All About Wellness Coaching

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Wellness coaching is a combination of a few different disciplines of personal change, focusing on the mind and body as a whole.

There’s an unbreakable connection between the body and the mind – you might have noticed this in a variety of different ways. For example, you might have noticed that you’re in a much better mood after exercising than if you’d have been lazing around eating junk food and watching TV. You might also have noticed that a short walk outside and getting ‘some fresh air’ clears the mind.

These aren’t unrelated coincidences – one affects the other. This is what wellness life coaching is based upon.

It’s a holistic approach to your overall wellbeing, combining elements of nutrition coaching, health coaching, fitness coaching (the body) and life coaching (the mind). If it’s important to you, it can also include career coaching and relationship coaching.

A wellness coach understands that if your intention is to make changes in your life’s direction, by seeing to your body’s health you’re increasing the leverage you have over your mind. It’s fuel increasing your drive, desire and performance in achieving your goals.

If your goals are more fitness oriented, your wellness coach will make sure your nutrition and health is in peak condition to feed your fitness, and your personal or professional life is in harmony to provide grist for the mill.

If your goals are health oriented, to recover from illness and to increase your strength and resilience for example, there’s no better way to do it than a four pronged approach strengthening your nutrition, fitness, life and health at the same time.

What’s at the foundation of wellness coaching (and all coaching disciplines) is the assumption that you are not broken. You’re not defective, and there’s nothing in you which needs fixing.

There’s no need to dwell on the past, and drag up painful memories from the past and relive them. The focus is on the future – your wellness coach will use their training to get a detailed picture of who you are and what motivates you, and work with you to design the life of your choosing.

Who needs wellness life coaching?

Modern life places some heavy burdens on our shoulders. One of the main ones is work.

Our economy is weak, and there is no such thing as a job for life anymore, like our grandparents enjoyed. You won’t have a 9-5 job for your entire working life, and start your golden years with a gold watch gifted to you by your only employer.

With things so tough, you need to fight just to keep your chin above water. We’re encouraged by culture and society to work 11 hour days, and sacrifice everything else.

You probably don’t have time to cook or eat healthily. You probably don’t have time to make relationships or a family a priority. And you’re probably so tired after work that you watch TV until you fall asleep, and then get up and do the same thing the next day.

Modern life gives us a life without balance – too much work and not enough looking after yourself. High levels of stress and anxiety. Poor health and worse nutrition. Bad fitness levels, and disease like high blood pressure.

A wellness coach can help restore balance to your life. But this isn’t as simple as sacrificing your career – your wellness coach will be able to help you regain control of your working life. It’s not up to your boss to decide how much you work – it’s up to you to decide after you’ve prioritized it along with the other things you want to achieve, whether it’s a marriage, family, travel, or anything else.


Why become a wellness coach?

When it comes to job satisfaction, and leaving your job feeling energized, nourished and happy, there isn’t much which beats coaching. It’s a career where you won’t be keeping an eye on the ‘bottom line’ or protecting your company’s interests – the only thing you’kll be doing is helping your client however to can.

That’s it. If you help increase your client’s quality of life, you get paid. So that feeling you get when you do a good deed? You get to have that good feeling every single day.

And it’s not just the fact that you’re making a big difference in the lives of others – it’s that you’re making a bog difference in the loves of others and getting paid well for it.

Working for a company, salaries can be between $25,000 and $60,000 per annum.

As a self employed wellness life coach, you can bill $100 per hour, and increase this with experience. The only limit is what you think our time is worth.

After you’ve established yourself and built a reputation and client base, the majority of wellness life coaches choose to be self employed.

The impact this can have to your own wellbeing is priceless – to get out from underneath your corporate master and work only when it suits you.

How to become a wellness coach

There is no legal licensing procedure you need to undertake to become a wellness life coach – you just need to study and train for it via one of the wellness coach training courses or wellness coaching certification programs.

Because of how diverse the knowledge base is, you’d have a big leg up if you already have professional experience in one or more of the areas of health, fitness or nutrition. If this is the case, you’ll need to study less and you will probably already have an existing professional network to help you onto your feet.

Having a background in coaching will also help. It’s not as necessary though, since your wellness coach training course or wellness coaching certification program will teach you the ins and outs of wellness coaching.

The trick to coaching comes in practice though – after your training course you’ll need to train your ear to listen to the most important pieces of information, and develop your intuition to know which avenues to go down.

You’ll develop your own coaching style which you can use to effective lead your clients to their desired life, but if you’re a newbie to coaching, be prepared to charge much less while you practice.

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All About Christian Life Coaching

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What is Christian life coaching?

Essentially Christian life coaching is life coaching tailored specifically toward Christians. While the two share a lot of similarities, there are a lot of fundamental and key differences which make the outcome of each type of coaching as different as night and day.

For example, in life coaching one of the things the coach may help the client do is discover their purpose in life. In Christian life coaching, the coach will instead help them discover what God is calling them to do.

In life coaching, the coach may help the client discover who they are, but in Christian coaching, they will help them discover who they are in Christ.

A life coach might help the client become the architect of their own lives, but a Christian life coach might help the client draw closer to God to hear His word and be led by Him.

A life coach might help the client fulfil their destiny, but a Christian coach will help them fulfil their God given destiny.

The outcomes of each of these differences puts the client on completely different paths to one another. It all boils down to one foundational difference.

Life coaching empowers you to become all that you want to be, whereas Christian coaching helps you to understand that it is God who empowers you to be all that He has planned for you to be.

A Christian coach doesn’t have answers for you – they can’t tell you what God’s plan is for you, and it is not their job to. It’s their role to hear the word of God in your life, and help discover for yourself the wonderful things God has in store for you.

Why does someone need a Christian life coach?

Spiritual leadership has always been the cornerstone of Christian living. Without teaching, it becomes almost impossible to drown out the noise of modern living and focus on living a life in Christ.

A Pastor is called to lead his congregation, but they don’t have nearly enough time to give each individual the attention they need to follow God’s plan through thick and thin. Of course he will try his best to be there for everyone and might even spend an hour a week with each person individually.

But this isn’t nearly enough time to help you to hear God’s calling and have the courage to follow it every step of the way.

A Christian coach can be there to pick up the slack. They can be beside you through it all – through the ups and downs, through the feelings of doubt and insecurity, and can help you stay the path to receive the happiness given to those who follow His word.

At the end of the day, knowing your destiny is not the same as living it. It’s easy to fall short and disappear between the cracks.

A Christian life coach will always have your back. If you fall, your coach will be right there with you by your side to help you back onto your feet.

Your coach will be there to nip any problems in the bud before they become an issue too. Any niggling doubts or errant thoughts you have, you can talk it through with your coach. They are skilled enough to help you understand the meaning of these thoughts and help you work through them, releasing the weight from your shoulders.

Why become a Christian life coach?

If it’s your calling to support your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ on an individual basis, Christian life coaching is one of the best ways to go about it.

Christian coaching goes one step further than spiritual training, and equips you with the skill set necessary to walk beside your client every step of the way.

You’ll learn how to elegantly lead your client to look deep within themselves and discover what God has been telling them all along, but without inadvertently leading them to do what you think their calling is.

Leading a spiritual life is very difficult in our modern times, so to be able to devote your life (or at least a part of it) to helping your fellow man fulfil their destiny in Christ – well it doesn’t get much more rewarding than that, does it?

The pay can also be great too – as a rough guide, Christian life coaches charge between $150 and $450 for a package of 3 monthly coaching sessions. A full time coach can handle around 25 clients per month at this workload, meaning a full time coach can earn up to $75,000 per year.

Finding clients is also much easier than in other disciplines, since you will be able to use your existing Christian network to find potential clients.

How to become a Christian life coach

As with other coaching fields, there’s no mandatory licensing involved. But there are a variety of Christian life coaching training courses available. If you want to pursue this career, you definitely should undertake formal training so you can provide the best service to your client.

It’s important that you are called by Christ to do this type of work – to be able to lead others, you must already have a strong spiritual foundation and be living a purpose driven life. Either way it should be something you discuss with your spiritual leaders before moving forward.

It is beneficial if you already have a background in life coaching or one of the other coaching disciplines. If you do, you will be able to get up to speed much more quickly, and be able to start making a difference straightaway. This isn’t essential though, since you will learn pick up formal coaching training from your Christian coaching training course.

Once you’ve completed your training, you won’t need to join a training company – coaching is something you can do self-employed. You will be able to reach out through your Christian network and find clients to work with.

You might not feel able to charge money right away, but its important to do so (even a small amount) so that your client values the service you’re providing and will be 100% focused on seeing results.

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All About Nutrition Coaching

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We all know that we should be eating better. We all know it’s vitally important so that we’ll feel better and live longer. The problem is most of us don’t do it.

Enter the nutrition coach.

We all have one goal concerning nutrition – to eat well. But even that’s not as easy as it sounds.

Take eggs for example. Are they good or bad for you? Half the experts say it’s good, while the other half say it’s bad. Which way are you supposed to jump?

As another example, you might have heard about the latest wonder diet from your favorite celebrity and how energized it made them feel. But after trying it, it left you feeling tired and nauseated.

What gives?

A nutrition coach serves two functions. The first is in being a skilful coach.

Coaches are masters of elicitation, and your nutrition coach will ask you the right questions to find out everything about your health, fitness, goals, everyday life, relationship with food – everything.

From there they’ll use their knowledge of nutrition and of you, and design a bespoke nutrition plan that will work for you and only for you. Remember the celebrity diet? That’s the reason why it worked like a charm for them while the rest of the world criticized it for being unsafe – it fit their health and lifestyle demands only.

After you’ve both agreed upon a plan of action, your coach will be there to support you moving forward, providing motivation, accountability and guidance as needed.

Why does someone need a nutrition coach?

When it comes to nutrition, the odds are stacked against you right from the get go.

We work longer and harder than previous generations to try and make something of ourselves in these tough economic times. We make many sacrifices to do this – relationships is one such example. The other is what we eat.

Instead of taking the time for a hearty breakfast, we’ll skip it and snack until lunch.

Instead of going for a nice walk outside and enjoying a light homemade sandwich, we’ll stay at our desks and wolf down a heart-straining feast.

Instead of coming home and enjoying a balanced home cooked meal, we’ll grab something on the way home or order in.

In our busy lives we don’t make the time for nutrition. And if we do, with so much conflicting information it’s hard to know where to start.

Is vegetable oil good or bad? Is cereal good or bad? Is saturated fat good or bad? Is real butter good and margarine bad, or is it the other way around?

Even with the best intentions, it’s easy to choose incorrectly and end up feeling just as lethargic and bad as when you were living on junk food!

And that’s not even coming anywhere near the amount of choice we have. Our grandparents had it easy in this sense – eat home cooked food or go hungry. Now we can choose from cuisine from any part of the world, ready made and in the grocery store.

Or if that’s too much work, order it over the internet and wait half an hour for someone to bring it to you. It’s even cheaper than eating healthily! The temptation to stray from eating healthily is ever present.

When you consider these, it’s easy to see why nutrition coaches are so important in today’s world.


Why become a nutrition coach?

There aren’t many careers more rewarding than coaching – it’s a profession where you’re actually making making a difference in peoples lives.

Unlike other jobs where you’ll be secretly pushing your company’s agenda, your only priority is to your client. If you’re not helping them, they’ll move on. This gives you the freedom to do everything within your power to help your client reach their goals.

How would it feel to wake up in the morning knowing you’ll be helping someone? Coaches experience high levels of job enjoyment and satisfaction.

Nutrition is also something which is of interest to most people – you can use your knowledge to increase your quality of life too.

On top of being spiritually rewarding, it can also be financially rewarding with fitness coaches taking home between $44,000 and $60,000 per year on average. This is dependent on education and experience.

Salaries can be much higher if you choose to become self employed, and specialize with specific groups of people.

Becoming self employed can be greatly rewarding, and another reason to choose nutrition coaching as a career. Quitting the rat race and becoming your own boss can free you from wage slavery and restore something precious you never have when you’re working foe someone else – time.

How to become a nutrition coach

Unlike becoming a Dietician, there is no formal licensing you need. However you should attend online nutrition coach training as a minimum, or pass a nutrition coach certification course.

This will get you up to speed and ensure you can be of use to your clients.

Having a professional background in fitness, personal training, health or nutrition is greatly beneficial for many reasons.

It will ensure that you a broad base of knowledge to draw upon to help your clients and it will mean that you might already have a client base or a way to make new connections to find new clients.

It will also help you to become much more than a nutrition coach because you’ll be able to offer it in conjunction with the fitness services you already offer, and it will help you to specialize in specific niche areas and maximize your earning potential.

A coaching background is also beneficial for nutrition coaching. A lot of what you’ll be doing is talking with your client to deeply understand everything about their life. To help someone understand something about themselves which they’ve never known is a skill which you will master with practice. So to already be a coach, you’re already shaving some time off your learning curve. Either way it’s not a problem though because you will learn coaching skills on your online nutrition coach training or your nutrition coach certification course.

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All About Relationship Coaching

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A relationship coach will help an individual or a couple reach their relationship goals. Since each person will be at a different stage and will be seeking different things, the role of a relationship coach can be vast.

For a single person, the coach might be needed to help them understand why they are where they are – for example why they can’t seem to get commitment from a partner, why they seem to be going through relationships like m&m’s, or what’s preventing them from finding what they’re looking for.

In cases like these, the coach will need to skilfully ask questions to elicit where they are – something which the client probably even aware of themselves and never been able to put into words.

From there they’d work with the client to design a plan of action and support them in reaching their goals.

It’s worth noting that the role of a relationship coach is different to that of a relationship counsellor, which is true of coaching and counselling in general.

The fundamental difference is that a counsellor starts at the assumption that there is something wrong with the client deep down, which needs where a counsellor will delve deep into their past and drag up painful memories and lead the client to relive them with the intent of dealing with it and moving forward.

With coaching, the counsellor starts by knowing that the client is not broken in any way – they just need help with identifying what’s important to them and putting a framework in place for them to reach their goals.

Relationship coaching for the single person differs from dating coaching, in that a relationship coach wouldn’t necessarily give specific advice about specific prospects, although you may be able to find coaches with specific relationship and dating specialities.

For couples, a relationship coach can help each partner understand each other better and be more empathetic to their situation. From here the clients will find moving forward with each other to be less like a series of small battles and more like train finally starting to build up steam and momentum.

Why do people need relationship coaches?

Just as in the world of employment, we don’t live in the same world of relationships as our grandparents did. It’s very rare for two people to meet as young adults, get married, then move into a massive house together and have a big family.

Modern culture has done away with the ideal of the nuclear family and created unrealistic expectations in our minds of the opposite sex, unwittingly pitting the sexes against each other instead of celebrating our differences.

When this is combined with a difficult economic climate, it creates a pressure cooker for relationships.

People need relationship coaching nowadays to help them reconnect with the fundamentals of a relationship, and help them develop a much deeper understanding of themselves and their partners role in their happiness.

In a ‘have it your way’ culture, we’re taught to always put ourselves first. To get educated and then to put career above all else. To become a high flying executive first and then have a family. The same culture kind of drops the ball at the last bit though, teaching us that the perfect person will just appear right when we want them to and change our lives forever.

That person doesn’t just appear, and if you’re lucky enough that they do, you’re probably ill-equipped to share your life with them in an appropriate way.

None of this is your fault – it’s just they way you’ve been taught things go.

A relationship coach can be your guide in the world of modern relationships, helping you filter fact from fairy-tale, and helping you reach your relationship goals, whatever they may be.


Why Become A Relationship Coach?

Coaching is one of the most rewarding careers on the planet. The only thing you need to do to get paid is help your client. You have no conflicting interests, your hands aren’t tied, and you won’t ever need to put the company first. All you’re called to to is help; to be of service.

And if that isn’t enough to have you ending each day with a smile on your face, you’re helping people with the most rewarding and enjoyable area of their lives – relationships.

Relationship coaching job satisfaction is though the roof, and rightly so.

The remuneration isn’t to be sniffed at either. Starting out you can bill $50 per hour, and the only upper limit is whatever you believe your time to be worth. Experienced relationship coaches with the know-how charge tens of thousands of dollars per month for their clients.

It’s also a career where most people choose to be self-employed – this means no more boss, no more wage slaving and no more clock watching. Of course it also means you need to put in extra work at the beginning to build your reputation. But once you’ve built it, you’re free to live life on your own terms.

How To Become A Relationship Coach

As with most other coaching disciplines, you don’t need to be formally licensed and certified, but it’s certainly a good idea to pass a relationship coach certification course to be able to provide the best service to your clients.

A background in coaching will certainly help, but it isn’t a pre-requisite – it might mean you spend more time practising and learning the ropes of coaching than other relationship coaches with a coaching background. Either way, you’ll pick up coaching skills from your relationship coach certification course.

What would help the most is if you already had a deep understanding of relationships and of the sexes, or at least a burning passion for these areas. This would certainly make sense if you are being drawn to relationship coaching.

If you previously have shown no interest in these areas but are suddenly considering relationship coaching, it might be more beneficial for you to consider a field of coaching where you can already gain an unfair advantage using your own life skills and knowledge, such as career coaching, nutrition coaching, Christian coaching or wellness coaching.

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All About Career Coaching

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A career coach will give everything their client needs to boost their career and keep things moving in the right direction – anything short of finding them a job.

If the client doesn’t have a career, the career coaching services can help them uncover their true calling, one which fits their skills, values and passion.

If they’ve stalled in their career, with insight and understanding the coach will help the client figure out why that might be, and agree upon a plan to push things forward.

If they’re unsatisfied in their career, the coach will work with the client to figure out exactly what the cause of this dissatisfaction is, and work with them to find overcome it. Instead of making a drastic change (like a new job, company or career) and finding themselves with the same problems, the coach will make sure the problem is identified and managed with a minimal amount of disruption.

As you can see, the coach has a lot of responsibility. Because of this, they’ll need to wear two distinct and very separate hats.

The first is the coaching hat. The coach will need to be able to metaphorically dig to the very core of the client’s being – to ask the right questions to navigate the client’s mind and get to the root of things – roots which the client didn’t even know existed.

This requires great skill to not imprint your own beliefs and values onto the client – the answer is within them and not within you.

Once you’ve got your hands on the roots, it’s time to use your tools to do the weeding. You’ll use your professional knowledge of the world of employment to devise a course of action for your client, and help them with the job-winning skills they need to do so.

Why does someone need a career coach?

Unfortunately we don’t live in the same world as our grandparents did. There are no jobs for life anymore, no job safety in the same way that other generations experienced it, and straight-line career trajectories have become progressively more… squiggly.

The world of employment has become a board game noone’s got the instructions to. We’re all making moves and we think we’re moving forward, but the next move could land you right back at square one with nothing to show for it. Do not pass ‘Go’, do not collect £200, and miss your next two turns.

Career coaching services give you the inside scoop on what’s really going on. They’ve peeked at the lid and they’ve read the instructions, and now they’re ready to stand by you with every roll of the die.

The problem nowadays is that noone really knows what they’re getting themselves in for. I wonder if you’ve ever turned up at a job thinking that it wasn’t what you’d signed up for?

I know I have. And what’s more is that you’re kind of trapped there once it does happen. You can’t jump out after a few weeks because it will reflect badly on you, even though it’s not your fault. And who’s to say you’re not jumping out of the fire pan and into the fire?

That isn’t to say that the world of employment is hopeless – of course it’s possible to roll a 6 and land on your feet.

For those who who have been burned in the past or who find themselves in a troubling situation, seeking career coaching services can be the best thing for them.

Why become a career coach?

Career coaching itself is an amazing career. It’s one of the few professions in the world where your single responsibility is to help someone. There’s no ulterior motive and you’re not looking to get one over on someone else for any reason.

You’re there to support and help the other person 100% and in any way that you can.

From this perspective, nothing comes close to career coaching in terms of job satisfaction. Is there any better feeling than brightening up someone’s day? Now imagine that this is what you’re paid to do.

And paid handsomely, I might add.

At the low end, career coaches bill $100 per hour and upwards, with coaching programs lasting for many months and longer. One you’ve established yourself, the only limit on what you can bill is what you think your time is worth.

Most career coaches choose to be self-employed, although you can join work for a coaching company should you choose.

This can be most rewarding as it gives you complete freedom in your working life – you’ll no longer be a wage slave, instead you’ll be building and working on brand you.

Of course this isn’t all a bed of roses – you’ll live and die by your abilities. You’ll only be able to ‘eat what you kill’, so expect to work hard for your first couple of years, and it helps to have a financial cushion to support yourself in those inevitable lean months.


How To Become A Career Coach

Unlike a counsellor (or a career counsellor), you don’t legally need to be licensed. But, you obviously need to know what you’re doing. Career coach certification courses can get you much of the way there.

To become a career coach, it will be handy to come from a background related to employment. If you’re coming from a background in recruitment for example, you’ll already know the ins and outs of the business. You’ll probably know more than you can pick up from a career coach certification course.

It’s a logical jump from this kind of career since you already have a proven interest in it, and you’ll start ahead of your peers without professional experience.

It will also be beneficial (but also not essential) to have some kind of experience in life coaching. If you already know how to coach someone, all you need to do is modify what you do to apply to careers only.

Even if you have no experience in the above, the answer to ‘how to become a career coach’ lies in career coach certification, just as it is in the above two cases.

You might need to get more practice before you start coaching, and you might not be able to raise your prices as quickly as someone with career and or coaching experience. But you can certainly still get there.

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