Is Health Coaching Right For You?
Let’s be upfront and completely transparent here, because why be anything else? Health Coaching isn’t right for everyone.
Yes, I’m a health coach and yes, you read that right.
Not everyone is going to enjoy the health coaching process, benefit from the health coaching process, or be a good fit.
So then the question that’s likely running through your mind right now is? Is health coaching right for me? Will I benefit from it? Am I a good fit for this process?
First, let me say that if it turns out you’re not a good fit for the health coaching process, that by no means indicates that there’s anything wrong with you. You’re perfect. It’s the coaching that doesn’t fit.
It’s like going into the dressing room with twenty five pairs of jeans and not a single one of those jeans looks good on you, you know? We’ve all had those moments. And you get to decide if there’s something wrong with you (of course there isn’t) or if you’re going to keep on trying on jeans until you find one that fits and flatters. In short, there’s nothing wrong with you, there’s something wrong with those jeans.
So, if coaching doesn’t fit you, no worries. Go try something else until you find a fit.
Back to whether coaching is right for you or not….
Are you great at achieving your goals?
If you excel at identifying goals, creating a plan, and following through then you may not need a coach. However, even if you do generally find success, a coach may be able to help you achieve it more quickly by identifying those roadblocks before you experience them.
Are you a rebel?
If you’re generally contrary to others and even to yourself, then hiring someone to keep you motivated and accountable just isn’t going to happen. How do you know if you’re a rebel or if you’re contrary? Well, you may already know because you find yourself often thinking, “you’re not the boss of me,” or “I do’t have to do what you say.”
You can also check out Gretchen Rubin’s motivation tendency quiz. (https://gretchenrubin.com/take-the-quiz) Hint: Few people are actually rebels but it’s really helpful to know if you are.
Do you feel 100% content with your life as it stands right now?
We often do things because we think we should, even though we don’t really want to. For example, you might set a goal to run a marathon or to start exercising because the idea feels like something you should do. If no part of you really wants to accomplish that goal, then a health coach may not be the answer. What is a better idea is to identify goals that excite you. If those goals are health and/or fitness goals, then you can reach out to a coach.
When Can a Coach Help You?
A health coach can…
- Help you identify goals that fit your needs and vision.
- Create a plan to achieve your goals.
- Identify potential hurdles or challenges and support you to strategize through them.
- Hold you accountable
- Support you when you need an extra hand or someone to listen to you
- Cheer you on!
- Celebrate your successes
- Encourage personal growth as we make our way through this beautiful life.
Still not sure if health coaching is right for you? Drop me a line. We can talk about where you are, where you want to be, and how to get there.