Become a Wellness coach: the Next Frontier for Coaching Jobs?

Is there a need for people who want to become a wellness coach? Are there potential coaching jobs out there? The wellness industry is a $500 billion industry and growing. And it’s just getting started. People are sick of being sick, and are looking for alternatives. Most people are not aware of all the choices they have available to them, and how even simple lifestyle choices can have a profound effect on the quality of their lives. And if you decide to become a wellness coach you can help people with the ongoing process of making healthier choices in their lives.

Do you wonder if you become a wellness coach, will you be able to find clients? There are a lot of statistics out there that show there is a need for people who want to become a wellness coach, and lots of opportunities for coaching jobs.

  • Medical research studies show that only 1 patient out of 9 is able to change habits by his or herself after coronary bypass surgery. You would think that major surgery would be enough of a wake up call to cause transformation. If you have the right qualifications, this niche could provide you with more coaching jobs than you could ever handle by yourself.
  • According the a US Public Health survey, 70-80% of doctor visits are related to issues made worse by stress.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 70% of health care costs arise from diseases that are preventable; such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

Who will pay for coaching services if you become a wellness coach?

  • According to industrial medicine statistics, stress has a negative effect on productivity in 9 out of 10 companies. If you can find a solution for one of those companies, word will get out and companies will seek your services. Then you might find yourself with the problem of having too many coaching jobs.
  • Other studies say that for every dollar invested in worksite wellness programs there is a 300-600% return. Talk about opportunities for coaching jobs.
  • California and other states proposed legislation in 2008 that would help reduce healthcare costs by promoting prevention, wellness, and personal responsibility. Many even provided incentives to individuals who meet certain health goals. Who knows, maybe some very nice government coaching jobs will come out of some of new legislation. Or perhaps, you want to start your own company and secure some of those contracts yourself.

Before you hang your sign and take on wellness coaching jobs, make sure you have proper training and get legal counseling so you don’t inadvertently cross over any boundaries. You want to make sure you are behaving ethically, and providing the best coaching for your clients.

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Jeffrey T. Sooey
CEO, JTS Advisors
Founder, Coaches Training Blog community

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  1. Karon says

    I am aspiring to become a Health Coach. I am looking for what is required of me in order to make this a possibility! I have a bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education/Public Health and a Master’s degree in Adult Education. I know it is not required to become a registered nurse to launch such a lucrative business as this. I am looking to begin training for this venture within the next 2-3 months.I would like some suggestions of what is the most effective approach to train for becoming a Health Coach? Also, does Jeffrey T. Sooey offer any job opportunities online for health coaching under his leadership of his business? I am looking forward to hearing from you very soon with your responses to all of my concerns! I hope you have a very Blessed Week!

  2. Jeffrey T. Sooey says

    I would like some suggestions of what is the most effective approach to train for becoming a Health Coach?

    –The knowledge you have about health is going to be a big part of your success as a health coach because most of your clients will be looking for facts and info. Some of the top health coaches have hundreds of articles, videos, and other reports that provide information alone.

    –Next, consider building your coaching skills. If you’re going to go beyond ‘just the facts’, then helping your clients with motivation, inspiration, accountability, a sounding board, inner game & emotional support and changes… these types of services are the things any coach should have facility with.

    Also, does Jeffrey T. Sooey offer any job opportunities online for health coaching under his leadership of his business?

    We are always looking for great coaches to join our team. Generally, they need to be trained by us first, but many coaches who’ve been through our trainings now coach our clients, teach our classes, and even write for this blog.

    Jeff

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