Why is wellness coaching so effective?
Think of Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs. The model suggests that human beings are programmed for personal growth and self-actualization. The model has basic, physiological needs such as food and sleep at the bottom of the pyramid, followed by security (shelter, employment), love/belonging (family, friendship), esteem (confidence and achievement) and finally self-actualization (problem solving, acceptance).
So if we're programmed for self-improvement, then why aren't we all naturally achieving our goals? This is where coaching is so effective! Having a coach in your life, be it a wellness coach, career coach or spirituality coach, creates responsibility for our actions. Your coach will help you set your goals, develop an action plan to accomplish them, and guide you along the way. Clients feel accountable to both themselves and their coaches, and therefore that much more likely to be consistent in their efforts toward goal achievement. Also, having an understanding of what the hurdles are in the way of your success makes it much easier to overcome them and attain your objectives.