We surveyed 1,160 life coaches to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Life coaches are artistic and enterprising

Life coaches tend to be predominantly artistic individuals, meaning that they are creative and original and work well in a setting that allows for self-expression. They also tend to be enterprising, which means that they are usually quite natural leaders who thrive at influencing and persuading others.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a life coach. However, if you are realistic, this is probably not a good career for you. Unsure of where you fit in? Take the career test now.

Here’s how the Holland codes of the average life coach break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of life coaches are agreeableness and conscientiousness

Life coaches score highly on agreeableness, meaning that they are very sensitive to the needs of others and value harmony within a group. They also tend to be high on the measure of conscientiousness, which means that they are methodical, reliable, and generally plan out things in advance.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average life coach: