Wellness 1.0 Wednesdays 7-9 am PT
Week 1: Orientation and Foundation (5/3/2017)
This training session defines life coaching and looks at the basic components of a client session. You will discuss basic coaching skills, such as listening and asking powerful questions, as well as practice these skills during your first coaching practice.
Week 2: Design the Alliance (5/10/2017)
Designing the alliance between a coach and client is central to an effective coaching relationship. This training session examines the elements of such an alliance as well as introduces the Wellness Coaching to Flourish Model. During your practice session, you will work with your client to establish a session agenda and practice coaching around that agenda with level two listening and powerful questions.
Week 3: Coach the Client, Not the Problem (5/17/2017)
Central to the philosophy of coaching is addressing your client as naturally creative and capable of handling whatever challenge presents itself. This training session explores how to maintain focus on your client, rather than your client’s problem. You will also explore Coach Training EDU’s Learn-Be-Do Model of Coaching. During your practice session, try starting out your session with a clearing exercise, and focus on addressing your client, rather than the issues she or he may be having.
Week 4: Client’s Being (5/24/2017)
This session looks at how to coach a client’s character traits. We use a tool called Core Motivation that offers guidelines to ask client’s meaningful questions to target different areas of motivation, strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions of personal growth. Your practice session will focus on using the Core Motivation tool and coaching around your client’s character traits specifically.
Week 5: Client’s Learning (5/31/2017)
This session looks at how to help clients gain insights and personal learning. Using the quintessential coaching tool Wheel of Life, we explore the concepts behind evoking insights from the client. You will also be introduced to the Wellness Wheel for Managing Stress, another tool to help prompt insight and learning from your client. Your practice session will focus on using the Wheel of Life or the Wellness Wheel for Managing Stress, and you will practice using powerful questions and inquiries to invoke further insight from your client.
Your first overview is due next week! Make sure you schedule an appointment with your trainer and have at least 15 minutes of coaching recorded.
Week 6: Client Action (6/7/2017)
This session looks at how to help clients design and follow through on action plans. Exploring the different elements of well designed actions and ways in which clients can create accountability for their actions, we add a structure and a framework for designing actions. During your coaching practice, you will want to help your client design an action plan and an accountability to ensure they follow through.
Your 1st coach-client overview, 15 minutes of pre-recorded coaching reviewed for 30 minutes with your trainer, is due by class time.
Week 7: Balance (6/14/2017)
While much of coaching is focused on taking the client to new levels, this session focuses on the importance of balance and habit in your client’s daily life. We are all creatures of habit, and understanding the what, why, and how of habit change is essential to creating lasting change for your clients. Your practice session will focus on redesigning a habit that your client is not happy with.
Week 8: Resilience Intelligence (6/21/2017)
Resilience is a fundamental skill for individuals to be successful, and this training session addresses it head on. We will discuss what resilience intelligence is and what it includes, why it is so important, and how to address it in coaching sessions. During your coaching practice, you will work with your client to set the building blocks for their resilience intelligence and coach around ways in which they can improve this skill set.
By this week, you should have a practice client lined up.
Week 9: State of Flourishing (6/28/2017)
This training session is the beginning of a series of session that focus on wellness-specific topics. Flourishing is at the foundation of wellness coaching, and understanding the elements that help people flourish and find Flow will allow your client to get more out of their coaching experience. During this training session, you will discuss the various elements that make up the state of Flow, and your practice session will focus on helping your client identify where in their life they can experience Flow more often.
Week 10: Exercise (7/5/2017)
Exercise is by far the number one activity you can add in your life that will have the largest exponential impact on all the other areas of your life. This training session explores different types of exercise plans as well as the various motivation factors that contribute to whether or not someone incorporates exercise into her or his lifestyle. You will practice coaching around exercise and creating action plans that help your client develop a new exercise routine.
Week 11: Nutrition (7/12/2017)
This training session explores the common aspects of diet and nutrition and focuses on the particular role wellness coaches have when it comes to working with clients on lifestyle components. We will discuss how to use the Coaching to Flourish Model in the realm of diet and nutrition, and you will practice coaching around these topics in your practice session.
Your 2nd overview is due next week! Be sure to schedule your appointment with your trainer!
Week 12: Sleep and Meditation (7/19/2017)
This training session looks at the neuroscience of recovery, especially the impact of sleep and meditation. The question we explore here is what happens during sleep and why its brain activity mimics when we are being creative. We will look at the different aspects, methods, and benefits of designing actions to rejuvenate the mind and body. During your practice sessions, try leading your client through The Sleep Wheel, or use powerful questions that invite her or him to reflect on, and possibly rethink, current recovery habits.
Your 2nd coach-client overview, at least 30 minutes of pre-recorded coaching reviewed for 60 minutes with your trainer, is due by class time.
Week 13: Coaching the Client, Not the Injury (7/26/2017)
In this training session, we will focus on how to help clients overcome injury. Setbacks happen, and in wellness coaching, illness or injury can be extremely common. As a coach, it is important to maintain the focus of your sessions on the client, and not her or his injury. You will practice helping your client create a narrative that encourages her or him to see the setback as an opportunity to learn, grow, and build resilience.
Week 14: Vision (8/2/2017)
This training session looks at the benefits of creating a vision for one’s life and introduces the concepts of future pacing and a vision recording. By providing both clarity as well as a structure to keep client’s focused and on track, both of these concepts are incredibly powerful tools for personal development. During your practice sessions, you will focus on helping your client create a vision for the future and prompt them to make a vision recording after the session.
Week 15: Assumptions and Limiting Beliefs (8/9/2017)
Assumptions and limiting beliefs play a large role in the design and execution of actions plans. This training session explores the chain reaction that occurs between assumptions and actions, as well as focuses on how you as a coach can help your clients bust limiting beliefs that might be holding them back.
Week 16: Perspectives (8/16/2017)
This training sessions builds off of our previous session, but focuses specifically on clients’ perspectives. Helping your client become aware of the perspectives she or he holds can be an important, eye-opening experience. During your practice session, you will work with your client to help them overcome a negative perspective that may be holding them back and uncover a new, signature perspective to integrate into her or his daily life.
Week 17: Motivation Styles (8/23/2017)
This training session looks at various styles of motivation: conditional vs. intrinsic, reactive vs. proactive, and self vs. empathetic. We will explore the benefits and drawbacks of each, and you will practice helping your client uncover which style of motivation works best for them.
Your 3rd overview is due next week! Be sure to schedule your appointment with your trainer if you haven’t already!
Week 18: Values (8/30/2017)
Decisions and actions become much more powerful when they are based in a client’s value system. This training session focuses on the importance and process of clarifying your clients’ values in order for her or him to make meaningful decisions. Your coaching practice will focus on clarifying values and when your client can use them to make decisions.
Your 3rd coach-client overview, at least 30 minutes of pre-recorded coaching reviewed for 60 minutes with your trainer, is due by class time.
Week 19: Reflecting and Reminders (9/6/2017)
In this training session, we will discuss two coaching skills, reframing and paraphrase, that are essential to prompting reflection in coaching sessions. You will also learn a unique association technique called setting reminders”to help your client go back to a signature perspective he or she may need in the future. During your practice session, you will practice the setting reminders exercise with your client.
Week 20: Future Self (9/13/2017)
The future self is a powerful life coaching tool that helps clients overcome negative perspectives and gain clarity on current challenges to make better decisions for the future. This training session will focus on how to use the future self exercise, and you will work through the steps in your practice coaching session.
Week 21: Inner Critic (9/20/2017)
Much like the future self, the inner critic is another coaching tool that helps clients pinpoint and design a new relationship with negative self-talk. In this training session, you will learn how to use the inner critic exercise, and you will practice the steps in your practice coaching.
Week 22: Powerful Relationships (9/27/2017)
This training session focuses on how you can help your clients’ understand the importance of assumptions and beliefs in their relationships. You will learn how to use the Powerful Relationships Chart in a coaching session, as well as how to create new awareness about the relationships in your clients’ lives. During your practice session, you will focus on the relationships in your client’s life and use the Powerful Relationships Chart to create new awareness.
Week 23: Passion and Leadership (10/4/2017)
In this training session, we will look at the importance of passion and how you as a coach can help your client clarify and harness the power of passion. We will also discuss how core motivation types influence leadership styles and what it looks like to help your clients create mission statements and take on leadership roles in their lives.
Your final overview and exam are both due by next week! Please be sure to schedule your appointment with your trainer and complete the exam before next week’s class!
Week 24: Celebration and Reflection (10/11/2017)
We complete the training program by discussing the importance or celebration and reflection in the process of coaching (and your life coach training). There will be a surprise coaching activity to finish out our 6 months of training!
- Chapter 24 from the 1.0 Wellness Coach Training Guide
Your 4th and final coach-client overview, at least 30 minutes of pre-recorded coaching reviewed for 60 minutes with your trainer, is due by class time.
You must also have completed your final exam before the start of class.
To join by phone, call +1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 (US Toll). The meeting ID is 686 578 373.
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