When it comes to health, having the right support and guidance can make a big difference in lifestyle improvements. Health coaching is wellness made simple. Through the process of support, guidance and planning, individuals will be able to make informed decisions that have a lasting impact on their lives.
From the very first appointment the health coach provides an environment where the coaching participant can feel comfortable discussing their health, their desires for achieving good health and roadblocks that may prevent them from achieving goals. The coach and participant will discuss biometric results and other health-related issues that need improvement. Habit formation that impacts health will be discussed with the participant to determine areas of change. The coaching participant will learn that careful planning is a simple process to achieve lasting results.
Health Coaches professionals provide a nurturing environment where the coaching participant can discover their desire to make changes in their lifestyle. The participant will feel comfortable discussing all areas of their life with the coach in order to determine their reasons for change. The coaching sessions can be done onsite at the participants work location; they can be conducted telephonically or by video conferencing.
Once the coaching participant is aware of their desire for lifestyle changes, the goal setting process begins. Through the S.M.A.R.T goal process, the participant in guided in setting goals that are specific, measureable, achievable, realistic and timely. The goals are written down and the coaching participant is encouraged to keep the goals visible so that they can refer to them as often as possible.
Each coaching participant is a unique individual and will have their own reasons for going through the coaching process. Health Coaches professionals are very experienced in working with a wide range of individual types and health-related issues. Some areas that may be discussed with participants but are not limited to:
Follow-up and accountability is fundamental for a coaching participant to be successful. They have to know that their health coach is expecting them to work on the weekly and monthly goals set up during the coaching appointment. Follow-up appointments are essential because this allows the health coach and participant to discuss progress so far; determine roadblocks that the participant experiences; and allows the discussion of any new goals the participant would like to set. An established coaching schedule provides the structure the participant needs to accomplish their plan.