Category Archives: Holistic Business

Wellness Coaches Make a Difference Locally and Around the World

 
 
What kind of a business could you create as a Wellness Coach? What type of work could you do?
 
We’ve seen our graduates do many things, but let’s just say you’re only limited by your own imagination! In this article, we talk about making a difference as a Wellness Coach in your local community as well as making a global impact. You see, as a Wellness Coach, your work is really important. You have a significant message to share; what you do changes lives.
 
At the local level, Wellness Coaches deliver their message to their local community, usually in person. Communication occurs through personal contact face-to-face.
 
A Wellness Coach who has a local focus likes to inspire her own community. She may do this through networking, connecting with people face-to-face, and sharing ideas.
 
She may lead workshops, live events, do personal or small group coaching or even get involved in a school lunch program. She wants to make a difference at the local level.
 
Wellness Coaches may also work at a global level. Their focus is on a wider audience through the use of technology. Communication occurs virtually, for example, by phone calls, Skype, teleseminars or webinars.
 
A Wellness Coach who wants to make an impact on a specific population or problem will likely be more of a global leader. She will take advantage of technology such as the internet, Skype, and the phone to bring people together from across the globe. She may make an impact by creating online programs, leading wellness retreats, or designing a group training program.
 

“We’ve seen our graduates do many things, but let’s just say you’re only limited by your own imagination.”

 
Neither the local or global track is any better than the other. You will likely be drawn to one track over another based on your personal goals and personality. Keep in mind that your focus as a Wellness Coach may change over time. You may gravitate toward working in your local community or making an impact through global initiatives, but neither is set in stone.
 
In addition, you may choose to blend tracks over time, offering some of your work in your local community while simultaneously building an online presence.
 
For example, you might work with face-to-face clients and also with clients located in other places via phone or Skype. Or, you might give a workshop in your local community and also teach a webinar online.
 
Whether you want to help people locally or globally, you can do it as an IAWP Wellness Coach. We teach our students how to build a Wellness Coaching career that they love to wake up to everyday. Through our comprehensive training and lifetime support, we support you every step of the way.
 
Ready to follow your passion and inspire others to be healthy? Click here to learn more about becoming a Wellness Coach.

 

Love, Health and Success,

Suzanne Monroe is the Founder of The International Association of Wellness Professionals and Director of the IAWP’s Wellness Coach Certification & Training Program. The IAWP has given away over $100,000 in scholarships to support people who are passionate about health and wellness. If you’re interested in learning more about a career as a Wellness Coach, you can chat with an Admissions Advisor by scheduling your appointment here.

The Value of Partnering

 
 


 
No matter how good you are at sharing or promoting your work, you can only do so much on your own. There are audiences and groups that will go beyond your reach unless you develop partnerships to help you reach them.
 
Having partnerships is an extremely valuable business asset. In fact, developing and fostering partnerships is essential no matter what type of holistic practice or business you own.
 
If you’re waiting for people to find you or even if you’ve gone a step further and are sharing your message, your message needs wings. It needs to be able to fly and reach the right people. That’s where partnerships come in.
 

Your message needs wings!

 
Your work is really important. You have a very significant message to share; what you do changes lives.
 
So often though, wellness professionals who start out loving what they do become negative, cynical, angry or downright depressed because they don’t think that anyone understands how important their work is. Keep in mind that it’s not that people don’t get it; it’s usually that you don’t understand how to reach people.
 
You’re likely sharing your message with someone. It might just be the “wrong someone”. So, it feels like “people don’t get it”.
 
What would happen if you starting sharing your work not only with people who need your help but with people who already help people who need your work? If you really want to explode your business and touch as many lives as possible, the best way to do that is by going straight to the source–those who are already one step ahead of you. They are the ones that have spent years building their client base and community and who will help your business the most through partnership opportunities.
 
For new wellness professionals, this can feel scary. You might find yourself thinking, “Who am I to ask other people to share my stuff?” Or, “Why will this person want to give me access to their community after they have worked so hard to build it?”
 
It’s “fear of rejection” that’s really coming into play here. Yes, there’s a possibility that the person won’t share your work or won’t respond to your email or won’t be interested. But nine times out of ten, the person will be excited to collaborate.
 
Sometimes, this fear can also be about a fear of really being out there in the world with our work. We wonder how people will view us.  We wonder who we are speaking to in certain groups.  This fear is really about taking our purpose and putting it out there.  Our purpose is truly intimate to us.  It’s a part of our heart.  It’s our passion.
 
Here’s what you have to keep telling yourself. By playing small and not taking action, no one will ever be supported with your work. No one will ever know what you do.
 
But if you take the steps forward and begin seeing yourself as the expert that you are and start moving forward to share your work on this level, more lives will be changed, including yours. It might feel uncomfortable at first, but move into that discomfort and get comfortable in the uncomfortable.
 
Begin to see it as a sign of growth, as a good thing.  Don’t wait until things are perfect because it’s about imperfect action. Don’t wait! Get out there and start taking imperfect action!
 
Hungry for more business training and actionable advice? Let the IAWP become your lifelong mentor. Click here to learn more about our Wellness Coach Training and Certifications programs.

 
Love, Health and Success,
 

 

 
Suzanne Monroe is the Founder of The International Association of Wellness Professionals and Director of the IAWP’s Wellness Coach Certification & Training Program. The IAWP has given away over $100,000 in scholarships to support people who are passionate about health and wellness. If you’re interested in learning more about a career as a Wellness Coach, you can chat with an Admissions Advisor by scheduling your appointment here.