Nutrition Counseling
Wellness Coaching





What is a Wellness Coach?

Coaching is an emerging profession that began about 25 years ago, first in executive leadership, followed by life coaching. Coaching for health and wellness started about ten years ago and it has been shown to be an effective approach to helping people make and sustain improvements in their lives.

The relationship between a coach and client offers a profound level of support, guidance, and encouragement to making changes, without being judgmental. Coaches help their clients become clearer on where they are, where they want to go, and how to get there.

Coaches provide instruction and mentoring to their clients, and help them set goals, define an action plan, and navigate the path until they reach their goals. Coaches facilitate learning and help clients put the learning into action. Wellness coaches work with people who want to make changes in their lives regarding eating, exercise and stress and generally work with people without mental health issues. Coaches focus on the present and help the client move towards the future. Coaches do not diagnose and may recommend that clients seek a psychologist or therapist for treatment, if appropriate.

Kay Schlegel-Pratt became a certified wellness coach in 2009 through Wellcoaches Corporation.