Sarah Frederickson

Should a wellness coach walk the walk?

In Uncategorized on May 4, 2010 at 3:31 am

Would you want a wellness coach that is overweight?  Or would you want a wellness coach that meets a physically fit ideal?  It seems as though most people would listen to someone’s advice on diet, exercise, and stress management who appears to be thin, in shape, and relatively stress-free.  It seems that this would display that their knowledge about wellness is effective and that they are not hypocritical.  However, maybe having a wellness coach who is overweight (and possibly going through the same struggles as their clients) is a better advantage.  Not only will the coach feel sympathy, but they will feel empathy for their clients — which may help them to give more realistic advice than a coach who has no problem staying thin, fit, and healthy.  What do you think?

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