Episode 205 | Finding The Gap in Skillset
Dr Sandra Scheinbaum joins us on The Business of Becoming, as we discuss skills that professionals are lacking after they graduate, and that hinders their ability to communicate effectively with their potential clients.

Written by Lori Kennedy

February 1, 2021

Feb 1, 2021


**For 2 lucky guests who leave a review on this episode, before February 4th, 2021, we will be giving away a free coaching call from Lori Kennedy!**

We are joined by CEO and Founder of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum.  Sandra and I have been bumping into each other, virtually, for so many years, as we share similar values, networks, and goals for our independent businesses. It was SO nice to finally be able to have Sandra come on the show, and share her amazing journey in creating the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. 

Sandra takes us back to the start of her career as a school teacher, teaching students with learning disabilities. This sparked the drive to go back to school, earn a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, specializing in positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mind-body medicine. This was the foundation that led her to become a Certified Practitioner for the Institute for Functional Medicine. She went on, with her partner Elyse, to create the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy.

Sandra is an extraordinary woman, and her passion and dedication to transforming the Health and Wellness Industry are second to none.

Sandra talks about the gap in the Health and Medical field, (that I actually see with clients ALL the time), between the Health and Wellness professional and their client. This gap leads to the client not feeling “heard”, or the client not providing full transparency or continuing their accountability with the professional, because there is a specific skill set that the professional is missing. That skill set can be discovered through coaching. 

That gap in skillset is where ‘client-centered focus’ lives. What does the client ACTUALLY need? What mindset does that client need to be in, to achieve the goals that they are determined to achieve? What are the alternative factors that could be impacting the desired outcome for the client? If the client is not being open and honest, and does not have trust built with the professional, then they will never be satisfied with the outcome. 


More About The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy:

Founded in 2014 in collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine, the FMCA trains Functional Medicine Health Coaches to partner with clients, collaborate with practitioners, and build a career doing something they love.

The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy’s innovative curriculum prepares you to partner with a Functional Medicine practitioner on a collaborative care team, start your own independent coaching practice, work in a corporate wellness setting, or define your own unique career path. 

The FMCA holds two classes a year, and the next enrollment date is March 1st 2021. Are you interested in learning more about the business of health coaching? 

Click HERE to learn more!

You can also connect with Sandra on her website, or on social media via Facebook or Instagram

Listen to Episode 205 below:

What We Talk About In This Episode:

  • Coaching vs Practitioner
  • Mind-Body Medicine
  • positive psychology
  • Creating a company at 65
  • functional medicine
  • The importance of partnership and collaborations  
  • Business Building
  • Overcoming Burnout
  • Group format vs one on one 
  • Behaviour Change Specialists
  • Client-centered coaching 

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