What is Wellness Coaching?
You have within you the ability to discover who you truly want to be, to grow towards the vision of your best self, and to flourish on your journey toward wellness, achieving more than you ever dreamed possible.
A wellness coach believes that you are the expert on your strengths, strategies, and vision for what you want your wellness to look like. I will be your partner, supporting your goals and helping you to accomplish more than you ever thought you could. As your coach, I will help you to:
- visualize what you truly want for your wellness and make it a reality
- take control of your wellness priorities
- develop measurable and realistic goals that support your health and wellness
- use your experiences and strengths to cultivate strategies that support your goals
- celebrate small victories that pave the way to measurable change
- overcome obstacles and barriers that arise on the path towards your goals
- re-frame setbacks as learning experiences
- feel inspired and proud of the accomplishments you make
How does it work?
Wellness coaching is the integration of several fields of psychology, most prominently coaching psychology and positive psychology. Coaches believe that each client is whole and that the client is the expert on his or her own wellness vision, strengths, and support networks.
The coaching process proceeds as follows:
- Background information is provided by the client through an online well-being assessment; this allows to the coach to understand your strengths, supports, areas for possible growth, and any medical considerations.
- In the first session, a vibrant personal wellness vision is created, along with three-month goals and the first set of session goals that you work on until the next session. Sessions can occur weekly, monthly, or quarterly.
- As we progress, we celebrate goal achievement, strategize around barriers and setbacks, and learn through "trial and correction" rather than "trial and error." Three-month goals are periodically revisited to ensure that they are still meaningful. Important issues get the spotlight, and from there we set goals for the next time we talk.
- After three months, you can expect to reach more than 70% of your goals; we revisit these goals and update them as we continue. Great progress has been made! By the end of one year, true behavior change becomes a habit.