Follow hosts Mac Gambill and Phil Beene (Founders of Nudge) as the interview some of the most successful practitioners and technologists who are turning innovative health and healthcare into thriving business models.

Ep 7. Putting A Health Coach In Every Practice

Ep 7. Putting A Health Coach In Every Practice

Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum and Elyse Wagner, creators of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy join us to talk about how we get to a future where there's a health coach in every practice and how technology is already helping accelerate that vision, including,

[6:40] how technology is revolutionizing the life of a health coach,

[10:00] why virtual coaching relationships have proven every bit as valuable as face-to-face, knee-to-knee coaching,

[12:50] best practices for incorporating health coaching into a medical practice,

[16:25] why functional medicine was the right place to start achieving their vision of putting a health coach in every practice,

[20:30] the most effective workflow they’ve seen emerge between physician and health coach working within a practice,

[27:40] what the FMCA is doing to train students to market themselves to practices and clients beyond graduation,

[34:00] and the greatest hurdle facing newly trained coaches and program graduates.

Nuggets of Wisdom

Talking about what is the biggest hurdle holding back health coaches and new graduates from achieving success...

"Comparison is cryptonite. I think everyone is unique and their own shining star. They have the ability to connect and to be a great coach but too often in our society we look outside, and I think we need to look inward a little bit. That and perfectionism just stop people flat in their tracks."
- Elyse Wagner

Same topic...

"Elise and I are really big proponents of committing big publicly...We had a big goal when we said we're going to partner with IFM and that we were going to create this academy, so it's committing and it's committing big."
- Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum


Dr. Mark Hyman

Dr. Tom O'Bryan

Dr. Terry Wahls

Dr. Bethany Hays

Dr. Joel Evans

Dr. Kristy Hughes

Dr. Bob Roundtree

Dr. Meg Jordan


Zoom - great web and video conference platform for businesses.

Canvas - fancy video-based online learning management system.

Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine.

Annals of Family Medicine

The Doctor Will See You Now: Recognizing and Treating Endometriosis - book by Tamer Seckin MD

Nudge Coach - easy-to-use client health management platform for you and your team.

Nudge University - free training on how to use mobile health technology to work more efficiently and effectively with more clients.

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Ep 8. This is what makes fitness businesses better

Ep 8. This is what makes fitness businesses better

Ep 6. How To Fix Your Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Website

Ep 6. How To Fix Your Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Website