Coaching revealed. A practice-based formula for helping clients change their lives. |

A Practice-based formula for helping clients change their lives. |

Coaching is a profession that requires a lot of work, dedication and patience. The very nature of coaching is to teach and guide a person or group of people in a predetermined direction, but it isn’t always easy to know how to get started and what exactly to teach. There are many coaching books available that focus on certain situations and provide useful guidance, but few are practical and useful for the average person.

I have been thinking for a while about a book that could present a simple and easy to understand concept for coaches to use. This idea is secret but I guess I can tell you this: there is a simple way to put into practice the strategy that works best for you and your clients. Read more…

For more than a decade, many have pondered how to get such remarkable—and long-lasting—client outcomes. The step-by-step formula is now available. Do you want to make a difference in your own life? Try out some of the suggestions for yourself. Do you want to become a better coach? Try them out on your customers.


Have you ever pondered what it takes to achieve anything significant?

As in the case of the obese individual who sheds hundreds of pounds of fat.

Alternatively, the frail individual who develops strength as well as dozens of pounds of muscle.

Or the dieter who has been on a diet for a long time and has finally found a healthy relationship with food. 

Every day at, we witness this sort of transformation. We’ve discovered that apparently unattainable objectives can be accomplished amazingly fast and simply… provided you follow the correct process. We’ve worked with over 100,000 customers and 150,000 students, and we’ve learned that following the right procedure can help you achieve seemingly impossible goals. 

Continue reading to discover our formerly top-secret method for helping customers reduce weight, gain strength, and transform their lives in every way. 

Goals are broken down into skills, while skills are broken down into practices.

These days, there’s a lot of focus on goal planning.

We’re taught to consider what we wish to achieve: our objective. After that, we’re meant to make it precise, quantifiable, and achievable, and so on.

But what happens once we’ve completed all of this? When we’ve decided on our final goal?

For the most part, not much.

That’s because just establishing excellent objectives isn’t enough to accomplish them. Goals aren’t accomplished by pure willpower alone.

So what is it if it isn’t logical, thinky-brain firepower or white-knuckled willpower?

We’ve discovered that you can only accomplish your goals dependably if you perform two things. 

  1. To begin, you must break down what you want to accomplish (your objective) into particular abilities (skills).
  2. Second, you develop such abilities (skills) via everyday strategic activities (practices).

The formula goes something like this: 

To improve your abilities, you should practice every day. Develop skills to help you accomplish your objectives. 

If you do this well, you’ll be able to achieve your goals faster (and with less effort) while maintaining your results.

This is how we do it at  

This is a procedure that we have mastered. 

This technique is used in our personal coaching programs to help individuals lose weight, gain strength, and create better eating relationships.

We utilize it to assist health and fitness professionals become world-class supercoaches via our certification programs.

Here are a few of instances of how we go about it.

An illustration of weight reduction

Goals Let’s pretend you want to lose weight. You understand that in order to lose weight, you must eat more consistently. So that’s your actual goal: to eat well on a regular basis. But you don’t have all of the necessary abilities just yet. As a result, you’ll need to split it down into…

Skills Which abilities are needed to eat well on a regular basis? At PN, we believe that being conscious of one’s hunger and appetite is the most essential first step toward improvement. But it isn’t really feasible. As a result, you’ll need to split it down into…

Practices To develop the hunger and appetite awareness skill, we utilize eating slowly (practice #1) and eating till satisfied, not full (practice #2). For two weeks, clients eat slowly. For the next two weeks, students practice eating till they are satiated.

Over the course of a month, the regular practices of eating slowly and until satisfied, rather than full, will help to develop the ability of improved hunger and appetite awareness. 

And it’s one of the abilities you’ll need to eat healthier regularly.

An example of professional coaching

Goals Assume your ambition is to become a world-class, in-demand supercoach. You already know that if you want to be a supercoach, you must constantly provide client outcomes. So that’s your actual goal: provide consistent client outcomes. However, you do not yet possess all of the necessary abilities. As a result, you’ll need to split it down into…

Skills Which abilities are needed to achieve consistent customer results? At PN, we’ve discovered that encouraging clients to take action in their life is a crucial first step toward improvement. But it isn’t really feasible. So you’ve broken it down into…

Practices Clarifying a client’s values and priorities (practice #1) and translating them into action steps (practice #2) are the greatest methods to develop the ability of assisting clients in taking action in their lives, according to PN. Students work on practice #1 for two weeks. After that, you’ll have two weeks to work on practice #2.

Over the course of a month, regular practices of defining a client’s values and objectives and translating them into action steps will help clients develop the ability of assisting them in taking action in their lives.

And one of the abilities required to consistently provide customer outcomes is this one.

These are just two instances from our Level 2 professional certification curriculum and personal coaching program. We develop dozens of additional abilities throughout the course of each program via extremely precise and well-defined daily activities.

Our “Five S Formula” is used to build each practice.

The Five S Formula is a formula devised by

When we divide skills down into practices, each practice must have the following elements:


Small everyday activities that can be done in the context of actual life are the finest practices. The response should be a 9 or 10 on a scale of 0-10 if you ask yourself or your client, “How confident do you feel you could perform this practice every day for the next two weeks?” Any lower, and the practice becomes too difficult or frightening. 


Most objectives are too large or complex to accomplish in one sitting. The majority of abilities work in the same manner. As a result, you divide them into distinct and well-organized sections. You must chunk larger items into their component pieces, just as you do while learning or teaching complicated activities.


It’s a good idea to break things down into parts. However, you must practice those parts in the correct sequence. You’re less likely to succeed if you perform “item 4” before “thing 1.” So begin with item 1, then go on to item 2, then item 3, and so on. If you do the correct things in the proper sequence, you’ll have a good chance of succeeding.


Do you think this procedure will take a long time? The truth is that if your methods are strategic, the whole process will be accelerated. That’s because strategic practice focuses on the issue that’s now obstructing your progress. Concentrate on that one thing—and that one thing only—and a tough task will become easier and quicker. 


Teaching, coaching, mentoring, and accountability are all beneficial when it comes to practices. In a moment, I’ll go through each of them.

Try it out on yourself.

Do you want to test out the skill-building process? Use our worksheet “From Goal to Action.”

Here’s how you go about it:

  1. The worksheet is available for download.
  2. Choose a goal that you want to accomplish. Any objective, from losing 10 pounds to increasing bench press by 30 pounds to learning to play “Hey Joe” on the guitar, will work here. In the top box, write your objective.
  3. Make a list of the essential talents you’ll need to achieve that objective. Any skill is up for grabs. Take a guess if you’re not sure. Fill in the following set of boxes with those abilities.
  4. Consider which practices might aid in the development of those critical abilities. Consider modest steps you can do every day to improve your skill set. Fill in the following set of boxes with your practices.

Tip: If you need assistance nailing down the parts, chronology, or approach, you can always contact an expert afterwards. For the time being, just have a good time and see what you can come up with.


Worksheet titled “From Goal to Action.”

When you need assistance

You may be able to figure this out and lone ranger your way to your objectives if you’re insanely motivated—and ruthlessly persistent.


However, in our experience, most individuals need some kind of coaching and assistance.

And that’s OK. It’s not an indication of ineptness or weakness. In fact, it’s how most people go about their daily lives.

It is the method through which humans learn to read, write, walk, and speak. It’s how we acquire new skills and advance professionally. It’s the only way we can improve as parents and spouses. It’s how we develop as people: with guidance, support, and responsibility.

Individualist heroes who do great things on their own are a fiction.

The following elements, on the other hand, promote success: 

During the bravery phase, there is a lot of encouragement.

The “courage phase” is the time between deciding to do something and having the necessary abilities to do it. You’re dedicated right now, but not quite competent. It requires guts to go ahead.

It may be helpful to borrow bravery from a coach or mentor who has gone through the process before. Coaches, mentors, and workshop leaders in our coaching programs offer that sort of assistance when you need it.

Accountability has a well-established rhythm.

We’re all aware that accountability—checking in with someone on a regular basis—is critical. We are more likely to finish what we began because of our social commitment. 

But did you know that responsibility works best when it occurs at predictable times? Accountability, whether via an app, in a group, or one-on-one, should follow a predictable pattern.

Coaching check-ins, for example, take place once a month via group workshops; if you work with a personal coach, check-ins are more regular.

Interesting fact: Over 80% of individuals in our study of over 10,000 people rated responsibility as a “very important” aspect of getting in shape. However, almost 80% of those surveyed claimed they had no means of holding themselves responsible. That is why we advise coaching.

Coach who is well-liked.

The majority of individuals do not desire “an expert.” They’re looking for a mentor, a coach, someone they can trust and respect. And most individuals don’t want someone “coaching” them all the time. They just want the assurance that someone will be there for them if they need assistance. 

That’s why we make world-class coaches accessible to all of our customers on a full-time or ad hoc basis (via our personal coaching program) (in our on-demand coaching program). 

Clients also have the opportunity to work with me and Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon in a group setting once a month. We guide them via activities and thinking exercises that help them identify key progress variables, solve problems, and overcome roadblocks to achievement. 

Focus on making progress that is positive.

The majority of the fitness industry hasn’t received the memo: comparing yourself to some superhuman ideal isn’t going to help you achieve your goals. It makes you feel insignificant. You act as though you’ll never get there. That’s why it’s critical to seek out—and highlight—any and all signs of improvement. Bonus points for recognizing and applauding improvement when it occurs.

We look for this kind of stuff all the time in our coaching programs. Standard measures like as weight reduction or calories eaten are sometimes used. But we mainly keep note of unusual things that indicate how far a customer has come.

If customers are coming up, even if they aren’t experiencing tangible benefits yet, wonderful things are occurring. Physical improvement will come as a result of recognizing and appreciating those things.

Obstacle detection that is proactive.

Of course, it’s not all high-fives and pats on the back. Real problems arise from time to time. That is an unavoidable part of life. To get beyond these inevitabilities, you’ll need strategies.

What could be more satisfying than resolving a problem? Getting around the issue in the first place. That’s what good coaching can do. 

Experienced coaches can offer customers a heads-up on what they’re going to face ahead of time. Clients will be more likely to avoid being sidetracked if they are aware of potential issues.

When you’re stuck, ask for assistance.

Clients may become stuck even with the finest daily practices, continuous progress monitoring, accountability, and proactive barrier identification. That’s where a professional advisor comes in handy. Someone who has “been there, done that” and understands how to get about.

That is why we make world-class coaches accessible to our customers on a full-time or ad hoc basis (in our personal coaching program) (in our on-demand coaching program).

Backwards and forwards perspectives

Have I piqued your interest in your personal progress? If that’s the case, check out our “Looking Back, Looking Forward” worksheet.

Here’s what you should do. 

  1. Save the worksheet on your computer and keep it handy.
  2. Start working on your next objective. (To design your curriculum, I suggest utilizing the “From Goal to Action” worksheet.)
  3. Pull out this fresh worksheet after a few weeks of working toward that objective. Fill in the blanks for the first five “looking back” questions. They’ll assist you in assessing your development in a realistic manner.
  4. After you’ve completed them, go on to the following four “seeing forward” questions. They’ll inspire you and assist you in planning for future challenges.


Worksheet for looking back and thinking forward.

What should I do next?

We can’t fit the whole Coaching process into a single post, of course. But, perhaps, you’ve gotten some insight into how we coach, and, more significantly, you’ve picked up a few new ideas. 

Here’s a brief rundown: 

  1. Consider any objective you’d want to accomplish.
  2. Download our “From Goals to Practices” worksheet and put your aim in the “goal” box at the top of the page for some fun.
  3. Now think about the talents you’ll need to accomplish your objective. They don’t have to be flawless; the goal is to get your brain to work. Fill in the “talent” boxes with your thoughts.
  4. Make a list of practices that will aid in the development of such abilities. Perfection isn’t needed this time. Fill in the “practices” boxes with your thoughts.
  5. Review the plan after you’ve finished your worksheet. Do you have the knowledge to determine if it is appropriate for you? If that’s the case, now is the time to get started. Is there anybody who can evaluate the plan and assist you modify it if not?
  6. When you’re satisfied with the strategy, think about how you’ll provide assistance and responsibility. Who are you going to check in with? How often do you do it? What can they assist you with?
  7. Get started right now. Begin with your first 2-week practice and work your way through your worksheet’s practice program from left to right.
  8. Download our worksheet “Looking Back, Looking Forward.”
  9. Fill out the worksheet every a month or so to reflect on how far you’ve come and to prepare for future success. Keeping your responses to yourself or sharing them with your coach is your choice.
  10. If you become stuck at any point, seek assistance. Don’t attempt to do it on your own. Someone out there can assist you in overcoming difficulties or rerouting your strategy.

Also, keep in mind that this method works for any objective.

I’ve used it to eat healthier, lose weight, participate in masters level track and field, study gymnastics, improve my leadership skills at work, and improve my relationship and parenting skills at home. 

I’m sure it will work for you if you give it a go.

Do you need assistance?

We welcome new clients into our Coaching Program twice a year, where we assist men and women eat better, exercise smarter, and improve their health.

We also work with fitness and health professionals in our Level 1 Certification Program and Level 2 Certification Master Class to help them become exceptional supercoaches in their communities.

Because we can only deal with a tiny proportion of those who show interest in our programs, any seats that become available typically sell out within hours. That’s why, if you’re interested in collaborating with us, you should sign up for one of our presale lists.

You will not only get the opportunity to register 24 hours before everyone else, but you will also receive a discount on the program if you are on one of these lists.

This article is written for the non-professional coach. For those who seek to improve their coaching skills, without the need of a formal education, it is essential to understand what makes a good coach. It doesn’t necessarily require a certificate, but it does require knowing what it takes to improve in this field.. Read more about precision nutrition habits and let us know what you think.

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The PN coaching process consists of the following steps: 1. Pre-assessment 2. Assessment 3. Coaching session 4. Follow-up sessions

Whats one action you might suggest for each client to help them start making a change?

For clients who are not actively trying to improve their mental health, I would suggest they start by taking a break from social media. This could be for a day or two, but it will help them get perspective on what is important in life and what isnt.

What is practice precision nutrition?

Practice precision nutrition is a term used to describe the process of using specific foods and supplements to help improve your performance in any sport.

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