Welcome to the first webinar in our series of “How to Get Paid as a Health Coach.”
Our guest speaker in this webinar is Kara Ware, who has developed a unique system to work with her practitioner Dr. Nathan Morris, a Functional Medicine certified practitioner. Elise Wagner, our co-founder and chief admissions officer, is also featured in the video, and they are going to talk with Kara about how she gets paid as a health coach and what makes her model unique?
Dr. Nathan Morris and Kara share a philosophy that the essence of Functional Medicine is the patient/provider partnership.
They positioned Kara, a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, as the front line of care and even as the first point of contact when patients call the practice inquiring about becoming a new patient.
This allows Kara to use her coaching skills to build rapport by hearing the patients’ stories and asking questions about their lives to help them connect.
Next, Kara works to help them to understand modifiable lifestyle factors and how to master them by creating simple steps that they could put into practice while waiting to see Dr. Morris.
This model made Dr. Morris’s new patient appointments incredibly efficient.
The patient was prepared to be that partner with him so that their modifiable lifestyle factors that were reviewed in that front line of care during that first encounter can be then paired with his medical advice—thus allowing patients to experience results even sooner because they were already engaged in those modifiable lifestyle factors.