What is a Wellness Coach?
Wondering what is a Wellness Coach? Don’t feel alone, lots of people often ask me what exactly is a Wellness Coach? What services do you offer, what can they expect and why would they need one?
These and many more questions are very valid. With such a variety of life coaching services available it can be confusing to differentiate between Wellness coaching and more traditional life coaching.
So lets start with a more traditional Life coach role.
Life coaching is the process of assisting a person to identify and achieve personal goals. It is a solutions focused approach, with mutual accountability between coach and coachee to bring about conscious change to behaviour patterns and/or triggers. In a phrase, personal mastery. A life coach may well challenge and support you to define specific, measurable, achievable and realistic goals in a certain time frame.
A life coach is not a psychologist, mentor or counsellor.
People see life coaches for an array of reasons such as :
- Career change
- Problem solving
- Improved self awareness
- Greater life balance
- Decreasing stress levels
- Changes in behaviour patterns and/or internal dialogue
- Higher performance levels both professionally and personally
- Getting out of a ‘rut’
Life coaching becomes a temporary support structure to manage change and to assist in the process of achieving whatever your outlined goals may be.