November 7, 2018
A mentor coach can play an important role in helping you reach your goals as a health and wellness professional
One of the most exciting things about health and wellness coaching is the dynamic nature of the work. Rarely does one day look like the next. The variety of clients, goals, and the nature of each coach-client relationship will undoubtedly keep your work varied and interesting. Because of this dynamic nature, tapping into the expertise of a mentor coach can be extremely valuable. A mentor coach can also provide insight into what it’s really like to be a health and wellness coach, as discussed in our recent podcast with two Coaching Catalyst Institute mentor coaches.
What is the value of a mentor in the health and wellness coaching profession?
They can provide guidance
CCI’s certification courses offer the unique experience of linking to a mentor coach as you go through the process of receiving your certification. Whether you’re just beginning your coaching journey or if you’ve been in the field for a while, the perspective of another experienced professional is always valuable. Each coach brings a unique spin and personality to the profession, and a mentor coach may open your eyes to ideas and tactics that you wouldn’t have otherwise considered.
They help you create your vision
If you enjoy setting personal goals for yourself as a health and wellness coach – a target number of clients by the year’s end, for example – you are far more likely to achieve those goals if you state them out loud to a professional mentor. A mentor who knows the realities of what it’s like to be a health and wellness coach can help you develop your vision of where you see yourself in your career, as well as what you need to do to get there. Our mentor coaches are able to spend concentrated time with you during the certification process to provide guidance on your goal-setting.
They can open doors
As in many professions, health and wellness coaching can be about who you know. Having a relationship with other health and wellness coaches who you may meet during your certification process can lead to referrals and to other networking opportunities that may not appear if you’re working in isolation. Remember that mentor coaches have taken on this role with the goal of developing future leaders.
If your journey to becoming a certified health and wellness coach is just beginning, take a look at Catalyst Coaching Institute’s upcoming course offerings. One of the most unique aspects of our certification courses is the valuable opportunity to spend time learning from the experts and working face-to-face with mentor coaches to prepare for the next phase of your career.
Need more information? Schedule a consultation with us to see how our programs can help you.