain is using to affirm one’s power.

It is a behaviour that is created mostly from that rebellious emotion (i.e, anger, resentment) that your client is experiencing as a result of food rules and diet culture.

The truth is, your client isn’t rebelling against the rules, they’re rebelling against their own thoughts about the rules.

At the end of the day, your client’s rebellious eating is about fighting for their autonomy and agency. 

COACHING REBELLIOUS EATING: THE “SOLUTION”

The first thing you need to help your client with is awareness. First, the awareness of what they are rebelling against. They also need to build awareness of their innate wisdom and how to tap into that wisdom.

Your client has everything they need to be autonomous. That is, until they give up control to external guidance, which requires them to deny their innate wisdom.

Secondly, you need to help your client understand WHY they believe that they need external control. This is where you investigate the thoughts and beliefs that guide them towards external methods of control.

Ultimately, the work here is for your client to unlearn what conditioned the mind, in order for them to stop fighting themselves.

As a coach, you need to help them understand what is and present that to them with consent. Then, together you can reprogram their mind to the new beliefs and thoughts that will end rebellious eating.

Your job is to stay with them until they HAVE the desired behaviour.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • Understand WHY your client is rebellious eating
  • What rebellious eating is actually about for your client
  • The two things you need to help your client with rebellious eating
  • The role of awareness in ending rebellious eating

Mentioned in the show:

Mentorship Program Waitlist

Free Resources 

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55-A Nurse Practitioner’s Journey to Non-Diet Approach to Medicine with Sally Eberle

55-A Nurse Practitioner’s Journey to Non-Diet Approach to Medicine with Sally Eberle

A nurse practitioner's journey to non-diet approach

A Nurse Practitioner’s journey to the non-diet approach is counterculture, to say the least.

The non-diet approach has become more widely accepted in fields like nutrition and dietetics. However, this is not the case in many other fields like nursing, where the approach is not well known yet.

Sally Eberle is a trailblazer in her field, making the non-diet approach more accessible for her clients and colleagues, as a Nurse Practitioner.

A NURSE PRACTITIONER’S JOURNEY TO THE NON-DIET APPROACH

Sally’s journey to the non-diet approach is unique, in that she does not have a personal history of chronic dieting. In fact, she came to the non-diet approach out of a desire to help her clients who do struggle with chronic dieting.

Not unlike other healthcare fields, Sally’s clients often approach her with weight loss concerns. However, she also saw that these clients felt ashamed of their bodies. In fact, this shame was often further perpetuated by their healthcare providers.

Like many other coaches and professionals using the non-diet approach, Sally recognized that weight loss was not the “cure-all” for her clients that it appeared to be.

Eat less, move more” – this is the advice that Sally was tired of giving her clients, knowing that it was having no real positive impact.

A NURSE PRACTITIONER’S JOURNEY TO THE NON-DIET APPROACH: BECOMING A LEADER IN HER FIELD

Early on in her journey to the non-diet approach, Sally found it challenging to share this approach with her colleagues. However, doing thought work around this discomfort ultimately allowed her to share the approach publicly, with both clients and colleagues.

If you are a Nurse Practitioner or healthcare provider yourself, let Sally’s journey show you that it is completely doable to transition to a non-diet approach. The truth is, there are patients out there that need you to embrace this approach for them.

In fact, when you are feeling this discomfort in your practice – that something doesn’t feel right – follow it. Don’t ignore it.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode: 

  • How to be a HAES trailblazer in your field
  • What the non-diet approach looks like in a Nurse Practitioner’s practice
  • How to navigate having “counterculture” views in your field
  • What to do when you feel discomfort in your practice

Mentioned in the show:

The Non-Diet Coach Lab

Mentorship Program

Free Resources 

Connect with our guest:

Website

Facebook – Sally Eberle

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54-How To Be a Life Coach Without Co-Opting Diet Culture with Elizabeth Villegas

54-How To Be a Life Coach Without Co-Opting Diet Culture with Elizabeth Villegas

How To Be a Life Coach Without Co-Opting Diet Culture

 

 

How to be a life coach without co-opting diet culture… is much harder than you may think.

The truth is, the life coaching industry is fatphobic. In fact, it’s one of the last social constructs that is still “acceptable” in the life coaching industry.

And unfortunately, many life coaches are perpetuating diet culture and fatphobia through the coaching model without even knowing it.

HOW TO BE A LIFE COACH WITHOUT CO-OPTING DIET CULTURE: THE LIFE COACHING INDUSTRY IS FATPHOBIC

So the life coaching industry is fatphobic… now what?

Here’s the thing, we as coaches can only coach from our own reality.

And there are still many life coaches out there who are entrenched in diet culture and fatphobia. As a result, diet culture and fatphobia continue to be perpetuated throughout the life coaching industry.

This can show up through coaching actions around food, instead of coaching thoughts and beliefs

For example, changing the thought about a particular food to make it less desirable, rather than challenging beliefs to neutralize all foods.

HOW TO BE A LIFE COACH WITHOUT CO-OPTING DIET CULTURE: GOING BEYOND THE THOUGHT LEVEL

What’s missing in the life coaching space is the basic human ability to handle your own brain.

Most life coaching certifications only teach coaching at the thought level. Unfortunately, the problem with this is that it doesn’t address where thoughts come from in the first place.

If we don’t address where thoughts come from, we leave out the beliefs, trauma, systemic issues, and social constructs that fuel them.

As such, only working at the thought level will keep your clients stuck in the cycle of repeating the very thoughts they want to change.

The most powerful practice you can use with your clients to effectively create change, is normalization. 

Normalization opens up the door for compassion and safety. Ultimately, creating the best environment for long-term change.

In today’s episode, we interview Elizabeth Villegas, a former yo-yo dieter turned body acceptance and intuitive eating coach. Elizabeth works with diet culture dropouts to make peace with food and their bodies. After 15 years of dieting and hating her body, she decided to give accepting it a try and never looked back. Since then she’s created a healthier relationship with body, food, and movement. She helps her clients live a life free from restriction so that they can focus on the things that truly matter to them.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN LISTENING TO THIS EPISODE:

  • What most life coaching certifications are missing
  • Why you struggle to be consistent with your business
  • How to create safety for yourself in business
  • Elizabeth’s #1 piece of advice for life coaches

Mentioned in the show:

The Non-Diet Coach Lab

Mentorship Program

Free Resources 

Connect with our guest:

Website

Instagram

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53-The Fastest Way to Improve Your Clients’ Results

53-The Fastest Way to Improve Your Clients’ Results

The Fastest Way to Improve Your Clients Results

 

The fastest way to improve your clients’ results is to become your #1 client. 

If you want to see more success for your clients, you have to get better at creating success for yourself first.

THE FASTEST WAY TO IMPROVE YOUR CLIENTS’ RESULTS: WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?

The fastest way to improve your clients’ results is NOT by coaching the behaviour. 

The problem is, most coaching models coach at the action/behaviour level. However, this isn’t sustainable.

Focusing only on the behaviour requires willpower, which is a limited resource.

On the other hand, you can forgo coaching at the action level and work at the thought and belief level. 

Working on thoughts and beliefs first allows us to change how we feel. Then, from a place of feeling different, we will naturally take different actions that will likely be more productive in the direction of our goal.

THE SOLUTION

My #1 advice to be a better non-diet coach for your clients is this: be YOUR #1 client. This means coaching yourself to the results you want in your life.

After all, we create more results in our clients by getting better at creating results in our own life.

The fastest way to improve your clients’ results is by studying yourself and how you create success in your life. In fact, that’s exactly what you should be teaching your clients.

THE FASTEST WAY TO IMPROVE YOUR CLIENTS’ RESULTS IN THE NON-DIET COACH LAB

In the Non-Diet Coach Lab, you’re going to learn how to master the human experience with a self-coaching framework that is uniquely adapted to the non-diet approach.

We’re teaching an intersectional coaching framework that you will learn to master for yourself, on yourself, during the lab.

And then naturally, easily, and seamlessly, you will use this framework with your clients – not intellectually, but because you will embody it.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • What gets in the way of changing human behaviour
  • The fastest way to improve your clients’ results
  • How to master the human experience with self-coaching

Mentioned in the show:

The Non-Diet Coach Lab

Mentorship Program

Free Resources 

 

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52-The Non-Diet Coach Lab

52-The Non-Diet Coach Lab

The Non-Diet Coach Lab

 

The Non-Diet Coach Lab is a program teaching non-diet coaches how to coach safely and effectively. 

In this lab, I am extracting the entire coaching module of the Non-Diet Mentorship as a stand-alone program for you. 

THE NON-DIET COACH LAB: FOR YOU

First, you will learn how to coach yourself. You’ll understand how your brain operates and how social constructs influence the way we think. 

Plus, we’ll explore how to use this coaching framework to change your relationship to food, body, health, behaviour, and your business.

At the end of the day, your brain is your #1 asset in your business. If you don’t have a clean, clear brain – your business is going to struggle.

THE NON-DIET COACH LAB: FOR YOUR CLIENTS

This program is for anyone who coaches within the context of food, body image, weight, and health. 

In fact, this is the coaching framework that you should (in my opinion) use to move your client through food, body & weight challenges in a safe way.

Once you have learned to effectively embody self-coaching, you can use our trauma-informed coaching framework to impact change with your clients.

THE NON-DIET COACH LAB: YOU’RE INVITED

This is a training for coaches to learn, build and master a collaborative & intersectional coaching framework that best supports the application of the non-diet approach, including intuitive eating, body neutrality and weight neutral approach to health.

WHEN: September 9th – October 4th, including a full-day intensive training on September 9th from 10am-4pm

WHERE: 100% online

WHO: Health coach, intuitive eating coach, body image coach, life coach, personal trainer, a licensed mental or health professional or in any position to work with people with food and or body image this is for you. (Max. 25 students self-identified as women)

WHAT: One full-day intensive training (September 9, 10am-4pm), weekly coaching calls with Stephanie, weekly office hours with our instructors, pre-recorded video lessons, workbook & more! 

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • What doctors have in common with coaches
  • How to change belief systems and thoughts for yourself AND your clients 
  • Why a certification isn’t going to solve your challenges as a coach
  • How to determine if the Non-Diet Coach Lab is for you

Mentioned in the show:

Details & Registration – The Non-Diet Coach Lab

Mentorship Program

Free Resources 

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51-The One Reason Why Your Marketing Isn’t Selling Your Services

51-The One Reason Why Your Marketing Isn’t Selling Your Services

The one reason why your marketing isn't selling

The one reason why your marketing isn’t selling is because it feels sleazy, even if that’s not your intention (I know it’s probably not).

The “sleazy” feeling comes from trying to convince people to buy from you. 

For example, think of why most car salesmen feel sleazy – it’s because they are trying to convince you to buy from them for their reasons, not yours.

THE ONE REASON WHY YOUR MARKETING ISN’T SELLING

Your marketing probably isn’t selling if you are trying to convince people to buy from you. Convincing people to work with you comes from a place of fear rather than love.

When you come from a place of fear in your marketing, you focus on what your client wants to avoid. In fact, your marketing focuses only on the negative pain points in your client’s life. 

We also refer to this as Bro Marketing.

THOUGHTS THAT CREATE SLEAZY MARKETING THAT CONVINCES PEOPLE TO BUY

“I know I am the authority, and I know what is best for people.” If you market this way, people receiving your marketing will think you’re trying to convince them because you know better than them.

“You can’t do this alone, it’s too hard.” Marketing from this place lands as complete disempowerment in your client.

You feel not good enough as a coach or health professional. If you are experiencing imposter syndrome as a coach, it will show up through overemphasizing intellectual knowledge in your marketing.

THOUGHTS THAT CREATE COMPELLING MARKETING THAT INSPIRES PEOPLE TO BUY

Get clear on WHY you are the best person to help your people. You need to do the thought work to believe that you are the best person for your ideal client.

Believe in your client’s capacity to get results. Show them that you believe in them and that they’ll be able to do it much easier than you. In fact, it will be easier for them because they have you as their coach.

Have confidence in your offer. Believing that your offer is the best solution for your client will move them from a place of inspiration, not convincing.

Ultimately, when you market from a place of love, you attract the right people for your program. You focus on the positive and believe in your client’s possibility.

If your offers aren’t selling, ask yourself: am I marketing from a place of fear or a place of love?

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • Thoughts that are creating “sleazy energy” in your marketing
  • Why you need to adopt compelling marketing
  • How to inspire people to buy (instead of convincing them)

Mentioned in the show:

Mentorship Program

Free Resources 

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50-Trusting Yourself in Your Non-Diet Business – Business Culture VS Diet Culture Part 2

50-Trusting Yourself in Your Non-Diet Business – Business Culture VS Diet Culture Part 2

Trusting yourself in your non-diet business - Business Culture VS Diet Culture Part 2

Trusting yourself in your non-diet business is critical if you want to change the way you do business.

If the answers aren’t outside of you, they are within you – just like intuitive eating taught you. This is exactly why I created the 10 principles of non-oppressive business. These principles will shift the power from other people back to yourself.

TRUSTING YOURSELF IN YOUR NON-DIET BUSINESS: THE 10 PRINCIPLES OF NON-OPPRESSIVE BUSINESS

#1 Reject Oppressive Business Culture

Just like you teach your clients to reject diet culture, you need to reject oppressive business culture.

#2 Honour Your Knowing

Honouring your knowing is much like honouring your hunger in that you ultimately know what to do in your business. If you can trust your innate wisdom and intuition around food, you can do it in your business too.

#3 Challenge the “Normal” Business Rules

Your work is to become comfortable feeling uncomfortable. Challenging the “normal” rules of oppressive business culture is how you’re going to create results in your business.

#4 Respect Your Clients’ Agency

Trust that your clients can make the decision of what’s right or wrong for them. You need to believe that your clients can trust their innate wisdom too.

#5 How I Am Being First, How I Am Doing Second

The way you think, believe and talk about yourself as a business owner directly influences the energy behind your actions. Pause, question, and choose how you are being before adjusting what you’re doing.

#6 Selling is an Exchange of Value

First and foremost, you need to make money. Not only that, you also need to WANT to make money. Ethical business is an exchange of value; you cannot give stuff away and not expect value (i.e. money) back.

#7 Honour Your Desires

You have to tap into what you desire in your business. Most importantly, ensure that you are being guided by your true desires (rooted in non-oppressive business) versus your false desires (rooted in oppressive business culture).

#8 Respect Yourself

Every decision must move you towards your goals, and being respectful of you. This includes taking care of the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual parts of your being.

#9 Radical Self-Responsibility

Radical self-responsibility is NOT blaming, shaming, or criticizing yourself. It comes from a place where you can evaluate with self-respect and have your own back.

#10 Believe in Your Possibility

You have to wake up every day and believe that it is possible for YOU to have the business that you desire. You cannot force, hustle, or hate yourself to your desired business, just like you cannot force, hustle, or hate your clients into a healthy relationship with food and body. 

You need to have an unwavering belief in your possibility – everything starts from here. 

Ultimately, trusting your knowing is what will guarantee success in your non-diet business.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN LISTENING TO THIS EPISODE:

  • How to trust yourself with your business
  • The 10 principles of a non-oppressive business
  • What you need to do if you really want to take down diet culture
  • Why you need to WANT to make money in your business

Mentioned in the show:

Non-Oppressive Business Culture

 

Mentorship Program

Free Resources 

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49-Business Culture versus Diet Culture

49-Business Culture versus Diet Culture

Business Culture versus Diet Culture

 

Business Culture versus Diet Culture – are the set of beliefs you have about business aligning with your personal values? Or, are they more aligned towards an oppressive system like diet culture? Coaches, these are the powerful questions you need to ask yourself.

In a conversation with a colleague, I finally spoke about what I had been feeling about business culture for a long time. 

This is what I said: “It is like we are co-opting diet culture, its belief system, and its value system in the way we do business. And that makes me feel like shit.”

*Instant ah-ha moment.*

At that moment, I realized that business culture and diet culture had been running along the same train track. As such, they have the same belief system and operate from the same set of values. 

And just like that, it was like I was seeing business culture with a completely new lens. The parallels between business culture and diet culture became so obvious in my own biz too.

BUSINESS CULTURE VERSUS DIET CULTURE

Oppressive business culture is all about the “right” strategy, the “right” pricing, the “right’ formula – the blueprint. And guess what? Diet culture is the EXACT same way.

Diet culture is all about the “right” meal plan, the “right” diet, and the “right” way to exercise. 

Are you starting to see it now, my dear colleague?

Both oppressive business culture and diet culture always aim at the solution being OUTSIDE of you. In turn, they send the message that you are not smart enough or not good enough. And they both focus on the actions that you are either getting “right”, or getting “wrong”.

THE SOLUTION TO OPPRESSIVE BUSINESS CULTURE

Sooo… now what? Where do we go from here?

My colleagues, it all starts with awareness. We need to be aware of oppressive diet culture before any change happens. Which includes, recognizing that the solution is not to do more actions (like diet culture would suggest). 

The ultimate solution is this: reshape your mind, not your business.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN LISTENING TO THIS EPISODE:

  • What oppressive diet culture is & why it’s harmful
  • The one thing that will have you question EVERYTHING in your business (in the best way)
  • 6 parallels between oppressive business culture and diet culture
  • The 4 key components of a non-diet approach business
  • How to create and test your own intellectual property

Mentioned in the show:

Mentorship Program

Free Resources 

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48-When a Client Wants to Lose Weight Part 3

48-When a Client Wants to Lose Weight Part 3

When a Client Wants to Lose Weight Part 3

 

When a client wants to lose weight, do you know how to coach them? A lot of non-diet coaches are struggling to coach their clients through their desire to lose weight. You too?

If you are one of those coaches, I want you to know that it is completely NORMAL to struggle with this. And there is nothing wrong with you as a coach.

The #1 reason you’re struggling with this is because we weren’t professionally trained in the coaching process. 

Most of us are trained in nutrition, intuitive eating, health at every size… whatever your specialty may be. However, what we didn’t get from our professional training was the one thing we need to help our clients succeed. That “thing” is the Coaching Process.

The Coaching Process is non-specific to food and body struggles. Which is great, because you can use it to coach your client through ANY challenge.

HOW TO COACH CLIENTS WHO WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT PART 1

I’m going to show you how to use the Coaching Process with one of the most frequent concerns you get from your clients. Which is, the desire to lose weight.

There are 3 simple steps to this Coaching Process. Follow these steps when your client wants to lose weight:

  • What Is
  • Consent
  • What Needs to Be

WHEN YOUR CLIENT WANTS TO LOSE WEIGHT – STEP 3: WHAT NEEDS TO BE

In today’s episode, I break down the third step to take when a client wants to lose weight – ‘What Needs to Be’.

In this final step, you will coach your client to their desired feeling without shrinking their body. Plus, if you are a coach who feels frustrated when clients aren’t “getting it”, we explore exactly how to fix this.

In this episode you will learn the steps to coach your client through changing their beliefs and thoughts. In fact, you will learn how to be a better coach for yourself and make more money doing it.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode on when a client wants to lose weight part 2 :

  • How to help your clients feel better without shrinking their body
  • What to do if you don’t want to work with clients who still want to lose weight
  • The two things that will make you a great coach for your clients
  • The #1 reason coaches struggle to make money in their non-diet businesses
  • How to get started if you are not trained in coaching

Mentioned in the show:

Mentorship Program

Free Resources 

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47-When a Client Wants to Lose Weight Part 2

47-When a Client Wants to Lose Weight Part 2

When a Client Wants to Lose Weight Part 2

When a client wants to lose weight, do you know how to coach them? A lot of non-diet coaches are struggling to coach their clients through their desire to lose weight. You too?

If you are one of those coaches, I want you to know that it is completely NORMAL to struggle with this. And there is nothing wrong with you as a coach.

The #1 reason you’re struggling with this is because we weren’t professionally trained in the coaching process. 

Most of us are trained in nutrition, intuitive eating, health at every size… whatever your specialty may be. However, what we didn’t get from our professional training was the one thing we need to help our clients succeed. That “thing” is the Coaching Process.

The Coaching Process is non-specific to food and body struggles. Which is great, because you can use it to coach your client through ANY challenge.

HOW TO COACH CLIENTS WHO WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT PART 1

I’m going to show you how to use the Coaching Process with one of the most frequent concerns you get from your clients. Which is, the desire to lose weight.

There are 3 simple steps to this Coaching Process. Follow these steps when your client wants to lose weight:

  • What Is
  • Consent
  • What Needs to Be

WHEN YOUR CLIENT WANTS TO LOSE WEIGHT – STEP 2: ESTABLISHING CONSENT

In today’s episode, I break down the second step to take when a client wants to lose weight – ‘Establishing Consent’.

Establishing consent is critical to your client’s safety when coaching their desire to lose weight. Without refreshing consent in session, you risk digging into something that doesn’t feel safe for the client.

In this episode we also explore how to practice consent with yourself first so that feels easy to do with your clients. Plus, I reveal the powerful questions I use with my clients when they tell me they want to lose weight.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • Why consent is critical to establishing safety with new clients
  • How to refresh consent with your coaching clients & why it’s necessary
  • Powerful questions to ask your clients when they want to lose weight
  • How to practice consent with YOURSELF so that you feel more comfortable asking your client for consent

Mentioned in the show:

Mentorship Program

Free Resources 

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46-When a Client Wants to Lose Weight Part 1

46-When a Client Wants to Lose Weight Part 1

When a Client Wants to Lose Weight Part 1

When a client wants to lose weight, do you know how to coach them? A lot of non-diet coaches are struggling to coach their clients through their desire to lose weight. You too?

If you are one of those coaches, I want you to know that it is completely NORMAL to struggle with this. And there is nothing wrong with you as a coach.

The #1 reason you’re struggling with this is because we weren’t professionally trained in the coaching process. 

Most of us are trained in nutrition, intuitive eating, health at every size… whatever your specialty may be. However, what we didn’t get from our professional training was the one thing we need to help our clients succeed. That “thing” is the Coaching Process.

The Coaching Process is non-specific to food and body struggles. Which is great, because you can use it to coach your client through ANY challenge.

HOW TO COACH CLIENTS WHO WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT PART 1

I’m going to show you how to use the Coaching Process with one of the most frequent concerns you get from your clients. Which is, the desire to lose weight.

There are 3 simple steps to this Coaching Process. Follow these steps when your client wants to lose weight:

  • What Is
  • Consent
  • What Needs to Be

WHEN YOUR CLIENT WANTS TO LOSE WEIGHT – STEP 1: WHAT IS

In today’s episode, I break down the first step to take when a client wants to lose weight – ‘What Is’.

This step is all about identifying the “what” of the situation. What is the thought they’re having about their weight? Do they consent to working through these thoughts with you?

In this episode, we also explore the normalization process and the outcomes your client’s thoughts have created in their life. Plus, I share how a past coach established consent with me and why that ONE moment changed my life.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • The #1 reason you struggle with helping clients who still want to lose weight
  • The 3 step Coaching Process that you can use with your clients with ANY problem
  • How to coach clients through thoughts about weight loss with consent

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I’m Stephanie Dodier – Clinical Nutritionist, Intuitive Eating expert, Podcast host, and Creator of the Going Beyond The Food Method™️, which was born from my own journey with chronic dieting & body image and has since grown into a global movement.

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