Are you looking for an online presence that will work right out of the box for you and require little tech know-how? A coaching software platform might be the right choice for you. Here are a few of the options we think are worth considering.
Software to Help you Teach or Coach
Gotta love a one-stop shop for setting up your online presence. There are many online platforms to help you simplify your online structure. These platforms can help you meet with clients virtually, provide materials, host courses and more, all while being HIPAA compliant. Which platform will be best for you will vary depending on your type of wellness professional and speciality.
Practice Better is a great platform for health coaches, nutritionists, and other holistic health and wellness professionals. It’s a one stop shop for managing paperwork, scheduling appointments, and creating courses. They are web-based and also have an app for professionals and clients. They offer a free Sprout Plan that is always free (forever!). If it sounds like a platform that might meet your needs, we highly recommend trying this plan out. If you like it, you can easily upgrade to the Starter Plan at $19/month or the Professional Plan at $49/month. With the Starter Plan you can start invoicing clients, hosting group sessions and courses (fixed date only). For MDs, NDs, DCs, DOs, and NPs, they offer integration with Fullscript, so your clients can order prescriptions through you. For all levels, they offer booking links and widgets (which you can add to your free Welvil profile) so clients who find you on Welvil can book with you with one click! If you are ready to host evergreen courses, have over 200 clients, or want a customized url and branding, we recommend the Plus Plan at $79/mo. This plan also gives you an admin user and broadcast messaging and text messaging reminders. If you are a yoga teacher or fitness instructor familiar with Zoom, PracticeBetter can integrate with your current Zoom account at the $49 level, allowing you to charge for your Zoom classes. We have worked with Practice Better for a few years now and really find it helpful and easy to use. Click here to learn more.
Another alternative is MBody360. A nice feature about MBody360 is that they offer wellness professionals your own branded app. This is a really nice feature that gives your practice an extra level of professionalism. They also provide a library of meal plans and shopping lists. If you want to sell your own recommended supplements, MBody 360 supports you in setting up an ecommerce dispensary, so clients can easily order the exact supplements that you recommend directly from your virtual dispensary via your mobile App. If you have already set up your own ecommerce site using WooCommerce, as we discuss here, they also offer integrations for that. MBody360 has a whole service for those involved in integrating cannabis therapy, so if this is your thing, you might want to check them out. Of course, legality will vary based on your location and that of your client.
Another HIPAA and PCI-compliant platform is Healthie. Healthie offers telehealth, scheduling, billing, charting and client education services. Their monthly subscriptions start at $29/month but if you want any email customizations you will need to upgrade to the $89/month level and to hold group sessions or host programs/courses you will need the $129/month package.
Here’s hoping this post has stirred your creative juices and pointed you in the direction of some next steps toward your incredible future!