If you find yourself in challenging conversations with clients around changing nutritional and lifestyle habits, then “Motivational Interviewing” (MI) can be a valuable tool to add to your skill set.
It has certainly served myself well in training VIP clients who want to retain an element of control (and personal significance) when working out or examining their diet! It’s also a good way to customise exercise, nutritional and lifestyle information to best fit the client and their unique circumstances versus the all too common “one-size fits all” approach.
The problem is that MI can appear quite complicated to apply. However, the principles are simple and knowing these alone can greatly enhance your effectiveness to influence and inspire clients to change.