We surveyed 1,159 life coaches to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical life coach. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a life coach?
Working as a life coach typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a life coach?
A career as a life coach typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a life coach?
It’s typically difficult to find a job as a life coach.
Do life coaches work full-time or part-time?
32% of life coaches work in full-time roles while 68% work part-time.
Is being a life coach stressful?
Life coaches tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a life coach?
Some level of organization is generally required to be a life coach.
How competitive is the workplace for life coaches?
Competition at work is not common for life coaches.
Does being a life coach require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for life coaches.
Are life coaches allowed to express themselves creatively?
Creativity is intrinsic to being a life coach, and a highly valuable part of the career.
Do life coaches have control over the direction of their work?
Life coaches have high flexibility in the direction of their work, allowing them a lot of freedom in how they accomplish their goals.
Is being a life coach physically demanding?
Work as a life coaches is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.
Are life coaches exposed to a wide variety of work?
While sometimes repetitive, life coaches tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.
Does being a life coach require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a life coach.
Does being a good life coach require compassion and empathy?
Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as a life coach.