I have a certification as a ‘Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach’ from ACE, and thereby I look at my scope of practice to advise people about behavior around food and weight management.
However, while I really do not call myself a coach of any stripe, I often find myself, in my role as personal trainer, called upon for just about any life situations that arises for my clients. I have to preface that by saying that I tend to have my clients for years (some more than 10, many more than 5 years), and during this time I am – more or less – a vicarious participant of their lives. I have found myself giving advice of referrals in just about any area of life, be it helping a client after the loss of a spouse to finding to podiatrist.
I don’t even know what to call that – I guess: PERSONAL Trainer 🙂