What is Health and Wellness coaching?

Health and wellness coaching improves overall health, nutrition, vitality, fitness, stress management, and well-being by engaging in behaviours that have been proven to improve health and prevent disease. These include things like setting health goals, weight loss, quitting smoking or alcohol, improving fitness, nutrition, increasing energy levels, reducing and managing stress, improving sleep, improving interpersonal relationships and your relationship with yourself and developing better habits.

What is a Health and Wellness coach?

Health and wellness coaches work with clients who want to invest in their own personal wellbeing and are willing to put in the time and hard work required to get them where they want to go and who will hold themselves accountable and take full responsibility for their life and the decisions they make. They achieve this by facilitating one-on-one or group discussions with their clients and assists them in improving their health and well-being and overcome obstacles to maintain sustainable and positive behavioural healthy life style habits for life by uncovering their clients natural desire to follow a healthier lifestyle and working closely together to address emotional and physical health.

Health and wellness coach assists clients to clarify health and wellness goals through introspection, clarifying their desires in life, leveraging their strengths, addressing challenges in behaviour change, developing a self-directed plan, implementing and sustaining life-changing behaviours, and managing both setbacks and progress.

They facilitate conversations and empower and motivate their clients to set and achieve goals they set together and assist their clients to help them improve various aspects of their lifestyle, such as their diet, fitness routine, and sleep levels.

Health and wellness coaches do not tell their clients how they should live, instead, the client remains in control of determining what changes they want to make and help their clients identify and reflect on self-defeating behavioural patterns.

Benefits of health and wellness coaching

Health and wellness coaching can have many benefits for individuals, some of the benefits when working with a health and wellness coach include:

For individuals it:

  • Provides emotional support
  • Assists in weight loss and developing healthier diet
  • Assist in gaining confidence to achieve set goals
  • Assists in quitting smoking
  • Assists in reducing stress
  • Enables lasting change
  • Encourages regular exercise
  • Improves your relationships with yourself and others
  • Increases positivity and mindful thinking
  • Reduces overwhelm and increase confidence

For Organisations:

  • Encourages the wellbeing of all employees and reduces changes of high-risk diseases
  • Assists in preventing employee burnout
  • Leads to less absenteeism
  • Increases workplace productivity
  • Increases overall morale and reduces stress in the workplace
  • Positively impacts the organisations culture and creates a culture of wellness
  • Boosts employee engagement and motivation
  • Improves communication
  • Help towards a reduction in healthcare costs