As health coaches, we have seen first-hand the positive impact coaching can have on our clients’ lives.

Depending on your own situation you may consider seeking out coaching yourself, whether it be for a personal or professional aspect of your life.

Understanding the facet of your life that you feel requires professional assistance is the first step towards achieving your goals. The next step is deciding what type of coaching would best suit your current situation.

In this post we’re going to explore the benefits of coaching, whether it be from a life coach, a business coach or a fitness coach, and how they can bring out the very best in you and your health coaching business. 

Life Coaching for Health Coaches

Running your own health coaching business can at times feel like a juggling act. Many of us are coaches, business owners, parents, grandparents, the list goes on!

If you’re someone that struggles to achieve a healthy work/life balance, then a life coach is someone that can help you manage the different facets of your life more evenly.

So what is a life coach?

Whilst health coaching has a strong focus on health and well-being, a life coach can cover personal growth in areas including but not limited to:

  • Love and relationships
  • Career aspirations
  • Personal and spiritual development
  • Parenting and family advice

Here are some ways life coaching can be beneficial to a health coach.

1. Provide Clarity

A life coach can provide clarity amongst life’s chaos, and can help define your goals and the direction required to achieve them.

For example, a life coach can help you devise a plan to transition out of your old career and become a full-time health coach.

2. Help with Accountability

Accountability is instrumental to achieving your goals. The mere process of sharing your vision and what you want to achieve with a life coach can be extremely powerful.

For example, if your goal is to avoid working throughout the weekend, so that you can spend more time with your family, a life coach can help make this happen.

3. Unbiased Advice

A life coach can provide unbiased advice, and this can have a huge impact on your perspective.

Sometimes it’s easier to take advice from an outsider than from family or friends.

4. Spark Your Passion

If you’re ever feeling like you’re in a bit of a rut, a life coach can help spark your passion by helping you focus on your dreams and aspirations.

For example, if you feel like your study has stalled and other aspects of your life have taken over, a life coach can help with motivation and a plan so that you can complete your education.

5. Personal Development

A life coach can push you beyond your comfort zone and help drive your own personal development.

Have you always wanted to learn a different language or try a new activity such a snowboarding?

Maybe you’ve been sitting on the fence about enrolling in the Primal Health Coach program?

A life coach will help turn your dreams into reality.

Business Coaching for Health Coaches

For many health coaches, we’ve come into this profession with very little, if any, business experience.

Whilst you may understand the basic principles of how to run a successful business, having someone in your corner that has the experience and the know-how can make the process a little less overwhelming.

Here are five ways a business coach can help your health coaching business.

1. Personalized Guidance

A business coach can provide personalized advice, specific to your business needs. They can correct any mistakes before they become problematic and they can provide you with a clear vision of what you can do to optimize business success.

2. Go Outside Your Comfort Zone

A business coach can help you go outside your comfort zone, which is particularly useful if you’re a little timid or introverted.

A business coach can introduce you to new people which may lead to exciting new networking opportunities.

3. Help Turn Your Ideas Into Reality

When we’re personally invested in our business it can sometimes be difficult to see where to start or which direction to take. A business coach can evaluate your goals and your plans and devise a defined plan of action to see them into fruition.

4. Build Your Confidence

Confidence is critical to running a successful business.

However, it’s hard to feel confident when you’re starting something new, like running your own health coaching business.

A business coach has the business experience that you can trust. With their guidance you can feel confident that you’re taking your health coaching business in the right direction.

5. Provide an Outsider’s Perspective

Having an unbiased eye assess your business plan can give you a massive advantage.

A business coach won’t have any industry hang ups and may uncover business solutions that you may have overlooked previously.

Fitness Coaching for Health Coaches

As health coaches, we understand the importance of lifting heavy things and sprinting once in a while.

Whilst it may seem easy enough to do a set of squats, push ups and pull ups at home, there are several benefits to seeking the services of a fitness coach or a personal trainer.

1. Correct Technique

We’re born with the ability to move correctly.

Just watch a toddler sit in the bottom of a squat whilst playing.

However, this natural ability to move correctly is lost as we grow up, simply because of our sedentary lifestyle that involves sitting at a desk from a very early age.

Whether you choose to perform body weight squats, or add some weight to your deadlift, it’s essential that you move correctly.

Performing any movement incorrectly will cause unwanted stress and strain on your joints and can lead to injury.

A fitness coach can teach you how to move well and can help correct poor technique.

2. Optimal Programming for Your Fitness Goals

As a Primal Health Coach, you have a basic understanding of Primal Blueprint fitness programming.

However, seeking the advice of a fitness coach will give you the confidence that your fitness program is going to give you the best results possible.

Whether you want to lean down, gain strength, or grow muscle, a fitness coach will be able to help you achieve these goals.

If you’re interested in finding a Primally-aligned Fitness Coach, check out the Primal Health Coach directory as there are quite a few Primal Health Coach certified Fitness Professionals on the list.

3. Reach Your Fitness Potential

Having a fitness coach will help you reach your full fitness potential, whatever that means for you.

Whether you’re working towards getting your first pull up, or possibly aiming to break your maximum number of consecutive push ups. Having a coach push and motivate you, can help you achieve your fitness goals.

Finding the time to fit exercise into your day can be a challenge, especially when you lead a busy life. However, if you’ve pre-arranged a session with a fitness coach, you’re less likely to skip your workout.

Also, it’s always much easier to push yourself when you have a coach, as they know how to bring out the best in you.

To summarize, whether you need guidance with your personal life, business advice, or help with your fitness routine, there is a coach out there to help you.

Coaching provides a client with support, accountability and an unbiased perspective on their current situation.

Additionally, you never know when a networking opportunity will arise.

For example, you may find that your business coach is looking for some health advice, or your fitness coach may be looking to incorporate health coaching services at their gym. You may even get client referrals from your life coach.

Seeking the services of like-minded individuals is great for you personally, but may also be a smart business move.

Remember, truly great coaches have coaches.

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In this digital guidebook, we cover:

  • How the Primal Health Coach online program works
  • What to expect from and how to use the online student center
  • Exactly what you’ll learn in each of the 20 chapters
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