Archive for ‘Wellness Coaching’

December 16, 2011

Thursdays at Vera

While I still have more work towards certification and anticipate future community events, yesterday marked the last day of my wellness coaching classes at Vera Fitness. As with the end of many classes, it strikes me how quickly it is possible to connect with others. It seems that a positive, intentional learning environment allows those participating to relax into accessing more of themselves; This may come through playful jokes, honest revelations, and many other forms. What a beautiful experience it is to participate in authentic expression and insight.

I am excited to continue in this wellness community, grateful that my fellow coaches are fabulous, intentional beings I would love to work with.  The quality of education and interaction is an invaluable investment. I am still awed at how this course has shifted my view of wellness, my personal interactions, and has altered my entire career path.

I entered Wellness Coach Training with an intention to bring coaching skills and greater communication to my current bodywork sessions. I could not have anticipated how I love the pure discovery process. To support someone through exploration of what they want to create in their lives, what motivates them, and then support them in actively stepping towards their tangible vision is an honor.

Wellness coaching is the foundation for change in so many ways.

December 12, 2011

“If we resist our passions, it is more through their weakness than from our strength”

François de la Rochefoucauld

As individuals we are unique in how we perceive and interact with the world.  Our relationship with our personal core values fuels every choice.  Even beneath the same action is a different “why” for each of us.

As a coach, my intention is to support clients in discovering their motivating values and connect that passion to what they want to create in life.  We capture this in a vision statement; each phrase compelling action towards self-defined wellness.  This living document is a personal call to action.

The quote above implies inaction is a lack of passion.  As the client embraces life in a new way their vision statement shifts as well.  If change is not happening within multiple coaching sessions, we consider if the vision is truly compelling; If it is, what strengths and tools might be used to motivate the client towards that vision.

While a coaching relationship is incredibly powerful, creating your own wellness vision can clarify which actions you choose to support your own wellness.  This is the beginning of a series of exploratory posts to develop a greater understanding of your values, your relationship to them, discovery of your goals, and how your core values can motivate you to create change in your life.

All of these will be viewable through this link:

I welcome your comments and questions.