Your Health in Your Hands

Your Health in Your Hands

By Dr Louise Schofield, Co-founder & CEO at PREKURE  You are your health. Your health is in your hands. No one is coming to save you. Save yourself. The 'dirty secret' of healthcare is that no one cares more about your health than you do. Well, perhaps your mum...

Personal Branding for Health Coaches

Personal Branding for Health Coaches

Personal Branding for Health Coaches By: Shelley Smith, PREKURE Health Coach & Brand Expert The thought of creating a personal brand can be a scary thought for Health Coaches. Most of us got into this profession because we want to help people change their habits...

What is a Health Coach?

What is a Health Coach?

What exactly is a Health Coach? Health coaching is an emerging career in Australia and New Zealand and a fast-growing market in healthcare worldwide. A Health Coach is someone who works in primary healthcare or in the community in their own private practice. Health...

From Royalty to Primary Healthcare

From Royalty to Primary Healthcare

From Royalty to Primary Healthcare Q&A: A Health Coach's Insights into Working as a Health Improvement Practitioner Jade Rehu, a qualified Occupational Therapist and former Health and Wellness Coach to a Royal family in the Middle East, shares his perspectives on...

How to improve the healthcare system

How to improve the healthcare system

How to improve the healthcare system What would it take for us to improve the healthcare system? Dr Glen Davies shares his views on how we can create a better version of the primary health care system by focussing on clients' needs and restoring their health. 1. Time...

How to be a better health coach

How to be a better health coach

How to be a better health coach At PREKURE, we often talk about taking off the training wheels and moving into building the craft of health coaching. You will have studied & practiced the foundational competencies and skill set in the marriage of lifestyle...

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...

Student Testimonial – Leina Fofoa

Student Testimonial – Leina Fofoa

Head Health Coach and Registered Nurse, Sonya English, sits down with recent graduate, Leina Fofoa, to discuss her experience and journey to become a PREKURE Certified Health Coach.   Leina, thank you so much for talking to me today about the Health Coach...

Student Testimonial – Anna Fatai

Student Testimonial – Anna Fatai

Head Health Coach and Registered Nurse, Sonya English, sits down with recent graduate, Anna Fatai, to discuss her experience and journey to become a PREKURE Certified Health Coach.   So Anna, you are one of our PMA Health Coach Certificate graduates. We're so...

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...

Championing Your Client

Championing Your Client

Championing Your Client: Their Journey Towards Self-Efficacy Just like children, adults need support. Growth is solidified for all of us when we are genuinely championed. You may be familiar with the World Health Organisation (WHO) definition of health promotion:‘It...

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....

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...

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...

Start a weekly exercise plan

Start a weekly exercise plan

Exercise. Some of us thrive when we hear that word. Some of us cringe. It’s not strange that some of us are scared of it, because it's often got associated with visions of really intense and tough experiences, with people sweating heavily, struggling and grimacing....

Is Health Coaching the key to the future of healthcare?

Is Health Coaching the key to the future of healthcare?

PreKure Faculty member and New Zealand Primary Health Care GP of the Year, Dr Glen Davies has, at the time of writing, reversed 124 cases of type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. Health coaching is at the centre of helping and supporting people in changing their behaviour, alongside good nutrition, he says. 

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...

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....

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...

Build your health coaching business

Build your health coaching business

Build relationships PREKURE's Customer Care Advisor, Paula Ross, shares her top-5 tips for building great relationships, that will build your health coaching business. 1. Be genuine  Allow your authentic self to do the talking.  Be honest Be genuine Be you People...

Why is it so hard to lose weight?

Why is it so hard to lose weight?

Clinical Nutritionist Ben Warren talks about what's working against us when trying to lose weight. Why is it so hard to lose weight? There's a number of reasons for this. One of the first reasons is that calories are incredibly important for our survival. Through...

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...

What does a Health Coach do?

What does a Health Coach do?

What is a Health Coach and what do they do? PREKURE CEO Louise Schofield explains.PREKURE was established two years ago by a group of health and medical professionals, who really wanted to put prevention to the forefront of health care. We want a change from what is...

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...

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...

Act as if you have the virus

Act as if you have the virus

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.   "The best advice I've heard is to act as if you have the virus. You then can...

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...

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...