Howdy! Have you heard people talking about Lifestyle Coaching? It’s kind of like a Life Coach (but different) and also kind of like a Business Coach (but also different). Luckily, we happen to have a Lifestyle Coach on the LK team & she allowed us to ask all the questions you’ve been wondering. So, meet your new best friend, Natalie Canizares!
Dying to know what the eff a Lifestyle Coach is & why you really might love one? Read on!
WHAT IS A LIFESTYLE COACH?
A Lifestyle Coach is someone who partners with you to help you achieve your goals by dismantling limiting beliefs and unhelpful patterns while also holding you accountable and cheering you on. It’s almost like having your own personal cheerleader in the arena of your well being, who isn’t afraid to tell you how it is.
I personally focus a lot on balance as a coach because I feel it’s so key to maintaining long-term success. Balance to me looks like being able to indulge without feeling like you’ve completely ruined your life! It’s not about being perfect, it’s about knowing how to come back to your center whenever you feel off.
WHY WOULD SOMEONE WORK WITH A LIFESTYLE COACH?
People work with me because they want to:
- Lose weight
- Increase their energy
- Manage stress
- Ditch dieting
- Stop counting calories
- Feel better in their skin
- Gain confidence
- Feel mentally clear
- Start a yoga practice
- Sleep better
- Improve complexion
- Improve digestion
- And the list continues…
Essentially coaching is meant to help you get from where you are to where you want to be as quickly and efficiently as possible.
WHO WORKS WITH A LIFESTYLE COACH?
Coaching is great for someone who is ready to commit to change but isn’t sure how to really make that happen for themselves.
HOW DOES LIFESTYLE COACHING WORK?
Logistically speaking I work with clients virtually and via telephone so I’m able to help women all around the world from the comfort of their own homes.
The way I work with clients is 50% mindset 50% practical tools. This is a big reason why people see results, pretty much right away, because we don’t just talk about what’s going on for you and what you can improve, we create actionable steps you can take immediately. So after every session you walk away with clear things to work on. Each week builds upon the last week and brings you closer and closer to your goal. With the ultimate goal being that these new healthy habits become integrated into your life so much so that they become second nature.
One aspect of my coaching that can be really helpful is learning how to eat for your body specifically. There is so much contradicting nutrition information out there and it can be extremely confusing to try to understand what you should and shouldn’t eat. I help people cut through the fluff and learn how to eat in a way that really works for them. No two bodies are completely identical and sometimes the smallest tweak in your diet can make a huge difference in the way you look and more importantly in the way you feel.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LIFESTYLE COACH & A NUTRITIONIST?
From my understanding nutritionists and dietitians mostly focus on food and meal planning. While I absolutely help people improve their diets that’s only one piece of the puzzle. Aside from diet I also teach breath work (to alleviate stress and balance the body), meditation, personalized yoga classes, and other self-care practices.
WHY DID YOU BECOME A COACH?
After years of struggling with body image issues and imbalanced health I became passionate about nutrition and lifestyle and how I could improve these things for myself. My path led me to working with a Life Coach, which is when I realized I too could help other women find balance in their bodies and lives. As soon as I realized this I enrolled in school and started my business, and that was almost three years ago!