What is workplace wellbeing coaching?

Wellbeing coaching at work is a supportive conversational process with a coach, that may involve focusing on different areas of your life. These include working productively, and effectively and the links with  your wellbeing e.g. relaxation, health, WFH, and wellbeing goals.

Wellbeing leadership coaching may focus on leading on wellbeing  at work e.g. how to support your staff.

Workplace wellbeing coaching and wellbeing leadership coaching uses questioning, listening and other coaching tools and techniques, such as visualisation or mind mapping.  These can assist you in moving forward in your work with your wellbeing topics and if relevant, finding and acting upon your own solutions to wellbeing leadership themes. 

Differences between coaching and mentoring

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Mentoring and coaching are often confused. By looking at ‘wellbeing coaching’ at work, you can see the basic differences.

  • Wellbeing Coaching at work and Wellbeing Leadership Coaching at work relates to your wellbeing at work and wider life.
  • Wellbeing Coaching at work supports you to be at your best at work in terms of feeling good in your mind and body.
  • You co-create a relationship with a wellbeing coach, who helps you find your own solutions to your wellbeing at work, through focused conversation .
  • Wellbeing coaching is not:

*  Life Coaching (includes work related issues but also focuses mainly on all areas of life e.g. relationships, life goals, finances etc.) 

*  Counselling (deals with long term past and childhood)  – does not require action on behalf of the client. (Your coach will signpost you to counselling services if necessary. Coaching is not therapy and does not substitute for therapy if needed, and does not prevent, cure, or treat any mental disorder or medical disease).

*  Mentoring – where the mentor is the expert and might give you guidance on your wellbeing based on their own experience and expertise.    

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