The most pathetic person

Here is a beautiful quote by Helen Keller.

The most pathetic person in the world is who has sight but no vision.  ~Helen Keller

The most pathetic person in world is who has sight but no vision.  ~Helen Keller

 

Self-Reflection Questions

What does above quote mean to you?
Based upon this what is clear to you?
What are you going to do about it?

Book Review: Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Change

I like this particular book by Michael Arloski, a PCC level coach. If you are a Wellness Coach or interested in Wellness Coaching, this book is must for you. It offers concise knowledge about various wellness models and theories and how Wellness Coaching works.

You can order book by clicking on one of the Links below (Amazon india and amazon.com)

Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Change (AMAZON INDIA)

Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Change – Second Edition (AMAZON.COM USA)

It also covers various ICF core competencies and material for basic groundwork of coaching. There are many coaching tools covered in the book. The book is also filled with generous references to books by various authors in Wellness field.

The book also highlights real methodology of coaching to help you accompany your client through the entire process of change.

The book is well written and you might need to re-read it few times as your understanding grows. The more number of times you read, the more insights you will discover each time. I use it as a handy reference in my Coaching practice.

Wellness Coach Certification 2016

Wellness Industry is growing in leaps and bounds and so is the demand of Wellness Coaches. If you are a life coach, adding Wellness Coaching to your niche can be value add to attract high paying clients.

What is Wellness Coaching?

Wellness Coaching is a relatively new field in Life Coaching. It started around 2005.  However Wellness Industry is around for decades.

Wellness Coaching is the application of professional coaching principles to help a client achieve his Wellness goals.

New question might be what is wellness? 

When we talk about wellness, the first thing that comes to our minds is Health and Health Issues. Health is a big part of Wellness, but not the only part of Wellness. 

Wellness means a person’s holistic life and takes following areas into consideration: Physical, Emotional, Occupational, Social, Intellectual and Spiritual.

Wellness Coaching means helping client restore the balance in above mentioned areas.

You would have tried making changes in your lives. Some of you would have succeeded and other failed. However regardless of your success or failure you know how hard is it to change things and old habits.

Wellness Coaching aims to change not 1 or 2 things but drastic changes in whole lifestyle. It is a daunting task for most of people. And they need professional help. This is where a Wellness Coach comes into picture.

Next question: Can’t a life coach, coach someone in Wellness? A per Life Coaching principle, one doesn’t need the field knowledge in order to coach someone regardless of the field he/she is working in.

I almost agree with above statement and there is no conflict with Life Coaching Principles. The issue is not whether a life coach can coach a Wellness Coaching client but how can he do a great job at it.

Wellness field is filled with many models and Assessments. A Wellness Coach can help his client benefit more by bringing this knowledge to the coaching session and enabling a client make objective decisions w.r.t his wellness.

Who can be a Wellness Coach?

Most of Wellness Coaches are from healthcare field. But this is because the people who started Wellness Industry (Halber Dunn, John Travis, Don Ardell) and later contributed largely to Wellness Coaching (e.g. Michael Arloski) are from healthcare background.

In principle, if you are passionate about your own wellness, then you can thrive as a Wellness Coach.

How to start?

You can enroll for a professional Wellness Coach certification Program like the one offered by us. Or you can go through host of literature on Wellness/Wellness Coaching and find out what will work for you and your clients.