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Why Most New Year’s Resolutions Fail

Why Most New Year’s Resolutions Fail

Why most New Year's resolutions fail If you're anything like me, you're wondering how on earth is it the end of December already. Yes, despite the previous 365 days , only now has this revelation occurred. Of course everything is busier than ever and our schedule is a...

Building a Confident Mindset

Building a Confident Mindset

Building a Confident Mindset A long while back when I was a junior Intensive care nurse (ICU) I had the mindset of ‘I could never…’ ‘I could never coordinate the intensive care unit’, ‘I could never educate people ’, ‘I could never jump from a helicopter into the...

How much Does a Health Coach Earn?

How much Does a Health Coach Earn?

Now the fact that you’ve clicked on this blog means you're probably wondering how much a health coach earns. So let's get straight to the point and not beat around the bush. Payscale deems the median health coach salary to be $55,000, however, averages don’t really...

Self Limitation & How to Break Free

Self Limitation & How to Break Free

Self Limitation & How to Break Free “Completely overwhelmed, daunted and intimidated”. These are the words Kent Johns used to describe his initial feelings around some of the more administrative aspects of owning a business. Owning a business and being your own...

Confidence is Attractive

Confidence is Attractive

Confidence is Attractive Confidence is attractive. Yes this might apply to someone you're attracted to but it also applies to your business. When someone speaks with confidence we feel a greater sense of trust and security in what they are saying. This works...

Health Coaching in Motion

Health Coaching in Motion

To my fellow PREKURE coaches & students: I lay before you a challenge. You can of course accept, ignore, or modify this challenge. I challenge you to book a health coaching client in the next fortnight and undertake that coaching session whilst walking through...

Strengthening Your Reflective Practice

Strengthening Your Reflective Practice

Strengthening Your Reflective Practice At the heart of gaining growth and talent as a health coach, is reflective practice. Reflection has been widely emphasised in disciplines that require an integration of academic study or science and practical application (Lane...

Client Goal Seeking & Focus Session Outcome

Client Goal Seeking & Focus Session Outcome

As health coaches our success is in the joy of seeing our clients navigate their own health behaviour change confidently. We see ourselves as helping clients to explore their values and clarify their intentions. We work alongside them, holding steady the process and...

Tapping Into Your ‘Intuition Muscle’

Tapping Into Your ‘Intuition Muscle’

‘Intuition is not like the waves on the surface, it is more the tide beneath the waves’ (Dodgson & Marshall, 2018). It is the process of accessing and trusting one’s inner knowing. It is direct knowing, unencumbered by the thinking mind. The origins of the term...

Staying True To Your Clients Agenda

Staying True To Your Clients Agenda

Have you ever found yourself desperately trying to create meaning for your client?  You are: trying too hard to get some momentum when there is no clear focus, stuck knee-deep in a client's dissonance or all you can hear is your internal alarm sounding in your ears....

Science In A Minute – Making & Breaking Habits

Science In A Minute – Making & Breaking Habits

Hello and welcome to PREKURE's weekly snippet of science, where on a weekly basis we share emergent research related to extending the human healthspan. MAKING & BREAKING HABITS   The excitement of a new year seems to have worn off a little and we are now into...

Building Your Health Coaching Business

Building Your Health Coaching Business

Remember to balance hustle with patience! Understand what business phase you are in. In general terms there are four phases that any business goes through: 1. I'm just starting – customer discovery (no paying clients) 2. I'm working out if I have a product market fit...

What is a Health Coach?

What is a Health Coach?

What exactly is a Health Coach? Health coaching is an emerging field and a fast-growing market1,2,3. A Health Coach is someone who works in primary care or in the community in their own practice. A Health Coach provides clarity, they provide inspiration, but most...

The PREKURE top 15 reads to kick start your 2022

The PREKURE top 15 reads to kick start your 2022

One thing our PREKURE community has in common, is our shared love of learning. And what better time to dive into a new read, and learn something new, than over the summer break. Our top 15 must reads to kick start your 2022 from the PREKURE Faculty and team:The Better...

COVID Science Update

COVID Science Update

It's been a massive week in the science surrounding COVID-19 with important studies published in both the Lancet and the British Medical Journal. PreKure's Chief Science Officer Prof Grant Schofield translates the latest studies and what they mean for you and your...

How do you coach yourself or your family? 

How do you coach yourself or your family? 

Coaching yourself is really hard. The reason is that we are so involved in our own lives, in our own emotions, and it’s difficult to be objective enough to coach yourself. You can think of it in a scenario where you can see clearly what someone else should do to be...

A win for the future of health

A win for the future of health

It was a big night for PreKure, and the future of health, at the 2021 NZ Primary Health Care Awards! PreKure Faculty members, Dr Lily Fraser and Dr Glen Davies, were the two finalists for the GP of the year award. So we already knew we were winning!   GP of the...

Why do you want to become a Health Coach?

Why do you want to become a Health Coach?

What is your reason for becoming a Health Coach? Because you are passionate about inspiring and helping people become the best they can be? Because a relative or friend is suffering from a chronic disease and you want to help? Because you want to add a whole-person...

Lockdown help and support

Lockdown help and support

If you are living in Auckland or if you're in Melbourne, we're back in lockdown. How are you feeling about it?   I was back to emotional eating.   I've got to tell you that I got a bit stressed when we went back into lockdown. I was back to emotional eating....

5 ways successful coaches use social media

5 ways successful coaches use social media

How to use social media to grow your business? Stephanie Moran, PreKure's IT platforms Manager, shares her top 5 tips.   1. Share your story – build a following  There are hundreds of thousands of coaches online. How do you stand out? Focus on your unique story...

Health coaching – be ‘Healthy You’ today!

Health coaching – be ‘Healthy You’ today!

Often in health coaching, ‘health’ is an end destination for people. It's to get somewhere. To counterbalance that, I encourage my clients to be healthy Bex’ or ‘healthy Lisa’ today. And what does that look like today? Let go of the expectation of a future need or a...

Weight Management Top Tips

Weight Management Top Tips

Clinical nutritionist Cliff Harvey shares his best tips for weight management. What are the key things we can do to be the healthiest and the happiest we can be, over the long term? Get strong This is one of the most important and under-appreciated points for managing...

How to be your own weight loss coach

How to be your own weight loss coach

Weight loss is not just a destination, says Dr Carlo Bellini. It's what you do today that's going to empower you and get you there. How can we coach ourselves to lose weight? This is a challenging problem for so many people. Let me share with you my personal struggles...

Do stress and sleep affect weight loss?

Do stress and sleep affect weight loss?

We put 10 of the most common nutrition questions to Prof Grant Schofield and Dr Caryn Zinn. Here’s question 7: Do stress and sleep affect what and how we eat?     Undoubtedly, these are two of the most untalked about, unrecognised behaviours in having a...

Amount of perceived control drives behaviour

Amount of perceived control drives behaviour

I saw this headline on CNN news - "New Zealand has come out of lockdown and gone to McDonald's." Let's deconstruct that. The first part that I want to share is, I have a bit of a penchant for Kentucky Fried Chicken. I think it's delicious. There are times in my life...

What are we seeking to optimise for?

What are we seeking to optimise for?

We are in a rapidly changing landscape. Dynamic would be an understatement. I think that the phrase, ‘In some decades we only move weeks, but in some weeks we move decades’, is absolutely appropriate for what we're seeing with the Covid-19 pandemic. Let's look at what...

Kids’ Lockdown Cooking Challenge!

Kids’ Lockdown Cooking Challenge!

Join PreKureME Lockdown Edition for some immune-boosting self-improvement in self-isolation.   Libby Jenkinson from Ditch the Carbs brings us a kids' cooking challenge (works just as well for adults too). Check out these chaffle recipes, and a free chaffle...

Free challenge: PreKureME Lockdown Edition

Free challenge: PreKureME Lockdown Edition

PreKure is launching a free 3-week challenge - PreKureME Lockdown Edition. This is a new take on PreKure's free behaviour-change programme PreKureME. Now more than ever, you’ll want to be focusing on prevention and your health. PreKureME Lockdown Edition is a 21-day...

COVID-19: How can we thrive in lockdown?

COVID-19: How can we thrive in lockdown?

Each day for the foreseeable future we here at PreKure are coming to you live at 8PM New Zealand-time on Facebook to talk about issues regarding COVID-19. Visit us on Facebook.   In this video clip, Dr Carlo Bellini talks about the importance of leadership and...

COVID-19: How to boost your immune system

COVID-19: How to boost your immune system

Each day for the foreseeable future we here at PreKure are coming to you live at 8PM New Zealand-time on Facebook to talk about issues regarding COVID-19. Go to our Facebook page here.   Dr Catherine Crofts has been a pharmacist for over 20 years. Read her blog...

Behaviour change: Start with the ‘why’

Behaviour change: Start with the ‘why’

I like to start with the 'why'. Simon Sinek is quite big in the business world, and he talks about if you started a new business or venture, actually – before you go very far – understand what the purpose is and why you want to do it. Sometimes when we talk about...

Nutrition and Health Coaching Tip

Nutrition and Health Coaching Tip

If you're just getting started in nutrition or health coaching, here is a great tip from Dr Caryn Zinn - practice and hone your consulting skills with friends or family to build you confidence. Start doing mock interviews! Watch the clip below from one of the...

Flippin Health Episode 13: Dr David Ludwig

Flippin Health Episode 13: Dr David Ludwig

Scientists – leave your ego at the door! “We have epidemics of diet-related disease that are threatening life expectancy, that are going to bankrupt the healthcare system. We need to get out of this egotistical debate about who’s right and who’s wrong, and try to work...

Flippin Health Episode 12: Dr Richard Babor

Flippin Health Episode 12: Dr Richard Babor

How Not to Get Cancer Richard Babor is an upper gastrointestinal and bariatric surgeon at Counties Manukau District Health Board. In his clinic, the question of how not to get cancer, or ‘why did I get cancer’ comes up a lot. Nobody is to blame for getting cancer. But...

Flippin Health Episode 11: Dr Robert Szabo

Flippin Health Episode 11: Dr Robert Szabo

Want to Save the Planet? Don’t Blame the Cows. Dr Robert Szabo, a Melbourne-based GP, started low carb clinic four years ago, helping patients who are looking to reverse insulin resistance and adopt a low carb diet to improve their health. He is also a well-researched...

Flippin Health Episode 10: Dr Carlo Bellini

Flippin Health Episode 10: Dr Carlo Bellini

The Future of Health “I think there is a massive opportunity for leaders within health to really open their minds about how we can do things differently.” Dr Carlo Bellini, PreKure’s Lead Coach, takes us on a journey from Perth to Oxford, from medical studies to...

The Impact of Menopause on Women’s Health

The Impact of Menopause on Women’s Health

Guest Blog Post by PreKure Health Coach Certificate Student: Michelle Bishop wellhealthyyou.nz My name is Michelle Bishop and I am a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach based on the Hibiscus Coast north of Auckland. Ilove learning...

Season 1, Episode 8: The Fat Ginger Nerd

Season 1, Episode 8: The Fat Ginger Nerd

Brendan Reid: The Fat Ginger Nerd Brendan Reid isn't shy about starting the conversation on nutrition and lifestyle by sharing his life story. When he was born in 1978, he admits he was a big baby of nine pounds and six ounces. In the 80s he was one of the fat kids in...

Season 1, Episode 4: Quiet Change Maker

Season 1, Episode 4: Quiet Change Maker

For the fourth episode of Flippin Health, George and Grant are joined by the "quiet change maker" Cliff Harvey. He's a researcher, clinical nutritionist, strength coach. He began with low-carb and keto diets back in 1998. He was also an athlete when he started out...

Season 1, Episode 1: What The Flip

Season 1, Episode 1: What The Flip

 For our first ever episode of the first season of the Flippin Health Podcast, we've got Grant Schofield and George Henderson on air. What exactly is Flippin Health? As Grant and George explain, Flippin Health is an arm of PreKure, which is a wordplay on "prevention...

How Harry Died

How Harry Died

When I first walked into Harry's room in the intensive care unit on a morning shift, I could feel his palpable Mana. Harry was clearly a man of importance in his community. Many of his whānau were present and busying themselves tidying his belongings, anxious as to...