The Emotional Key to Lifestyle Change: Affective Coaching Skills

Michael Arloski

Michael Arloski, PhD, PCC, CWP

Psychologist; National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach; CEO and Founder, Real Balance Global Wellness


Change always has an emotional component. Lifestyle behavioral change is not simply a rational process. Emotions influence, skew or sometimes completely determine the outcome of a large number of decisions we are confronted with every day. Discover how to help the people you work with to address the role their emotions are playing in lifestyle improvement. Success is often determined by how effective we are at helping our clients to become aware of, process and eliminate the affective barriers to their growth and wellbeing.


Presenter Bio(s):

Michael Arloski, Ph.D., PCC is a licensed psychologist, Professional Certified Coach (ICF) and a Certified Wellness Practitioner. One of the key developers of the field of wellness coaching, his book Wellness Coaching For Lasting Lifestyle Change (published by Whole Person Asscociates) is the first and most comprehensive book written on wellness and health coaching. Professionally contributing to the field of wellness since 1979 he has presented at the National Wellness Conference over twenty five times, and has keynoted and presented on wellness on four continents. He has been recognized by the National Wellness Institute (www.nationalwellness.org) as a member of it’s Service and Leadership Circle.

Always fascinated with the interaction of mind and body, beliefs and behavior, Dr. Arloski was president of the Ohio Society for Behavioral Health and Biofeedback. He has taken this fascination and expertise into the field of lifestyle medicine with coaching methodologies that help people thrive, not just survive their health challenges. If there is a specialization as a “wellness psychologist”, Dr. Arloski qualifies.

Continuallywo rking since the late 1970’s to help people find ways to improve their lifestyles, Dr. Michael Arloski is a thinker who synthesizes wellness down to what really works. A key developer in the field of wellness coaching, he is the CEO of Real Balance Global Wellness Services llc and creator of the Wellness Mapping 360 model of Wellness Coaching that focuses on the skills Health & Wellness Professionals need to support Lasting Lifestyle Change.

Arloski enjoys keynoting conferences and programs worldwide (www.michaelarloski.com). His work as a professional coach (www.realbalancecoaching.com) includes coaching people to achieve more of their potential in three areas: wellness coaching; leadership coaching; and mentor coaching of aspiring coaches.

Michael and his wife, Deborah, live, work and play together in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. They are blessed with a wonderful blended, or “patchwork”, family of young adult children. Michael is a twenty-year practitioner of the moving meditation of Tai Chi. Moving through nature is a life-long passion of his as well. He is an ardent nature photographer and writer, hiker, canoeist, camper and backpacker. He loves travel and is especially fascinated by cultures and ecosystems around the world.

Arloski is an Adjunct Professor with the California Institute of Integral Studies supporting their students in learning the best in Wellness Coaching techniques.