by Ellen Kocher, Masters HWC, ICFPCC, NBCHWC

One of the most life-changing things anyone ever said to me was, “You Walk your talk… you inspire…you know what you need to do next.”

After that, I quit my job, became an entrepreneur and coach, and haven’t looked back.

“Do you feel like you’re walking your talk?” is a question we should all be asking ourselves regularly. Why?

We all want to have maximum impact in whatever we do and walking our talk in alignment with who we want to be allows us to do just that.


What I’ve noticed

I’ve noticed that the executives that I coach typically know what to do, but don’t always do it. They show up feeling like they aren’t always aligned and walking their talk. Brilliant professionals, ready for a personal turnaround to upgrade their wellbeing through more — or better — self-care. Finally ready to put themselves first, instead of their job or other people, to take charge of their health, stress, weight, sleep, energy, work-life balance and, ultimately, personal empowerment.


Tick the box

Check this list of life areas where you surely know what to do but might not be doing it or setting the example you want to. Areas where you just might not be ticking the box and walking your talk …

  • Nurturing your relationships
  • Turning off your devices
  • Taking breaks throughout the day
  • Getting exercise every day
  • Working nights and weekends
  • Eating the right food
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Feeling calm and empowered in who you want to be — and see

I made the turnaround from stressed-out executive to thriving and inspiring entrepreneur nearly 20 years ago and have since dedicated my life and career to supporting others do the same. I (still!) tick all the boxes above, how did you score?


To have the impact you want, to create life-changing habits, and to achieve your wellbeing goals, you likely need to do something new. As Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” So, why not work with a personal Health and Wellness Coach?

With a sparring partner who’s been there done that, you’ll get sustainable results such as a better life-balance, less stress, more energy, optimal health, better sleep, and the confidence you need to be who you want to be — and see. More than anything, regular coaching will help keep you on track, focused, accountable, and create the clarity to go beyond “knowing the way” to also “go the way” and “show the way”.


To walk your talk. At work and at home. From now on.

No time? Seriously? No time not to my friend!


If you are seeking a qualified Health and Wellness Coach, it is recommended to consult the directory provided by the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC).

If you wish to become a Health and Wellness Coach, check out our NBHWC-approved training program which will help you guide individuals during their transformative journey of achieving lasting changes and walking their talk!