Sunday, March 13, 2011

What to Expect from Our Wellness Coaching

ASHA provides a FREE wellness coaching service for staff and their families through LifeWork Strategies (LWS), an affiliate of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Coaching is one-on-one and confidential. Coaches are available to help people with many challenges including:
  • Nutrition strategies to lose weight
  • Beginning a fitness program
  • Reducing stress
  • Understanding health risks
  • Planning questions to ask a doctor
  • Managing specific diseases with diet
  • Having a healthy pregnancy
  • Preparing quick and healthy family dinners
  • Quiting smoking

To speak to a wellness coach, simply call 877-252-8550. Your initial call will be received by a LWS counselor, who will do a brief intake to gather your contact information and the reason you are seeking wellness coaching, so they can match you with a Coach. This initial call takes about 5 minutes. It is best to make this call during normal business hours.


A Wellness Coach will follow-up with you within 48 hours. You can schedule a specific time to talk. The initial session is typically the longest phone call (~45 minutes)-- and can be done at any time (weekday, weekends, evening, etc). Your coach will help you develop an action plan to meet your goals. Over the next two months, your coach will check in to discuss your porgress and suggest modfications to your plan as necessary.