A health coach is someone who is trained and certified and is a wellness authority. Health coaches are more than a source of knowledge for clients wanting to improve their health. They are also mentors who support and motivate those they work with on an individual or group level to help them have the knowledge to make the changes and help support the behaviors that will allow the changes to stick.
Health coaches today are now working side by side with physicians, psychologists, and other health practitioners and health facilities to help fill a gap in the conventional model due to constraints in time and resources. Tho this end health coaches also work with employers in helping them establish wellness programs for their employees and provide coaching services on a group and individual basis. By focussing on improving the well being of their workforce, employers another avenue to help manage the rising cost of insurance premiums. The Mayo Clinic conducted a study about the effectiveness in health and wellness coaching in 2014 and concluded that the benefits of health coaching resulted in “statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in all five domains of QOL [Quality of Life].”
The cornerstone of Bison Health Coaching is a focus on a holistic, functional approach to a client’s lifestyle. We focus on food, sleep, movement, stress reduction and how these elements play a key role in a person’s physical and emotional well being. The body is amazing and its systems are all interconnected. Each client is different and each body is different. Simply put––there is no one size fits all approach. Engaging with a health coach is a commitment on both parts, the coach, and the client. We focus on the bigger picture and the long-term view on health, To do this effectively, we ask for a minimum six-month commitment to change and better life. If you are interested in learning more about how the team at Bison Health Coaching can help you or your company engage and live a healthier life, we encourage you to contact us today.