Health Coaching

“The greatest wealth is health.” – Virgil

Are you ready to take control of improving your health?

Maybe you’ve had enough of “wanting” to be healthier and have decided to actually do something about it. If so, there’s no better time to begin creating a healthier you than now than working with a health coach!

Many of the people I work with as a health coach are just plain sick and tired of being overweight or feeling weak, rundown and sluggish.

How would it feel to have far more energy, zest and vigor to do all the things you really want to do? Imagine how great it would feel to put that youthful spring back in your step!

Perhaps you’ve had enough of punishing yourself with diets that are nearly impossible to stay on and are ready to let go of chronic dieting and make peace with food!

Or perhaps you’ve been given a wake-up call by your doctor that now’s the time to either improve your health…or suffer the consequences. Hearing this can suddenly make all too real just how important taking care of your health truly is.

Whatever your health goal or challenge, let’s work together to get you to where you truly want to be.

My mission as a health coach is to guide you to success on your health improvement journey. To best achieve that goal, I use a highly effective, evidence-based approach. This allows me to help you successfully make important changes to your health and lifestyle habits.

These new habits lead to significant, positive and sustainable improvements to your health and wellness. And most of my health coaching clients begin to feel the results of our work a lot sooner than they expect!

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn

All of the coaching tools and techniques I use are evidence-based. There’s research proving that they actually get results. I’d love to put my experience and expertise to work for you.

There are three essential steps to my health coaching approach. If you decide you’d like to work together, we’ll design a fully customized plan that focuses on achieving the goals that are most important to you. We’ll take full advantage of your unique strengths, experiences and resources, as well as addressing any challenges you may have, to create a plan that is the best possible fit for you.

Step One: Identify Your Starting Point, Desired Outcomes, and Options

First, we’ll take some time to discuss the current state of your health. We’ll get an accurate picture of where you are right now. Then we’ll focus in on clearly defining the results you want to achieve.

Once we know our starting point and our desired outcomes, we’ll explore different options for helping you to make your health goals a reality. Most clients find this a very enjoyable experience that leads to some “AHA” moments, a range of good options, and increased clarity around the goals we’ll be working on together.

Step Two: Exploring Your Unique Strengths, Experiences, and Resources

In this step, we’ll shine a bright light on your unique set of strengths, experiences and resources. Most people are pleasantly surprised to discover several that they never even knew they had.

We’ll explore the various ways in which we can best utilize your strengths, experiences and resources to inspire you to step out of your comfort zone, take consistent action, keep you focused and motivated during your journey, and work through any internal or external roadblocks standing in your way. We’ll also look at your previous life experiences to see what hidden gems we can tap into.

Step Three: Making it Real

And now the really exciting part! We’ll bring it all together to custom design and implement a practical plan to get you from where you are now to where you want to go. We’ll determine what it will take, map out your step-by-step path to success, address how we’ll work through any potential blocks, and do whatever it takes for you to achieve lasting, positive improvements in your health…and your life!

I’ve dedicated myself to health coaching because I want you to be as healthy, energetic, and vibrant as you can be. Since the ripe old age of eighteen, taking excellent care of my own health and fitness has been my passion. The benefits positively impact every area of my life. My mission is to help you experience all these wonderful health benefits too.

MOTIVATION and ACCOUNTABILITY are What Make the Real Difference

It’s the actions you take that ultimately determine your success in achieving your goals. I believe it’s my ability as your health coach to motivate my clients to take the necessary actions AND my commitment to holding them accountable for completing those actions that set me apart as a health coach.

“A person who has their health has a thousand dreams, a thousand wishes. A person who has lost their health has but one.” – Unknown


Click boxes below to read what people are saying about Jim’s Career Coaching.

Tom Rosenak Chicago, IL

Jim McNerney is a masterful coach who understands the dynamics of binge eating and the diet/failure cycle. He can help you transform your relationship to food, enabling you to thrive in a culture out of balance due to our abundance of readily available unhealthy, yet incredibly addicting food choices.

I had been on every diet, fad, and easy fix pound shedding schemes. They all “worked” for a short time if by work you mean a few pounds are lost. Inevitably, the “diet” becomes tedious and unsatisfying, then right back to fat, unhealthy eating and a feeling of failure. Ugh!

Jim helped me explore my relationship to food. A “diet” regulates what I eat but does not address why or awareness of the emotions driving the behavior. Willpower is a short-term faculty requiring great energy to maintain and soon enough, surrender ensues. Cycle repeats.

Jim helped me get to the bottom of why I wanted to “lose” the weight. For me, it was about energy. My eating was depleting energy rather than nourishing vibrancy. The bottom line for me is energy to be my best and contribute in the world. The extra pounds take energy to lug around and the “food” fueling these pounds create energy surges followed by energy crash.

Losing weight is the result but not the primary aim. Eating well is living well. Jim helped me keep my true objective in view as we worked through small step strategies to produce the result. Many of these strategies I already knew, or could get from a book, but there was little chance of sustainable success without Jim’s good listening, guiding, breaking down big goals into manageable steps, with small successes increasing my confidence and desire to meet the day-to-day challenges from the energy of my most compelling “why“.

If you have an opportunity to work with Jim McNerney, jump at it. Jim is an expert that can point you to resources for your total wellbeing, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

Much more importantly, Jim makes it about YOU and tailors his vast knowledge to your specific and unique needs. I am fortunate to have Jim as my go to on all matter’s health and wellbeing. Feel free to reach out if my experience of his coaching skill can be helpful in your decision. But, better to trust and leap. You’ll never look back as you learn to make peace with food and live more vibrantly!

Bryce Christianson, DC, CHWC Grand Junction, CO

“205 seemed unattainable. In 2005 I went for my healthiest to my unhealthiest. The scale went from 205 to 248 in no time. It took years and a huge effort just to get to 225. With Jim’s assistance and regular food tracking I was able to go from 225 to 205 in 2015. His support and guidance was critical for the success.”

If you’re ready to take ACTION!

Go ahead and schedule your complimentary consultation today.


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