Learn More About Employer-Sponsored Wellness Program Benefits
If you consider hiring a wellness coach, or even becoming one, you’ve probably gotten that funny, confused head tilt from people when you’re explaining why. Most people aren’t entirely sure what a wellness coach is, let alone why hiring one can be so profoundly beneficial. The next time you find yourself in a conversation with someone who’s giving you that all-too-familiar quizzical look, there are a number of benefits to bring up.
Hiring a wellness coach comes with a bevy of benefits, but many people aren’t aware that a wellness coach can offer personal development for individuals, as well as improving overall productivity and morale within businesses. Wellness program benefits help both individuals and groups in a number of ways that you may not expect.
Wellness Program Benefits Bring Health, Wellness, and Fitness to An Organization
It’s no secret that wellness coaches can improve personal wellness, but businesses are learning about wellness program benefits, too. In fact, companies with excellent health, safety, and environmental programs outperform the S&P 500 by 3 to 5 percent.
In 2015, employee absences from illness caused productivity losses that cost employers over $225 billion. As it turns out, the American work ethic can cost us. Many people come into work and work long hours even when they’re ill, getting co-workers sick and making their own illness last longer. This reduces productivity–and in some cases, morale–on a wider scale. Additionally, the number one workforce health issue is work-related stress, which also impacts productivity, absenteeism and medical costs. Much of this can be avoided before it starts by implementing wellness and fitness programs to help improve overall wellness in the workplace and help encourage healthier practices.
In the workplace, wellness coaches can help employees improve their mental and physical health, prevent burnout and help them reach personal and professional goals. This not only improves employee morale and productivity, but it also improves employees’ lives outside of work. When employees are happier in their lives and at work, they’re less likely to burn out or get overwhelmed, and they’re better able to complete their work effectively. Even better, if they do begin to struggle, they’ll have a wellness coach to turn to for helping them develop and implement healthy and helpful strategies to cope. All in all, this helps reduce stress and foster positivity, all of which is excellent news in the workplace.
Healthier, happier employees means a return on the investment
It’s pretty straightforward: Investing in your employees with wellness program benefits will inspire your employees to invest that energy back into their work. When your employees are encouraged to nurture their wellness and fitness and are provided with the support they need to make the necessary changes, they’re much more likely to make those changes and see the healthy results. Healthier people tend to be happier, and that translates to better morale and increased productivity at work. Businesses that incorporate wellness into the company culture and prioritize wellness programs benefit immensely from the positive changes experienced by the employees, making the investment in wellness coaches more than worthwhile.
Learn More About Becoming a Wellness Coach
Help businesses support employees’ wellness with IAWP’s curriculum
Train as a wellness coach with IAWP and our curriculum will prepare you for the rewards and challenges of helping businesses and individuals find personal and professional success through positive lifestyle changes. Learn how to coach your clients with a holistic approach aimed at total mind-body wellness. Coach clients on key lifestyle areas like nutrition, exercise, habits, emotional health, mindset, relationships, spirituality, career, finances and much more. With IAWP’s Wellness Coach Certification program, you’ll learn how to coach individuals as well learning to run wellness workshops and small group programs – all of which can help you support corporate wellness.
Next time someone asks you, “What is a wellness coach?” your IAWP training will help you to answer confidently. A wellness coach can help anyone create a truly healthy lifestyle. Whether a client embarks on these lifestyle changes at work or in the midst of their busy life, a wellness coach supports you through the entire process to ensure that positive change can be maintained with ease. Let IAWP help you begin the life-changing career that helps you change lives. Whether you want to help businesses encourage wellness with employees or love to help individuals toward healthy change, IAWP can help you pursue your passion. Get started today.
During this complimentary training you will discover. . .
- The inside track on how to get trained and get jump started in your new career
- The difference between Wellness Coach & Health Coaching
- The #1 thing you must do if you want to build a thriving practice following your passion