Does Health and Wellness Coaching Work?
As health and wellness coaching continues to gain steam as an avenue for sustainable behavior change, so too does research into the efficacy of this approach.
To understand the impact of wellness coaching on behavior change, scientists from the Mayo Clinic recently facilitated a 12 week, in person, one-on-one coaching program that included 100 employees members of a worksite wellness center. The vast majority of participants were female (90%) and around age 42. The completed questionnaires on health behaviors, eating self-efficacy and goal-setting skills pre and post intervention.
The employees improved in all areas and 3 months later appeared to have sustained their progress.