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.
I have had the LWMC certification, which is now being changed to Health Coach, for 3 years. I’m not sure I’m thrilled about the change; it sounds a bit too general and doesn’t make my focus on weight management as clear. But I use it in conjunction with my Personal Trainer certification rather than on its own–I think that’s most common. As Julie said above, ACE is very helpful and they make clear what the different certifications are all about.
Good luck and enjoy!