What is a Health and Wellness Coach?
Certified 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. It is important to note that coaching is not therapy. Successful coaching takes place when coaches apply clearly defined knowledge and skills so that clients mobilize internal strengths and external resources for sustainable change.
Health and wellness coaching can help lifestyle medicine evolve a whole new layer of care, which supports treatment team and the efforts health care practitioners. Health and wellness coaching goes beyond disease management approaches which focus on sound medical management of disease through medical compliance and great case management. Health and wellness coaching integrates the lifestyle prescription into the picture and helps with behavioral compliance.