If you’re on this page then you likely already know that as a Health and Wellness coach I think Optimism is a key to helping you to increase your well being and give you the energy and motivation to pursue your health and wellness goals.
After working with thousands of people who were trying to improve their health and well being, I noticed a pattern.
When people feel overly negative and pessimistic, they don’t have the motivation or energy to pursue their health goals. Conversely, the minute someone gets a glimmer of hope that they can reach their goals, their motivation shoots through the roof.
Optimism is the Key that can Unlock Your Motivation and Boost Well Being!
So I created a coaching program called Upping Your Optimism Game to help people to cultivate more positivity.
Who this is For
It doesn’t matter where you on the optimism spectrum, I think I can help you grow.
Whether you’re feeling like the pandemic or other life circumstances have you looking at the world through negatively colored glasses, or you’re a pretty happy person who wants to think and live even more optimistically, the Upping Your Optimism Game Coaching Program can help you along your wellness journey.
What is Optimism, Anyway?
Optimism is a Mindset!
And Mindsets affect your health in 2 Primary ways: Physically and Behaviorally
How we think about things has a direct physical and physiologic affect on what happens in our bodies, and how we think about things affects what we do and how we walk through life.
Just by itself, cultivating an optimistic mindset can improve your health and longevity. One Yale study found that if people in their middle age had a positive and optimistic view of aging, they lived on average 7.6 years longer than people who had a negative and pessimistic view on aging.
Optimism is a double edge positivity sword. It increases the likelihood that you engage in positive health promoting behaviors like (exercise) and it decreases the likelihood that you engage in more risky health behaviors like smoking, drinking to excess, using elicit drugs, or overeating for comfort.
Optimism can be learned and enhanced.
Upping Your Optimism Game 1:1 Coaching Program Overview
To me, Coaching is like Personal Training for your Mindset.
Mental Skills are just like Physical Skills: The more you practice, the better you become.
Just like you do arm, core, or leg exercises to build up your body with a personal trainer, you can do mental exercises with a wellness coach to build up your mindset.
Upping Your Optimism Game is a Guided Coaching Program designed to help increase your positivity by practicing mental skills associated with optimism.
It consists of 3 pillars.
2) Self and
Classically people think of optimism as looking at the glass as half full. In some ways optimism is just a matter of shifting our focus.
Gratitude is looking optimistically at life. What do you have versus don’t have.
Self-Appreciation is looking optimistically at ourselves. What are we doing well versus what we’re doing poorly.
Appreciation is looking for the good in others. What are others doing right versus what others are doing wrong.
3 Pillars : 3 Challenges
When working together we’ll take on each of these 3 pillars in challenge format. Beginning with a gratitude challenge, then moving to a self-appreciation challenge, and finishing with an appreciation of others challenge.
There are 3 primary tools that I will suggest you use to develop your mental skills: 1) Writing/Journaling, 2) Thinking/ Contemplating 3) Talking/ Conversation, and you can use any method that resonates with you.
For example, during your gratitude challenge, you may find that journaling and writing 3 things that you’re grateful for each day helps to shift your mindset to look for good things in your life.
Or at times you may chose to simply be mindful in the moment, pause, and reflect on the good you’re experiencing. Lastly, you may chose to say out loud to yourself or to someone else what you’re grateful for.
We all have mental habits, so it takes some focus and practice to shift our mindset.
The good news is that these can be straight forward to practice.
Weekly Coaching Conversations
In addition to what you chose to practice on your own, we will have coaching conversations every week to talk about your insights and experiences, challenges or frustrations, goals and plans.
For many people there is magic in the coaching conversation that can’t be duplicated on your own. As your coach, I’ll do my best to listen mindfully to your story, highlight the good I see, ask evocative questions, keep you focused on your vision, strategize with you, challenge you, answer questions, and provide support and structure so that you grow into a better version of yourself.
First Session: Our first coaching conversation will likely be 60-90 minutes, so we have plenty of time get to know each other, craft your wellness vision, establish your goals for our time together, cover some introductory concepts, and set up your first challenge.
Follow Up Sessions: While in the program you can schedule up to 2 30-minute 1:1 coaching sessions each week. I typically work with clients Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm EST, so appointments would be conducted during those times.
If you choose the 6 week option, you can schedule up to 12 coaching sessions. And if you chose the 12 week option, you can schedule up to 24 coaching sessions.
Zoom or Phone: Sessions can be conducted via Zoom or Telephone, your choice.
Email Messages and Support
During your guided coaching journey, I will periodically send you email messages with relevant or inspirational stories, quotes, ideas or additional exercises or activities you might try, if you like.
Also, we may use email to connected between coaching conversations, if needed.
Jump Start Guide Book
If you chose to work with me on this guided coaching journey, you’ll also get a workbook to guide you through the process. It has key concepts, exercises, and coaching questions to reinforce what we talk about together.
In a Nutshell…
Optimism Coaching is like Personal Training for your Mindset.
During my Upping Your Optimism Game Program, you’ll focus on developing your mental skills through a gratitude challenge, self-appreciation challenge, and appreciation of others challenge.
The tools/exercises that you’ll use will be some combination of writing, thinking, and talking.
I will support you with a guide book, weekly coaching conversations and lessons, and email messages.
Let’s Chat First
I know that there is a lot to think about before investing in wellness coaching, so let’s just chat first before you decide. Contact me to set up a discovery call, so you can get all of your questions answered and see if we click.
Pricing and Options
You can choose a 6 week or 12 week version of Upping Your Optimism Game.
The only difference is the length of your challenges. In the 6 week option each of the 3 challenges is 2 weeks long, and in the 12 week option each of the 3 challenges is 4 weeks long.
Pricing: 6 weeks 1:1 Coaching Options- 1 Time Investment of $997 or 2 Monthly Payments of $550
Pricing: 3 Month 1:1 Coaching Options- 1 Time Investment of $1797 or 3 Monthly Payments of $625
Journey of a Thousand Miles…
Optimism is simply where we start, and cultivating an optimistic mindset is only the beginning.
I would be honored if you chose to work with me during part of your wellness journey towards being the best version of yourself. The first step is simple, let’s chat 🙂
But if our paths never cross, I hope that something I’ve written or posted online sparks a change that leads you to better health and well being.
A Health and Wellness Coach on a mission to make the world a healthier and happier place through Optimism Coaching!