Healthy Lifestyle Coach
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Healthy lifestyle coaching involves helping people identify and achieve personal goals. A lifestyle coach may use many different techniques such as mentoring, value assessment, behavior modification and others to facilitate this process.
The roots of lifestyle coaching are likely in executive coaching, a field which arose from leadership training and management consulting. Healthy lifestyle coaching is also informed by fields like nutrition, anthropology, sociology, psychology, career counseling and adult development programs.
Currently there is no license or regulatory standard for lifestyle coaching in the United States and no consistent education or credentials available for the field. Anyone can call themselves a lifestyle coach, with their reputation speaking louder than any degree. However, a multitude of coaching schools and programs offer training and a variety of certifications to aspiring lifestyle coaches.
Many lifestyle coaches specialize in one or more subsets of coaching, such as career coaching, life or personal coaching, relationship coaching, health and wellness coaching, and organizational or corporate coaching. Even more specific niches are created all the time within the field of lifestyle coaching.
A healthy lifestyle coach is generally considered to be different than a therapist or mental health counselor. While both focus on helping their clients solve lifestyle problems, coaching often takes a broader approach to the clients life and circumstances, rather than addressing a single problem.
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