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Friday, May 1, 2009

Health and Wellness Coaching: A Few Reminders

In the last edition of our e-mail newsletter, we discussed a common dilemma for human resources professionals: What are the logical next steps after a health fair? Now that your employees know more about their risk factors, how do you keep the process going? One answer is health coaching.

We've seen first-hand how the encouragement of a wellness coach can inspire people to make healthy changes. But if you're thinking about offering health coaching to your employees, it's good to know what to expect. Here are a few things wellness coaches will do:
  • Help evaluate participants' risk factors
  • Motivate, empower and support their efforts
  • Focus on their personal needs, values, and goals
  • Respect their confidentiality
And what they won't do:
  • Diagnose illness (although they may advise employees to see a physician or counselor)
  • Force participants to set unobtainable goals
  • Lecture employees
  • Take on the role of a psychotherapist
If you'd like more information about health coaching, download our a free flyer (PDF). We offered it to our newsletter readers, and we want you to have the same opportunity. If you haven't already, sign up for our next newsletter right here at Corporate Wellness Insights.

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