Well-being coaching: how to become a health coach?

Written by: Loris Vitry (holistic coach)
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Well-being coaching: how to become a health coach?
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Many people today are looking for personalized support for psychological well-being and good health.

Faced with such a need, the profession of wellness and health coach is born.

It is important not to confuse him with the psychologist or the therapist.

He is a professional who personally accompanies individuals by touching some aspect of their life in order to help them get better.

To discover this profession and know how to become a health coach, here is an article that provides sufficient information on the subject.

Well-being coaching: the job of the health coach and his mission

Well-being coaching or health coaching is a profession with a wide range of missions and requiring very specific qualities from the coach.

It is advisable to start from the general presentation of the profession of health coach in order to achieve its missions and its qualities.

General presentation of the well-being coach profession

The wellness coach is a professional who helps his clients to find a harmonious balance between body and mind.

He ensures the well-being of his clients through personalized support and works to free them from certain addictions, psychological disorders, etc.

In a nutshell, it helps the physical and mental health of clients.

The different aspects of its support are generally:

  • self-esteem;
  • managing stress, anxiety and anxieties;
  • weight loss (for body thinning) and adopting a healthy diet;
  • liberation of the mind;
  • and the release of certain addictions (alcoholism, drugs, sex, etc.).

The support methods of this type of coach are inspired by holism, because they take into account the whole man (body and mind).

He becomes friends with his client, listens to him without judging him and gives him practical tips to overcome his pain.

It helps clients improve their quality of life by helping them use their natural, physical and mental assets.

This global presentation announces its missions, which are not the least.

Missions of the well-being coach

The first mission of the wellness coach is to get closer to his client, to create a relationship with him.

This is the best way to get to know him and to help him find the necessary tools within him that will help him overcome his illness.

This is a method that makes it easier to achieve the goals set between coach and client at the start of the process.

We therefore understand that this is a process that must begin with the definition of the objectives to be achieved, the establishment of a plan adapted to the objectives set and to the client’s situation.

The plan should be a program that indicates the professional’s role with their client, which the client must do on their own on a daily basis.

This will require an in-depth interview with the client.

The second step will be to define the tools and tips to help the customer to finish the process being satisfied and better.

This is where the choices for nutrition, fitness and / or mental health come in.

Tips for having a balanced diet, exercises to have a good body shape, ways to better cope with psychological disorders, better manage stress, develop self-confidence, etc.

The coach helps the client to truly adopt these new habits in his daily life.

Finally, the coach assesses the impact of the measures put in place on the client’s well-being as the process evolves.

It is possible to make readjustments along the process if the desired results are not always present.

Faced with such a mission, certain specific qualities are required of the coach.

The qualities and skills of the well-being and health coach

It is important to find certain qualities and skills in the well-being and health coach.

The qualities of the well-being and health coach

Among the qualities required in the well-being coach, we can mention:

the sense of contact

For a professional who has to welcome people who are going through difficult situations and are seeking healing, it is important to have a sense of contact.

He must know how to reassure, listen, be easily approachable.

He must be able to establish a relationship with the customer.


In this business, you really have to be patient to see the methods bear fruit with the client.

It also takes patience in dealing with emotions.


It takes enough rigor in the follow-up of the customer for his well-being.

The strong will to help others

The job of the coach requires meeting people who have problems.

This requires an unwavering desire to help others.

The skills required

The profession of well-being coach requires the development of certain skills necessary to best help the client.

It is important for the coach to:

  • know the human anatomy;
  • to have taste;
  • know fashion and beauty care products;
  • have some knowledge of dietetics;
  • know tips in fitness and aerobics;
  • know the basics of physiology;
  • master communication techniques;
  • know the relaxation exercises;
  • know stress management tips;
  • and master the tools of group facilitation.

It is also recommended to develop certain specific skills in aromatherapy, herbalism, herbal medicine, auriculotherapy, iridology, bioenergy, etiopathy, fascia therapy, kinesiology, Chinese medicine, naturopathy, reflexology, relaxation, reiki, sophrology, yoga, etc.

The training to become a coach in well-being and health

There are no regulations governing the profession of health wellness coach.

You can therefore practice the profession without a state diploma.

The profession is becoming more professional step by step with organizations such as ICF, EMCC and SFCoach which promote it in France and train coaches.

They organize training to have certain tools in gestalt, NLP, transactional therapy or even systemic therapy.

It is also possible to take specific training courses in herbal medicine, naturopathy, natural medicine, yoga and many other training.

This profession being liberal, the coach according to his notoriety and his results can receive a remuneration of up to 3000 euros per month on average.

The hour is generally billed between 50 and 150 euros.

The health coach can be self-employed or work in a fitness club within an association or in a wellness center.

The coach works through weekly sessions at home or at the client’s premises for a period set according to the set objectives.

For those who are interested in this profession, you now know the role, qualities, skills and training of the health coach.

It is a profession in full professionalization which will soon be well supervised.

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