Building Your Wellness Coaching Business
At the Catalyst Coaching Institute, our focus is on ensuring that you are ready to be an exceptional health and wellness coach upon completion of the program. In addition, we understand that many of our graduates aspire to own a wellness coaching business. We’re able to help you build your wellness coaching business through the following options:
- Regularly scheduled webinars on the business of wellness coaching and integrating wellness into your clinical practice
- Focus groups scheduled during the lunch hours of the on-site Fast Track training
- A comprehensive coaching toolbox that allows you to quickly launch your coaching business while leveraging your time, enhancing your value and building your credibility (available for a small monthly fee – details below)
- Training developed and facilitated by one of the most respected national employee wellness providers. We are one of only 9 national companies recognized by the URAC as a fully-accredited Comprehensive Wellness Provider, so you’ll receive exceptional, practical and real-world guidance throughout our Certified Wellness Coach (CWC) certification process.
Our Wellness Coaching Business Toolbox
For wellness coaches who desire to quickly and easily start their own practice, Catalyst Coaching Institute offers a comprehensive wellness coaching toolbox for $49/month + $5/client and a $99 one-time set-up fee. This comprehensive wellness business resource includes:
Some people pursue wellness coaching as a hobby. Others want to create a reputable business, in which case a professional email address is critical. While an email address ending in @gmail.com or @yahoo.com is completely fine for interacting with friends and family members, it’s not a great choice for a business. For this reason, we provide a professional email address of your choice that ends in @WellnessNation.com. Email addresses are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and you make your selection during registration.
Whether you’re working with employer groups or individual clients, the integration of a high-end Health Risk Assessment (HRA) system not only provides you immediate credibility but also another tool that can improve clients’ health and wellness. This HRA is typically available for businesses of 1,000+ employees, but you’ll have immediate access. This is one of the top wellness tools on the market – and there’s no additional charge with this toolkit.
The integration of an electronic scheduling system makes life easier. You simply input the times you’re available for coaching, and then your clients select the time that works best for them. Afterward, you’ll receive an automatically generated notification, and your clients will automatically receive a reminder about the appointment prior to the designated time. While this creates an amazingly efficient scheduling experience for you and clients, it also helps reduce the frequency of cancelled or re-scheduled appointments.
You’ll likely want to send your clients an occasional email to see how their wellness is progressing between coaching sessions. However, the time it takes to review the previous session’s notes and then send out the email can be significant. This system, based on the models used by hospitals and healthcare providers around the world, allows you to write a personal “check-in” note immediately after your coaching session and select the date you want to send it. On that day, it will be automatically delivered to your client.
HIPAA compliance and website security have garnered a great deal of attention in recent years. For a wellness coaching business, it must be a top priority. It doesn’t matter how many tools your web portal contains or how flashy it appears to clients if it isn’t secure and compliant. With WellnessNation.com, you have a secure and HIPAA-compliant portal. In fact, you can compare this option to other web portals on the market with this SSL Labs security scanner.
The client trackers, tools and resources allow you and your clients to easily view their progress over time. Clients can track a wide range of wellness data, and you can view their goals, check-up questions, BMI updates and more.
Because people love a little friendly competition, this tool may be the most valuable in helping you grow your wellness coaching business. These engaging group and individual challenges motivate clients and make wellness fun. The challenges are easy for you to set up and monitor, and they expose others to your coaching services.
With this integration, your clients can link their Fitbit to Wellness Nation tools for an automatic upload of steps and participation in various challenges. It also allows you to easily track and review their activity and progress.