I am currently working with a client who has a number of health issues and who seems to recognize the importance of an exercise and fitness program, based on my health coaching assessment with her. However, she constantly cancels our appointments at the last minute, stating that either she or one of her kids is sick. She also refuses to complete any worksheets (like a weight loss readiness questionnaire) or maintain a food journal, saying that she “doesn’t have time” and she is usually unreceptive to my phone calls and emails. I don’t want to throw in the towel and I don’t want to think that she is just making excuses… but I have a feeling that she is just making excuses! How would you handle this?
Hello Aimee Barnes,
I would charge for the last minute cancelations since they seem to be so often. Maybe you could explain that completing the worksheets would give you both a better picture of a starting point.
If need be, I would find a way to explain that she may be better off working with someone else at this time.
Not all business is good business.
Good luck to you both.
NAPS 2 B Fit