Frequently Asked Questions

What does a health and wellness coach do?

A health and wellness coach is a trained professional who coaches you to achieve your health and wellness goals. They offer you personalised guidance, support, and motivation to help you reach your goals. Working with you, they create a plan that fits your needs and helps you overcome any challenges that come your way. Their aim is to help you live a balanced and healthy life.

How can a health and wellness coach help me?

A health and wellness coach can be a great support in achieving your health goals. They will work closely with you to understand what you want to achieve and create a plan that is just right for you. They will be there to cheer you on, provide tailored advice on nutrition, exercise, managing stress, and making positive changes in your lifestyle.

What qualifications or certifications should I look for in a health and wellness coach?

Look for a coach who holds certifications that are in line with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendations. Reputable organisations like the HCANZA have approval standards that specifically respond to and address the unique needs of the healthcare models within Australia & New Zealand.  Science-based core competencies and task analysis in health and wellness coaching is at the heart of any of the HCANZA Approved Programs (HWC- AP) and HCANZA Approved Program Providers (HCANZA APP).

HCANZA also recognises some international program providers that meet the standards for similar industry associations in the USA (NBHWC) and the United Kingdom (UKIHCA) completion and graduation from any one of the listed international programs may allow you to be eligible to be an HCANZA Accredited Coach (HCANZA-AC).  

I hold both HCANZA and Wellness Coaching Australia membership. 

How often will I need to meet with my health and wellness coach?

The number of sessions with your health and wellness coach will depend on what you want to achieve. In the beginning, you may have more frequent meetings to assess your goals and plan your approach. As you progress, the meetings may become less frequent. Most clients usually meet with their coach once a week or every two weeks.

How long will it take to see results with a health and wellness coach?

The time it takes to see results can vary from person to person, depending on your commitment, starting point, and goals. Some people may notice positive changes in a few weeks, while others may need a few months of consistent effort and coaching to see significant progress. Remember, it's a journey, and every small step counts!

Is health and wellness coaching only for weight loss?

No, health and wellness coaching covers much more than just weight loss. While weight management is a common goal, a health and wellness coach can help you with various objectives. Whether you want to improve your confidence, body image, fitness, manage stress, eat healthier, sleep better, or work on your overall wellbeing, a coach can support you in achieving those goals.

Will a health and wellness coach give me a specific diet plan?

Your health and wellness coach can provide valuable advice on nutrition and help you make healthier food choices. However, they typically won't give you a strict diet plan to follow. Instead, they will encourage you to adopt a balanced and sustainable approach to eating that fits your preferences and lifestyle.

Is health and wellness coaching suitable for everyone?

Absolutely! Health and wellness coaching is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. It doesn't matter if you're starting your wellness journey or looking to improve specific areas of your life.

Can health and wellness coaching replace medical treatment?

No, health and wellness coaching cannot replace medical treatment. Coaches are there to support you, but they are not qualified to diagnose or provide medical treatments. If you have any health concerns, it's vital to consult a qualified healthcare professional who can offer proper medical advice and treatment.

How can I get started with a health and wellness coach?

I'm a certified health and wellness coach and ready to understand your values and start working with you to reach your goals. Book a free discovery call here and we can talk about your needs and see if you feel comfortable working together. Once you decide to proceed, I'll create a coaching plan that fits your schedule and preferences, setting you on the path to a healthier lifestyle.