In my role as a health coach, I have helped adults of all ages and backgrounds to become fitter and healthier on their travels. My coaching practice focuses on helping people lose excess weight or quit tobacco. Over the years, I have become familiar with the fact that there is no simple formula to achieve lifestyle-related goals. After all, each person's circumstances are unique. For some people, the road to improving health is smooth and fast, while for others it can be rocky and slow.
Regardless of the pace of their progress, many clients succeed in achieving lifestyle enhancements and ultimately achieving their health goals. As a health coach, I have learned to combine the success of my clients with opportunities. So you can help your customers to make the most of this opportunity.
You have encouraged your customers to pay close attention to the process of changing their health behavior. Do not stop now! Take the time to ask your clients thought-provoking questions so that they can think about any changes they have made to their intended goals. For example, "What did you learn and what helped you the most with your recovery plan?" Or, "How did you concentrate on a full travel plan and family responsibilities?" You can also ask your client about coaching dynamics reflect. Your coaching skills will benefit your clients: "How has our collaboration influenced the achievement of your goal?"
Achieving a hard earned milestone is certainly a milestone reason to celebrate. Do your customers know how to celebrate while appreciating their achievements? Maybe they are used to celebrating with a trip to the bakery, but that could reverse their last weight loss. Help your customers discover new ways of happiness, such as: For example, buying a new outfit or spending the day in a special place where they did not have the energy before. Knowing how to celebrate properly is a generalized life skills that your clients can practice long after the coaching session ends. Remind customers that achieving their goals is a chance to reward themselves with progress rather than counterproductive indulgence.
Set new goals.
It is helpful to name the achievement of a long-pursued health goal as a new beginning rather than a conclusion. As a health coach, you are in a unique position to help your clients explore the other destinations they may want to reach on their own. The discussion can be liberating and exciting as your customer has found trust and motivation to achieve new goals. If the new goal falls within your scope and potentially improves a new aspect of physical fitness, you may be working with your client. Otherwise, you can demonstrate your professionalism by helping your client decide on the next step for him or her.
Clients may return to their old habits for a health-related goal. You can prepare your clients early for this opportunity and encourage them to be consistent and avoid relapsing from their new, healthier behaviors. Then do what the coaches do best and help them devise a plan to prevent a transient failure from becoming a full blown relapse.
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