The most common types of life coaching

If you’re thinking about working with a life coach, but you don’t know what type is the best fit for you, this article will help you get some clarity.


I gathered the most common types of life coaching, and I added a short description for each of them, so you can decide which one suits you best.


Life coaching - this type of coaching is meant for clients who need to improve their life in general. Their lives are neither good nor bad, and they feel a little bit stuck without being able to name significant issues.


More common than not, clients who work with a life coach want to clarify different aspects of their existence.


Business coaching - this type of coaching is addressed to entrepreneurs or people who think about starting their own business. By working with a business coach, entrepreneurs can design a clear vision and refine their mission or expectations. A business coach can increase the road to success for a new business or save/revitalize an old company.


Executive coaching - this coaching type is designed for executives or CEO of big companies, who can learn how to manage big budgets or large teams and become problem solvers and business builders without affecting their personal lives.


Performance coaching - this type of coaching is designed for both executives and other employees. Though, sales teams benefit the most from working with a performance coach. Discovering how to increase performance can significantly impact the sales of a person, department, or company.


Career coaching - this coaching type is excellent for people at a crossroads in their professional lives. They might think about starting a new career, or they might want to switch gears or apply for a new job. Working with a career coach can help anyone find the right job or employment based on their personalities and aspirations.


Relationship coaching - this coaching type is designed for people who want to find a romantic partner or those who want to improve their current romantic relationship or build healthy relationships with people around them. With a relationship coach, one can work on improving relationships with colleagues, friends, kids, or even parents.


Women’s empowerment coaching - this type of coaching is addressed to all women who are struggling to juggle between their professional and personal lives; women who want to build strong and authentic relationships with others around them; women who want to start a business; women who want to become the best versions of themselves. 

So, if you’re a woman who wants to learn how to enjoy life, to live it to the fullest, working with a women’s empowerment life coach will help you reach all your goals.


Transformation coaching - is the type of coaching that helps clients go through some changes in their lives. Our lives go through changes all the time, and sometimes we need a little bit of guidance. That’s the role of a transformation coach.


Spiritual coaching helps clients find their inner spirituality and creates a connection between their daily life and their spiritual life. 


Nutrition/Health coaching - is the kind of coaching that helps people reach their ideal weight by eating conscious and healthy. Health coaches help their clients stay on track with a balanced diet and create a meal plan that meets their needs.


 Trauma coaching - a trauma coach is that person who holds people’s hand during a tough time when they either experience an ugly disease like cancer or AIDS or assist the clients during their grief process. A trauma coach is a partner for people who need comfort and feel lost in a challenging stage of their life.


Purpose coaching - a purpose coach is that person that helps everyone find their purpose, or the answer to the scariest questions. A purpose coach helps clients stay true to self and guide them in finding meaning in their life. 


Of course, as I mentioned at the beginning of this article, there are various other types of life coaches, and if you’re looking to hire one, on top of searching by the coaching type, also search with your soul and pick that person that clicks with you the most, as they will serve you best.