Hi am a bit confused on the whole coaching thing. I would like to expand my knowledge but having a hard time deciding which route to go. I am a stay at home mom with a personal training cert. and working on aquiring all the head knowledge before i go out into the field. I would like to access people as whole, fitness, mindset, lifestyle, etc. I see there are wellness coaches, life coaches, and now I see ACE has a health coach certificate. I was also considering the ACE lifestyle and weight management coach. Any thoughts out there on which gives you the most info and freedom to work with peolple on all aspects of health.
Hi Jenn. I believe that a lot depends upon where you would like to place the emphasis in your practice. For example, I see a Wellness Coach as focusing on the holistic approach of health and wellness for their clients whereas, in my opinion, a Lifestyle Coach is looking at the impact of how a person ‘lives their daily life’ and how that impacts them. Admittedly, there is much cross-over in many of these specialty certifications.
Good luck, and welcome!