What to Look for in a Life Coach

There is a common saying that life coaches make life limitless–this is because a good life coach can make you see life in a different light and help you achieve your goals within a very short time. There are few relationships that go deeper than that of a person and their coach. Such relationships are nurtured over time and take a lot of trust to flourish.

A good life coach not only equips you with techniques to go through life, but also empowers you to come up with tools on your own. The role of a life coach isn’t to live your life for you—it’s to empower you to be able to do the work yourself. So, what exactly do you need to look out for in a good life coach? 

Someone Authentic

A good life coach is not someone who appears perfect and camouflages their flaws. Life coaches are human, and they should be able to show you their human side. Even if a life coach has an ICF accredited certification, they should be able to let you know that they also struggle with things–an authentic coach will be able to lift you through your tribulations and push you towards your best self while being relatable and empathetic.

Someone Unique

Life coaching is an ever-changing field, and you should look for a coach who is willing to learn and come up with new ideas for different challenges. You don’t want to have a coach who simply copy and pastes what other coaches do.

Someone Confident

Confidence is often the pillar of a good life coaching session. Most of the time, you go to a life coach because of their ability to show you that you can change the situation you’re going through by being confident and methodical in how you take on challenges and obstacles. However, confidence is not about perfection—it’s also about being able to try out new things and keep doing what has been proven to work until you get the desired results.

Someone Passionate

Passion will often take you further than any other trait. Your life coach should be able to put you on the path toward being passionate about what you want to achieve. A life coach that is not passionate may struggle to keep you on track and progressing toward your goals. 

Someone Who Can Empower

Almost everyone can find help in achieving what they need from life coaching, so it’s important that a good coach empowers people to make choices that lead them towards a more fulfilling life. 


When finding a mentor or life coach, don’t forget to consider chemistry. Chemistry determines if two people will be able to collaborate effectively and achieve their set intentions together. Before choosing a life coach, ensure that you have a comfortable, solid rapport and that you are both on the same page regarding the best path forward.

Final Thoughts

Life coaches play a fundamental role in helping people achieve greatness. A good life coach–such as those at Symbiosis Coaching–will enable you to get the most out of your life and help you set achievable goals that will get you on the path to the greatness you deserve.

Class Schedule
ProgramStart DateClass TimesClass Schedule
Certified Life CoachWednesday, February 22nd9:30am ET
8:00pm ET
8:00pm PT
Once a week, 2-hours, for 24-weeks
Certified Organizational
Development Coach
Tuesday, February 21st9:30am ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 25-weeks
Certified Executive
Thursday, February 23rd9:30am ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 8-weeks
Certified NLP Coach
Monday, February 20th9:30am ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 25-weeks
Platinum - ACC/PCC
Friday, April 7th9:30am ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 1-hour
for 6-sessions PLUS 4 one-on-
one sessions with mentor