How and Where Will Coaching Occur?
Conveniently, coaching can be done over the phone or Zoom. You and I will have our first discovery session through one of these venues and then set up a series of sessions once we agree what is best for you. I will also send frequent tips and words of encouragement by text and/or email.
What is the Format?
You and I will work together to choose the focus, format, and the desired outcome of your coaching. My recommendation is weekly 30-45 minute sessions for a minimum of three months. I’ll ask you to complete a questionnaire that helps me understand your current situation and challenges. Then by interacting at regular intervals throughout each month, you and I will be better able to set strategies, take action, and keep you moving forward. How does coaching differ from counseling or what a close friend can do? Wellness coaching is not therapy. Where therapy brings understanding and awareness of the past to a client, coaching provides the support and strategy to make changes based on the awareness a client holds. Wellness coaching concentrates primarily on the present and future, not on the past. A supportive friend is wonderful to have in life, yet does not hold the objectivity and distance that a coach does. A Christian health coach is a professional who is trusted to work with you on the most important aspects of your life. A coach offers a different perspective of the truth because of the emotional distance the professional relationship offers.
Why I am Equipped to Be Your Coach?
I have over 20-years of professional experience in the wellness field and a rich life experience in leadership, holistic health and wellness. I will work with you as a team based on honesty, trust and respect. My mission is to help you see through all the ‘fog’ in your life and help you get to the heart of the matter and any obstacles that have been in your way.
My focus is thru a very spiritual foundation. I will honor you right where you are and the Higher power foundation that you are planted in. If you’re a Christian, I will encourage you to apply principles of your Christian faith that directly or indirectly affect your attitudes and behaviors. I’ll help you ‘connect the dots’ between your health and your faith.
Wellness Coaching – What is It?
Christian health coaches assist people in identifying and accomplishing specific health-related goals. They provide you with the tools, perspective and structure to accomplish more through a process of accountability. Coaching is a consistent, on going relationship where the coach stays with the client to help implement new skills, changes and goals. Lifestyle, in a coaching context, addresses the whole person, including physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. While they might initially be focused on a physical health issue, other dimensions of your life will also most likely be addressed.
Since at the core, we are spirit, it makes sense to address related spiritual issues. If a person who desires to work with a wellness coach is a Christian, the real value of being in relationship with a Christian wellness coach is that they both share common spiritual beliefs and can appreciate the significance of putting into practice the principles found in the Bible. When a person aligns their behaviors with their values which are steeped in their deep spiritual beliefs, this affords a climate where true lasting behavior change can occur.
A big part of staying healthy has to do with how you manage the stress in your life. The degree to which you manage your stress will play a major factor in how healthy you’re able to be.