Individualized Cancer Coaching
How Our Cancer Coach Can Help
Cancer coaches are qualified professionals who assist your doctor and family in ensuring you understand the information provided by your healthcare team, allowing you to make informed decisions. They offer personalized and undivided attention to each client to discuss the options provided by their doctor. They can also discuss non-medical and nutritional suggestions from family/friends. Cancer coaches also provide helpful and personalized suggestions for coping with day-to-day challenges while undergoing cancer treatment. They are your go-to person for any questions or needs regarding your diagnosis and treatment. Your cancer coach is a support throughout the course of your diagnosis. Cancer coaches can help you put your diagnosis into perspective, take a step back, and get yourself together again mentally and emotionally. They help patients realize that they do have options. If you are unable to leave your home or live out of state, we will work with you over the phone or through video chat for your coaching sessions wherever you are in the USA.
Guiding You Through Your Cancer Journey
What to Expect From Coaching Sessions
Most cancer patients need more support up front, at the time of diagnosis, when they are trying to make sense of the changes occurring in their life. It is often difficult to remember everything that has been shared by the healthcare team. Sometimes a specific word or action becomes the focus of thoughts and bringing that focus into perspective becomes essential. As a result, we suggest a 3-session package with additional sessions as needed.
Meet Our founder
Ruth Phillips, Certified Holistic Cancer Coach
Guide for Hope started organically as friends and family reached out to Ruth for support and advice after being diagnosed with cancer. As a licensed registered nurse in Pennsylvania with 25 years of clinical experience in Oncology, Ruth was able to take her passion for helping cancer patients and extend it from the clinical environment to supporting individuals at home. Ruth offers a guiding hand to help you with questions from understanding your pathology report to personalized information with support options reflective of your individual diagnosis.
Set Up an Appointment With a Cancer Coach
Become empowered to succeed in your battle with the help of our cancer coach. During the session, we will provide you with helpful oncology information, resources and tools needed to create an individualized support plan that suits your situation. We are here when you need us. Get in touch with us today to set up an appointment.
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From a Trusted Cardiac Coach
Guide for Hope Cardiac is designed for patients that have either been recently diagnosed with heart disease or patients that want to reduce their risk factors for heart disease. We specialize in coaching patients that have been recently diagnosed with high blood pressure, those who recently suffered from a heart attack, underwent recent bypass surgery, have a diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias such as A Fib or A flutter, heart valve problems, and new and or chronic heart failure.
What to Expect from Coaching Sessions
Most cardiac patients need more support up front, when they are trying to understand how their diagnosis will affect their current lifestyle. The goal of medical care is to give you the best chance of living a healthy, active life. It is often difficult to remember all that has been shared by the healthcare team, this is where Guide for Hope can help. We help you put all the information together so you can make informed decisions about your care. At times you may have questions about changes to your medications or the next steps needed.
As a result, we suggest the new client package which includes 3 hours of coaching.
Your Cardiac Coach
Cardiac Coaching You Can Rely On
Our cardiac coach at Guide for Hope, Rachelle Smith has 27 years of experience in cardiac nursing including staff nurse for 17 years in cardiovascular ICU, worked as an educator for both staff and patients, and was Heart Failure coordinator for 120 bed hospital. She has the knowledge, experience and compassion needed to coach you on your recovery to better health. Often the patient is unclear about the prognosis of their heart disease or steps to take after a heart attack. The path of healing can be difficult, confusing, and emotionally challenging, which is why our cardiac coach is here to help. Her extensive experience in cardiac coaching and cardiac nursing makes her an ideal partner to help you in your recovery.