Is a Health Coach Right for Me?

Common Questions

Q. What is the Difference between a Certified Holistic Health Coach vs a Licensed Dietician or Nutritionist?


What is a Holistic Health Coach?

A health coach is someone who supports you in developing healthy relationships,, including relationships with other people, with yourself, with food, with work, with fitness, etc.  A health coach helps you move into action through simple, achievable goal setting and accountability. A health coach supports you in changing the underlying patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are not working in your life.

How are you different from a licensed dietician or nutritionist?

A dietician and or nutritionist is trained to assesses your overall diet and nutritional deficiencies and then creates a meal plan to help you get particular kinds of nutritients, calories, fats, and carbs from your food. Strict compliance is stressed in order for you to reach your dietary goals successfully.   

Who are your clients exactly?

Women who are frazzled and caught up in trying to find a balance between the long hours of their work life and their hectic personal home life.

Most of them struggle with a need to gain or lose weight, low energy, sugar cravings, allergies, fatigue, and possibly other underlying issues.

They want to fit into their favorite jeans, feel sexy naked, have less anxiety, and end their preoccupation with food so they can focus on flourishing and making a positive impact on the world around them.

They want mental clarity and spirituality to maintain that deep connection with the earth and their body – to truly feel alive.

What kinds of personalities do you work with best?

In general, I work best with people who are creative, artistic, business minded and have a strong desire to be healthy. Many of the women I work with have successful careers or businesses and just need to spend time focusing on being mentored into their optimum health. They need the support to stick to long-term wellness plans and keep on top of their game.

I work great with self-starters who need to feel great with consistent energy levels, but understand that there is work to be done every year, month, week and day to make this a reality.

What type of people will NOT benefit from this program?

This program is not for people who want to count calories, are content to stay on prescribed meds for the rest of their lives, and look to others to ‘fix’ them. I don’t work well with people who think that healing comes from outside of them selves.

I choose to work with people who are willing to invest in themselves, prioritize their healing and see nutrition as a powerful force that is intrinsically connected to their daily state of mind.

I work with people who are ready to invest in themselves financially and willing to do the work, make the necessary changes, and understand that healing takes time and involves other levels such as emotional, spiritual, mental and physical.

With your dedication and my support, systems and accountability incredible things can happen!

What results can I expect?

You can expect to:

•  Get clear about the obstacles in your way and how to remove them.
•  Dump toxins physically and learn to detox emotionally, as well.
•  Gain a clear understanding of your constitutional deficiencies and how to keep them in check.
•  Gain a deep sense of trust and love for yourself and your body.
•  Enjoy life more.
•  Get the support to get YOUR self-care needs met and make a game plan based on your own 
    unique way of organizing your time.
•  Better digestion, more energy, and an understanding of traditional foods.

How fast can I expect results?

Since everyone is different, it is hard to say exactly. But I do witness that you get out of it what you put into it. Many clients will see big changes within the first two sessions. If you want to see results that are lasting, you’ll welcome the empowering transformations that happen a few months into the program.

How can I guarantee myself that I’ll reach my health goals?

If you put the time and energy into the program you’ll experience positive results. And along the journey you'll probably have other amazing breakthroughs that you were not expecting. 

How will we work together and what do the programs entail?

Each individual client that works with me receives two 50-minute coaching sessions per month, plus educational materials, email support, and additional support from the online community of other clients. Once the 6-month program has been completed, you can see me on a monthly basis.

During the sessions, we will discuss what is going well, what your challenges are, how the last session’s recommendations went and work to come up with the action steps for the coming week(s).

How long is the program?

Each individual program is 6 months long. I’ve tested varying lengths and found that this is the amount of time that it takes to make lasting changes. I don’t want my clients investing time and money into something that will not last!

Working for this length of time at a minimum ensures that by the end of the program, you are able to still implement the changes you made.

Private Coaching – 6 Month Program

2 sessions per month:
• We’ll meet by phone (or skype video call) to review progress, create transformation and create action steps.
• Nutritional and Supplement Recommendations
• Recipes
• Educational Materials
• Email Support

Where are you located?

I’m located in Prescott, Arizona. I have designed my business to work by phone and the Internet (skype video calls); therefore, I work with clients from all over the United States. I have found phone coaching to be highly effective even with clients I have never met in person.

In fact, I’ve found that the results are often better achieved by phone or skype video calls through the safe and confidential environment where you don’t even have to leave your house.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes. In fact, I set up all my client payments as recurring billing through PayPal. If you choose to pay in full up front, I offer a 10% bookkeeping discount and this is the only exception where I will accept a check.

Okay, How do we get started?

Great! You just took the first step towards reaching your goals. If this feels like the right time to focus on YOU and your needs, then go for it!

Here’s what you do: Contact me and we’ll schedule a Free Health History Consultation. I choose my clients very carefully. I learn what your goals are and make sure that we’re a good fit for working together.

We’ll set up a day and time to start our coaching and you’ll receive a welcome packet over email. In it, you’ll fill out your client information and goals. You’ll send this to me at least 2 days prior to your first session.

From what you write in your Health History form and welcome packet, we will customize a plan together for you using your goals and where you’re at now, to make sure you get the results you want. Because you will have done this, when we actually speak or meet the first time, we hit the ground running, give you strategies and get you started on your path to feeling great.

Ok, I’m ready, but I still want to ask a couple more questions before I get started. Can I call you?

Glad to hear that you are making yourself a priority! Yes, if you have a few questions, just email me and we’ll schedule a 20-minute complimentary phone session.




Melanie Banayat  |  Nourish Me Academy, LLC  |  P.O. Box 11595 Prescott, AZ. 86304  |  928-239-5656
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