If you feel you missed your health goals amidst this pandemic outbreak, take heart that you aren’t alone! Millions of global citizens allowed their health goals to take a secondary priority in 2020 and 2021. Disrupted by an unprecedented lockdown and disruption, it was hard to focus on making healthy choices. This was compounded by limited physical activity and gyms and fitness classes going off the radar, while only a few continued to operate online! The populace is itching to be back on track with their health goals, but not many are convinced of what steps to take to achieve holistic wellness.
As individuals struggle physically, emotionally and mentally (beyond the financial stress and anxiety brought on by the pandemic), Corporates face a challenging time too! After all, organisations’ financial books rely on their team members’ performance and efficiency levels.
So, what’s the way forward for Employees and Organisations?
Let’s talk about Health and Wellness Coaching. Corporate wellness programs are the need of the hour! Connecting employees with qualified health coaches help individuals find the motivation and tools to achieve their wellness goals. Returning to work amidst the new normal, employers and employees want to start working toward their goals on the right foot, with a plan to stay on track. And wellness coaching is a great way to do just that.
So, what is Wellness Coaching?
Wellness coaches work one-on-one with employees and in groups, over the phone, online, or any combination of the three. As you might rightly imagine, most wellness coaching in current times occurs in the digital realm. The Health and Wellness coach guides individuals through the realisations and processes of:
Identifying their need for wellness needs and creating short and long-term goals
Understanding and exploring personal motivation
Identifying potential obstacles and challenges, including lifestyles
Discovering and enabling capabilities and possible resources.
To initiate the coaching, Wellness coaches assist the employees in formulating attainable and clearly defined plans for reaching their health goals. Coaches regularly intervene to provide and focus on ongoing education, awareness and accountability.
Wellness coaching, coming from trained Health and Wellness coaches, can enable a sea change in the holistic wellness of individuals and set the path right for organisational growth powered by happier, motivated and healthier employees.
Modern-day Wellness coaching is not just about fitness.
It’s about attaining holistic wellness and a heightened feeling of being good, about one’s body and soul. Moods, emotions, anxiety, work-related issues, relationship challenges, and financial stress can derail the best of lives. Let’s consider an example. Financial worries can often lead someone to compensate for their stress with unhealthy food, thus making it harder to lose weight and adding risks of medical conditions like Diabetes and an unhealthy heart, beyond affecting the individual’s physical fitness.
A Health and Wellness Coach is your real health buddy.
A trained health and wellness coach aids individuals in clearly identifying and also addressing the challenges that may be holding them back. A deeper understanding of one’s own body and lifestyle is the start of a healthy journey of holistic wellness. With a wellness coach on their side, employees feel supported with personalised one-on-one attention and the methodology is backed by awareness of the supporting Health data.
Clear benefits for Organisations adopting Wellness programs
Support and accountability of a coach and the backing by the Corporates can make all the real difference. An empowered culture, backed up by healthy regimes, brings about a real positive impact on organisational health on its course to achieve its goals! Some benefits of incorporating Wellness programs within an organisation include:
Improves the efficiency, productivity, and retention of employees
Organisations save on Healthcare Costs and its direct impact on avoiding man-hours lost
An expected ROI of 1:4 for every Rupee spent ensures this is a good investment
A truly heightened positive culture backed by healthy and happy Employees
The Weljii Integrated Approach towards holistic wellbeing increases employee accountability towards their health and wellbeing, clearly bringing many visible benefits for Corporations. Weljii provides Industry leading Wellness Coaching expertise based on the neuroscience of behaviour change with cutting-edge tools and resources. Learn more at https://www.weljii.com/corporate-wellness-programs/