What is a Health & Wellness Coach?
Not long ago, I too asked, “What is a Health and Wellness Coach?” Before I found out about this type of coaching, I was not happy with some of my lifestyle choices and knew I needed to make some changes. But how? I didn’t need a therapist, I just needed to get my mind and body back on track. I’ve always been physically active, from being a springboard diver in high school, a personal trainer and kickboxing instructor, to joining the Air Force where they LOVE to make you run...a lot!
So, I did the research and found the answers I was looking for through Life Coaching. I couldn’t find a local Health and Wellness Coach, so I decided to become one and along the way I ended up helping myself get back on track. Now, I want to help others to dramatically improve their outlook on their overall health, lifestyle, and environment, while unlocking their true potential. Life is too short to not be happy and living our best!
How does Wellness Coaching help you become Healthy Built?
As a Wellness Coach, I partner with clients seeking self-directed, lasting changes, aligned with their values, which promote health and wellness and, thereby, enhance well-being. In the course of our coaching sessions, as a health and wellness coach, I believe in unconditional positive regard for my clients and a belief in their capacity for change, and I honor that each client is an expert on his or her life, while ensuring that all interactions are respectful and non-judgmental.
What's the difference between health and wellness?
Health is a state of being, whereas wellness is the state of living a healthy lifestyle. If health is the goal, wellness is the way we might achieve it. Wellness is the action and good health is the desired outcome. Health refers to physical, mental, and social wellbeing. Wellness can be described as the pursuit of a balanced life, a lifestyle in which we need to care for our mind, body, and spirit. Ideally, this can lead to living a long, full, and healthy life.
(Source: World Health Organization)
Suzy Suttle Willis
Wellness Coach & Life Coach (ILCT)
Personal Trainer (American Council of Exercise)
Holistic Chamber of Commerce - Chapter President
National Wellness Institute (NWI)-Member
Humble Warrior Wellness & Yoga - Volunteer
Air Force Veteran