Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Demand for Health & Wellness Coaching

Health & Wellness Coaching was originally born out of humanistic psychology, behavioral change theory, and life coaching. But, the Health & Wellness Coaching profession now has a firm foot-hold in organizations and healthcare businesses internationally.
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The demand for Health & Wellness Coaching  is now on the increase due to the evidence that demonstrates it’s role in improved client/patient outcomes, medical compliance, employee health and productivity, and lower health care costs. Health & Wellness Coaching “bridges the gap” between traditional healthcare and behavioral change.

You can now find Health & Wellness Coaches in your local doctor’s office, at your local pharmacy, or they can be hired by healthcare facilities (hospitals, private practices, etc.) or even business corporations as a part of a company’s preventive health care program. Due to the rise of corporate wellness programs, companies want healthier employees to increase productivity and lessen health insurance claims which explains why Health & Wellness Coaches are becoming more and more employed or consulted in this work setting. And, as credibility gets established, demand will grow even more.

As a result, Health & Wellness Coaching is one of the most rapidly growing professions in the United States and around the world. Why? Because more and more people want help and advice beyond the drug-focused advice from their doctors. In fact, The U.S. Department of Labor’s O-Net (i.e., Occupational Trends) analysis of current market trends cites the vocation of coaching as a “red hot” (i.e., “high growth”) area that will sustain occupational growth over the next decade. 

Today, several thousand Health and Wellness Coaches work in many diverse settings, including corporate wellness centers, health clubs, medical fitness facilities, hospitals, clinics, and private practices. This growing profession also includes the integration of coaching competencies into many existing health professions, including nursing, primary care, exercise and mental health intervention, and physical and occupational therapy. 

Today, people want to be more in control of their health without having to be dependent on expensive drugs and medications that only mask the problem and never get rid of the disease. In the meantime, diseases and illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic fatigue, depression, arthritis, osteoporosis, and obesity are increasing toward record levels.

Unfortunately, most people don't have the resources, information, or professional guidance to be successful  in improving their health or successfully fighting diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, just to name a few. So, in most cases, we buy various alternative health books or seek help from naturopathic doctors, registered dietitians, nutritionists, herbalists, and other healthcare professionals.

But, most of us have been disappointed by the advice offered from most of these healthcare professionals because, as it turns out, they know very little about the science of disease. They understand the importance of diet and exercise, but, they really don't know how to design a nutritional program or an exercise program that specifically targets a disease such as Type 2 diabetes.

The Need for Diabetes Health Coaching
Recently, the field of health coaching (specifically diabetes health coaching) has begun to grow significantly because of the demand from so many diabetics looking for help with managing their diabetes and blood glucose levels. This has led to many schools offering certification training to individuals who wanted to become health coaches.

But, as it turns out, some of these health coaches were not trained properly and, therefore, are ill-equipped to help most Type 2 diabetics. Most health coaches have had some success in other areas such as weight loss, but, not in areas that required a better understanding of medical science and nutritional science -- areas such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Consequently, because of the success of the top-selling book ("Death to Diabetes"), the author and his company are now offering diabetes health coaching and business training to various healthcare professionals and organizations.

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