By Malcolm Nicholson iCN Journalist (United Kingdom)

“People’s lives are changing radically and the three stage model of education, then work, then retirement can’t be sustained.” Lynda Gratton

The period from around 2005 to present has seen the rise of a new branch of coaching – Health & Wellness Coaching. However, it is important that leaders and coaches understand the context of the broader changes that are occurring in order to be able to maximise the impact that wellness coaching can have.

Why should Organisations look at Wellness?

The growth of wellness coaching and other approaches to wellness can be chartered next to the perceived epidemic of preventable ‘diseases of civilisation’ (as opposed to diseases of longevity) that are the result of:

  • A prepared and fast food diet.
  • A sedentary lifestyle as a result of the growth in a variety of home centric entertainment, be it social or screen based and digital.
  • Most workplaces now are sedentary.
  • Many office based work environments have massive workloads, multi-tasking and constant interruptions, which leave people to go home feeling stressed, exhausted and looking for comfort.

Source: iCN Issue 13 (Wellness & Holistic Coaching); pages 24-28

About Malcolm Nicholson

Malcolm Nicholson is the owner and Coaching Director for Aspecture, and has worked successfully with successful senior business people for over 15 years, enabling them to improve business results through transformational changes. To find out how he can help your organization contact him at  or on +44 1932 267597.