Is habit change coaching right for me? The style of coaching is important for where you are in your life. Habit change coaching is different than other traditional coaching so it is important to know you are ready to take that step.  I have developed a quiz asking the key questions to help identify if habit change coaching is the right fit for you right now. Even if you feel that it isn’t the right fit for you right now, it may work for you in the future. Once you complete the quiz, I’m happy to have a free one-on-one chat with you to determine what the best coaching fit is for you. 

What is habit change coaching?

When you think of a coach, what comes to mind? Accountability, support, encouragement, and mentor? Are these some of the words you would use to describe a coach? I am a Habit Change Coach with all the qualities to encourage you, support you, and keep you accountable all while changing habits you don’t want. 

A great example of this is how Tony Dungy, previous Head Coach of the Indianapolis Colts football team used habit change for how the team played which took them to the playoffs and ultimately a Super Bowl. Charles Duhigg wrote about this story in his book, “The Power of Habit, why we do what we do in life and business.”  This story tells us how by letting go of trying to control their thoughts about how to play football they instead relied on the “triggers” or habit “ques” their brains already had created to make the right play at the right time.

What makes habit change coaching different from other types of coaching? A habit consists of a trigger, response, and reward. Habit coaching is finding out on a personal level what your triggers are for the habits you want to change. Once we know this (we being you and me as a team) we can then start to work on retraining your brain into the new habits you want.

That is the power of habit change. When your brain creates new neural pathways for the new habit it will automatically follow the habit pattern. The “trigger” to start the reaction is all that is needed. When you work with me as your coach we will figure out what your personal triggers are and begin to change your habits.

Recommended Reading List

  • Charles Duhigg - "The Power of Habit" Why We Do What We Do in Life & Business
  • Gillian Duncan - "Sleep" Cure Your Insomnia, Improve Your Health, & Feel Better Now
  • Jane Burka, PhD & Lenora Yuen, PhD - "Procrastination" Why You Do It. What To Do About It Now
  • Carrie Green - "She Means Business" for the Female Entrepreneur

About Suzy Wraines

So, a little about me.  I can give you some facts about me.  I am an Army Veteran. I served as a medic and spent a year deployed in Iraq.  I worked in both the medical and veterinary fields for over 10 years.  I understand western medicine and how the body works. This is what inspired me to go back to school and become a coach.  It started with my own journey and struggles with my health.

I have now completed my 90 day coaching program with Suzy and it has been life changing. I didn’t realise how detrimental I was being to myself in my everyday habits and how they could change the way I feel in may ways with small changes that Suzy helped me achieve. Suzy’s professional and knowledgeable approached made me feel at ease to work through my challenges and discover how to reach my goals without being overwhelmed and to actually enjoying the process of the changes I was making. Suzy adapted every session to my needs and the techniques she used really got to the bottom of what I desired to be my best self, she helped do some good souls searching and gain the confidence to get to where I wanted to be. The process was thoroughly enjoyable and I will continue to work with Suzy as I have new goals and things I would like to accomplish, and with her coaching skills and ongoing support I now Know I will achieve them which is so exciting and invaluable. - Emma

As you can imagine being a medic in the army and spending a year in Iraq can affect someone.  It was no different for me.  When I got home I thought I can just find work with my skills outside the army and just forget about the experiences I had.  Boy was I wrong.  You see experiences create our behavior.  I didn’t realize I had a heightened sense of awareness that made me jumpy and insomnia from my experiences in Iraq. I didn’t understand the reasons for some of my strange behavior or why I was not feeling well.    

My husband and I started a photography business. In my mind I thought if I stay away from medicine I will feel better. Taking photos is fun and exciting.  I’m not saving lives, although when it comes to wedding photography it can be life or death to a bride.  As our business started taking off I was not able to understand why I wasn’t feeling better. I was gaining weight, not sleeping, and in pain during the day.  I had no energy and started to feel depressed. What was happening to me?  I decided I needed some help.  I started searching for a health coach thinking if I lost some weight I would feel better. Again, I had no idea it wasn’t the weight I was fighting.

 When I realized that it wasn’t weight loss I needed but a person to help me overcome my habits I started searching for a coaching school I could attend to become a coach.  I knew if I was struggling with habit change other women had to be too. If I couldn’t find the coach I needed I was going to become one.  I have not looked back and feel so much better.   

"I've been working with Suzy for the last couple of months and all I can say is WOW. She's managed to help me to complete some things I've not been able to convince myself to do in the last couple of years. Suzy has also helped me to get my health eating and daily exercise routine back on track. If you're looking for someone to have in your corner, she's definitely the one who can help. I'm so unbelievably grateful for the opportunity to work with her!" 

I have a habit coach now who graduated with me and it has been amazing!  She has guided me through making changes and letting go of things I didn’t realize I was holding onto until we started working together.  I have a sleep routine. I wake up with energy every day (still takes a few snooze button pushes) but, I get up.  I’m still working on my weight (what middle aged woman isn’t).  My life is moving in a positive direction for the first time in over 10 years.   That is the gift I give to women in coaching them through habit change. 

We are all a work in progress and never reach the end. It is important to be the best version of ourselves right now in the present moment.  I tell women who want to work with me, “I will meet you right where you are at.”  We all have very different lives and the type of coaching I do is help you figure out what habits you want to let go of and which ones you want to create in your life custom to you. If you are ready to make changes that last, I would love to chat with you! 

Suzy is an AMAZING coach! She's been helping me work past so many mental blocks that I didn't even know that I had, and they are tied to not only my health but also my business success. Every session I have with her feels like the best one yet. She's like a health coach, life coach, and therapist all rolled up into one. - Stephanie

Text – 623.455.6262 |  suzy@wraineswellness.com

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