100 episodes

Health Coach Conversations is a podcast hosted by Cathy Sykora, founder of The Health Coach Group, whose mission is to bring awareness, professionalism, and growth to the health coaching industry.

That’s what this podcast will be all about. I’ll be sharing with you what I myself have to teach, and we’ll have wellness, coaching, and business experts in for short interviews to learn what’s new and better!

My purpose for this podcast is to give you the clarity, confidence, knowledge, and motivation to grow, fine tune, and strengthen your business and get more customers.

Health Coach Conversations Cathy Sykora

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 24 Ratings

Health Coach Conversations is a podcast hosted by Cathy Sykora, founder of The Health Coach Group, whose mission is to bring awareness, professionalism, and growth to the health coaching industry.

That’s what this podcast will be all about. I’ll be sharing with you what I myself have to teach, and we’ll have wellness, coaching, and business experts in for short interviews to learn what’s new and better!

My purpose for this podcast is to give you the clarity, confidence, knowledge, and motivation to grow, fine tune, and strengthen your business and get more customers.

    EP208: Own Your Health Through Cooking

    EP208: Own Your Health Through Cooking

    The ability to cook has become a lost skill in our current age, which is a big factor in deteriorating health. Today’s guest, Deborah Kennedy, shares why cooking is the only way you can own your health.
    In this episode, we talk about:
    How our physical health is connected to our ability to cook Letting children play with food so they can get familiar with it Defining what it means to cook Using culinary techniques to starting liking the taste of certain foods Starting small with incremental healthier changes Deborah’s book and her modular approach to healthy cooking What to expect from Deborah’s Food Coach Academy The growing health coach industry and the positive impacts it will have  
    Memorable Quotes
    “Any opportunity you have to create something yourself is adding health to your body.” “There is and never will be this magic food that you can eat that will get rid of all the negative consequences that an ultra processed diet brings you.” “Even the smallest changes can have a biochemical effect in your body, which can lead towards health.”  
    Deborah Kennedy PhD is the CEO of The Food Coach AcademyTM, Build Healthy Kids®, and Culinary Rehab®, which establishes nutrition and culinary competencies, modular learning opportunities, prescriptive delivery methods and outreach programs for various populations. She received her PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition, Science and Policy. Dr. Kennedy has studied food from an early age - learning to cook at age 4, worked as a chef in Canada, obtained her doctorate in nutrition, authored three books on children and nutrition and five in Culinary Medicine, and developed a prescriptive algorithm for dietary changes. She served as the first Chair for Best Practices in the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative (a Harvard and CIA initiative) and serves on the board of Chefs for Humanity.



    Mentioned In This Episode:
    The Culinary Medicine Textbook: The Basics 
     
    Links to resources:
    Health Coach Group Website
    https://www.thehealthcoachgroup.com/
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    • 26 min
    EP207: Make Your Own Motivation

    EP207: Make Your Own Motivation

    Many people will wait until the “right time” or “next year” or “next month” to begin making good changes in their lives. What we have to realize is that motivation is created. It is created when we decide to make small steps towards improvement.
    In this episode, we talk about:
    Creating motivation instead of waiting for the right time to start How the same exact mind that creates bad habits is the same mind that can make better decisions Being vulnerable opens up opportunities to connect with others and be inspired by them Comparing self development to cleaning a whole house - you can’t clean it up all at once Helping people through their podcast, The Fit Mess Recognizing and being grateful for your present circumstances when you are doing well  
    Memorable Quotes
    “Give up on the idea of waiting for the right time because the right time doesn’t exist.” “We are human; there is always gonna be a mess.” “As long as you are alive, you should be growing.”  
    Zach Tucker and Jeremy Grater are the founders and hosts of The Fit Mess. For nearly a
    decade, they have pushed themselves to learn more about their own physical, emotional, and
    mental health. This has created a passion for using their acquired knowledge to help others.
    As hosts of the show since 2017, they have had the opportunity to speak to a wide range of
    guests, including some of the biggest names in health and wellness.



    Mentioned In This Episode:
    The Fit Mess Podcast
     
    Links to resources:
    Health Coach Group Website
    https://www.thehealthcoachgroup.com/
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    • 17 min
    EP206: Content Delivery with Kajabi

    EP206: Content Delivery with Kajabi

    Knowing how and where to offer your services and products is an overwhelming job for business owners. Thankfully the Kajabi platform can help you publish, market, and sell your content. Sean Kim, president of Kajabi, explains how this platform has helped businesses generate over $3.5 billion.
     
    In this episode, Cathy and Sean talk about:
    The vast amount of tools Kajabi offers on the platform The supportive community and customer service you get  Why Sean decided to quit his role at TikTok to work for Kajabi Focusing on customers means truly solving their biggest problems Having a risk-taking mindset Getting started even when your product is not perfect  
    Memorable Quotes
    “We're giving people the tools and services to really build their business from start to finish, and for them to actually own that entire business end to end.” “Risk taking is where you see some of the innovation happen. You're going out of your way to try something new, not knowing if it's going to work out or not.” “Don't stress or spend too much time trying to make the product perfect. Just put it out there and get that feedback early on and iterate on it.”  
    Sean Kim is the president and chief product officer at Kajabi, the leading platform for knowledge entrepreneurs and creators to build, market, and sell their content, products, and services. He was previously the head of product at TikTok, where he set the strategic direction and led teams responsible for developing and growing the company's products. Prior to TikTok, he was the global head of product at Amazon Prime, where he played an instrumental role in driving customer retention for the Prime Membership.




    Mentioned In This Episode:
    Kajabi Website
     
    Links to resources:
    Health Coach Group Website
    https://www.thehealthcoachgroup.com/
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    • 13 min
    EP205: Closing More Discovery Calls

    EP205: Closing More Discovery Calls

    Have you found that traditional sales methods do not work for you? Sales expert, Nikki Rausch, shares her effective sales method that has helped many business owners close on their discovery calls. 
    In this episode, Cathy and Nikki talk about:
    The role rapport plays in a relationship sales method  Nikki’s 5 step sales process - The Selling Staircase  Not being pushy when a prospect gives an objection Helping the prospect by making their decision easier - Structure matters Identifying “buying signals” and how to react to these signals The importance of asking questions and taking the lead Having the next part of the sales conversation scheduled Memorable Quotes
    “Sales is something that you do with somebody, not to them. And so you have to learn how to talk with instead of at.” “When I come into contact with anybody I meet, and definitely in a sales conversation, I think I have a rapport bank account with absolutely everybody…And my goal is to always make deposits.” “The easier you make it for somebody, the more likely they are to buy from you.”  
    CEO of Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch has the unique ability to transform the misunderstood process of “selling.” With 25+ years of selling experience, entrepreneurs and small business owners now hire Nikki to show them how to sell successfully and authentically. Nikki has written 3 books, all available on Amazon. And she has a podcast called Sales Maven which you can find on your favorite podcast platform.



    Mentioned In This Episode:
    Nikki’s Website and Free Ebook
    Nikki’s Podcast -  Sales Maven Podcast
    Nikki’s Book - The Selling Staircase




    Links to resources:
    Health Coach Group Website
    https://www.thehealthcoachgroup.com/
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    • 18 min
    EP204: How to Get Off the Emotional Roller Coaster of Entrepreneurship

    EP204: How to Get Off the Emotional Roller Coaster of Entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneurs often feel they “are” their business which can lead to lots of emotions, especially when sales don’t go as planned. Sarah Walton explains why business owners need to learn how to control and use their emotions to their advantage.
    In this episode, Cathy and Sarah talk about:
    How Sarah’s poor upbringing was the catalyst that lead her to what she does today Her mission to empower women with the skills to make the money they need to be free Learning to attach pleasure to a painful situation Showing up for the people you serve in your business - even if your sales are low Checking email click-through rates after a launch to understand the numbers Separating oneself from one’s business in order to move forward and succeed Memorable Quotes
    “I was so upset all the time, my stomach always hurt. I wasn't sleeping, I was always sick. I was making a boatload of money. But I was miserable.” “And that's why if we just allow the moment to moment, emotions we're feeling…to dictate what we're doing…we're gonna end up in a world of hurt.” “Thinking of the business as its own entity, and asking on the daily, What does my business need me to do today?”  
    Sarah Walton is a business mentor who’s been featured on The Today Show, speaks at women’s conferences all over the world, and has helped hundreds of women start and grow businesses they LOVE. She honed her business-building skills working with startups and large corporations where she managed a P & L worth hundreds of millions of dollars. She’s also the host of the Game On Girlfriend Podcast, and she's known for her weekly "Coffee With Coach" streaming video conversations on Monday mornings.
     
    Mentioned In This Episode:
    Sarah’s Website - https://sarahwalton.com/
    Freedom Calculator (FREE) - https://sarahwalton.com/freedom/




    Links to resources:
    Health Coach Group Website
    https://www.thehealthcoachgroup.com/
      
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    • 26 min
    EP203: Being A Great Coach without Sacrificing Yourself In The Process

    EP203: Being A Great Coach without Sacrificing Yourself In The Process

    Running a successful coaching business can seem like a difficult endeavor, especially for solopreneurs who have limited time. Stephanie Redcross West offers practical advice for health coaches, so they can grow a business they are passionate about…without getting overwhelmed in the process!
    In this episode, Cathy and Stephanie talk about:
    Scaling a coaching business with two main objectives - Diversify Offers & Services for Repeat Customers Managing coaching fatigue with a “replenish routine” A simple thing coaches should do between meetings with their clients - This helps the client stay on track Examples of what to say to a client, when checking in on them  Why it is okay to be a unique coach and not go the traditional route How the pandemic brought about some positive changes to Stephanie’s coaching business Memorable Quotes
    “Think about how to diversify your offering….You may do some one-on-one coaching, you may do those items, but what else can you do that's an extension of it.”  “What I've been realizing is that I needed to find ways to kind of pulse my client in between my meetings. I needed to find a way for them to do check-ins with me that aren't a heavy lift.”  “I want to make sure people realize that they can coach people in what they love and what they're passionate in. They can coach in niches. They don't have to be like, the plain, vanilla, generic or general coach…You can coach people or train people or help people in all different types of industries.” Inspiring and supporting vegans in business is all part of a day’s work for Stephanie Redcross West, Founder and Managing Director of Vegan Mainstream. 
    Since she started Vegan Mainstream in 2009, Stephanie has been blazing a trail as a leader in the vegan business world. As a result, Vegan Mainstream is known today as an invaluable resource for vegan entrepreneurs and business owners, providing results-oriented business coaching, marketing strategy training and unique online courses with live support. 
    Stephanie and Vegan Mainstream have established an impressive track record of helping numerous vegan professionals launch, scale and maintain successful businesses and organizations.
     
    Mentioned In This Episode:
    Stephanie’s Website - Vegan Mainstream
    Course for Coaches - The Profitable Coach
    FREE & LIVE Webinars - Join us once a month!
    Paid Podcast - Going Solo! A Business Podcast For Vegan Solopreneurs
    Paid Podcast - Fix It! The Vegan Business Solution Podcast You Need

    Links to resources:
    Health Coach Group Website
    https://www.thehealthcoachgroup.com/
      
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Health_ Coach ,

Filled with great and actionable tips!

Cathy is incredible! She's sharing so much insightful information to help health coaches thrive and succeed in their businesses. I highly recommend the podcast! Filled with great and actionable tips!

Atomickitten99 ,

Super interesting content

This podcast is packed full of useful content. So happy I found it.

Better Postpartum Podcast ,

So good!

Loving this podcast! So many great little nuggets in every episode.
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