Five Key Coaching Skills For Motivating Sustainable Lifestyle Improvement
Skills - Sponsored by Creighton University
Michael Arloski, PhD, PCC, CWP
Real Balance Global Wellness Services, Inc.
AAFP 1.0 | ACSM 1.0 | CDR 1.0 | NCHEC 1.0 *
Sustaining positive health behaviors leading to lasting lifestyle improvement is sparsely evidenced in the professional literature. Most studies are short-term focusing on single interventions. Reviewing what we do know about successful lifestyle change, we will focus on five key coaching skills and strategies for enhancing positive outcomes that can last. Integrating the best of positive psychology, intrinsic motivation, social and environmental connection with Social Cognitive Theory, and The Transtheoretical Model of Change, we will demonstrate how health and wellness coaching can catalyze effective and lasting change. Specific coaching methods to enhance self-efficacy, foster intrinsic motivation, and coach for greater connectedness with the client’s environmental support will be explored. The focus will be on the Maintenance Stage of Change (TTM) and the development of relapse prevention strategies. Skill-building, experiential exercises will enhance the participant’s learning and provide practical benefits they can leave with and implement.
Michael Arloski is a Licensed Psychologist, Professional Certified Coach (ICF) and a Certified Wellness Practitioner. Founder and CEO of Real Balance Global Wellness Services, Inc. (www.realbalance.com). His company has trained thousands of health and wellness coaches around the world.
Dr. Arloski’s perspective on wellness coaching comes from his pioneering work training wellness and health coaches, authoring the field’s foundational book Wellness Coaching For Lasting Lifestyle Change, 2nd Ed., and serving as an Executive Committee member of The National Consortium for Credentialing Health & Wellness Coaches. A member of the Board of Directors of The National Wellness Institute he has also served as President of The Ohio Society For Behavioral Health.
Professionally contributing to the field of wellness since 1979 Dr. Michael Arloski is a thinker who synthesizes wellness down to what really works. Continually working to help people find ways to improve their lifestyles, he has presented at the National Wellness Conference over thirty times, and has keynoted and presented on wellness on four continents. Michael’s mission is to build allies for a healthy world across the globe.