Will health coaches become obsolete?
Here we are, technology is becoming more and more accessible each day and just the other day I was talking with my business manager about the future of health coaches.
I don't have a concrete answer or at least I don't think there's only one answer to this question but to be straight forward I believe that if we don't start understanding and incorporating the technologies that are emerging, we will become obsolete in the near future.
Online courses are popping left and right because coaches want to reach as many people as possible and creating passive income is becoming more and more appealing.
But if we take a closer look at some of the technologies out there we'll soon realize that Artificial intelligence learns faster about people and their needs and its reach is far greater than what a human can achieve. Not to mention that is becoming cheaper.
a few weeks ago I received an email from 23andme explaining that they were partnering with Lark a 24/7 health coach, an app that uses artificial intelligence and connects with your genetic test to better assess your health and wellness goals.
The service for having a 24/7 coach bot is only 14.99 a month.
Just as I was downloading the app I said to myself- here we go, it's slowly happening- but in a very exciting way, this means that people across the globe will soon have access to a coach that will cater to their individual needs.
You might say Oh Anja but a machine like this can't be as empathetic as humans are and that's why health coaches are needed. While I somewhat agree, we are still at early stages of these new emerging technologies but take for example this other app called Replika