So you finally did it! You’ve decided to become a health coach and help people achieve awesome things through goal setting, nutrition planning, exercise advice, and more. You’ve even got a certification to be the best health coach you can be to your new clients.
But there was just one thing you didn’t quite realize when you got started on this health coaching journey… how much paperwork was involved.
Administration for a business (any business) is a huge time suck. You want to help people, not sit behind a desk all day! Yep; admin takes time. A lot of time. But don’t despair. There are a tonne of apps and websites that’ll help you streamline the administration side of your business, so you can do what you do best: help people reach their health goals!
Here are just some of the amazing tools at your disposal to help you get things done in your health coaching business.
1. Healthie: client management for health professionals
Client records got you down? Paper spilling out of your drawers? No time to organize client files? Check out Healthie, the client management system made specially for health coaches and other health entrepreneurs!
Healthie helps you keep client records organized, allows you to schedule appointments, chat with your clients, take care of billing, do telehealth conferencing, and more, all under one great app.
But the best thing about Healthie is that it’s not just about the technology. It’s about the people. Healthie doesn’t just help you save admin time, it also helps you to build a community around your practice. Healthie is on a mission to improve access to nutritional care, and they can’t wait to welcome you into their community.
Sign up for a free trial here.
2. Meal Garden: meal planning software for health coaches & nutrition professionals
If you sell meal plans and nutrition programs (and you should!), Meal Garden is a must-have. Of course, we’re a little biased, but our awesome, happy customers will tell you the same thing.
Meal Garden gives you access to thousands of recipes, allows you to add your own, and it includes a powerful algorithm that allows you to quickly and easily modify meal plans according to clients’ individual needs.
On top of all of that, your clients also get access to the plans you created, and can tweak them to their liking, (which works so much better than those inflexible PDF’s clients never use!).
This is just the tip of the iceberg of everything Meal Garden offers, so be sure to check out more here, where you can try Meal Garden free for 7 days!
3. Hector: project management for one
If you’re an entrepreneur of any kind, chances are, you have several projects on the go at once. While this makes for an exciting life and a fun career, it can also get disorganized very quickly.
What you need is a project management solution to keep all your tasks organized. The problem with project management solutions, though, is that they’re almost always made for teams. And when they aren’t, they’re usually made for web designers.
Enter Hector, the project management solution for freelancers and solopreneurs. Hector is a simple solution for 1-person operations of any kind.
Enter your projects and their details, enter tasks and due dates, and keep a running to-do list. Hector is a completely free app for your desktop. Learn more here.
4. Mailchimp: Email list building and management
If you’re working online with clients (and you should be), you might have heard about creating an email list. Growing an email list is essential for anyone who sells services or and/or products online.
Your email list provides you with leads, and because you’re there in front of their eyes on a weekly basis, you’ll be top of mind when it comes time to buy.
Having an email list management system will save you time, help keep you safe from the dreaded spam box, and generally make it easier to keep in touch with prospects and current clients.
Mailchimp is intuitive and easy to use. It's also free up to 2,000 subscribers. Learn more here.
5. Desygner: Design made easy
If you’re a health coach, chances are, you’ve got a blog to keep your clients informed and your website ranking well, some programs for selling, and maybe even an eBook to give away when client sign up for your mailing list.
All of these things require some form of graphic design. Problem is, most health coaches aren’t graphic designers. Fear not: here’s a simple solution to help you easily create graphics for you products: Desgyner.
Desygner is an excellent platform that allows you to create several different types of graphics, including blog titles, social media images, eBook covers, and more.
It’s intuitive and free to use, so check it out here.