Having Goals is One Thing, Taking Action is Another
If you’re like most people, your health and wellness are top priorities. You likely have one or more health goals, and changes that you need to make to achieve those goals.
But having goals is one thing. Taking action is another. Many people struggle with taking consistent action to reach their health goals. They get caught in an endless cycle of making then abandoning goals. And they never seem to make meaningful progress.
If you’ve experienced this yourself, it’s normal to feel discouraged. But the solution is not to give up! If you’re not sure what to do next, it may be time to get the help of a Health & Wellness Coach.
When you work with a Health & Wellness Coach, one of your objectives will be to develop a plan for achieving the changes you want to make. Your change plan will define what success looks like to you and map out how you’ll get there.
There’s no single formula for creating a change plan. Different approaches work for different people. But one of the most effective methods for lasting change is to use a client-centered approach.
Client-centered change relies on self-discovery. If you’ve been looking outwards for solutions, a client-centered change plan may be just what you need to finally reach your health and wellness goals.
What is a client-centered change plan?
You may be thinking: aren’t all change plans centered on the client?
But “client-centered” means more than just focusing on the client.
When a coach uses other approaches, often they take on the role of the “expert” or “authority figure.” It’s natural for you to look to them for guidance, advice, and direction. They usually lead the conversation and try to shepherd you in the direction that they think is best for you. As a result, the power dynamic is unequal.
This is very different from a client-centered approach.