Working with a health coach is a great way to achieve your wellness goals, but simply signing up isn’t enough to ensure success.
Like most things in life, what you get out of your time with a health coach depends on what you put into it. We’ve put together a list of health coaching tips to help you get the most out of your experience.
Health Coaching Tips to Follow For Success:
- Communicate, and Communicate Some More:
We all know that communication is key – and the world of health coaching is no different. If you have questions or concerns, or don’t completely understand something your coach has told you – let them know! Do not be hesitant to reach out to your coach to clarify information. Otherwise, you’re only holding yourself back from success.
- Have Clear Goals and Expectations:
When working with a health coach, we can’t stress enough how important it is to be on the same page at all times. During the initial consult with your new coach, the two of you will identify clear and realistic goals for your wellness progress – steps to take immediately, in the short term, and the long term. Remember that wellness is a marathon, not a sprint, and that even with a health coach by your side, you can’t expect sweeping changes overnight.
- Do the Work:
While reaching out to a health coach and signing up for a program is a huge first step, it’s only the beginning of your journey. Working with a health coach is like buying a bookshelf from IKEA. They’ll give you all of the materials and tools you need, and step-by-step instructions, but ultimately, you need to put it all together.
- Give (and Take) Feedback:
If your health coach’s style isn’t working for you – say something so that they can remedy their approach. Wellness is not one-size-fits-all, and it may take some time for your coach to perfectly tailor a program specifically for you. A good coach will take your feedback and use it to better meet your needs.
Are you ready to meet your wellness goals with the help of a tailored Health Coaching program? No matter what your goals are – losing weight, quitting smoking, managing stress, and everything inbetween – we can help. Give us a call today to get started!