The health coaching industry was estimated at $14.48 billion in 2021, and is expected to reach $29.95 billion by 2030.
It’s a BOOMING industry, yet a lot of people don’t quite understand the coaching profession.
What exactly does a health coach do?
Can health coaches actually make money?
What does it take to be a great health coach?
Health coaches have become a key piece of the health and wellness industry.
It’s their job to support clients to make healthy lifestyle changes and follow through on recommendations from their doctors or other licensed medical professionals.
Bioenergetics puts you on a whole other level as a health coach, since you can quickly assess and correct energetic imbalances.
Bioenergetic Health Coaches are supercharging their client results and becoming sought-after experts with robust, location-independent businesses.
What makes a great Bioenergetic Health Coach?
Could it be the right career for you, and do you have what it takes?
These are the factors that make a great coach…
1. Excellent listening skills.
It’s a coach’s job to listen deeply to their clients, think critically, and ask the right questions.
If you can’t listen to your clients, you’ll be giving them blind advice, and they’ll be much less likely to follow through.
When someone knows that you’re listening to them, they’re much more likely to take action and get results.
2. Knowledge of the wellness industry.
It’s your job as a Bioenergetic Health Coach to have as much knowledge as you can to help your clients, but never to tell your clients what they should be doing.
You listen, ask questions, and make suggestions that they can explore with their doctor.
You’re like their best friend who’s a great listener and knows a lot about health and wellness – an invaluable resource.
3. Deep desire to help people.
A strong desire to help people feel better is what will energize you as a Bioenergetic Health Coach.
If you don’t have that natural desire, it may feel difficult to market your business and show up for your clients.
4. Great questioning skills.
One of the key tools all great Bioenergetic Health Coaches have is a bottomless bag of excellent questions.
After listening to your clients, you’re going to ask them a thoughtful, open-ended question that guides them to share more, and in doing so, land on their own answer.
These are sometimes called “high-mileage questions,” because they inspire clients to dig deeper and talk more about what’s truly going on for them.
Asking great questions leads to the biggest light bulb moments, and the best results for your clients.
5. Time and energy to provide accountability.
Following up with clients and providing accountability is key to their success.
As a Bioenergetic Health Coach, you may choose to offer email, voice note, or text message support in-between sessions.
If you’re someone who loves to stay connected with friends and family and support them, this will feel effortless.
6. Enthusiasm for health and wellness.
If you don’t care that much about health and wellness, and are just looking for a quick career, you’ll probably tire of Bioenergetic Health Coaching quickly.
A natural and deep enthusiasm for health and wellness is non-negotiable if you want to be a successful Bioenergetic Health Coach.
7. Desire to prioritize their own well-being.
You don’t have to be in perfect health to be a great Bioenergetic Health Coach, but you do have to walk your talk by doing your best to take great care of yourself.
Why is this so important?
Your clients will look to you as an example.
They’ll see their own goals in you, and you’ll inspire them to want to commit to their vision.
If you’re not prioritizing your own health, it will feel difficult and perhaps unnatural to help other people with their health.
People who are naturally patient are best suited for coaching.
Some clients may get defensive or avoid taking healthy steps they know they need to take.
This is natural, and it’s not personal. Of course, if this goes too far the client may not be the right fit for coaching.
Why do clients resist what they know is best for them?
The subconscious always wants to cling on to what it’s used to, and it takes time to rewire old programming.
Approaching your clients with patience, neutrality, and support for where they’re at will make all the difference in their ability to progress.
9. A balance between positivity and authenticity.
While positivity is a given, you also want to be authentic.
If a client is struggling, as a coach you want to acknowledge that making changes is difficult.
You may even share a story about your own struggles, if it feels appropriate.
Being a great coach is not about trying to appear perfect.
It’s about showing your clients that you’re human, and that if you can overcome struggles, they can too.
As a Bioenergetic Health Coach, you’ve probably already made great progress with your own health.
Fast food may feel foreign to you. Alcohol, a thing of the past. Smoking, archaic.
While that’s amazing, it’s very important to empathize with the fact that your clients will most likely be less “advanced” than you when it comes to health and wellness.
As big as the wellness industry is, a huge number of people still engage in behaviors they know don’t serve them.
Rather than acting shocked or disgusted when a client shares a moment of weakness – or something that’s common for them – empathize with where they’re at.
Remind them that this is just what their body is used to, and that it takes time to shift.
It’s also a great idea to remind them of the progress they’ve already made.
That will inspire them to want to take the next step, rather than feeling ashamed and just wanting to give up.
It’s very difficult to make sustainable progress by shaming oneself or being shamed by a coach or other professional.
Empathy and self-love are where long-term change can happen.
If you have these attributes and skills, you’re going to be a fantastic Bioenergetic Health Coach.
If you don’t possess most or all of them, but you still feel a genuine desire to help people, don’t worry – they can be learned.
There’s also a few characteristics and behaviors that won’t serve you as a Bioenergetic Health Coach:
- Lack of enthusiasm.
- A need for clients to do things “your way.”
- Telling clients what to do.
- Acting as a licensed medical professional.
If you have these characteristics, you may want to look into mindset work, coaching, or some type of therapy that suits you.
These factors often stem from a lack of energy due to a condition like chronic fatigue or digestive issues, toxic relationships, a difficult work environment, or even nutrient imbalances.
It’s not necessarily your fault if you’re this way, and it’s absolutely possible to change, but you have to want to change. That’s the first step.
How many of the natural Bioenergetic Health Coach characteristics do you currently have?
If it’s most or all of them, you’re going to make a fantastic coach.
We’re so thrilled to bring you this program, and to supercharge the bioenergetics movement through Bioenergetic Health Coaching.
Founder, NES Health