Health and wellbeing coaches educate and inform people about health/wellbeing issues. They may use health coaching skills to support people with self-identifying existing issues and encourages proactive prevention of new and existing illnesses. They may provide access to self-management education, peer support and social prescribing.
You will need an approved coaching qualification to become a health and wellbeing coach. It may also be beneficial to have a qualification in Health and social care or wellbeing. You may also have voluntary or paid experience of working in a coaching role. You will need a good standard of English and maths, ideally GCSE grades 9-4 (A*-C) or equivalent.
Career progression –
You may want to consider further coaching, mentoring or counselling qualifications. You could become an ambassador, team leader or complete research on projects.
Skills you need:
- knowledge of coaching practices
- knowledge of healthy lifestyle and wellbeing activities
- customer service skills
- the ability to work well with others
- excellent verbal communication skills
- the ability to use your initiative
- to enjoy working with other people
- sensitivity and understanding
- administration skills
- to be able to use a computer