Health coaching, also referred to as wellness coaching, is a process that facilitates healthy, sustainable behavior change by challenging a client to listen to their inner wisdom, identify their values, and transform their goals into action. Health coaching draws on the principles of positive psychology and the practices of motivational interviewing and goal setting.
Coaching is often defined as a creative and action-oriented partnership, focusing on an individual’s current relationships, activities, and choices and on what actions an individual will take to achieve identified objectives. Holistic life coaching is a partnership that accesses the whole person in terms of mind, body, emotion, and spirit for identifying both issues and solutions. Holistic coaching is about helping clients achieve a satisfying and fulfilling life through balance, connection, and meaning. The holistic life coach may be a guide, a resource, a listener, a teacher, and a “fellow traveler along a meaningful path.”