Behavior Change Specialist
Stephanie Mercado Is Your Transformational Coach!
Stephanie is a Weight Loss/ Nutrition Coach and NASM Certified Personal Trainer.
In addition to being a coach, I am also certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Behavior Change Specialist and a Certified Personal Trainer. Behavior Change Specialists utilize knowledge of human behavior, motivation and behavior change, and interactive counseling techniques.
The focus of coaching is the development and implementation of strategies to reach client-identified goals of enhanced performance and personal satisfaction. Coaching may address specific personal projects, life balance, job performance, and satisfaction, or general conditions in the client’s life, business, or profession. Coaching utilizes personal strategic planning, values clarification, brainstorming, motivational counseling, and other counseling techniques.
The goals of behavior change therapy include alleviating symptoms, understanding the underlying dynamics which create symptoms, changing dysfunctional behaviors that are the result of these disorders, and developing new strategies for successfully coping with the
challenges which we all face.
You can count on your coach to be honest & straightforward, asking powerful questions, and using challenging techniques to move you forward. You are expected to evaluate progress and when coaching is not working as you wish, you should immediately inform me so we can both take steps to correct the problem.
In some situations, I may insist that you initiate psychotherapy and that I have access to your psychotherapist as a condition of my continuing as your coach.
It is also important to understand that coaching is a professional relationship. While it may often feel like a close personal relationship, it is not one that can extend beyond professional boundaries both during and after our work together. Considerable experience shows that when boundaries blur, the hard-won benefits gained from the coaching relationship are endangered.
What Can We Do To Improve Your Health and Wellness?
BENEFITS WHEN YOU INVEST IN YOURSELF?
1- Improve your ENERGY
2- Improve your WELLBEING
3- Improve your MENTAL AGILITY and EMOTIONAL BEING
4- Improve your CONFIDENCE
5- Helps meet your GOALS for your body and Mind
6- Gain the MOTIVATION you need to be the best version of yourself
7- Learn tools to achieve your WEIGHT goals
Who Is This Program For?
This program is for anyone looking for the extra push and motivation to reach their goals relating to health, weight, mindset, and motivation. Depending on your issues I will help you gain confidence, lose the extra weight, improve your mindset, and most importantly your quality of life. The best part about this program is it is individualized for YOU. This program is truly for anyone that wants to be a healthier better version of themselves. I will work with you to overcome obstacles that get in your way of success, establish clear and effective goals, and most importantly be there by your side 24/7 as a support system for you.
What Do You Receive When You Sign Up?
- 6-week program
- Tools to help implement into your daily life
- Health and wellness tips
- 1-2 meetings a week (Your choice: In person, over the phone, or Skype)
- 24/7 support through text messages and email
Welcome to my coaching practice. This document and attachments constitute a contract between us (STEPHANIE MERCADO/ ETERNAMD) and you should read it carefully and raise any questions and concerns that you have before you sign it.
As a Certified Behavior Change Specialist, I am ethically and legally bound to protect the confidentiality of our communications. I will only release information about our work to others with your written permission or in response to a court order. There are some situations in which I am legally obligated to breach confidentiality in order to protect you or others from harm. If I have information that indicates that a child or elderly or disabled person is being abused, I must report that to the appropriate state agency. If a client is an imminent risk to him/herself or makes threats of imminent violence against another, I am required to take protective actions. These situations are quite rare in coaching practices. If such a situation occurs in our relationship, I will make every effort to discuss it with you before taking any action.
As you are no doubt aware, it is impossible to protect the confidentiality of information that is transmitted electronically. This is particularly true of e-mail and information stored on computers that are connected to the internet, which do not utilize encryption and other forms of security protection.
Some sessions are conducted in a group format. By signing this agreement, you commit yourself to maintain the confidentiality of all information communicated to you by other coaching clients and by your coach. We both understand that progress is often enhanced when clients are allowed to discuss their coaching relationship with trusted colleagues and friends. You can have these discussions, but you must in no way share information that leads to the identification of others in the group. If you are ever in doubt regarding what to reveal and what not to reveal, err on the side of protecting the privacy others, a vital and nonnegotiable element of such group interaction.