Health & Wellness Coaching
What is Health & Wellness Coaching?
Professional coaches have long been recognized for their skills in helping athletes and executives perform at their best. Professional health and wellness coaches help people reach their best health and well-being.
Your wellness desires are uniquely your own. No matter where YOU are longing to be, Health & Wellness Coaching is a powerful resource to help you navigate the path on YOUR journey toward SUCCESS!
You’ve probably tried to make changes to live healthier before. What was that like for you? You may have had some progress for a little while but it never lasted. Perhaps you managed to make a few changes last but weren’t as fully successful as you wanted to be. Maybe you just weren’t really sure what you needed to do and gave up in frustration. Making changes to improve your health can feel tough and out of reach. You may feel overwhelemed with all the advice you get and information you read about how to live healthy. You know you want to live and feel differently but just aren’t sure where to start. If you are also living with a chronic health condition it may feel impossible to ever be healthier and live well again. You may feel stuck and hopeless. PLEASE don’t give up! You don’t have to go it alone. Working with a health coach WILL help you break free from stuck, stay on track and reach the success you want.
Your Wellness. Your Way.
I offer custom, individualized programs that help you create your wellness, your way. My unique approach helps you realize sustainable results because it is customized to your unique life. It has to fit with your life or you won’t do it and it won’t work.
So ask yourself…
Are you committed to improving your health and wellness?
Are you ready to invest in yourself and make your health a priority?
Do you want to define YOUR wellness, design YOUR strategy, and reach YOUR Goals?
Get started today by scheduling a free, 15-minute phone call. We will discuss your health and wellness concerns, needs, and the process of coaching.
Why choose to work with Heather Martin at Hopeful Wellness?
Great coaches have several skills you will notice early. They are great listeners and enjoy your stories. They foster self-acceptance and self-respect. They arouse, engage, energize, and challenge you to reach higher at the right moment. They have a natural ability to identify your strengths, values, and desires. They are playful, take risks and ask courageous questions. They don’t rescue you from emotional muck – sometimes you need to sit in it for a bit to energize your desire to change. They know that your life is at stake if you don’t take care of yourself and they know how to celebrate your successes. Most importantly they are honored to support you on your wellness journey and nurture your capacity to grow into the vision you desire.
I am committed to using each of these great coaching skills with every client, every session, every time. I purposefully coach only a limited number of clients with the intention of providing each of you the focus, energy, and attention that you deserve. I also have more than 16 years experience as a clinical pharmacist and certified diabetes educator supporting people coping with chronic health conditions like diabetes or heart disease. (Read more about my unique skills and experience HERE) I firmly believe being diagnosed with a disease is not the end to living. Rather, I have witnessed what is possible for living well with or even reversing disease through the power of coaching. Lastly, I know that a good coaching relationship is crucial to a positive coaching experience. If for any reason my style doesn’t align with your needs I will refer you to another coach. Simple as that, no hard feelings, no hassle. I believe in your capacity to live uniquely well. As a health and wellness coach, I am trained to help you dream, design, and live your own unique wellness plan. Your success is my priority!
How does Coaching work?
Health and wellness coaching is successfully based on health behavior change models integrating health education, positive psychology, and coaching psychology principles. Doctors around the world are promoting health and wellness coaching as an effective method for making lasting changes in your mental and physical health.
The process of wellness coaching progresses through several stages:
You provide background information through a well-being assessment so that you and your coach are well-informed on the key issues, including health or medical considerations.
During the first 70-90 minute coaching session, you identify your priorities and develop a personal wellness plan including a vision, three-month goals and the first steps to being your wellness journey.
In subsequent 45-60 minute coaching sessions, each week, you and your coach review the progress toward your vision and goals, explore and resolve the most pressing issues, learn something new, and then agree on a set of goals for the following week. You will enjoy plenty of ah-ha insights along the way.
By the end of three months, you can expect to reach more than 70% of your three-month goals and feel energized and confident to continue your progress or embark on new areas with or without your coach.
Wellness Coaching is typically done over the phone which has many benefits for you as the client. Phone appointments can be scheduled at your convenience and you can participate in appointments from the comfort of whatever space you enjoy most. Yes, bunny slippers are A-Ok! Coaching relationships typically last a minimum of three months to allow you a sufficient time-frame to choose, learn, and maintain healthy behaviors that will last a lifetime.
How do you know if Coaching is right for you?
Coaching is right for YOU if… you are ready to take action, invest in yourself, reach your goals, and THRIVE living at your full potential!
Coaching is NOT personal training. Personal training is exercise for your body. Coaching is exercise for your brain.
Coaching is NOT therapy. Therapy is a wonderful treatment to support people as they heal from emotional pain or trauma. Choose therapy when something from the past is keeping you from living in your present. Choose coaching when you are ready to grow from your present into your ideal future self.
What payment options do I have for Health and Wellness Coaching?
Health and wellness coaching is a scientifically proven, effective tool for disease prevention and health maintenance. Working with a health and wellness coach is an investment in your future. Your investment in coaching will more than pay for itself with avoidance of future healthcare appointment and prescription costs. Most importantly, how you will feel when you achieve your health and wellness goals is a PRICELESS return on investment.
We invoice for services using online payment provider PayPal. PayPal offers you the choice of secure, convenient payment options by both your credit card or bank account. Each client has unique priorities and needs. That’s why I offer unique, custom designed programs with a sliding scale rate schedule. Schedule a complimentary, 15-minute phone call with me today to discuss your needs. Often clients choose to pay for their health coaching investment themselves. However, you may be eligible for assistance paying for your investment.
Many health insurance plans offer reimbursement of payment for health and wellness coaching services. Insurance plans recognize that it is better (and cheaper) to prevent disease than to treat disease. Therefore including health and wellness coaching benefits in their health insurance coverage makes sense. Check your health insurance plan details to find out if you are covered for health and wellness coaching.
Employers know that healthy employees who are living well are happy productive employees. That’s why more and more employer wellness programs offer seperate benefits to reimburse for health coaching in addition to health insurance. Your employer may also offer you a tax deferred health savings account. A health savings account gives you the ability to put aside money each month tax-free that you can use for eligible health services. Some health savings accounts recognize health and wellness coaching as reimbursable services. Check with your human resources, benefits, or employee wellness teams to find out what options are available to you.
Are you living with a chronic health condition like diabetes or heart disease? Do you feel confused about your condition and how to manage it? Your disease doesn’t define you. You define you. Schedule a Health Strategy Consulation to learn about your options for living well with or even reversing disease. Read more here.