The Redesigning Wellness Podcast

222: Health Coaching for New Possibilities with Michael Arloski, CEO and Founder at Real Balance Global Wellness Services

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As we step eagerly into 2021 after the difficulty of 2020, many people are carefully considering mindsets and attitudes with which to approach a new year filled with equal parts fresh possibility and lingering uncertainty. Today’s guest, Michael Arloski, CEO & Founder of Real Balance Global Wellness Services, has found that when we imagine the kind of outcome we want to see, we’re a lot more likely to get it. 

Michael Arloski is a founding member of the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching and a leading expert in the field, having trained thousands of wellness coaches worldwide. He is the author of Wellness Coaching For Lasting Lifestyle Change, the foundational book of his field and Masterful Health & Wellness Coaching: Deepening Your Craft. 

In this episode, Michael shares a few strategies for reimagining 2021 and how attitudes and beliefs drive behavior. He briefly explores the roles of a health coach and what personalities are best suited for the job, as well as tactics he uses to coach reluctant clients.

Michael explains a bit about his Wellness Mapping 360 strategy and the process of health coach certification. Finally, he leaves wellness professionals with a tangible tip.

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Interview Highlights (with timestamps):
  • [7:57] Strategies for reimagining 2021
  • [16:28] Attitudes and beliefs drive behavior
  • [19:24] The role of a health coach
  • [24:22] Coaching the reluctant client
  • [33:23] Who makes a good coach?
  • [41:29] The line between health coaching and therapy
  • [47:00] Wellness mapping 360
  • [50:28] Health coach certification
  • [54:25] Michael’s tangible tip
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Dr. Arloski’s life’s work and passion is creating allies for a healthy world.  A psychologist with over twenty-five years of clinical work, and professional contribution to the field of wellness and health promotion since 1978, he is one of the key developers of the field of health & wellness coaching.  His company, Real Balance Global Wellness Services, Inc., has trained over 10,000 coaches on six continents. 

A pioneering developer of the field of wellness coaching, Michael was a founding board member of the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching, establishing standards and credentialing for the profession, and is now a Board Member Emeritus.  He is the author of Wellness Coaching For Lasting Lifestyle Change, 2nd Ed., the foundational book of the field, published in English and Mandarin, and Masterful Health & Wellness Coaching: Deepening Your Craft.  An effective and engaging public speaker and trainer, Dr. Arloski has keynoted and led workshops across the globe.  

His past professional leadership history includes being President of The Ohio Society for Behavioral Health & Biofeedback, The Colorado College Counselors Association, and President of the Board of Directors of the National Wellness Institute.  An avid outdoorsman and thirty-year practitioner of Tai Chi, he and his wife, Deborah, live, work, dance and play in Northern Colorado.