Webinar: Improving Well-Being in the Workplace:​ ​Current Research​ on t​he Role of Health Coaching

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Webinar: Improving Well-Being in the Workplace:​ ​Current Research​ on t​he Role of Health Coaching

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Summary: 

The webinar is based on two studies recently completed by Institute of Coaching Harnisch scholars -  Alyssa McGonagle and Gary Sforzo/ Miranda Kaye. It will address how health coaching can be beneficial for improving well-being and healthy behaviors.

Alyssa McGonagle will present her study on the role of health coaching for employees working with a chronic illness. Gary Sforzo will present his study on the effectiveness of coaching in augmenting a workplace wellness program.  Both studies were designed as randomized controlled trials (RCT), collected coaching outcome data at several time points before and after the coaching, and ​reported​ the impact​ of health coaching on several​ ​outcomes​.​

The discussion will explore the importance of health coaching research for the coaching profession; the role of RCTs in coaching research, including issues to consider when designing and conducting RTCs; future directions in research​,​and implications for practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Reflect on the importance of health coaching research and implications for coaching practice
  • Understand the role of randomized control trials (RCT) in coaching research
  • Learn about a ​coaching intervention designed to help workers manage challenges related to chronic illness
  • Learn about a large h​ealth and wellness phone-based coaching program ​focused on ​positively impact​ing ​an employer-sponsored wellness initiative
  • Understand the​future direction​ of ​health coaching research and implications for practice
 

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