What is a personal coach?
When people hear the word coach, they typically think of a sports coach: someone who’s helping an athlete improve their performance and encourage them to do a better job, both as an individual and as a team.
A personal coach can be an athletic coach, but they can be much more than that. They can help clients in just about any area of their lives that needs improvement. This is perhaps why the term personal coach is often used interchangeably with life coach.
helps you meet your goals in one-on-one sessions. Your goals can be a number of things: personal and/or career development, weight loss, trying to get back in shape, and so on. That said, there are many different types of personal coaches who can help you obtain those goals in a realistic way.
What does a personal coach do?
A personal coach is someone who helps you meet your goals in one-on-one sessions. Your goals can be a number of things: personal and/or career development, weight loss, trying to get back in shape, and so on. That said, there are many different types of personal coaches who can help you obtain those goals in a realistic way.
A personal coach does this through helping you identify your goals (if you haven’t done so already), hold you accountable on your path to making those goals, and encourage you. Life coaches will help you ask the right questions and reflect on your shortcomings as well as your successes. They will help you identify obstacles and create a customized plan to help you hurdle over them and ensure you are able to succeed in your goals.
Thanks to the internet, personal coaching has overcome a hurdle when it comes to accessibility. It’s easier than ever to find a personal coach that you click with and a way to contact them that doesn’t necessarily involve leaving your home or office.
What does a personal coach help you with?
A personal coach can help you in just about any aspect of your life. A few common types of coaching personal coaches offer include (but are certainly not limited to) the following:
For those who feel like they’re stuck in the same position at work or want to get better at what they do for a living, career coaching is a great option. Career coaches help clients identify where they may be falling short at work, how they can stand out as a model employee, step up in leadership roles (even if they aren’t necessarily in one), and help them stay on track.
Sometimes referred to as executive coaching in corporate or business settings, leadership coaching works to improve and develop leadership skills. This means discussing areas where you could be a better leader, what makes a leader a good leader, and setting long- and short-term goals for overarching leadership plans.
It’s common for people to have trouble transitioning from one area of life to another. For example, a successful CEO may want to step down and focus on their family, but they struggle with following through with the decision. A transition coach can help them make the transition from top brass to doting parent less difficult.
Even though most of us aren’t CEOs, transition coaching can still be a powerful thing. If you’ve recently moved, changed career paths entirely, or decided to go back to school for a different degree, a transition coach may be a huge asset when it comes to helping you get through these major life changes.
Personal trainers are a type of personal coach — they work with you in one-on-one sessions to help you live a better, healthier life. This includes changing what you eat, working on food prep, and creating a workout program that works with your schedule. They can also help you work to curb unhealthy habits like excessive drinking and smoking.
Can a life coach help me lose weight?
Absolutely! As mentioned earlier, life coaches and personal coaches are essentially the same thing. One area many life coaches work in happens to be weight loss, a type of health coaching. These life coaches often have knowledge of successful weight loss strategies and can help you obtain your goal weight.
Get support from Lifelong Metabolic Center’s personal weight loss coaches
As part of our weight loss program, Lifelong Metabolic Center has personal coaches who are here to help you out at every step of the way. Our personal coaches aren’t here to tear you apart; they are here to encourage you and hold you accountable to following your weight loss program. Having someone supportive on your weight loss journey makes a huge difference, and we hope you will find that support with us.
To learn more about our weight loss programs or to get to know our personal coaches, contact Lifelong Metabolic Center today.