New StayWell white paper examines health coaching for employee well-being programs

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A lot has changed since StayWell pioneered telephonic health coaching nearly three decades ago. The evolving demographic shifts occurring within the workplace and significant advancements in technology have challenged the status quo – from well-being solutions to the way we communicate. A new white paper from leading health solutions provider StayWell argues that, despite these changes, health coaching is more relevant than ever in workplace well-being programs.

The white paper, Health Coaching Today Looks Different Than It Used to — And That’s a Good Thing, which is available online at StayWell.com, identifies how effective health coaching programs are evolving to meet consumer needs and preferences. According to StayWell experts, leading-edge coaching programs are finding ways to effectively use technology to engage and motivate individuals to participate in coaching for sustained behavior change.

“Health coaching has a long record of success when it comes to behavior change. And despite the plethora of apps and devices aimed at health improvement, health coaching continues to play an important role in helping individuals change and maintain healthy behaviors,” said Erin Seaverson, senior director of research for StayWell. “There is evidence that coaching helps people manage weight, increase physical activity, quit smoking, manage stress, and much more. StayWell continues to identify ways to capitalize on consumer trends and technology to deliver fresh and effective coaching programs supported by solid behavior change science.”

The new StayWell white paper provides insights into several aspects of health coaching, including:

  • Types of coaching and the audiences they are best designed to serve,
  • How to integrate health coaching with other strategies that build well-being skills and knowledge,
  • How technology can enhance health coaching programs, and
  • How health coaching can help individuals manage health risks and change health behaviors.

For example, StayWell’s current health coaching programs feature a digital interface that is available to participants at any time in any place, and that connects people to tools that will be most effective in helping them. Health coaching programs also extend beyond physical health to encompass employee performance and safety, awareness of health risks, and the overall workplace environment.

“Health coaching is, and will continue to be, an effective and satisfying way for people to learn about their personal barriers to healthy behaviors and to acquire the skills and knowledge to break through those barriers to help achieve individual health goals and a better state of well-being,” said Seaverson.

To learn more about health coaching strategies, listen to our StayWell experts: Webinar recording: Technology and Health Coaching or download the white paper.

In good health,
StayWell