for physicians

Do your patients need more support than you have time to provide?

Tired of giving advice to your patients … yet nothing changes?

I can help you and your patients achieve their health goals!

For physicians

Do your patients need more support than you have time to provide?

Tired of giving advice to your patients … yet nothing changes?

I can help you and your patients achieve their health goals!

Physicians are busy, and rarely have time to engage patients in behavior-change action plans

With ever-increasing demands on an MD’s time, there’s precious little time available to do collaborative patient education.

Are you frustrated that you don’t have enough time to support and educate your patients more closely on healthy habits and behavior change?

Are your patients frustrated because they need more hand-holding and accountability than you have time to give?

As a doctor, your time is a premium. In your patient encounters, you may only have time to make recommendations and outline a plan … but some of your patients need close support and assistance in actually implementing that plan.

Whole-body and whole-person wellness

That’s exactly where I come in. As a health and wellness coach, I coach people through the lifestyle changes needed to lose weight, implement an exercise regime, improve their nutrition, improve their sleep, manage stress…and more.

I can help your patients ensure they understand the care plan you created for them.

I work closely with them, to implement the complex lifestyle changes that are often required to make significant improvements in their health.

Physicians are busy, and rarely have time to engage patients in behavior-change action plans

With ever-increasing demands on an MD’s time, there’s precious little time available to do collaborative patient education.

Are you frustrated that you don’t have enough time to support and educate your patients more closely on healthy habits and behavior change?

Are your patients frustrated because they need more hand-holding and accountability than you have time to give?

As a doctor, your time is a premium. In your patient encounters, you may only have time to make recommendations and outline a plan … but some of your patients need close support and assistance in actually implementing that plan.

Whole-Body And Whole-Person Wellness​

That’s exactly where I come in.

As a health and wellness coach, I coach people through the lifestyle changes needed to lose weight, implement an exercise regime, improve their nutrition, improve their sleep, manage stress…and more.

I can help your patients ensure they understand the care plan you created for them.

I work closely with them, to implement the complex lifestyle changes that are often required to make significant improvements in their health.

"The Part Can Never Be Well Unless The Whole Is Well"​

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The idea of holistic wellness is to look at the integrated system rather than one or more separate parts, and that includes the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual elements of life.

My goal as a health and wellness coach is to guide your patients, to help them find realistic solutions, and overcome obstacles. In coaching, we are always solution-focused, instead of problem-focused.

I have created a very simple referral system so you can quickly and easily get your patients the personalized support and accountability they need.

I’ve made it easy for you to refer your patients to me, so they can get started with me right away, and you can have the confidence that they will get the support they deserve.

Improve Patient outcomes with health coaching

The American Medical Association recently released a continuing education module to help its members learn about and understand the role of a Health Coach, and support its members in collaborating with health coaches for the benefit of all parties.

Health coaching is a team-based approach that helps patients gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to become active participants in their care.

The old saying, “Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he eats for a lifetime” demonstrates the difference between rescuing a patient and coaching a patient.

Patients with chronic conditions need to learn how to fish.

Health coaching can be supplemented with health literacy strategies and effective communication techniques, such as ask-tell-ask, teach-back and/or action planning to ensure patient comprehension of their care plans and help them achieve their goals.

Within their online learning module (Implementing Health Coaching), the AMA goes on to describe the ways patients benefit when a health coach is a member of their healthcare team.

Health coaching improves health outcomes by ensuring that patients understand their care plans.

Two randomized controlled trials showed improvements in HbA1c and LDL-cholesterol management in patients who received health coaching compared with controls who did not receive coaching.

Moreover, health coaching improves medication adherence and increases patients’ trust in their physician.

In another randomized controlled trial, patients working with health coaches reported greater satisfaction with their care than patients without health coaches.

Source

American Medical Association | Steps Forward | Module: Implementing Health Coaching
Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, MPH
UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care

In their learning module, the AMA outlines a number of direct benefits enjoyed by physicians who collaborate with health coaches. 

Improved outcomes are a bonus for patient and provider alike.

Physicians can rest assured that their recommendations are being communicated in a way that patients can understand and adhere to.

Engaged and motivated patients have better outcomes.

Client Success Stories

Goodbye Past Struggles And Stubborn Weight

In the past, including post-pregnancy, I’ve tried different weight loss diets and workout programs with slow progressing results.

With Sharon’s program, combining her weekly workout regiment with her weekly nutrition guidance, I more than doubled the productivity of previous attempts.

Parent – Home CEO – Vegetarian Nutrition Strategy – California

More Energy, Mood Balanced, Overall Body Toning

She is committed to the craft and has a wealth of knowledge to share to whoever is eager to learn.

I feel more energetic, my mood has begun to stabilize and I’ve grown to start with healthy affirmations to myself.

Sharon is such an integral part of this journey and I cannot recommend her services enough.

Parent – Business Owner – Whole Food Nutrition Strategy – Hawai’i

What's Included

Stream-Lined Individual Coaching

I work one-to-one with clients through my HIPAA/PIPEDA/GDPR-compliant telehealth sessions, to coach them on healthy lifestyle changes, so they can overcome any barriers standing in their way.

Long-Term Holistic Strategy

I help guide clients through the overall plan you have recommended, and work with them to create detailed, step-by-step action plans.

Enhanced Accountability

I meet with clients on a regular basis to provide accountability and constant support.

Optimized Time

My sessions with clients range from 30 minutes to 2 hours, providing ample time for personalized attention and support.

Goal Creation

I help each of my clients create individualized health goals, tailored to fit with their lifestyles, challenges, and needs.

Health Success

I help my clients achieve their health goals, so they can return to you, their physician, with improved markers (lowered lipid levels, improved blood pressure readings and more).

Who I work with

I work with women who are mothers of school-aged children, who are trying to lose weight and juggle the demands of their busy lifestyle.

I work with women between the ages of 40-70 who are at increased risk of heart disease and need to make significant diet and exercise changes to prevent significant illness.

I work with pre-diabetics who need close, personal support to avoid developing full-blown diabetes.

I work with busy professionals who are struggling with stress and insomnia.

Health coaching just got easier!

After you’ve identified a patient who could benefit from my services, you or your patient can simply click on the button below.

Once the referral form has been made, I’ll take it from there and get in touch with your patient directly to discuss their options.

It’s that simple.

Hi, I'm Sharon

A no-nonsense holistic health and wellness coach.

My journey towards coaching has been shaped by personal health challenges, including overcoming a brain tumor, living and thriving with a little bit still in me, and following a few years later, navigating the aftermath of a traumatic accident that resulted in traumatic brain injury.

These experiences have granted me a unique perspective and a profound understanding of the physical, emotional, and mental hurdles individuals face when dealing with health issues.

I’ve devoted myself to extensive training and education to offer the utmost support to my clients.

Qualifications

  • Wellness Coach Academy led by Dr. Kim Foster, MD (Specialty: Family Medicine) – Certified Wellness Coach
  • International Sports Science Association: Certified Personal Trainer
  • International Sports Science Association: Nutritionist

 

Continuing Education

  • Functional Nutrition from MindBodyGreen, which includes instruction from renowned experts like Dr. Mark Hyman.
  • Applied Neuroscience & Brain Health through the Neuroscience Academy, led by Dr. Sarah McKay, a prominent Oxford Neuroscientist and author

 

My passion lies in empowering clients to transform their health and wellness journeys, and I am dedicated to continually expanding my knowledge and skills to better serve them.

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