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Tips in Health Coach Training

Health coach training is a good investment if you want a long career in the health and wellness industry. This industry is slowly growing as one of the most fulfilling and profitable industries today. More and more people are becoming aware of the importance in preventative health and are engaging in health and wellness and may need health coaches along the way.

Health coach training prepares you to become a person of authority when it comes to good health. It is a rapidly growing career and is predicted to become a trillion dollar industry over the next few years. If you are interested in keeping yourself healthy and fit, it would be wise to train to be a health coach in order to learn more about the natural strategies of living a healthy and long life.

The first step in becoming an effective and successful health coach is to live a healthy life. If you are healthy and fit, you become more credible and efficient in teaching others to follow the healthy lifestyle that you live yourself. Walk the walk and talk the talk and you will soon learn ways of not just keeping yourself healthy but also other people that you deal with as a health coach.

When you decide to become a health coach, make sure that you have the qualities that it takes to become one. Being a wellness coach requires you to have compassion, patience and a sincere desire to help other people achieve good health and the happiness that comes with it. If you are caring by nature, then you might have a shot at being a good wellness coach.

Being a wellness coach is also not just all about philanthropy, it is also a business and a source of income. Before engaging into the field of health counseling, determine the salary range that you could expect to make in a month. You can’t just offer your services for free and it takes a lot of hard work too so make sure that you are paid for what you and your services are worth.

Do some research with health coaches in your area and ask the amount of salary that you could expect when you enter this business. Consider the demographics of your area, the economy, the population and other factors that may affect your health counseling venture. Being a wellness coach also requires financial investment so make sure that you can expect a return or revenue in your area.

If you think that being a wellness coach is lucrative and fulfilling, you can jumpstart your career in many ways. A lot of coaches work in private practice and only for themselves. If you feel that you are qualified and you have a good business background, you can use your marketing knowledge to build a name for yourself as a wellness coach.

In order to build credibility, you should engage in considerable training and attend schools that will give you a certification. Certifications will not only train you on how to become a good wellness coach, it is also a good addition to your resume.

What Makes a Good Health

There are of course many qualities that make a person a good health coach. While it certainly makes sense for someone already in the health and wellness industry, it is not necessarily a requirement to become a health coach.

This article discusses some of the basic qualities of what makes a person a good health or wellness coach, regardless of his/her background.

One such quality is the ability to empathetically communicate with people. Empathetic communication will encourage the client to accept you as a trusted health coach. What this means is that the health coach can identify with the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of his client. Using empathy may lead to an improved relationship between the health coach and client.

Another quality that is related to empathetic communication is to really listen, actually to listen effectively. A coach needs to be trained to listen effectively since people vary in their communication skills. Some clients may express themselves clearly while others may not. A coach needs to be aware of the different needs of his/her client base and how the coach/client communication and listening skills affect the interaction.

The wellness coach has to leave his personal opinions out of the coaching session. The coach needs to be completely non-judgmental. The wellness coach absolutely should not judge his/her client based on his personal standards or opinions. Much of a coach’s training will be on how to be aware of this and to have the self control to NOT allow his personal opinions to be communicated.

Another fundamental quality of a health coach is the integrity to keep all information about the client confidential. The coach/client relationship is based on trust and the client must be sure that the coach can be trusted with private matters.

In addition, the coach still must be somewhat of a mentor, guidance counselor and cheerleader all wrapped up in one! The health coach should allow the client some flexibility in the agenda of each session, but the coach should also guide the session conversation so that it is an effective one. The client sets his/her own goals, again with the guidance from the coach. The coach may challenge the client a bit if the goals are too vague or too big. In the latter case, the coach may suggest smaller “bite size” goals so that the client has a better chance of reaching those goals. Of course, all successes are celebrated.

In summary, there are many qualities that a health coach should have and there are also many roles that he/she has. Each coaching relationship will be different and the wellness coach will need to be a bit flexible. A coaching relationship can in some cases grow into a life-long friendship as well.