An exploration of personal benefits reported by students of a health and wellness coach training programme

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Cosgrove, Fiona L., Corrie, S. and Wolever, R. 2021. An exploration of personal benefits reported by students of a health and wellness coach training programme. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/17521882.2021.1890167
AuthorsCosgrove, Fiona L., Corrie, S. and Wolever, R.
Abstract

This study explores the ‘personal benefits’ of training reported by graduates of a health and wellness coach training programme. In particular, we investigated reported benefits, areas of life affected by the training, and whether changes occurred in health and wellness or more broadly. Using a semi-structured interview design, we incorporated an atheoretical qualitative approach to data collection and analysis. Thematic analysis was used at a semantic level to identify the major themes. The findings indicate a blend of personal and professional benefits for the graduate. As a result of participation in the programme, graduates gained greater self-knowledge, and better connection with others. They also improved their professional optimism and noted positive changes in personal health and wellbeing. Further research is needed to see if trainees from other health and wellness coach training programmes report similar personal benefits, and to identify key training elements instrumental to generating these benefits.

KeywordsHealth and wellness; Coaching; Learner experience; Self-understanding; Health behaviour change
Year2021
JournalCoaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN1752-1882
1752-1890
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/17521882.2021.1890167
Official URLhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17521882.2021.1890167
Publication dates
Online02 Mar 2021
Publication process dates
Accepted10 Feb 2021
Deposited09 Jun 2021
Publisher's version
License
Output statusPublished
Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Page range1-17
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