Health vs. Wellness Coaching: Core Competencies Overview

What will you learn when you decide to become a health coach? Here is an overview of the Core Competencies:

  • Spirit of the health coaching relationship and 50/50 patient/provider partnership in health
  • Patient/client engagement through motivational interviewing and empathy
  • Guiding the agenda and goal setting
  • Communication style
  • Cultural competence
  • Active Listening
  • Mindfulness
  • Facilitating behavior change
  • Evidence-based practice interventions for wellness, prevention, and chronic health conditions

What does this all mean? For the remainder of this blog series we will individually dissect each of these competencies to give you the best overview of the program as a whole and give you some tips and tricks you can begin immediately!

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