For those of you unfamiliar with what a Wellness coach does here is a brief synopsis. Wellness coaches can be a nutritionist, personal trainer or therapist. However, those three are not necessarily Wellness coaches. The main difference between a Wellness coach and other health practitioners is the approach a Wellness coach takes toward helping you achieve goals you set for yourself. A Wellness coach’s role is to ask you where and how you want to improve your overall wellness and then guide you to success by monitoring your activities.
I initially pursued these certificates for my personal knowledge and education, but as I became more educated, I discovered I was able to teach and motivate others. My approach with all of my services is a holistic approach which, of course, includes nutrition.
As a natural health specialist in fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle, my approach is to look at the whole person including mind, body, and soul. I believe both exercise and food is medicine and I believe this because of my lifestyle changes and the successes with many of my clients.
My approach to helping clients who come in with one particular issue is to evaluate why they are there, what they want to accomplish and how I, as a holistic practitioner can not only fix the immediate issue but improve their overall well-being in the process. This is what I mean with a mind, body, and soul approach to helping clients achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle. It takes time, effort and energy to make radical changes in one’s behavior but what a thrill when they get that occasional “aha” moment after they realize a goal has been reached. This is what inspires me as a coach and why I am so passionate about what I do while helping others in the process.
XOXO, Linda Evbu Abel