Do You Need a Health Coach? Pointers from the Pros
Lawson notes that the number of health coaches has exploded in recent years, and until national credentialing standards are implemented, you'll need to choose one with care. Ask about her training (you'll want at least 80 hours of education), whether she has prior experience in a health-related field like nutrition or nursing, how much she charges (hourly sessions can range from $50 to $200, and a few insurers provide coverage), and how many clients she has seen in the past (Lawson advises a minimum of 30).
Once you hire a coach, what kind of advice can you expect to get? We asked five pros to share their best tips.