By Mary Pergola

You may have heard of Wellness Coaching and if so, you’re probably wondering, “What exactly is a Wellness Coach?” Put simply, Wellness is defined as the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal. The International Coach Federation defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” Just as professional athletic coaches work with athletes to reach their highest potential in their particular sport, a professional wellness coach works with individuals to reach their highest potential in regards to their own well-being.

Now that you know what a wellness coach is, you’re probably left wondering, “How can a wellness coach help me?” Maybe you are having difficulty losing weight or getting into a healthy routine. Or perhaps you know what you need to do in order to feel your best or perform your best, but you keep getting stuck and just can’t seem to reach your goals. You may even wish to learn how to cope with the stresses of everyday life and have wanted to give mindfulness or meditation a try, but don’t know where to start.

Whatever the case may be, we all have certain “habits” of behavior and these habits can limit us and prevent us from changing, even when we know that changing or breaking those habits will move us forward. It is often hard to discover and begin new and healthy behaviors and incorporate them into our everyday lives. A Wellness Coach can guide you in breaking the old habits and cultivating new ones in order to live a more healthy, productive and satisfying life.

You don’t have to do it alone….

A Wellness Coach will work with you to reach your full potential, no matter what your concerns may be. Each coaching engagement is unique and is modified to fit the needs of the client. Working with a Wellness Coach will help you to self-assess, create a wellness vision, set goals, remove obstacles, learn what has held you back in the past, find your strengths, and use them to build a foundation of wellness that will last a lifetime.


How do you know if a Wellness Coach is what you need at this point in your quest for wellness?  Please contact Mary Pergola at to learn more about the benefits of a coaching relationship, to receive answers to any questions you may have and to decide if coaching would be beneficial for you.


  • My sister’s work recently hired a wellness coach for the employees and I had no idea that they can help you improve so many aspects of your life! It is interesting that you say they can help you learn to come with the stresses of everyday life. This will be a great benefit for my sister because she is very busy and becomes stressed easily. Also, the fact that they can help you to learn how to set goals and reach them is also great.

  • Thanks for sharing that we must hire the right coach in the field that we need of them to ensure that the best results will happen. I will share this tip with my sister who will be needing a life coach. She said that this is because of the mid-life crisis that she has been having especially that she got divorced as well.

  • I liked how you said that a wellness coach will help you to reach your full potential. My friend was telling me that she was thinking about contacting a coach to help her get healthier and to a better point in her life. It seems like they can really do just that and it makes me excited for her to start looking for someone to help her out.

  • I like how you point out that each coaching engagement is unique and is modified to fit individual needs. In my opinion, this is important because not everyone is the same and so the treatment for the problem should not be the same either. I’ll have to look into different wellness coach options that can help me specifically.

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