Senior Wellness Coach (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – July 27, 2015
Great company to work with as a start into the corporate coaching realm. They was freedom for the coach to use their creativity in developing health promotion programs for their site. Support from managers were good.
Wellness Coach (Former Employee) – Pennsylvania – May 6, 2013
Your basic job is to walk around job site and "coach" employees on health topics. The truth is most of this "coaching" is simply a conversation about a wellness topic so it could logged into the dreaded data base- which takes a ton of your time. A client might mention playing basketball on the weekend. I would log that as I coached him on exercise. Seemed like juking the stats, to borrow a phrase from The Wire. Management was iffy, not very helpful in advancement, or with HR issues. I was lied to by my boss when promised a promotion. They let me go instead. Which brings me to job security; it is non-existent. You can and will be let go for no good reason, despite achieving great results. A growing company, yes, but they have lots of growing up to do to get beyond the nit-picky gossipy small business to true professional corporation.
Feel like an employee of the company you coach, and you serve at the pleasure of your boss.
Senior Wellness Coach (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – March 18, 2013
Great company, good management and promotions. Work with employees of on-site wellness programs, take blood pressures and body compositions. Ongoing conversations about improving ones well-being and how to adopt healthy habits. Created health and safety promotion programs.
My typical day as a Wellness Coach involves giving healthy eating advice, giving the employees new recipes to try, taking blood pressure measurments, taking body compositions, weight loss consultations, stress management consultations, and exercise consultations. I really learned to take baby steps with individuals trying to make life long changes. I was the only employee of Wellness Coaches on-site, so my other co-workers I only speak with through email and phone, but they are all very professional and helpful. The hardest part of my job is having to leave because the contract isn't being renewed, due to financing. The most enjoyable part has been seeing people lose weight and make other positive changes in their lives!
a typical day of work was going from one site to another. Educating and consulting with employees on their wellness issues. Ive learned the importance of listening to individuals prior to coming to any conclusions. The enjoyable part of the job was letting the individuals know they are accomplishing their personal goals. The hardest part was leaving the job because of the established relationships.