Syndicat Professionnel des  
COACH EN SANTÉ  
COACH DE VIE  
du Québec (CPMDQ)

WHAT IS A LIFE COACH?

A life coach is a professional who provides personalized advice and follow-up to meet a person’s personal or professional needs, based on specific objectives, over a given period of time, helping them to develop their skills and find their own solutions.

In professional coaching, a distinction is made between life coaches who meet private needs and those who meet professional needs (such as management coaches), usually in a company or organization.

WHAT IS A HEALTH COACH?

A health coach is a trainer who assists people in their physical training by proposing a health program specially adapted to their needs, and motivating them by their presence at each session.

Personal trainers are often hired to work with public figures and athletes. A personal trainer may specialize in a single discipline or sport. They may also provide primary health care.

An expert in a sporting discipline, whose function is to train athletes or teams of athletes, and to lead them during sporting competitions to achieve optimum performance.