CERTIFICATIONS & CE's

RESOURCES & MEDIA

LEARN BASIC COACHING SKILLS

Become a Behavior Change Agent

While Health and Wellness Coaches partner with clients seeking self-directed and lasting changes,  we can each improve our  relationships at work, and a home, by shifting just a few key behaviors. In our "Behavior Change Agent" course.

Based on the most important concepts in our full Module 1  Core Coach Training, this abbreviated course is designed for the student who does not intend to become a Coach, but acknowledges a need to shift the way that they interact with others.

There are several options for participating in this course:

1. Purchase the six lesson recorded webinar (1-hour each)

2. Purchase the six lesson recorded webinar (1-hour each) and add 2-4 group practice sessions, focused specifically on the unique issues in your organization

3. Invite a Wellcoaches faculty member to facilitate a six lesson (1-hour each) for your organization

3. Invite a Wellcoaches faculty member to facilitate the "Behavior Change Agent" course on-site at your facility

 

Course Format

Topics

Cultivate Connection  

Presence, through the essential skills of connection and communication, is essential for both the health professional and the patient to connect to the relationship and the activity.
 

Cultivate Autonomy with the Coach Approach 

We connect by employing the key being skills: calm, present, open, accept, humble, warm, grateful  We communicate by employing the key doing skills: mindful listening, open-ended questions, reflections, and inform.

 

Cultivate Motivation  

Positivity opens the door to seeing clear to motivation. A patient’s motivation is the life force behind behavior change – the underlying “why” that drives decisions. This “why” cannot, and must not, come from the healthcare provider but must be intrinsic and internal. 

Cultivate Positivity and Strengths 

The backbone of successful behavior change is efficacy. Efficacy begins with an acknowledgement of the patient’s strengths, skills and capacities. Positive emotions also lead to creative thinking, innovation and a willingness to utilizes more resources in support of change.  

Cultivate Self-Compassion and Relationship 

The relationship with a healthcare provider can be the most important determinant of a patient’s progress. We build trust through our acknowledgement of a patient as a capable collaborator, for whom we have empathy (not pity) and compassion. 

Cultivate Confidence and Readiness for Action  

Mastery experiences, or successful experiments with behaviors, lead to long-term behavior change.  Success begets success and through careful planning, with an awareness of readiness, patients can be set up for such success. 

This course is perfect for:

  •  Front desk employees at a wellness center who interact with all members

  • Doctors who want to have an impact on their patients in brief conversations

  • Nurses who want to connect more deeply with patients in quick interactions

  • Teachers who need more strategies for listening to and connecting with students

  • Parents struggling with the relationships with their children

  • Executives who can influence the culture of a team

 

Course Audience