Health and Wellness coaching is guidance and inspiration provided in a one on one setting to persons who desire to improve their overall health status. This may include areas such as increased physical activity, improved nutrition, weight management and stress control. People turn to health coaches for help in making lasting lifestyle changes stick.
Coach and client form an action centered partnership that moves the client from intention to action and then toward sustainable change.
Health coaching is the use of evidence based skillful conversation, strategies and interventions to actively and safely engage clients in health behavior change to better self-manage their health and health risks.
Health coaches help clients focus on the positive aspects of change, while empowering them to efficiently realize their health goals.
The coach and client will jointly develop a plan to meet an agreed goal or desire, after which the coach will provide ongoing motivation, accountability and support through regular meetings and communication until the goal is achieved.
Coaches are not necessarily experts in all health related fields but will have access to those experts when needed.
Health coaching is neither therapy nor counseling. It is nonjudgmental, client centered, client driven behavior change.