What is Coaching?

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Integrative Wellness Coaching
Transforming Mind and Body!

What Is Coaching? 

“On a practical level, the coaching process addresses setting and achieving individual personal, professional, health or lifestyle goals. On a spiritual level, coaching leads to a purposeful, fulfilling life where actions flow from innermost values and desires. The ultimate goal is supporting you to reach your full potential.”

Debra Betterly, PhD is an IWA certified Integrative Wellness Life Coach and Metaphysician.

What is an integrative Wellness Coach?
A person who guides, supports & resources their clients through a combination of modalities (fields and techniques) or inclusive approaches to EMPOWERING (giving someone the tools to self-heal, overcome and grow) towards wholeness (harmony and balance) in the entire person; mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.


What’s it like to work with a professional health and integrative wellness coach?

If you’re feeling stuck, want clarity, need support or you want more out of your life, your coach is there for you. You would never expect an athlete to reach the Olympic Games without a world-class coach.  Why would you expect any less in your personal life?

Your integrative wellness coach and professional health and healing Strategist will:

  • Help you clarify your vision.
  • Support you to eliminate mental and emotional blocks, procrastinations and fears.
  • Keep you focused and accountable.
  • Uncover unconscious behaviors and patterns that no longer serve you.
  • Expect you to do your best and hold you to it!
  • Help you identify and live by your values.
Additional value:
Integrative wellness coaching is about helping you make better decisions about your life and your health.  The truth is, my clients are very smart. Yet they still know the value of accessing someone who can be objective, honest, and constructive about the issues and options they are facing.

How long does a coach work with an individual? The length of a coaching relationship varies depending on the individual’s needs and preferences.  Three to six months of working with a coach may work for certain individuals. Other individuals may find it beneficial to work with a coach for a longer period. Factors that may impact the length of time include the types of goals, individual style, current state of being and financial resources available to support coaching.

How are coaching sessions structured? Coaching occurs over the phone or in person one to three times a month for 30-45 minutes each session. Coaching sessions are conducted on weekdays, usually during business hours.

What is the difference between coaching and therapy? Coaching supports personal healing and growth and empowers individuals to enhance their quality of life through action-based design. Coaching is primarily about discovery, awareness, and choice.  Coaching is not about solving problems or improving performance, although all of that will certainly happen in an effective coaching relationship. Coaching is an effective way of empowering people to find their own answers, encouraging and supporting them on their journey as they continue to make important choices in their lives. Coaching does not focus on individuals dealing with pain, addiction or a traumatic experience.

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