One area of personal training, that's growing fast, is life coaching. Rather than just focusing on the physical side, life coaching (or rather the life coach) works on the entire person, by creating an environment that allows people to grow and shift rather than simply asking them to change.
Life coaching is a way of helping people achieve their goals faster and more efficiently, by listening and encouraging, rather than telling them what to do. The whole concept of life coaching is that clients already have the answers they need; the professional helps them find those answers by listening and asking pertinent questions.
Once you start working with someone, it is an ongoing partnership which enables you to achieve fulfilling results in both the personal and professional arenas. Throughout the process, clients are encouraged to deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance the quality of their entire existence. This process accelerates your progress by providing greater focus and awareness, concentrating you on looking at where you are now, and where you want to get to.
It is particularly effective for stress management - rather than simply managing stress, this process helps to uncover permanent solutions, getting to the root of the issues which are causing stress in their lives. Effective strategies can then be developed to assist clients to make permanent changes. At heart, it is about defining what you want for yourself and concentrating on that, rather than constantly focusing on what you don't want. By getting to the source of the problem, you can make permanent changes that affect every area.