life coach


Definition of life coach

: an advisor who helps people make decisions, set and reach goals, or deal with problems

Examples of life coach in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With his daughter Jenny Johnson Jordan serving as a life coach for the team in addition to working as associate head coach for UCLA beach volleyball, Johnson was a regular sight at women’s basketball games. Thuc Nhi Nguyen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Cori Close will take UCLA into top-10 showdown with Rafer Johnson on her mind," 3 Dec. 2020 Blanca Ramirez said her job has evolved during the pandemic to serve as translator, ombudsman and life coach to students and parents who speak only Spanish. Author: Carolyn Thompson, Anchorage Daily News, "Schools confront ‘off the rails’ numbers of failing grades," 7 Dec. 2020 Jyotima Prasad – a life coach whose son and daughter both have studied with Samvit – also heaps praise on the model. Sarah Matusek, The Christian Science Monitor, "This teen tutor turns computer science into kids’ stuff," 2 Dec. 2020 His interest in coaching and helping others is evident in his roles as a life coach to students in the Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy, as a peer advisor for incoming first-year students, and as a student ambassador in the Office of Admission. Daily Southtown Staff,, "Southtowners: Frankfort’s Binder named Student Laureate of The Lincoln Academy; Marian band students lauded, and more," 23 Nov. 2020 Ferraiolo, whose day job is as a manufacturing manager, also works as a motivational speaker, trainer and life coach. Susan Dunne,, "What is it like to be transgender? For Transgender Awareness Week, Connecticut residents tell their stories," 19 Nov. 2020 The rapper followed up the tweet with a video of his ballot with his name written in for president and Michelle Tidball, a preacher and life coach according to Ballotpedia, written in for vice president. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Kanye West writes in himself for president as wife Kim Kardashian keeps her vote to herself," 4 Nov. 2020 Finding therapists or psychologists, or a job trainer or a life coach or a mentor. Washington Post, "‘We have to understand the motivation for why people hate,’ says former neo-Nazi leader," 3 Nov. 2020 The author, futurist and life coach Lance Wallnau is a man of firm beliefs. Grace Ashford, New York Times, "The Swamp That Trump Built," 10 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of life coach

1969, in the meaning defined above

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29 Dec 2020

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“Life coach.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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