Dr. Steve's Guide To Digital Coaching

Learn how to deliver highly effective digital health coaching, including the key tools, proven concepts, and best practices that are driving program success for clients and partners of Nudge all over the world.

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34 Lessons That Will Help You Scale Your Program's Success

No one is more qualified to teach you how to harness coaching platforms or mobile health technology for behavior change than Dr. Steve Feyrer-Melk, Chief Science Officer at Nudge and Director of Lifestyle Medicine at the Optimal Heart Center. Join him and learn in 34 fast-paced, video modules the basics and best practices he's developed over 20 years of research and real-life application designing programs and coaching patients to lasting behavior change using technology.


Technology + Your Expertise

Dr. Steve will guide you from the foundations of highly effective remote coaching to best practices for leveraging specific tools (including Nudge coaching software) to help you scale your programs and achieve lasting behavior change. 

When it all comes together, you'll experience the power of Dr. Steve's guiding principle for digital coaching, "success through simplicity." So don't wait, click below and start your journey today!


Lesson 1: Overview of Technology & Core Concepts


  • Meet Your Instructor
  • 1.1 The Big Picture
  • 1.2 Current Use of Technology
  • 1.3 What Can Technology Measure
  • 1.4 Examples of Technology
  • 1.5 How Technology Helps You
  • 1.6 Data Approach: Trends vs. Granular
  • 1.7 Data: The Big Four
  • 1.8 The Best Data & Information
  • Before you move on...

How To Develop A Profitable Online Coaching Program


  • Intro to the Business of Online Coaching Course

Lesson 2: The Basics of Digital Coaching Technologies


  • 2.1.1 Client App Overview (Part 1)
  • 2.1.2 Client App Overview (Part 2)
  • 2.2 App Setup Basics
  • 2.3 Active vs. Passive Data Collection
  • 2.4 App Setup Details
  • 2.5 Coaching Platform Overview
  • 2.6 Inviting Clients
  • 2.7 Creating Client Groups
  • 2.8 Creating Smart Lists
  • 2.9 Messaging Clients
  • 2.10 Creating Announcements
  • 2.11 Creating Custom Trackers
  • 2.12 Using Client Data
  • Q&A (Community Forum)

Lesson 3: Using The Nudge Mobile App For Clients


  • 3.1 Top 10 Client Questions About Wearables
  • 3.2 How Clients See Their App
  • 3.3 Inside The Client App Experience
  • 3.4 Tracking Data In The App
  • 3.5.1 How To Use Wearables (Part 1)
  • 3.5.2 How To Use Wearables (Part 2)
  • Q&A (Community Forum)

Lesson 4: Using The Nudge Coaching Platform


  • 4.1 How To Introduce Your Clients To Technology
  • 4.2 Key Platform Features
  • 4.3.1 How To Use The Groups Tool
  • 4.3.2 How To Use Client Data Views
  • 4.4 How To Use Smart Lists
  • 4.5 How To Use Group Messaging
  • 4.6 How To Export Data Reports
  • Q&A (Community Forum)

Learn To

Coach For Lasting Behavior Change

Use Health Apps With Clients/Patients

Focus On Trends vs. Granular Data

Use Passively Collected Activity Data

Use Wearables With Clients/Patients

Achieve "Success Through Simplicity"


Steve Feyrer-Melk, Ph.D. M.Ed.

Steve Feyrer-Melk, Ph.D. M.Ed.

Lead Instructor

Dr. Steve's real-world approach to patient engagement and behavior change leverages technology for greater effectiveness and efficiency in coaching clients and patients to make time for health in a fast-paced, stressed-out, over-stimulated world.

As the Chief Science Officer for Nudge, Dr. Steve’s focus is developing the optimal delivery of his behavioral science methodology through mobile health technology. His targeted development and methodology results in simple, yet powerful solutions that leverage technology in combination with human interaction. This effective combination supports positive behavior change that makes sense to clients, patients and healthcare professionals.

A dynamic and energetic speaker, Dr. Steve connects with his audience to develop compelling and logical cases for Wellness and Lifestyle Medicine concepts. In his career and his courses he works tirelessly to align science, techniques, programming methods, and innovative technologies that adhere to his overall principle of “success through simplicity.”


Bonus Materials


Program Assessment

$399 Value!
Our assessment challenges you to think through the most important questions that will determine your program's success.


Keep Learning Forever

Evergreen Value!
The learning never stops with thought leader interviews and best practice deep-dives on The Nudgecast - the official Nudge Podcast.


Community Discussions

Even More Value!
Join our digital coaching community and grow everyday through real interaction with fellow students and Nudge thought leaders!

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