What is coaching?
Coaching is a science-based process for facilitating lasting positive changes in a person’s life. A coach offers a profound level of support, guidance, and encouragement, without being judgmental. Using scientific processes for communication, motivation, and habit formation, coaches help you use what is happening in the present moment to navigate and learn each step of the way. The latest research on habit formation has shown that awareness is what makes lasting change possible. Coaching leads to the kind of awareness that enhances your skills for being internally guided and self-motivated.
Rather than someone to be accountable to, through coaching you become more easily accountable to yourself, gaining confidence you will stay on course amid the normal changes in life. Research has shown that coaching is one of the most effective approaches for helping people make and sustain improvements in their lives.
What is a health and wellbeing coach?
Health and wellbeing coaches are health care professionals who are specifically trained in this coaching process. Health coaches balance coaching tools for listening to and learning from your experiences with providing personalized information about health and wellbeing when you need it. In coaching, there is no ‘failure’, only learning about what leads you away from or toward your own vision for your health and wellbeing. A health and wellbeing coach will help you learn how to keep your healthy habits through the ups and downs of life and stay on course toward your vision for your health and wellbeing.
How does the Exercising WELL coaching work?
In the Exercising WELL coaching sessions, I use this science-based coaching process in our telephone coaching sessions. As your clinical exercise physiologist, I will share science-based information about exercise as it relates to what is most important to you right now for your health and wellbeing. I continually balance these two roles so the information about exercise that I share is always directed by your core Why for exercise and your present-moment situations.
Why is Exercising WELL coaching is done in four session intervals? When you are just starting, weekly sessions are recommended to walk you through teh first month using the Start Smart method for Exercising WELL. This part of the program is specifically and scientifically designed to help you build a solid foundation for your body and your motivation. Then, additional four sessions of coaching can be spread out in the interval that works best for you.
Email me with any questions about the Exercising WELL Coaching sessions at Janet@ExercisingWELL.com