I am a certified personal trainer and some years ago i qualified as a certified health coach. there seems to be a great need for health coaches. it has really balanced my business and my life and helped me support and train clients in a more holistic way or mind/body equation. I do not notice a shift on the IDEAfit in this direction. maybe i am missing where to find it. I see wellness coaches and lifestyle coaches but not health coaches. anyone got any input on this or insights.
Health coaching generally helps clients get to where they want to go faster than if they were to do it alone. While certainly it is a valuable tool to know wellness, health coaches do not tell people what to do, they help people come to their own answers by inquiry and discovery.
I have seen the health coaching business grow from infancy to what it is today, a big business consideration. When I started health coaching teleclasses in 2006, as an adjunct to the International Coach Federation, no one showed up for the sessions. Today it is a strong group. Today health promotions companies can hire a professional health coach from $70,000 a year.
Bottom line is many people do better with support, and studies are the evidence.