A Qualitative Description of the Role of a Whole Health Coach
Keywords:health, coach, research, qualitative
Objective: To explore the experience of the role of a whole health coach.
Methods: This qualitative, descriptive study used semi-structured interviews with 7 informants. Transcriptions were coded with words/phrases, and themes identified.
Results: The overarching theme was a 'balancing board' with the client as the board and whole health coach the fulcrum. The 'job' of being a whole health coach grounds the experience. The coach serves as the fulcrum capitalizing on seven skills and a core of personal beliefs. The client engages in a 'balancing act' as they move forward connecting with the whole health coach.
Conclusions: The whole health coach experience is personal and professional. Coaches utilize the foundation of the job and skills to assist clients in moving forward on a path of balance with the client as the driver/pilot.
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