Just like coaches who push their athletes to greatness in sports, a wellness coach will motivate their clients to find success in reaching their physical and emotional health goals. These goals may include lifestyle changes such as eating better, increasing physical activity, lowering stress or quitting smoking.
Successful coaching takes place when the coach applies clearly defined knowledge and skills to their client so they are able to use their internal strengths and abilities along with external resources to achieve sustainable change.
Unlike a nutritionist or physical therapist, who makes specific diet and exercise suggestions, a wellness coach will help you make better general choices that fit your lifestyle. A wellness coach assists their clients in identifying what their values and desires are, helps them to create self-determined, sustainable goals related to health and wellness, motivates them into action, and provides them with the tools to maintain lasting change over time.