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Coaching Methods

Business Planning


Health and Wellness


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What’s a Health Coach?

Health Coaches represent a new layer in health care; wellness.

A health coach provides education, support, and encouragement.

Core Materials


  • Listening
  • Understanding
  • Capacity for Human Potential
  • Building Trust and Bonding
  • Understanding Through Questions
  • Importance of Intuition
  • Reflection and Response
  • Dealing with Objection
  • Motivation and Change
  • Clarification and Decision Making
  • Goal Setting and Action Steps
  • Accountability
  • Praise & Rewards
  • How to Use and Build Your Own Programs
  • Health Histories
  • Assessment & Review
  • Lifetime Intentions
  • Scope of Practice
  • Your Role as a Health Coach
  • Different Coaching Theories
  • Practice & Supervision


  • Building Knowledge
  • Building Infrastructure
  • Building Budget
  • Building Products
  • Building a Website
  • Building Buzz
  • Building Clients
  • Building Systems
  • Building Blue Prints
  • Building Community
  • Time Management
  • Social Media
  • Advertising on Social Media
  • Correspondence
  • Home Offices
  • Physician – Health Coach Partners
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Online Marketing Mastery


  • Grocery Shopping
  • Food Preparation
  • Keeping Track
  • Portion Control
  • Exercise
  • Your Environment
  • Communication
  • Nutrition Basics
  • Dietary Theory
  • Advanced Nutrition
  • Inflammation
  • Self Care
  • Relationships
  • Eating and Travel
  • Negative Thoughts
  • The Importance of Fun
  • Habits and Addictions
  • Stress
  • Science Supported vs Theory
  • Researching Health Information
  • A Full Wellness Library to Use For Clients

I believe that health coaching improves the lives of everyone involved.  I will do everything in my power to make a difference in the lives of others.  That’s why Health Coach University has a strong scholarship offering.  We offer many scholarships to anyone who is willing to put in the time and effort to learn. 

Read more HERE on one coach’s personal experience with Health Coach University and how it helped her!

People are saying...

Dear Cathy, thank you for the opportunity to get certified as a Health Coach with HCU. I am a Pharmacist in Ghana and in 2009 I made the switch to become a health coach. It’s been a long and hard journey as Health coaching is a very new field in Ghana where I come from. Since 2010, I have been trying to get certified but have always been stopped because I did not have the money to pay for a certification program. I looked into IIN but the cost was way out of my reach. I am so blessed that you gave this amazing course away for free. For me, it is the bridge between my dreams dying and them coming alive again. I am excited that finally I get the knowledge I need to serve the people in Ghana and beyond. Thank you for the opportunity and God bless you.  Francisca Ampratwum


“The real value of creating a business plan is not in having the finished product in hand; rather, the value lies in the process of researching and thinking about your business in a systematic way. The act of planning helps you to think things through thoroughly, study and research if you are not sure of the facts, and look at your ideas critically. It takes time now, but avoids costly, perhaps disastrous, mistakes later.”—SBA


“Before BA+ I had a vague idea of my niche and how to reach them but working in a small group setting helped me to focus as never before. Before the program, I had the drive but not the direction. THCG is like a business GPS, helping me to determine how to get where I want to be!   I would and have recommended BA Plus. The best way to build a business is to follow someone who has already been where you are, someone who is running a successful business and genuinely cares whether we succeed. Cathy Sykora IS that person, and her capable staff make it work for me.   THCG’s programs and services have allowed me to focus on working on my business and building my coaching skills rather than spending time designing programs and building platforms. Since joining THCG I am more organized, less stressed, more focused and less anxious about the future health of my business.” — Nia Frieson


“I can’t imagine not being involved with THCG. I think there is power in numbers…I love the camaraderie that is here. Things are always being added and updated. I’ve been connected here since the beginning and have yet to use all that is available. I think the Inner Circle and DSD are a must.”



“Accountability and having someone to talk to and share your ideas with- that is one of the great benefits of THCG. In our online world we often do not have anyone to bounce ideas off of or to share our highs and lows. BA Plus gives you that real human touch. Being able to connect with a coach and also the other people in your group can make the world of difference in you and your business.   Someone is in your court. They listen to you and keep you on track, reign in your scattered thoughts and put focus on your business. After all, you are only as good as you are when you are paying complete attention. Working with THCG changed my mindset from dabbling in my career to working at it properly with set obtainable goals. I still get confused (there is so much to learn) but with baby sets and my coach, I know I will get there.   THCG is an investment in you and your business. You meet once a week so you know you have work to complete before your next meeting. A business personal trainer. Just what every business needs.” Judi


“BA Plus has kept me motivated to get my business on track. The modules and bonus handouts have been very helpful with insight to plan out my business. The best thing about working with THCG is the weekly motivation and sharing of ideas among the coaches…knowing that I am not the only one going through certain situations. We all have the same concerns and problems.”


“I loved the BA Plus—you work with a real live person. The weekly calls keep you accountable. The in between reminders and checking in makes everything doable.”


“I love the professionalism in the done-for-you programs. Cathy has educated herself well in our best interest in the legal department. I would recommend BA Plus! If you want to actually DO the programs, you need this extra level of accountability. Karen has great ideas and is motivating in setting new goals each week.”


This is a 6-month program that requires 20 hours a week of work.  There is required participation, facilitation, and proof that you understand and are able to apply the principles you’ve learned.  There are no “open-book” tests.

Your pass/fail will be determined by 100% participation on the clock and an end assessment that demonstrates fully your understanding of the concepts and principles.

Health Coaching is the answer to many problems with today’s health care situation.  You’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.

Health Coaching is currently unlicensed and there is no pathway to license in the United States. Taking this course will certify that you completed all the course competencies and assessments.  It doesn’t give you license to do anything.  You’ll need to learn what the laws in your state or country require and allow you to do and work within the law.

This course is great for doctors, nurses, dietitians, and other health practitioners who would like to add coaching to your practice.  You are already situated to make a difference and this course will help. 

If you are currently working with wellness products, this is a great course to help fill in your knowledge and become more confident with your topics.

This course may be used to fill in missing knowledge and skills.  Consider if you have the knowledge and skills and should be getting your wellness business started instead of spending another six months reinforcing what you already know.

This course is time consuming (minimum of 20 hours a week) and requires interaction, practice, reading, and completion of assignments on time and correctly.  This course is not facilitated by a teacher.  You will be facilitating it with your peers and reporting weekly.  It’s not easy and we recommend you give it serious discernment before embarking on this course of study.


Apply today.