“Learning how to learn” specifically having a set of go-to learning strategies give you an overview of how to best assimilate this information and incorporate it into your life skills. As a life coach, health and wellness coach, or professional fitness trainer, it also gives you a template to understand where your clients, employees, customers, colleagues, and others might be blocking themselves from moving forward so that you can better influence them toward their results.
Although many people use the terms arousal, stress, and anxiety interchangeably, sport and exercise psychologists find it important to distinguish between them. Sports Psychologists use precise definitions for the phenomena they study in order to have a common language, reduce confusion, and diminish the need for long explanations.
When you work in the field as a wellness coach, you will notice a fair amount of diversity within the dynamics of coaching people. You will find your skills will include and draw from life coaching, spiritual coaching, health, and fitness coaching, and even some diversity coaching, to help others embrace and celebrate who they are and who they want to be.
Despite all of the advances that are seen in medical science, there are still a lot of people who live an unhealthy lifestyle. These people can be your clients and they are overweight, stressed or indulging in unhealthy behaviors that might include smoking or consuming alcohol excessively, or even using illegal or illicit drugs. The wellness coach needs to be trained to be able to work one-on-one with clients and to help them to find better ways to pursue healthier lifestyles.
Wellness is a way of life – a lifestyle you design with your client to allow them to achieve their highest potential for well-being.
Wellness is a process – a developing awareness where there is no end point, but that health and happiness are possible in each moment, here and now.
While physical conditioning and training is always a key component in your client’s preparation, more attention is being paid to an athlete’s mental conditioning, health and strength, and how meditation works to improve these. This makes complete sense when you consider the fact that the mind influences the way we move, behave, and perform on even the most subtle levels. The best athletes understand that their talent and skills won’t measure up if they aren’t mentally prepared come game day.
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As a Certified Sleep Coach or Brain Fitness Coach, you know that a clear and rested brain works at peak efficiency after quality sleep. A well-functioning brain creates more opportunity for success in each aspect of life.
Quality sleep is 7 to 8 hours of restful, uninterrupted sleep. The National Sleep Foundation defines quality sleep as:
- Sleeping more time while in bed (at least 85 percent of the total time)
- Falling asleep in 30 minutes or less
- Waking up no more than once per night; and
- Being awake for 20 minutes or less after initially falling asleep.
When you, as a Certified Life Coach, are able to guide your client to discover their true self or essence and finding their passion or life mission, you are creating the foundation and centeredness for all other topics of coaching content to be successful.
Coaching is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. With the growing competition, it has become necessary for you as a coach to stand out in your marketing efforts.
Now that you better understand what achievement motivation and competitiveness involve and how they develop and influence psychological states, you can draw implications for professional sports psychology and coaching practice. To help you consolidate your understanding, we now discuss methods you can use to help the people you work with.
Recognize Interactional Factors in Achievement Motivation
You now know that the interaction of personal and situational factors influences the motivation that particular students, athletes, and exercisers have to achieve. What should you watch for to guide your practice? Essentially, you assess:
- the participants’ stages of achievement motivation,
- their goal orientations,
- attributions they typically make about their performances, and
- situations they tend to approach or avoid.
Discovering and updating what images the unconscious “thinks” about who we are as an individual either supports our self-esteem or it does not.
As Life Coaches, we want our clients’ internal image of self in both hemispheres to be current and accurate in portraying who they truly are in the present moment.
Then we decide where we want to develop new skills, understanding, update old beliefs, and from here we can develop our mission and passion for being.
It is important for professionally certified coaches and trainers to understand why some people seem so highly motivated to achieve their goals and why others seem to go along for the ride. We start by discussing two related motives that influence performance and participation in sport achievement: achievement motivation and competitiveness.