Health Coaching as a Post-Retirement Career

Health Coach Academy, podcast, Bill Vogel

You are the CEO of Your Own Health

Dig Deeper Into the Root Causes of Diseases

Bill Vogel Notable Quotes

“The doctors we see try to do the best job they can, but they’re more focused on sickness and disease—not preventative. And I think that’s where folks like you and I get into that area where doctors really don’t, which includes nutrition, fasting, exercise, supplements, sleep management, hydration and all that. And regular doctors are never going to talk to you about that.”
Bill Vogel

You get eight or nine minutes with [regular doctors], and that’s it. And basically, they’re going to offer up more or less a prescription to you to fix whatever problem you have, and that’s not a good thing. So they have no time to get down to the root cause of what’s going on…my doctor—I call him my sick care doctor—he’s very good. But he doesn’t get into any of that at all. I think the reason they don’t is that they’re not taught any of that in medical school. They’re focusing on death, sickness, and disease, and usually, a prescription is a solution.”
Bill Vogel

Episode Summary

When prospective health coaches enter the industry, it’s usually mid-career and having a desire to pivot. What we don’t hear to often is how viable health coaching can be as a second career after retirement. And believe it or not, it’s entirely possible.

In this episode of Health Coach Academy, we’re talking to health and lifestyle coach Bill Vogel to share his health journey and how and why he made the choice to pursue a career in the health coaching industry.

Relevant Links

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In this Episode of Health Coach Academy

  • Omar introduces the episode’s guest, Bill Vogel (01:13)
  • Bill Vogel, his story, and his health coaching journey (03:10)
    • Being told, “Let your suit go.” (03:48)
    • Fasting before chemo yields better results (07:52)
    • Moving away from a software-related career (10:12)
  • Becoming a health coach after retirement (11:43)
    • Co-pilot, an ancillary product of LinkedIn (14:37)
    • You are the CEO of your own health (15:14)
    • Reaching out to the target market (17:55)
  • Bill Vogel and his business skills (21:27)
  • The first step a health coach should do after getting their certification (22:11)
  • Limiting beliefs around running a business (23:06)
    • Hoarding certifications (25:00)
  • What health coaches need is help with the business aspect of health coaching (25:57)
  • Oversaturation is a myth—the prospects are endless (29:25)
  • Where to find and keep up with what Bill Vogel’s doing (34:25)


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