Wellness coaching services are an integral part of your employee health and wellbeing program. They allow employees to work with a health coach to set wellness goals, learn new strategies and habits that will help them feel more resilient, productive and happy in their personal and professional lives. These programs have the power to transform workplace culture and employee morale.
Employees are increasingly seeking employers that are genuinely concerned about their health. They want to know that their employer cares about them and will take steps to ensure their physical, mental and emotional well-being. Incorporating a wellness coaching service into your employee benefits will allow you to attract a higher quality of candidate and help retain current staff.
When it comes to employee health and wellness, most of us know what we “should” do – eat a balanced diet, get regular exercise, prioritize sleep, reduce stress and cultivate a positive outlook on life. But, putting this into practice on a daily basis can be a challenge. Wellness coaches support individuals in building lifestyle change that is sustainable and meaningful to their individual values, needs and aspirations.
While many wellness coaches specialize in specific areas, such as smoking cessation, diabetes management or women’s health, the general approach is to build on what’s working in someone’s life and identify barriers that are holding them back. A wellness coach will also teach individuals the importance of integrating all dimensions of their wellness, as each one is interconnected and contributes to overall wellness.
When considering a wellness coach, look for a person who has completed a training program and is certified. Then, decide if their area of specialty is right for your goals.
A wellness coach is a non-judgmental guide and embodies the spirit of compassion and acceptance. They believe that each student is an expert on their own life and will make decisions that best serve them.
Wellness coaching sessions are held one on one with a faculty-certified wellness advocate and are based on your individual needs and aspirations. You will develop a partnership with your wellness coach where you will lay out a vision of what living well means to you and co-create a plan to make it a reality. Your coach will meet with you as often as needed to celebrate successes and troubleshoot challenges.
The CDC reports that more than half of adults are overweight or obese, which can lead to increased health-related costs, decreased productivity and a decrease in morale. By providing your employees with wellness coaching services, you can help them reclaim their health by creating healthy habits and increasing self-awareness.
If you’re interested in learning more about wellness coaching services for your organization, schedule a demo with us today. Our team of experts will be happy to show you how our software works and discuss your specific needs and budget. We look forward to hearing from you!