life coach

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Definition of life coach

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

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Fitness expert and life coach Jillian Michaels criticized the popular keto diet in a video for Women's Health magazine. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Jillian Michaels' Keto Diet Comments Caused Al Roker to Snap on Twitter," 11 Jan. 2019 Noor is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the July 15, 2017, death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old life coach who was engaged to be married. Jeff Baenen, Fox News, "Ex-officer's lawyers want charges dismissed in Damond death," 16 Aug. 2018 Both rely on experts who are skilled in their fields and embody the enthusiastic optimism of life coaches. Lonnie Firestone, Glamour, "It Took a Fire in My Building to Understand Marie Kondo's Method," 15 Jan. 2019 Saahene, who grew up in a predominantly white area, has worked as a project manager for a major corporation, and is soon launching her business as a life coach. Valerie Russ, Philly.com, "An unlikely outcome of Starbucks: kindred spirits and a social media campaign," 25 May 2018 Marshall Levine, a hypnotherapist and life coach, was found dead in an office building on Saturday suffering from a gunshot wound. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Arizona suspect linked to 4 recent shooting deaths found dead in hotel room, police say," 2 Oct. 2018 Tracee Ellis Ross plays many roles—not just as an actress, but as an activist, a life coach, and someone who knows how to wear the hell out of a good suit. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Tracee Ellis Ross Wore an All-White Sequined Suit With a Powerful Message," 6 Jan. 2019 Each school provides life coaches, who serve as a combination guidance counselor and social worker, drop-in child care, transportation assistance and other benefits. Alina Tugend, New York Times, "A Chance for Dropouts, Young and Old, to Go Back to School," 5 Apr. 2018 The 40-year-old life coach’s death drew international attention, cost the police chief her job and forced major revisions to the department’s policy on body cameras. Fox News, "Officer who fatally shot Justine Damond charged with murder, turns himself in," 2 Oct. 2018

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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