Are you ready to take your wellbeing coaching to a new, deeper level of understanding?
As a wellbeing coach, you’re passionate about helping your clients achieve their full potential and live healthier, more fulfilling, and joyous lives. But having the knowledge to be able to provide this kind of support is only one piece of the wellbeing puzzle—delivering effective coaching requires skill and practice just like any other profession as well as a deep sense of empathy that allows you to connect with others and find out the best ways to help them.
If that sounds anything like you, then Wellavi is the perfect platform to help you hone your wellbeing coaching abilities and provide you with the streamlined tools and services that you need to make a real difference in your clients’ lives.
Our goal is to provide every client with the wellbeing help that they need while ensuring that our coaches can do the job they love without getting bogged down by administrative tasks and processes. But enough about us for now—here’s a breakdown of the fundamentals of wellbeing coaching and how you can become a coaching pro with our help here at Wellavi!
What Is Wellbeing Coaching?
Wellbeing coaching is all about empowering all individuals to understand and identify the areas in their life where they are feeling unbalanced and helping them to create the space, support system, and routines that will allow them to live their happiest, healthiest life.
It is also a practical, evidence-based approach to helping others navigate challenging times in their lives with clarity, confidence, and a sense of calmness. This holistic approach to introspection, self-care, and self-empowerment helps individuals redefine their perspective, focus on what matters, and develop goals that are meaningful to them.
And here at Wellavi, wellbeing coaching also means understanding and mastering what we call our Six Dimensions of Wellbeing: professional wellness, physical wellness, mental health and wellness, financial wellness, social wellness, and intellectual wellness. These are the key areas of focus that all of our wellbeing coaches here at Wellavi target when coaching their clients. Finding a healthy and productive balance between these six dimensions for your clients (as well as yourself) is the ultimate goal of wellbeing coaching.
Is Wellbeing Coaching the Right Path for You?
Wellbeing coaching is an immensely fulfilling and rewarding career. However, it is also one that requires a strong sense of self-awareness, empathy, and communication skills, as well as an understanding of the science behind wellbeing and the principles of the psychology of positivity. If you’re considering or just starting out, the following traits are goals to strive for as you gather more and more experience. And if you’re already a wellbeing coaching pro, they are solid reminders to stay the course!
You’re passionate about the wellbeing of yourself and others.
This is the most important and fundamental aspect of wellbeing coaching. You should be passionate about helping others find and maintain their own unique balance between the six dimensions of wellbeing in order to pursue and eventually live their happiest and healthiest life. If you don’t love what you do, you just may have an imbalance in the professional wellness dimension!
You’re empathetic, patient, and non-judgmental.
Equally as important as your passion for wellbeing coaching is the ability to empathize with others and truly understand their feelings, needs, limitations, and goals. A person-centered approach to coaching is essential for you to be able to provide effective support without being too judgmental or trying to push an agenda. And some clients will take longer to make progress than others, so empathetic patience is vital!
You have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share.
Though the importance of empathy and passion can’t be overstated, being able to share your knowledge and experience through the coaching process is also essential. You can’t provide meaningful advice or help if you don’t have a solid foundation of knowledge and experience to draw upon, so proper training and experience are essential for any wellbeing coach.
You’re willing to go the extra mile.
Wellbeing coaching isn’t your typical 9-to-5 career. Your clients are fully entrusting you with the responsibility of helping them attain the happiest and healthiest life possible—so you have to be willing to go above and beyond for them. This means taking the extra time to research best practices and new approaches, staying up-to-date on industry trends, and always being there for your clients when they need you most.
You are a professional.
Being a professional isn’t just about the knowledge and experience you bring to the table; it’s also about the way in which you conduct yourself. Showing respect, having strong communication skills, setting boundaries, and proving a high level of integrity are all important traits for any professional wellbeing coach.
You’re an avid learner.
Times are always changing, which means that the context around wellbeing will always be shifting as well. To stay ahead, you have to be willing to continually learn and grow as a wellness coach. This means attending workshops, reading relevant books, taking courses, and staying up-to-date with the latest research and effective wellness trends.
If you already possess all of these traits, then wellbeing coaching might just be the right path for you! Remember that becoming a successful wellbeing coach takes hard work and dedication—but it’s also incredibly fulfilling and rewarding. And when you coach through our platform here at Wellavi, you’ll have access to a community of like-minded professionals and all the resources you need for success!
Become a Wellbeing Coaching Pro
So you’ve decided that you have the traits mentioned above, and you’re confident that you’ll find success in an exciting career in wellbeing coaching. However, to make that happen, you’ll want to ensure that you stand out from the crowd of other excited and passionate coaches out there.
Know Your Niche
One of the most important aspects of becoming an effective wellbeing coach is to know your target niche or niches. Think to yourself—who are the people you can best help? What demographic of people in need can your training and lived experiences help the most?
Maybe you’re a wellbeing coach with a passion for art who can provide unique insight for those struggling with creative blocks. Or perhaps you have a background in fitness and nutrition that can be used to create successful lifestyle changes among your clients.
By focusing your efforts on a niche market, you can maximize the impact and effectiveness of your work.
Be Genuine and Open
Another important element of successful coaching is being genuine with your clients. People are quick to spot insincerity, which will only cause them to distrust your advice and guidance. You should strive to build trust by being open and honest with your clients about their goals and progress. Building this trust will also help create a safe space where your clients feel comfortable talking about their successes as well as their struggles.
In the excitement and passion of executing their job well, some coaches forget that their clients are the reason they do what they do. Remember: when your client succeeds, so do you!
Learn, Learn, Learn
As we mentioned above in our breakdown of the traits needed to be a quality wellbeing coach, learning is an essential part of standing out as a coach. The more knowledge you can bring to the table, the better equipped you’ll be to offer your clients truly valuable and unique advice.
This means always staying up-to-date on industry trends and best practices, as well as immersing yourself in relevant books, articles, and courses so that you’re aware of any emerging strategies or solutions.
Make Your Business Model Unique
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to wellbeing coaching. Everyone’s experience and goals are different, which means the way in which you shape your business model should reflect that. Think of ways to make your coaching services unique and stand out from other coaches in your field. That could mean creating online content for clients to access outside of their coaching sessions through social media platforms and video-sharing platforms or even providing free workshops or informational sessions to help spread your message.
Whatever you decide, make sure that it is something suited specifically to who you are and what you aim to achieve as a wellbeing coaching professional.
Coach and Market Yourself With Confidence
The best way to achieve success in wellbeing coaching—and any career path—is to trust your instincts and go after what you want. Don’t be afraid to market yourself, even if that means reaching out to potential clients or networking in the industry.
Building a strong personal brand will be key to finding success and making sure your clients know the unique value you bring to the table. So put yourself out there with confidence, not arrogance!
Consider Coaching Through Wellavi
Here at Wellavi, we’ve built a platform that is truly unlike any other. As a wellbeing platform for both clients and coaches, we provide a comprehensive solution that offers plenty of advantages for both parties. As a wellbeing coach, we can handle all the tedium of administrative work so that you can get back to doing what you love—coaching!
Also, be sure to download our free Wellavi e-book for a deeper look into our proprietary Six Dimensions of Wellness approach and a few starter tips on how to incorporate them into your own coaching practices.
The Wellavi Secret to Bringing in More Clients
Our wellbeing platform here at Wellavi is the perfect place to connect with a vast stream of clients from all walks of life. By blending our Six Dimensions of Wellbeing approach to coaching with state-of-the-art advanced AI, we are able to curate a personalized and easy-to-operate end-user experience that streamlines the connection between client and coach.
Clients will be matched to your coaching services based on their individual needs, wants, and preferences—allowing them to find the help they need from a coach that is ideally suited for them! In turn, if your personal marketing and branding efforts are flourishing, clients can also directly schedule time with you through our platform!
This same system also allows our coaches to create the unique and flexible business models they need to thrive in their careers! From setting your own rates and hours to creating custom packages for clients, the possibilities are practically limitless. Plus, with our integrated payment systems and automated scheduling, you don’t have to worry about spending extra time managing clients’ payments or bookings—it’s all handled for you. With Wellavi, you open up a world of new clients right at your fingertips!
Why Be a Wellavi Wellbeing Coaching Partner?
When you choose to provide wellbeing coaching through Wellavi, you’re choosing to coach alongside a team of experts who understand the challenges and rewards of this career path. Our knowledgeable Wellavi support team is always ready to help with any questions you may have and provide you with the resources and advice to help your coaching career grow. Not only will you be working with us, but you’ll also be joining an ever-growing roster of satisfied and thriving coaches who are among the best in their fields!
As a wellbeing coach on Wellavi, you’ll be able to host a variety of coaching sessions, from personalized and thorough 1:1 meetings to fun and supportive group sessions! Additionally, you’ll be able to provide an array of on-demand programs that let you set a pace that works best for your unique business model. These meetings and programs will, of course, be modeled through the crux of our platform—the Six Dimensions of Wellness.
Our outstanding and holistic Six Dimensions of Wellness approach to improvement informs our entire platform and works as the foundation for all our wellbeing coaching. With this approach, you’ll be helping your clients to achieve their goals with a well-rounded view of health and wellness that incorporates body, mind, social, emotional, professional, and financial wellbeing.
So, if you’re ready to join a team of dedicated and passionate wellbeing enthusiasts and start coaching clients the Wellavi way, we’d love to hear from you! Get in touch with us today to learn more about our platform and what it takes to become a Wellavi wellbeing coaching partner!
Life isn’t always as easy as we’d like it to be. And when your life starts to get a bit complicated, a personal life coach from Wellavi can be there to help you!