What are your study options?
We've looked at comparing colleges by their reach, that is the extent to which you hear and see the college. The appeal, for example of the people represented on the website, regardless of whether they have any real input or connection. And, the unique proposition, that is the 'one thing' that sets the college apart from the rest, this could be something they present on their site or something they do or offer, payment plans, subjects that you have a passion for and so on. Based on these characteristics there are really only 4-5 colleges in the leader group, they were
1. The local
2. The 'everywhere' colleges
3. The Uni-varsity
4. Le Global Boutique
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Ok, go on tell me, where does Cadence Health fit in?
Great, I’m glad you asked, lol. We would sit neatly in the ‘global-content college’. Yes, we have invested in an excellent learning system and student support, we have some noted people, all of whom have chosen to study with us, not the other way around, and we offer extensive registration options. We have a super flexible program, start when you are ready, move through as quickly as you wish, simple and ethical payment plans, and you have the freedom to choose some of your own subjects. A smidge under half of your program you build, and we don't force you into business coaching, instead we build the business coaching into the electives so you can focus on content that will get you off to the best start.
Our core beliefs are three simple (and that's one of them) words:
Responsible Simple Connected
We believe it is essential that Cadence Health, its training, and its people work from an intention of integrity. Take for example our payment plans. I personally believe that as a business we have an obligation to act responsibly. The increasing levels of personal debt, and a world where economics has gone mad, we offer payment plans by subject, for each new subject you take, you create a new payment plan. It takes no time at all, and you aren't stuck in a hard-to-get-out-of payment plan that locks you into large monthly payments for the whole program.
Cadence Health is committed to encouraging a strong awareness of scope of practice (SoP). We recognise the critical role all health care professionals play in community health so we train our students to work within their relevant SoP and to be respectful of all health care professionals. For example, a health coach’s doesn't prescribe, diagnose or treat, rather they work collaboratively with clients to support them in changing their habits, without judgement. Supporting clients to be masters of their own fate, offers far reaching benefits over simply telling clients what to do.
Simple means a lot
We love this, I particularly love this, I guess I am a ‘simple-ist’. I will admit up front I have long followed Taoism, if you are anything like me you'll find that the 'white noise' of life in the 21st century can make it a challenge to ‘go with the flow’ and be that 'empty vessel'. Cadence Health is a Taoist, we are committed to the big picture, to honour intuition, to be mindful of this moment that we have right now, and to seek not to be distracted by miniscule detail, you can’t see a beautiful sunset if you are looking at it through a very strong telescope. You can see some wonderfully interesting things that help you understand it, but to see it you may need to step back and take the whole thing in. Joy can so often be found in simple, common sense, intuitive processes and connections with others.
Just like this blog, everything we do radiates out from connection, we like to truly SPEAK to you. Our blogs, our site, our courses, everything is designed to speak as if we are literally talking to you, no stuffy, pompous bla bla that does little to assure you a real person is actually at the other end. One of our favourite sayings in the office is ‘listen to hear, not to respond’. We also believe that a connection to others is increasingly important in life and that is why we are committed to including training in mental health in our program.
Connected through service and support
Being connected means valuing quality service. Who doesn’t love honest to goodness great service, not just lip service with a faint tinge of a forced smile, but to speak to a staff member who connects with you because they clearly love what they do, who gets the importance of health and wellness! If you don’t get a person on the other end of the phone or Skype screen who oozes a passion for health then maybe the universe is sending you a message?
Being connected also means ensuring we offer personalised support. We have a fantastic collective of students, staff and graduates in our study support group so you have round the clock support. Jump into free tutorials, chat to students and staff about assessments or the latest in health, and benefit from shared knowledge.
The spend is on you
Maybe all of this has made the decision harder? Like I said we love ‘simple’, so I encourage you to choose a college that makes you smile, one that you are excited to join, one that speaks directly to a voice inside you, not one in your head, but one deep inside you. Trust the universe will direct you to the right place and trust in your own intuition, you’ll need it to coach so why not use it now.
We all have a role to play in community health, the only question is how do we play this role? Through intelligent, evidence-based inquiry we can understand how to health coach to support others in taking on positive behaviour change.