Becoming a health coach can be a satisfying and rewarding career choice in a fast-growing field, but where do you start?
Are you looking to bring your passion for health to the next level, but are struggling with where to begin? Maybe you want to help people eat healthier and get more exercise, but you’re struggling with what steps to take to learn how to do so professionally. If this sounds like you, you’re an excellent candidate to become a certified health & wellness coach.
Finding a niche is key to a successful health and wellness coaching business. It helps you stand out from the competition, attract and retain your ideal clients, plus charge a rate you’re satisfied with.
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If you’re ready to take the leap and become a health coach, you’re in good company. Health coaches have the power to transform lives by changing behaviors so people can make healthier choices in order to battle chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Your passion for helping others pursue and achieve their goals for healthier living may have launched your desire to become a health coach, but now it’s time to take the practical steps to turn your love of health and wellness into a career.
With the rise in healthy living, the need for personal trainers, health coaches, and nutritionists is greater than ever before. While it’s an exciting time for successful business owners, the tremendous growth of the market also means more competition for entrepreneurs in the space.
Black-owned health and fitness entrepreneurs and health specialists been transforming industries for the better as long as they have existed. As far back as Dr. James McCune Smith and Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler in the 19th century, Black Americans have made vital contributions to public health, medical research, health business, and health education, despite arduous and discriminatory circumstances that have repeatedly intended to thwart their efforts and advances.
Health coaches and wellness professionals often worry about their clients who are at risk of feeling burned-out and work to provide tools to help them prevent and recover from bouts of burnout.
As little as ten years ago, it was rare to find health coaches integrated into the patient care cycle. While health coach integration into the healthcare system is still not universal, clinics, hospitals, and individual health professionals are beginning to recognize the positive impact that health coaches can have on patient and client outcomes.
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