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 On the Cliff’s Edge: Four Tiers of Health-Based Coaching

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These activities, as well as others being advocated by Communities Collaborating integrate all four tiers with a focus on building healthy communities and sustained services for senior citizens in the island communities that participate in this collaborating venture. While Communities Collaborating is not itself directly providing these health-based coaching services, it is providing training for local community coaches and, most importantly, identifying best practices that already exist in the participating communities and providing venues where these best practices can be shared with leaders of the other collaborating communities.

A Career in Health-Based Coaching

As in the case of a career in personal or organizational coaching, someone wanting to be a health-based coach probably must be blessed with or cultivate a entrepreneurial spirit. If you choose to work in this area, you will be a pioneer and a visionary. The work will undoubtedly be challenging – yet the financial rewards and sense of personal satisfaction in being of valuable assistance to other people are clearly available.

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One Comment

  1. Rey Carr

    January 9, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    I like the modernizing of prevention and its application to health coaching. When I was working as a school psychologist in a community mental health center in San Francisco in the early 1960s, this prevention approach was our mandate and mantra. Originally developed by Gerald Caplan (1917-2008), a child and community psychiatrist who wrote the prevention “bible”: Principles of Preventive Psychiatry. He founded the idea of mental health consultation and I was fortunate to be in one of his workshops on how to implement the three-tier model of prevention, simply known as primary prevention, secondary prevention and tertiary prevention (which correspond to your model). I was able with Dr. Caplan’s guidance to complete a research study in 1976 on the power of the “preventive consultation” model: “The effects of preventive consultation with elementary school principals on changing teacher staff meeting behaviours. “Canadian Counsellor, 10(4), 157-166.


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