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Lifestyle Coaching Puts Goals within Reach

Lifestyle Coaching Puts Goals within Reach
“A lifestyle coach works one-on-one with a client to support personal growth, behavior modification and goal-setting, ” says Sarah Mitchell.
Coaches often receive credit for helping people learn to throw a ball, run faster or get stronger. A new kind of coach helps people, not just with physical accomplishments, but with almost every aspect of their lives through lifestyle coaching.

“A lifestyle coach works one-on-one with a client to support personal growth, behavior modification and goal-setting,” says Sarah Mitchell, certified wellness coach. “Based on the premise that most people can achieve their goals if properly guided, a life coach will act as a mentor, assisting the client in the process of taking the life-improving actions necessary to take control of the future.”

Sarah coaches her clients to wellness, whether they are seeking ways to meditate or ideas on how to stick with a diet program. “The foundation of life coaching is rooted in modern psychology and philosophy,” she says. “It borrows from, and builds upon, theories and research from other related fields that have come before it.”

Components of life coaching include:

  • Wellness is a choice
  • Wellness is a way of life
  • Wellness is a process
  • Wellness is the integration of the body, mind and spirit
  • Wellness is each client’s loving acceptance of himself or herself
  • Wellness is a state of being

Sarah uses integration of the body, mind and spirit in her practice. “Change starts in the mind,” she says. “My goal is to help each person I coach start by improving healthy habits, which leads to better health and helps each person avoid preventable illness and injuries.”

Sarah says that life coaching helps increase self-confidence, and many of her clients try new things that they were afraid of in the past. “Some may choose to do something physical, like participate in a triathlon, but for someone else, the goal may be to travel or approach and solve a personal problem,” she says. “There is nothing that you can’t work on and try to improve.”

Sarah has a background in fitness and has successfully completed a nationally recognized coach training course and has national certification. Sarah also takes her services to corporations and counsels groups of people. “It’s a great way to bring health, wellness and total well-being into our community,” she says.

To schedule an appointment with Sarah or one of the other lifestyle coaches— Mary Parker or Philly McMurrian—call the Wellness Center of Cape Coral, 239-573-4800.

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