3 Reasons To Host Group Health Coaching Sessions
Rachel was just getting started in her health coaching career and was having great success! Her only problem? How to squeeze in all of the clients that wanted to work with her each week!
Rachel loved coaching her clients, helping them to co-create personalized nutrition plans, and educating them on how to truly embrace a healthy lifestyle with ease. The problem was she was starting to feel overwhelmed.
Her time was being consumed by her coaching and marketing efforts, and she knew she had to come up with more effective ways to fit clients into her schedule without putting her own health at risk.
Enter group coaching.
If you’re looking for a way to serve more clients without the overwhelm, group coaching is a wonderful solution! Let’s look at 3 reasons why.
3 REASONS TO HOST GROUP HEALTH COACHING SESSIONS
1. YOU WILL DOUBLE OR TRIPLE YOUR CLIENTS
Group coaching sessions are not only great for you, but they’re great for your clients as well. Have your clients reach out to a friend to join them in the group session, and offer some kind of reward when the friend shows up!
Not only will this incentivize your clients to grow your health coaching group, but they will likely feel more comfortable if they have someone else there they know and trust.
Not to mention, you can double your current client base and the people you are helping without having to work longer hours!
2. YOU WILL CREATE A COMMUNITY
Your group coaching session can be a one-time event, but it doesn’t have to be! Consider hosting your group coaching sessions regularly with the same group of people to build a powerful community that’s getting healthier together!
Start the session by having each member introduce themselves in the first meeting and give each individual time to share their experiences and health concerns with the group.
This will help create a built-in support system for your clients and will help hold them accountable to the sessions!
3. YOU CAN HOST SESSIONS IN PERSON OR ONLINE
With the advancing technology we have now, you have many options when it comes to group health coaching sessions. You can choose to host your session in person with all local clients or use an online video meeting platform like Skype or Zoom to host your group health coaching session with clients who are spread out across multiple locations.
If you choose to host in-person sessions, always make sure you secure a private, comfortable space so your clients feel safe sharing their experiences with the group.
If you choose to host an online session, set the expectations so your clients understand how the meeting will flow and when they will each have a chance to talk or ask questions.
Online sessions can ease the nervousness of new clients entering a group session since they can participate in the comfort of their own home and don’t have to meet everyone face to face. This also allows your group to continue to grow and helps increase your client base since you can now bring in people from all over the globe!
Online health coaching sessions are also great for those who travel or have an ever-changing schedule week to week!
On the other hand, in-person sessions create an intimate setting in which clients can really open up and share their feelings in a supportive space, which could help hold them more accountable for attending every meeting!
Do what works best for you and your group but know that you have options!
TO WRAP IT UP
Group health coaching sessions are a great way to gain new clients, provide ample time to your clients’ health concerns and needs, and can still allow you the necessary time to take care of the other aspects in your business.
Ultimately, you should do what works best for you and your clients. If they prefer one-on-one sessions, then don’t force them to join a group! If they love the interaction and want to develop a support system, introduce group sessions!
Regardless of your choice, personalize every client’s experience so they feel understood and heard!
What do you think of group health coaching sessions? Have you ever hosted one? Share how it went in the comments!
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