Health coaching is more than a job, it’s a commitment to a client’s success. And while many aspiring health coaches are ready to take on that challenge, they hold themselves back with the fear of personal failure.
With an expected job growth rate of 16% through 2024, and a growing client base of consumers who believe food and nutrition play a significant role in maintaining and improving overall health, the need for holistic health coaches won’t be declining any time soon. As more holistic health coaches start their own businesses, the competition also increases. Be sure you set yourself up for success by following these business tips.
Forging a business in the health and wellness industry isn’t easy, even for certified professionals. Though there’s tremendous competition to secure clients and establish yourself as a health expert, the rewards of helping others (and making a living while doing it) are well worth it for many professional health coaches.
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Are you looking to bring your passion for health to the next level, but are struggling with where to begin? Maybe you want to help people eat healthier and get more exercise, but you’re struggling with what steps to take to learn how to do so professionally. If this sounds like you, you’re an excellent candidate to become a certified health & wellness coach.
If you’re ready to take the leap and become a health coach, you’re in good company. Health coaches have the power to transform lives by changing behaviors so people can make healthier choices in order to battle chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Your passion for helping others pursue and achieve their goals for healthier living may have launched your desire to become a health coach, but now it’s time to take the practical steps to turn your love of health and wellness into a career.
As an advocate for healthy eating and an active lifestyle, your health and wellness career is incredibly important to you. With your passion for healthy living, you know that you must constantly work to grow your business and career—standing still is not an option.
A simple Google search on “health coach program” returns about 139 million results—although, obviously, you won’t have millions of programs to compare. But you may have a dozen or so that are serious contenders when it comes to your choice. How do you whittle it down to just a few top picks?
You’re passionate about holistic nutrition and healthy living, and you’ve decided it’s time—you’re ready to launch your holistic health coach career. However, with nearly 50 percent of new small businesses failing within the first five years, leaping into a new career probably feels daunting.
Demand for health and wellness is higher than ever, and growing fast. The Global Wellness Institute, a research firm that focuses on areas like healthy eating, fitness, and anti-aging efforts, notes that wellness is a $3.4 trillion market. That makes it nearly three times larger than the $1 trillion worldwide pharmaceutical industry.
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