Wellness coaching is an emerging profession with roots in applied behavioral science and adult development, and has recently embraced positive psychology.
Behavioral scientists have shown that one-on-one coaching is among the most effective approaches to helping people make and sustain improvements in their lives.
The relationship between a coach and client offers a profound level of support, guidance and encouragement to making changes without being judgmental. A coach enables change by focusing on a client's stated needs, values, vision and goals and helping to bring out his or her personal best.
Source: International Coaching Federation (ICF) website.