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IS COACHING RIGHT FOR ME?

People often utilize life coaching to:

Improve self-confidence, develop time-management skills, and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Expand career opportunities, strengthen business management skills, and enhance overall work performance.

Improve relationships, enhance interpersonal communication skills, and clarify or improve family dynamics.

Become physically fit and live healthier lives.

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WHAT DOES RESEARCH SAY ABOUT COACHING?

Research conducted by the International Coach Federation has revealed several ways coaching clients have found coaching to be valuable to their lives (ICF 1998, ICF 2009).

  • Improvements in self-confidence and self-esteem.

  • More harmonious relationships, better communication, and heightened interpersonal skills.

  • Increased work performance and smarter business management.

  • Greater career opportunities.

  • Improved goal-setting and higher rates of project completion.

  • Increased personal organization and better time management.

  • Better work/life balance, more fun, and more free time.

  • Improvements in health, fitness and wellness, more energy and lowered stress levels.

  • Success in stopping a bad habit.

  • Improvements in quality of life.

  • More income.

 

In the same two studies, coaching clients said they found life coaching to be worth the investment. The first study, conducted in 1998, found that 98.5% of coaching clients said their coaching was valuable or very valuable. The second, conducted in 2009, found 99% of clients were satisfied or very satisfied.

According to a third study (ICF 2004), the aspects of coaching clients found most valuable were:

  • Brainstorming with their coach.

  • Developing an independent viewpoint.

  • The encouragement they received.

  • Being accountable.

  • Being listened to.

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7 REASONS TO  WORK WITH A MODERN HEALTH COACH

7. TAILOR-MADE SESSIONS

We work together to identify your goals (e.g. increase strength, improve flexibility, lose weight), and then it's my job to create a personalized program created with you in mind to help you reach those goals. Then, we'll discuss a realistic timeframe in which you'll be able to achieve your goals.

Regardless of whether your goal is weight loss, improved fitness or training for a specific event such as a triathlon, I'll weigh you and take some important measurements, as these will be crucial when recording your achievements. 
HVL Health & Wellness Coaches look at the whole picture. This means that as we set goals as a team, there will be a focus on different areas (e.g. physical, nutritional, emotional, social) of your life in order to help you reach your goals and improve your life as a whole!

6. WE'LL BE THERE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

We know that Health & Wellness Coaching is more than just going through the motions. It's about being fully present during each session in order to effectively observe and give feedback to our clients in order for them to improve their technique and maximize results. We promise to challenge you and make it fun, all the while keeping your goals front and center.
It's my job to keep you moving towards your goal, even when you're less than enthusiastic about it (as in your whole body is telling you to get out of that plank ASAP!). 
We merge the grit and science of a trainer with the strategic nature of a coach to ensure successful results.

5. WE PUT OUR INTERPERSONAL SKILLS TO USE

 

HVL knows how important clear communication is both during and in between sessions. As Health & Wellness Coaches, we must assess, discuss, educate and empower our clients as they improve their fitness, strength and/or physique. Without the skill and enthusiasm to listen deeply and communicate effectively, none of this takes place. We commit to clearly explaining the workouts and exercises as well as ensuring that you're safe and on the same page in knowing why we're doing what we're doing. We're here with you and want to hear from you! It's on us to make sure that we take any feedback (verbal and nonverbal) you might have for us and use it to guide future sessions, as well as make sure that we promote and teach proper form. Rest easy knowing that flexibility and creativity is at the forefront of our minds when structuring sessions. 

4. WE TRACK YOUR PROGRESS ALONG THE WAY

It’s not all about the journey. We know that at the end of the day, getting the results you desire is what it's all about. It's not only the coach's responsibility to record and monitor the overall health, weight, fitness, and strength of their clients, but also to continuously evolve from session to session. HVL coaches frequently adjust programs in order to keep clients challenged and ensure that they are moving forward towards their goals.

3. WE PRACTICE WHAT WE PREACH

We take this one seriously. We vigilantly utilize discipline and creativity within our own lives in order to maintain our physical strength and fitness. When we maintain our own physical health and strength, we are more able to support and guide you throughout each and every workout.

2. WE PRIORITIZE INTEGRITY

We believe that personal presentation is crucial and that coaches have a responsibility to present themselves in a professional manner. In addition to wearing quality training attire to each session, Health & Wellness Coaches are also expected to carry each session in a professional and caring manner.

1. WE EDUCATE TO EMPOWER

It's not enough for coaches to simply attend workshops and fitness events or read up on the latest research. We want to gain that knowledge and then equip our clients with the tools that will transform their understanding of health and fitness in a transformative way.