If you are beginning your personal health coaching business, you may be creating an assessment tool of your own. This will be crucial in developing a set of your client’s strengths and needs, and from that, you will begin their individual best health plan. Additionally, the questions you choose (based on the Health Wheel Model) begin a conversation that helps to develop your client-coach relationship.
Examples of questions for each area:
Intellectual/Mental – “Do you have sufficient ability for concentration on tasks throughout your day?” “Do you think that you have a good memory?”
Emotional – “Do you feel you have a good sense of humor?” “Rate on a scale of 1 – 10 how optimistic you generally feel about life.”
Physical – “Do you fall asleep easily and soundly?” “How often do you participate in daily exercise activities?”
Occupational/Environmental – “Do you live and work in a healthy environment?” “Do you spend time in nature regularly?”
Social – “Do you have a circle of warm, caring friends?” “How often do you engage in leisure time with others?”
Spiritual – “Do you spend time in prayer, meditation or quiet reflection?” “Do you experience gratitude for all things in your life?”
There are numerous components to a holistic individual health plan, and the assessment tool is the starting place. Below, you’ll find additional points of interest you can add to your tool. Though there are many building blocks to good health, each area can be associated with one of the 6 dimensions on the Health Wheel. The health wheel serves as your foundational model for generating the best health plan for your client.
- Family relationships
- Movement and Exercise
- Lifestyle (habits, recreation)
- Western Medicine experiences
- Alternative Medicine experiences
- Other Healing Modality experiences (acupuncture, reiki, biofeedback, hypnosis, bodywork, etc.)