5 Benefits of Group Health Coaching
With work from home being the new normal, the benefits of group coaching are clear. Group health coaching provides an employee-centered focus on health education, results tracking, and participant accountability which creates sustainable lifestyle changes that carry your employees into the future.
Employers benefit in two main ways when offering corporate health coaching programs:
- Staff experience improved productivity and decreased absenteeism, which costs employers in the United States $225.8 billion, or $1,685 per employee, each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Proven to lower work-related stress, known as the leading workplace health problem
Employees who enroll in group health coaching additionally gain value in other areas, including:
- BUILT-IN SUPPORT SYSTEM
Group coaching sessions are truly special because you get to connect with like-minded coworkers who are all on the same journey. This means you always have someone to bounce ideas off of, share your experience with and even reach out to for support. Having a built-in cohort of coworkers who “get you”, and can relate to what you’re going through, leads to increased productivity, accountability, and encouragement. Group sessions are often something employees look forward to, rather than something they have to do.
- HIGHER LIKELIHOOD OF ACHIEVING GOALS
Better follow-through is always a good thing. Having an accountability partner has been proven to increase the likelihood of achieving goals. If someone is waiting on you to meet them at the gym, you’re more likely to show up, rather than make an excuse to skip it. The same goes for our overall health & wellness. When we share our goals and plan of action with others who support us, we’re more likely to stick to the plan. Group coaching sessions encourage attendees to accomplish more, and procrastinate less.
- COMBINED WISDOM AND EXPERIENCE
Two (or more) minds are better than one, right? Group coaching means you not only get more than one perspective, but you get to participate in a meeting of the minds; pulling from infinite potential! As the old saying goes, “two brains are better than one”, right? Someone else may gift you with insight that you never even considered before, and you just might do the same for them.
- A TEAM INVESTED IN YOUR SUCCESS
When you surround yourself with others who are just as invested in your success as you are, you can do great things. Working together in a group means that you have more people cheering you on, and the collective as a whole, wants you to succeed.
- INCREASED TEAMWORK AND CAMARADERIE
Have you ever met someone and just knew immediately that you would be friends? That’s the kind of connection you often gain in group coaching sessions. There is no judgment, and everyone is taking this journey together. Once the walls are down, we are all human and we’re in this together!