Back in 2016, you & I could be sitting down over coffee and you could say “Coop – we should be health & wellness coaches!” Then we could give each other a high five, walk out the door and start calling ourselves health & wellness coaches. Or – on the employee wellness side of the equation, a wellness company could hire nice people, place them in a call center with a fine-tuned script and then tell potential partners they offered health & wellness coaching. There were no standards of practice. No code of ethics. No national oversight board or certification process. Anyone could call themselves a coach – and there was essentially no way to tell who was credible or not. That all changed in 2017.
Welcome to the latest episode of the Catalyst 360 Podcast – your trusted resource for the best in engaging, evidence-based health, wellness & performance insights. Today’s guest is Leigh-Ann Webster, the Executive Director of the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching, or NBHWC, which was created in 2017 and has since changed the world of health & wellness coaching from the “wild wild west” to an established, credible and growing profession. Our longtime listeners know we rarely bring a guest back more than once, but Leigh-Ann is the exception, as we try to get on her schedule about every 15 months to provide you with a ”state of the profession” and the latest updates and upcoming developments in the world of health & wellness.
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