Health Coaching

Health coaching draws on effective behavioral psychology to help you achieve your personal wellness goals.

In addition to our standard executive health exam the Henry Ford Executive Health program offers health coaching. This service is included in your Executive Health physical, at no additional charge to you. 

What is health coaching?

Health coaching is a confidential partnership between you and a certified health coach, who will help you to achieve your personal health and wellness goals by facilitating a healthy, sustainable change in behavior. Wellness coaching draws on effective behavioral psychology principles to help you make lifestyle changes and achieve the highest quality of life. Your health coach will challenge you to:

  • Listen to your inner wisdom
  • Identify your values
  • Transform your goals into action

Why do people work with health coaches?

People seek out wellness coaching for many reasons. However, most people work with a health coach because they are ready to make a change in their life, including:

  • Living a life where stress is more easily managed
  • Being in control of actions that contribute to weight
  • Making fitness a regular activity

People who seek out health coaching can see how their life will improve if they are truly focused on wellness, but they have not yet succeeded on their own.

Take the next step

Do you want to gain a clear picture of your health, while working around your busy schedule?

Request an appointment

How does wellness coaching work?

Our health coaching program is client driven. During the initial wellness coaching session, you will generally create a wellness vision and long- and short-term goals. Following your initial session, you will have periodic check-in meetings with your health coach to:

  • Review the previous session’s goal progress
  • Help you identify what went well and your strengths
  • Discuss topics you may want to investigate further
  • Set an updated action plan

Sessions can be in-person or by phone, depending on your preference and what works best for your schedule. Between sessions, texting or emailing can be utilized to bridge the time between sessions.

What topics does the Henry Ford health coaching program address?

During your initial session, you and your health coach will work together to create a list of the focus areas that are most relevant to your health and wellness. This may include:

  • Stress management
  • Nutritional strategies
  • Customized exercise programming
  • Weight management
  • Relationships
  • Decision-making
  • Other life issues that impact wellness

How long is the health coaching program?

The ultimate goal of our wellness coaching program is to make you self-sufficient, so that you no longer need a coach. For this reason, at your initial health coaching session, you’ll work together to design a 12-week wellness plan. This is the amount of time needed for most individuals to make meaningful behavioral change become a part of your life.

Our extensive wellness coaching process will help you get over the initial resistance that can accompany the pursuit of any new lifestyle goal. You’ll learn what works for you and what doesn’t, and get on the path to experiencing wellness as a central part of your life.

Take the next step

Call (313) 874-6375 or complete our form. 

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