One-on-One Coaching

There were many times I would feel completely drained after getting off of a one-on-one coaching call with my client. There were even times when that feeling of heaviness and exhaustion stayed with me for the rest of the day.

The demands of a health coach can weigh heavily on your energy and mood and it’s not always easy to bounce back after a particularly difficult one-on-one coaching call.

In a recent Facebook post one coach asked, “Does anyone feel like they need a support group after a day of client calls?”

When your clients are coming to you for help with their challenges, it’s common for them to voice their frustrations and concerns with you. Of course, you want to help them and it’s easy to take on the enormous responsibility of solving their problem for them. Too much negative energy is guaranteed to impact your energy and mood as well so it’s important to put a process in place that allows you to remain in the coaching roll without taking on the problems or energy of your client.

Here are 5 tips to protect yourself and your space from toxic fallout after a coaching call.

1) Set the intention before client session begins.
2) Use tools to protect your space before a session.
3) Clear or cleanse your space after your session.
4) Nourish your body, mind and spirit.
5) Show gratitude and give thanks.

Read the full article here: 5 Easy Tips to Protect Yourself and Your Space from Toxic Junk!


In addition to the five tips listed above, (which are explained in detail in this podcast episode), there are some other strategies you can use to refuel your energy after a particularly difficult one-on-one call. Here is a simple 3-part process to help you narrow down what works for you.

1) Reduce the Drain

As a business owner, you must recognize what is causing your energy depletion and limit your exposure to these factors. This will allow you to show up as your best during your one-on-one coaching calls.

For example, if social media overwhelms you or brings negative energy to your life, try to avoid it before and after your coaching calls.

2) Learn to Conserve

The second strategy is to conserve your energy, so you aren’t using all of it during one coaching call. Reframing your own thoughts as well as helping your client reframe theirs is key here.

Your clients’ problems are not your own, so it is not fully your responsibility to solve them. Your clients play an important role in their own journey, and their constant negative energy will not move them forward, so helping them reframe their negative approach will help both you and your client conserve your energy and put it towards action taking.

3) Replenish Your Energy

Finally, you’ll want to make sure you’re replenishing your energy. This may seem pretty simple, but finding out what refuels you outside of your coaching business is important.

Personally, my husband Mike and I love going on motorcycling adventures. I love the fresh air, the thrill, and spending time with my husband but most of all it feels very therapeutic for me. Maybe it’s the constant sound of the engine or the beautiful scenery but when I’m on the bike my mind instantly feels clarity and calm.

Here are some other ideas for replenishing your energy. Let’s figure out what works best for you.

  • Go for a walk outside
  • Play with your kids
  • Cuddle a pet
  • Listen to music
  • Meditate and practice mindfulness
  • Make something creative, like a painting or new dish
  • Write in your journal
  • Imagine healing energy all around you

Test them out to see which one works best.


In this episode of The Wellness Business Podcast we’re addressing the challenges of one-on-one coaching and how coaches can protect themselves from the draining energy that often comes from those sessions.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • 5 easy tips to protect yourself from negative energy and toxic feelings after one-on-one coaching calls
  • What other health coaches are doing in their pre and post session routines to cleanse the bad energy, (these tips are directly from health coaches in my Health Coach Client Attraction Facebook group)
  • How you can remain at the top of your coaching game even on high-volume client days, (this is a game-changer)

If you’ve ever felt like you need a pick-me-up after the heavy energy that comes from one-on-one client calls, tune in to learn our tips and time-test strategies from your fellow coaches.

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5 Easy Tips to Protect Yourself and Your Space from Toxic Junk!

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