When it comes to coaching sessions, focus and safe spaces that allow open-minded thinking are critical. Successful sessions will tap into employees’ potential and self-awareness, resulting in a more motivated and inspired workforce. But, why walking sessions?
We know that getting up and moving in the middle of the work day has both physical and mental health benefits, but walking also gives your creativity and productivity a boost. Now, take it outside and combine it with an accredited and experienced life coach, and you have a recipe for success. That’s why we’re taking our Dream Project one step further – literally – with walking coaching sessions.
Improved Holistic Health
Holistic health, or the idea that the human body is composed of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing, should be a critical focal point when trying to achieve optimal overall health. The pace of life – balancing work, home, and social demands – commands so much of our energy, and the line between life and work continues to be increasingly blurred. Walking coaching sessions create a link between physical and mental factors, providing increased productivity and energy levels, reduced stress and depression, and greater self-confidence and happiness.
More Creative Solutions
Walking allows for more creativity; it encourages people to get out of their traditional spaces, opening their minds to big-picture strategizing and innovation. A successful coaching session outside of the walls (both physical and mental) produces creative solutions and allows you to move forward when you’ve hit a roadblock or come to a fork in the road.
Not only does the physical act of walking help engage the brain and enhance communication, walking coaching can be seen as more personable than formally sitting face-to-face. The act of walking side-by-side helps remove the boss/employee mindset, creating an atmosphere of partners on a journey.
The next time you’re setting up a coaching session, consider a walking session. Contact Eric Marcoe (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like more information or have any questions. Remember to bring comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing!
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