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3 Things You Should Know About Online Life Coaches

If you’re considering hiring a life coach, you should decide whether you want to have your sessions in person, over the phone, or online. A life coach who works online is a great option, especially if you live in a rural area or even if you just find that it’s hard to schedule enough “me time” to work with someone face-to-face. Or maybe you're thinking of becoming an online life coach? Either way, here's what you need to know about the occupation.

  1. Online Life Coaches Provide Similar Services For A Lower Price
    Life coaches can help you in all areas of your life. Really, they can be life-changing. However, having a life coach can be expensive.

    Many life coaches conduct their sessions over the phone. A life coach and a client will usually speak three to four times a month, and their phone calls will last anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours. When you’re racking up that many hours, it’s going to get pricey. If you’re thinking of investing in a life coach, but worried about how much it might cost, you might consider getting an online life coach.

    Online life coaches provide the same services as regular life coaches, but their sessions occur over the Internet. Some offer a mix of individual and group sessions to make their services more affordable. Many over-the-phone life coaches charge $100 to $300 per hour. Usually, an online life coach will be less expensive.
  2. It’s Easy to Find An Online Life Coach
    In most areas, it’s not hard to find a life coach who can work with you, but if you live in a rural area, you may have trouble finding someone. If you are looking online, though, location is much less of a deciding factor! A quick Google search will turn up hundreds of results.

    Before committing, you should make sure that your potential life coach is qualified. It’s a bad idea to meet someone on the Internet and take their advice without knowing anything about them. Not all people who claim to be coaches are trustworthy. If you’re looking for a life coach, you’ll want someone who is accredited. A good rule of thumb is to look for someone who is a member of the International Coach Federation.
  3. An Online Life Coach Can Help You Personally and Professionally
    Online life coaches, like any life coach, can help you in multiple areas of your life. Typically, if you call a life coach, you have a specific issue in mind that you’re seeking help with. If you’re not open-minded, you may only work on this one thing and miss out on a chance to really develop yourself! For example, if you contact a life coach for help in your relationship, you could be missing out on a chance to get help scoring the big promotion.

    Life coaches who work online typically have very developed websites that host hundreds of resources! If you take full advantage of them, you’re likely to be able to identify other areas of your life that you may be able to work on, or that might be connected to your main concern.

You can’t really go wrong with any type of life coach as long as you do your research. Any life coach worth their salt can help you explore your strengths and weaknesses, help you set goals, and help you reach those goals in both your personal and professional life, whether you see them in an office or a computer monitor. Remember to keep these key factors in mind when selecting a life coach or choosing to become one.


Last Updated: November 11, 2014