Frequently asked Questions
to Assist You in Your
Health and Wellness Journey
What is a Life Coach?
Life coach is a broad term that may focus on one or more of the following areas: time management, productivity, professional goals, relationships, career development, self-care and financial goals. No certification is required, certain training programs offer a certification.
What is a Health Coach?
Health coaches work with clients who have a medical diagnosis or health condition. A health coach helps the client implement lifestyle changes related to the management or care of their health as part of a care team. No certification is required, certain training programs offer certification.
What is a Wellness Coach?
The scope of wellness coaching is more focused and detailed. A wellness coach supports clients in building wellness through physical activity , nutrition, sleep, recovery, regeneration and stress management with a focus on holistic lifestyle choices. Wellness coach helps the client set target goals. No certification is required, certain training programs offer certification.
What is a Board Certified
Health & Wellness Coach?
According to the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC): Health & wellness coaches support clients in activating internal strengths and external resources to make sustainable and healthy lifestyle behavior changes. Health coaches use a client-centered approach wherein clients decide their goals, engage in self-discovery or active leaning processes, and self-monitor behaviors to increase accountability, all within the context of an interpersonal relationship with a health coach.
Whatever goal the client sets, the health coach ensures that they are supported until the desired outcome is achieved. Board-certified coaches display an unconditional positive regard for their clients and have trained to the highest standards in the profession giving them the skills knowledge to walk alongside you on your path to your healthiest self.