Life coach | Selby College
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Life coach

Life coaches support and encourage people to help them make informed decisions in their working and personal lives.

Potential salary


Employment by 2024


Working hours

30 to 32 variable

  • counselling skills including active listening and a non-judgemental approach
  • knowledge of psychology
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to understand people’s reactions
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • to enjoy working with other people
  • active listening skills
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

You'll work with clients on a day-to-day basis by:

  • discussing their situation, values, attitudes and beliefs
  • helping them to set and achieve suitable goals for change
  • looking at ways of overcoming barriers and setbacks
  • helping them stay motivated and committed

You could work from home or at a client's business.

You could set up your own business and employ other coaches.

You can get more advice on coaching and mentoring from the Coaching and Mentoring Network and the Life Coach Directory.

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