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Where do wellness coaches work?

Wellness coaches work in a variety of environments. Many coaches are self-employed, and coaching via telephone is very common. There is also increasing use of coaching via e-mail, online chat, or video conference such as Skype.

Insurance companies and health care organizations are employing more wellness coaches, particularly coaches that are also registered nurses. They provide phone and in-person wellness coaching to insurance clients and patients, focusing on preventative health care and follow-up (for example, making sure a person is properly taking their medication).

Wellness coaches also work in fitness facilities, particularly if they are also certified as a personal trainer, fitness instructor, or massage therapist. They probably do less traditional “wellness coaching,” instead focusing more on providing wellness education. Of course, we also integrate wellness concepts into our other responsibilities, such as setting up a weight training program for a member.

Many wellness coaches work as independent consultants and have a private office. Other wellness coaches work within sports or fitness facilities and offer on-site health-related wellness seminars as well as training courses to members.

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