Boost Your Confidence, Uplevel Your Coaching Skills and Help Your Clients Even More

Have you ever noticed how sometimes people say they want something in life, they have a goal or want to make a change, but they just never seem to be able to do it? Try as they might, they just seem to be held back by something. You might think it’s their circumstance or maybe a mental block. Or looking at your own life, have you ever noticed how you might create a big goal for yourself, but you don’t seem to be getting there very fast?


When it comes to helping your clients, this can be frustrating. You have so much wisdom and support to offer them, but when they don’t take action, you might be left wondering what to do next. Worse yet, when your clients don’t reach their goals, sometimes self-doubt creeps in and you start to wonder how good of a coach you really are.


When your confidence starts to go down hill, it’s a slippery slope. What’s going on here?


Just saying your clients says they want something in life is not enough. Even if we they to the next level to get support in achieving what they want, sometimes nothing seems to work for them. What comes into play, besides saying they want something and taking action steps, is also a hidden element called programming.


Your Mindset

Our programming can also be referred to as our mindset. What are the thoughts, behaviors and ways of relating to this world that make you think and act as you do? Each person is unique. Two people can have the same goals and same circumstances, but one person achieves their goal while another does not. The hidden element of our mindset is something we need to look at for ourselves and for our clients.


If you’ve already worked with clients in some capacity either as a coach or holistic practitioner, you might be frustrated that they aren’t doing what they say they want to do. You’ve done all the work you can, you’ve supported them, given them solutions to follow, provided them advice…and they’re still eating junk food or not committing to the workout plan you decided upon together. They seem stuck.


When it comes to your work, if you can better understand each of your clients and what makes them tick, you’ll be able to help them reach their goals more effectively.


Most people go through life without really understanding why they do what they do or what makes them operate. We tend to live at the conscious level, noticing just what’s happening to us on the physical level. What we don’t realize is that we essentially have our own internal operating system, which is driving all that we do. And if we can dig deep and get a clear picture of how we operate, we not only get to better understand ourselves, we also get to make better decisions and choices for our lives. We will have a better understanding of how we operate and we can then work with it, rather than against it. This deeper layer is called our subconscious and its where our programming lives.


Getting to this deeper level, which I call the core, is where you can really help your clients to make change. In the IAWP Wellness Coach Certification program, we teach our students specifically how to do this using our Core Coaching Method (CCM).


The Core Coaching Method

The Core Coaching Method (CCM) is about getting to the core of an issue or challenge that a person is experiencing in order to create a lasting breakthrough. As a wellness professional, you already know that all areas of our health and well-being are interconnected. It is important to help your clients make this same connection and understand how certain problems or challenges in one area of their life may directly or indirectly impact other areas of their life. Though we may feel a challenge in one part of our life, an unconsidered part of our life might be the real source of the distress.


As a coach, you may notice the source of your client’s problem right away and believe you have a solution to help. While providing solutions is helpful, The Core Coaching Method will show you how to help your clients arrive at a solution for themselves. Why is this important? When a person arrives at their own conclusion, rather than being told what to do, they will take action from a more empowered place and have a higher probability of sustaining the action.


When we ask the right questions, we can identify the core or source of a challenge. Sometimes the core issue is hidden under many layers, causing it to be subconscious. It is common for most people to be disconnected from the core of their challenge, which either shows up as not knowing why something is happening or not taking accountability for the issue in their life. The Core Coaching Method has a single goal in mind: to uncover the core of the issue in order to create a breakthrough resulting in a solution that can be achieved and sustained.


If a coach provides advice or presents a solution without the client’s whole picture in mind or without having determined the true source of the client’s problem, what the coach offers will likely be just a Bandaid. It may work for awhile, but the client will not be able to maintain the solution. This dynamic is why we often see people failing to stay on track with their goals. They have identified a solution and a pathway to achieve their goal, but they have not identified the true source of their problem or the core issue underneath their challenge. Reaching a goal is a combination of identifying its core obstacle and having the support to stay on track.


If you’re struggling with getting to the core of your client’s issues, and would like to learn how to coach them on a deeper level, we’d love for you to come join us in our Wellness Coach Certification program. Spring Enrollment is underway right now and students are already diving in deep with the Core Coaching Method. You’ll get to practice CCM with your own peer coach, model it with your own personal Wellness Coach and use it in your own life. When you start to transform your core, you’ll be an expert at helping your clients do it, too. So if you’re ready to boost your confidence and help your clients even more, then click here to book a chat with one of our Admissions Advisors.



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.


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4 thoughts on “Boost Your Confidence, Uplevel Your Coaching Skills and Help Your Clients Even More

  1. Cecilia

    Very good points, Suzanne. “Getting to the core” should be the beginning for any person wanting change and the place to start for any coach.

  2. Sandi

    Hi there ,
    Yes I Would be interested in taking this certification to be a wellness coach ,it has been a life long passion of mine to do ,however I don’t see the cost of the programs .


  3. Suzanne Post author

    Hello Sandi, Be sure to email us at [email protected] for more information on tuition, current enrollment and scholarships. Love, Health & Success, Suzanne Monroe

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