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How to Be an Inclusive Health and Wellness Coach

Checklists Apr 15, 2024

As a health and wellness coach, your primary goal is to improve the lives of your clients. But to do so, you must ensure you’re equipped to serve all your clients, including those with different identities and backgrounds than you. It can be tempting to take an equality approach, one where you treat all your clients the same regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, etc. But the truth is, the care a person needs changes based on their multifaceted identity. Therefore, we need to take an equity approach, one where everyone gets the customized treatment they need.

To effectively help your clients, you must foster an inclusive coaching practice where clients feel safe and able to be themselves and have difficult conversations. Below, you’ll find a list of 9 actions you can take to make your coaching practice more inclusive.


Kaela Sosa

Kaela (she/her) is a Certified Diversity Executive and curriculum and programming manager at The Diversity Movement. She applies her writing, project management, and production skills to advance DEI.