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The Fitness Professionalís Guide to Coaching Lifestyle Wellness™ Course Objectives

  1. Explain lifestyle wellness coaching and understand what makes coaching effective for increasing a client’s pursuit of healthy lifestyle behaviors.
  2. Discuss the evolution of the coaching profession and distinguish lifestyle wellness coaching from other health, wellness and fitness roles.
  3. Explain and identify appropriate interventions for the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) and the Learning Through Change (LTC) Model.
  4. Describe the flow model of coaching and explain the three areas of focus during the engagement phase and the goal-pursuit phase.
  5. Know how to create effective coaching relationships and identify boundaries to the coaching role.
  6. Describe the importance of relationship building in the coaching relationship and explain the core components of a solid coaching relationship.
  7. Identify and explain nonverbal communication, active listening, verbal and nonverbal encouragers and “summarizing” in communications with a coaching client.
  8. Discuss open, closed, indirect questions, problematic, and powerful questions; and, the value of questioning in the coaching relationship.
  9. Explain the roles of feedback, confrontations, self-disclosure and immediacy in the coaching relationship; along describing the effective use of instruction, information and advice in the coaching relationship. 
  10. Explain the value of focusing in the process of enhancing awareness and the purposes and processes for utilizing reflections of meaning and interpretations in the coaching relationship.
  11. Describe the competency development model and identify the six competencies that clients need.
  12. Discuss the importance of action planning, SuPeRSMART goals and goal-setting; plus, identify strategies for managing endings to promote client autonomy, self-efficacy, and the transfer of learning. 
  13. Explain how the changes generated in coaching for the coach and client are likely to be transformational; and explain the three spheres of the Coach Development Curriculum.
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