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Frequently Asked Questions

Educating yourself about coaching and coaches will help you better attain your desired outcome.

What is wellness?

Living a self-actualized, conscious, balanced life of health and well-being.

What is wellness coaching?

A client-centered process that harnesses internal strengths and external resources to facilitate and empower the achievement of health and wellness goals.

What is a wellness coach?

A knowledgeable facilitator working with a client to provide the motivation and tools needed to achieve their physical and emotional health goals.

How do they work with a client?

Wellness coaching is based on the assumption that a client is resourceful – they already have the answers and it is the coach’s job to ask questions that lead the client to the successful completion of their chosen goal.  I liken it to the game of Jeopardy. 😊

Why would someone choose to work with a wellness coach?

  • to uncover or revitalize their life passion

  • to establish realistic, obtainable goals

  • affirm and utilize their positive qualities and strengths

  • create long-lasting transformational change

How is coaching regulated?

At this time, coaching is an unregulated practice.  This means that anyone can call themselves a coach.  Clients can protect themselves by ensuring the coach they select is certified by a NBHWC (National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches) approved program.

Helen is Master Certified though Catalyst Coaching Institute –

a NBHWC approved program.

Is coaching like therapy?

A coach is not a therapist.  I look at it this way.  Therapists work with clients to uncover their past to inform their present.  They work more from a mental perspective.  Coaches work with clients to discover how their present can move them into the future.  They work from a behavioral perspective.

How much should I expect to pay for wellness coaching services?

Experienced coaches usually charge between $100 and $200 per session.  Many offer packages of multiple sessions which will offer discounted rates.

What makes Helen unique amongst wellness coaches?

  • Helen has a good deal of experience overcoming life’s challenges.  She knows what it takes to create positive change.

  • She has an innate sense about people – her daughter calls her a “compassionate intuitive.”

  • Through her careers as professional dancer and certified Pilates instructor, Helen has intimate knowledge on the workings of the human body and in meeting the stresses with passion, perseverance and humor.