Health and wellness coaches are professionals from diverse backgrounds and education who work with individuals and groups in a client-centered process to facilitate and empower the client to achieve self-determined goals related to health and wellness. Successful coaching takes place when coaches apply clearly defined knowledge and skills so the clients mobilize internal strengths and external resources for sustainable change.” (The National Consortium For Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches: ncchwc.org)
Wellness coaching utilizes a systematic process, based on behavioral change psychology, human motivation, health promotion, and professional coaching competencies. Wellness and health coaches assist their clients to succeed with the behavioral changes needed to support medical compliance, improve health outcomes, and live their best life possible. Coaches are their client’s ally as they journey to health and well-being.