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Life Coach for Losing Weight

One of the biggest challenges many of us have in life is taking care of ourselves. If we don’t watch what we eat, drink, or consume, we can end up a few pounds heavier than we would like. Ultimately, that can spiral into other health issues affecting our mood, relationships, work, and self-confidence. 

Losing weight is definitely possible with some motivation, guidance, and work–this goal is absolutely one of the key things life coaches can help people accomplish.

 

What Is a Life Coach?

A life coach is someone who helps others achieve their personal and professional goals. They work with individuals to identify the areas in their life where they want to make changes, and they then help them create a plan to achieve these goals. Life coaches can help with various issues, including career planning, time management, relationship problems, and stress management. Many people hire life coaches because they feel stuck in their lives and don’t know how to make the changes they need to be happy. 

Anyone can be a life coach–but to learn the important skills, a professional needs to be certified and it is possible to get a life coach certification online.

 

Can You Be a Life Coach for Losing Weight?

Absolutely! There are several things to work on with a life coach, and one of them is losing weight. Losing weight can be a difficult and frustrating process; there are many factors to consider from diet and exercise to stress levels and hormonal balance. Looking for starting points and guidance with a weight loss journey can be confusing without proper direction. Luckily, there are a few ways a life coach can help a person lose weight:

Setting Realistic Goals

Creating goals that are too ambitious can be discouraging. If a person sets their weight loss goal too high, they are more likely to give up before they even get close. A life coach can help set realistic and achievable goals, motivating an individual to keep persisting.

Identifying Roadblocks

Another common reason people struggle to lose weight is that they encounter roadblocks along the way–these can be anything from a lack of motivation to stress and emotional eating. A life coach can help one identify these roadblocks and find ways to overcome them.

Creating a Plan

Once a person has identified their goals and roadblocks, a life coach can help create a plan to achieve these goals. The program will be tailored specifically to the individual and their unique situation, and will consider lifestyle, schedule, and other factors that could impact a person’s ability to lose weight.

Accountability

One of the most important things a life coach can do is hold a person accountable for their behavior. The coach will check in regularly to see how the person is doing and offer support when needed. It’s easy to make excuses and give up when trying to lose weight, but a life coach will help a person stay on track.

Identifying Resources

Signing up for a weight loss program without enough knowledge about what is involved can be ineffective. As a life coach, you can help your client find essential, practical, and relevant information that can aid their program. With reliable information, the person will not become completely dependent on the life coach, because they will be more aware of how nutrition, exercise, and other habits influence their health.

Motivation

Losing weight is not easy for most people, and it’s often hard to stay motivated throughout the process. A life coach can provide positive reinforcement to keep a person on track.

Lifestyle coaches can also help achieve weight loss goals, so it’s important to understand the differences between a lifestyle coach versus a life coach before deciding which path to take.

 

What Qualifications Do I Need as a Life Coach for Losing Weight?

Having a life coach certification provides a foundation for making motivational and plans for clients to help with their weight loss journeys. It’s also recommended that you seek additional training in order to give adequate advice, especially when it comes to nutrition and exercise. This will also increase your marketability and attractiveness to those looking to hire a life coach.

 

Conclusion

Being a life coach who helps others lose weight can be a rewarding and noble career. You can help mitigate negativity and doubt and give people a more positive outlook on their bodies and lifestyle. Not only will you help them become healthier, but this coaching may also help to resolve other physical and emotional issues that stem from being overweight.

Certified NLP Coach

Program Description: The Certified NLP Coach program allows you to incorporate very powerful NLP techniques you’re your day-to-day coaching practice.

ICF Training Hours: 65

Duration: 25-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Certified Organizational Development Coach

Program Description:

The Certified Organizational Development Coach program is an exclusive and very unique program, designed for coaches who wish to coach entire organizations with their Organizational Development and Change Management goals. This program provides you with 65 ICF training hours - more than enough for the ACC credential. Over a series of 25 weekly lectures, it prepares you to deal with volatile group dynamics across entire organizations. Topics including OD interventions, Team Engagement, Buyer Behavior of internal customers, The Tripod of Success, Ensuring Sustainability, Performance-Retention correlation, Strategies to influence behavior - and many more - are covered in detail.

Coaches are introduced to the ARCS Model, as well as to the Organizational Culture Audit Toolkit. Employee motivation, satisfaction, and productivity are discussed, as well as their impact on the performance of the organization as a whole. Students are introduced to various Change Management models including Lewin's Planned Change model, the ADKAR Change Management model, and Kotter's 8 steps of Change Management. Resistance to change and its manifestation are discussed, as is Behavior Modification.

Upon completing this program, Certified Organizational Development Coaches will have all the tools they need to affect positive transformation within organizations, and will be able to coach teams and personnel at all levels - including initiators, decision makers, influencers, and intervention implementers.

In addition to coaches who are launching their own Corporate Coaching practices, this is an essential program for HR professionals, Training and Development Professionals, Managers, and Corporate Leaders who wish to implement internal policies and OD processes to guide their companies and people through ongoing change.

ICF Training Hours: 65

Duration: 25-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Certified Executive Coach

Program Description

The Certified Executive Coach program has been designed for coaches who wish to coach managers, executives, and corporate leaders. The goal of this program is to cultivate a deep understanding of how the executive coaching process works as well as some of the challenges that come up in executive coaching conversations.

This program has been approved by the International Coaching Federation for 32 hours, and it comprises of 12 live, instructor-led, fully interactive virtual classes offered over zoom. These classes cover various aspects of executive coaching including, but not limited to Effective Collaboration, Performance Management, Upskilling, Conflict Management, Effective Collaboration, Developing Team Members, and many more.

This program has a very unique, hands-on, experiential structure. Classes are focused on active participation by students through real life Coaching Challenges and discussions of real life executive coaching situations.

ICF Training Hours: 32

Duration: 12-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Certified Life Coach

Program Description:

The Certified life Coach program is an essential program for anyone considering coaching as a profession. The goal of this program is to create a deep understanding of the coaching process, along with how and why it is effective in catalyzing shifts in the mindset to create positive, sustainable transformation.

The training is based on the ICF’s core coaching competencies. It focuses on skills that lead to effective coaching conversations and that are required to build a successful coaching business. It evokes awareness about how identity, thoughts, and feelings determine mindset; and why a change in Think Feel Do impacts the achievement of goals though a change in this mindset.

This program is approved by the International Coaching Federation for 95 hours and comprises 24 live, instructor led, fully interactive virtual sessions offered over Zoom. These lectures cover all aspects of coaching – topics such as Human Emotions and the Brain, Coaching through Emotional Intelligence, The Belief System, Coaching Process and Structure, Deep Listening, Setting Worthy Goals, Asking Insightful Questions, Addressing Client Resistance, Coaching Groups, The Business of Coaching, and many more. These are complemented with a library of reading and reference material, coaching challenges based on various real-life coaching situations, extensive hands-on coaching practice, and assignments designed to trigger reflection on and mastery of coaching skills.

ICF Training Hours: 95

Duration: 24-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Class Schedule
ProgramStart DateClass TimesClass Schedule
Certified Life CoachWednesday, May 8th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 24-weeks
Certified Organizational Development CoachThursday, May 9th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 25-weeks
Certified Executive CoachTuesday, May 7th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 12-weeks
Certified NLP CoachMonday, May 6th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 25-weeks
Level 1/2 - ACC/PCC
Mentoring
Friday, May 31st10:30am ET
3:00pm ET (Full)
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 1-hour
for 6-sessions PLUS 4 one-on-
one sessions with mentor