Liz Cohen & Deborah Glassford

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About Liz Cohen

Liz followed parallel careers in Hospitality Management and Health & Wellness. Working for Marriott International, she developed strong team leadership, customer service and people management skills – and served as Executive Chair for Marriott’s Corporate Wellness Program, Take Care, which included efforts in Mindfulness, Nutrition, Exercise and Work/Life Balance. Liz has been an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer since 2006. She is a Certified Health Coach as of 2018 and owns For Good Health Coaching. Liz has a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University and attended Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition and Policy for a Graduate Certificate, Wellcoaches School of Coaching and is also Certified by the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute.  Liz is also the co-creator of Health Coaching, Riding the Aging Wave - Part 1.

About Deborah Glassford

Deborah’s career in the Health and Fitness industry began in 1985. Her career included managing Corporate Fitness Centers for GE and Verizon, commercial Health Clubs in the Westchester County, NY area and actively teaching Group Fitness classes for over 35 years. Since 1992, she has been an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer. Deborah has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Business from Ithaca College and a Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Nutrition from Long Island University. She also has additional Certifications from the Authentic Pilates Guild, and as a Cancer Exercise Specialist.  Deborah is also the co-creator of Health Coaching, Riding the Aging Wave - Part 1.

Enhancing Your Client-Connection with a Health Coaching Mindset

"You Can't Stop the Waves, but you Can Learn to Surf" is a quote by Jon Kabat Zinn who brought Mindfulness into the mainstream. And we can't stop aging, but we can learn to help our clients stay on their fitness path (and ride the Aging Wave) through life's events and transitions. Therefore, it’s important to understand as we age, what is changing, and how the support of our clients may need to change as well.


1 - Begin to think more like a Health Coach

2 - Understand how to craft questions to elicit meaningful answers from your client about their health goals

3 - Start to see how you can incorporate the Health Coaching mindset into your current Fitness Professional practice to provide value added services - especially in our more virtual-based environment

4 - See the "Aging Wave" through a new lens, organized by the differences in each decade


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