What is required to become a successful Health and Wellness Coach: 9 essential skills
The Health and Wellness Coaching domain has seen an appreciable rise in demand over the last couple of years within India and globally. The industry is still poorly understood in India, but the growing need for health and wellness coaching continues to drive individuals to ride the trend for an illustrious career ahead. So, how can you become a health and wellness coach? Do you need specific skills and qualities within yourself? Yes, you do!
At the Weljii institute, our goal is to ensure your success as a Health and Wellness Coach. Weljii is India’s first and premier health and wellness coach training institute. In this blog, we are happy to share the nine essential skills a good Health and Wellness coach aspirant must have! Read on for eye-opening insights that will help you become a successful Health and Wellness coach.
- Passion for helping others
Perhaps the most compelling requirement is to be seen as a relatable human being passionate about helping individuals start their health journey and achieve their wellness goals! Individuals don’t seek perfect coaches.
No one seeks a perfect human being. But being able to place yourselves in the shoes of others and display empathy will get you into the good books and enable individuals to open up to you!
- Committed to leading a healthy life
Yes, enthusiastically lead by example and display what you love. Bringing excitement and positivity to the table will motivate others around you!
- Zeal for good communication
Health and wellness coaching requires your clients to open up to you! Establishing a good rapport with what you say will help you gain trust. How you communicate will play a huge role here. Listing some qualities of a good Health and Wellness Coach here:
- Display a non-judgmental approach
- Be an active and engaged listener
- Show your curiosity, but do it respectfully
- Ask questions, but ensure you do so at the correct times
- Be seen as warm, helpful, caring and empathetic
- Patience holds the key to success
Your client will take time to adapt to your suggested plans and methodology. Accept that fact early and as an integral part of the journey. Coaching is different for each client.
- Adaptability in quick time
You would be working with clients with very different health goals and a varied approach and acceptability towards the coaching. Be seen as adaptable and working on customisable needs of a range of clients simultaneously. Sometimes you need to be firm, yet you must be flexible and open to serve clients’ changing needs and circumstances.
- Holistic thinking
Several factors may influence the behavior and perspective of clients! Understanding how these may undermine and impact their health journey is key to the success of the whole exercise. It is imperative to be patient and look at the big picture, switching gears or going slow as needed at the time.
- Love for learning
Learning and evolving with time is the only constant in health and wellness coaching. Adapt new skills and gain new knowledge every day! Seek opportunities to be a more knowledgeable person each day. This habit will help you evolve your practice of Health and Wellness Coaching! Keep broadening your perspective as you go, and stay ahead of the learning curve.
- Get credible training
Getting formal training as a Health and Wellness Coach is a must. You might find a range of courses online, but be careful. Check the credibility of the institute and the team. Is the management/ founder credible coach(es) themselves? What kind of global exposure do they have? What are their collaborations? Who recognises them? Doing your research will help you establish the right institute to be trained with! For the right answers, come to Weljii.
Led by ‘Niti Aayog award’ winning founder Preeti Rao, Weljii is India’s premier institute for Health and Wellness coaching in India. Weljii is the recipient of the 50 Best Wellness Companies – Global Listing – award by the World Health and Wellness Congress. Weljii offers Health and Wellness Coaching programs for individuals and organizations for sustainable lifestyle habits on weight, fitness, stress, sleep, depression, Diabetes, Healthy Heart, and much more! The programs are nationally and globally recognised, allowing you as a Coach to display your credibility in front of your clients.