What is a life coach and how to become one?

A life coach can help people improve the quality of their lives & lead a more meaningful life. Here is your guide to becoming a life coach!

what is a life coach

If you’re reading this article, you’ve decided that it’s time to give back. For ages, you’ve been a conduit for your friends and family’s vibrational energy, helping them channel their life force towards the things that would make them truly happy. Whether it was making sure your bestie steers clear of that toxic ex or enabling your children to leave the nest, reassuring them about their college and career. You’ve always been that wise soul everyone turns to for advice, and sometimes, it feels as if you’ve been channeling a greater power into your words. You find true joy and purpose in guiding others.

Does this sound like you?

You, sun being, are mere steps away from fulfilling your dharma of being a life coach.


What is a Life Coach?

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity, and leadership.”

Everyone here has a higher purpose. We are meant to fulfill our dharma. Life coaches are the people who can help you achieve it!

Does that sound like the life of your dreams?

The universe wants people to be happy and feel free. You’re not meant to feel trapped in a never-ending circle balancing 9-to-5 desk jobs and your social life. As a certified life coach, you’d be able to create transformations in the lives of your clients.

Don’t give in to those doubts and fears about yourself! I want you to dream! Every single thing you’ve ever wished for yourself is perfectly possible to achieve, and I’m here to help you do it.


And… what does a life coach do?


Words of Stacey Hickman on Highest Self Podcast

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Most people think finding and living your purpose is something you figure out later in life, like your 40s or even 50s, and if you can’t figure it out by then, you probably don’t have one. But that’s not true, and that’s not how it works! Each of us has a soul purpose, and we owe it to ourselves to discover it and live it.

Now more than ever, people all over the world need life coaches! People are feeling lost. They are wondering why they do what they do. There’s this inner voice that tells them you’re meant for something more. But most people will shush that voice because they don’t know what to do about it.

It’s here, my dear, certified life coaches step in, helping you find your purpose. It doesn’t have to be arduous. It is just the right container, as I like to call it, with high vibes that accelerate your transformation. If you don’t have the answers, it’s because you’ve never been asked the right questions.

Walking alongside you, pulling out answers from deep within you, guiding you, and helping you step into who you were meant to be-unleashing your unique superpower, your dharma! This is what a life coach does!

In two words, life coaching is a “transformative experience.

During the pandemic and the Great Resignation, people worldwide have had the opportunity to pause, reflect, and reevaluate their lives.

Reflection and introspection bring with it a destruction of the status quo. People no longer want to conform to the way things have always been. There is this massive paradigm shift in the world right now, with more and more people questioning their career choices and life choices!

A Monster.com survey highlights that 95% of people in the workforce suffer burnout. An alarming number feel depressed, anxious, and misaligned with their job duties. Chaotic times that challenge your decisions and have you reassessing life, my lovely people, drive you to change.

A life coach, my dear friend, helps you resolve that inner conflict, find purpose, and progress on a path that aligns with your purpose.

Discover The Secret to Doing What you Love That People Don’t Talk About in my Highest Self Podcast #056


Here’s how you can become a certified life coach

Thinking of the life coach salary? Let me tell you, life coaching is a thriving industry. It is only second in the global list of the fastest-growing sectors per the International Coaching Federation!

The global coaching industry is approximately a $3 billion industry, and a Global Coaching Study by the ICF reveals around 71K life coaches spread across 161 countries! If more people need a coach now, now is also the time to become one!

If you have the gift of helping people find their purpose, why would you not choose to live that life as a career?

Yes, you can become a life coach and earn a life coach salary that is handsomely rewarding, not just in terms of money but in terms of fulfilling your soul’s purpose.

Follow these steps and see yourself shine as a Master Coach.


Step 1: Choose a niche

Everyone has unique experiences, and your experiences can be your calling/niche.

You could be a yoga coach, a spiritual coach, a wellness coach, a nutrition coach, a meditation coach, a productivity coach; the choices are truly endless.

If you don’t quite know your niche, my dear, use the Dharma Blueprint to find your Dharma archetype and discover your superpower!

You can also Discover Your Soul’s Purpose with my 21 days program.

What advice do people seek from you? What is it that you are good at and love doing? Is there something that fills you with a sense of purpose? That, my dear, is the best niche for you. Now, take the next step.


Step 2: Get coached to become a coach

Being a life coach is amazing. But you can only take your client as far as you’ve taken yourself. Take time to discover yourself first.

For example, an ICF-accredited program like ours at DCI is an intensive experience. We deep dive with powerful questions, meaningful conversations, doing Q&As, and also includes hands-on business training so that you can walk out a confident coach.

We help you tap into your intuition, so you understand your clients’ psychology and emotional health and treat every client individually.


Step 3: Heal the world and be rewarded for it

Once you have the confidence, know the frameworks, have the agreements, and know the legalities, nothing can stop you from becoming a phenomenal Master Coach.

You can set up a business, get the license and get the word out. Build your brand and start helping people.

Coming to the money, life coach salary depends on the demographics. But just so you know, the opportunities are immense and earning potential infinite. To give you numbers, the average life coach salary in North America is #62,500, and mind you; this is just an average.

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Now, if you’re wondering about who qualifies to be a life coach, read on.


You, my dear, can work as a life coach

We all are heroes in our own stories, and anyone can become a life coach. You could be a yoga trainer, a meditation coach, a health and wellness coach, or even a nutritionist. You don’t have to quit your jobs to be a coach full-time if that’s not what you want.

If you think, “My life is not perfect, and I’m still dealing with pain. When I don’t know my purpose, how am I going to become a coach?” Know that it’s those very experiences that make you a powerful and confident coach.

Teaching others how to live their purpose is the highest way to understand your own. It is a myth that coaches have perfect lives and have it all figured out. In fact, it is such a beautiful career where you get to evolve every day with every new client.

If your passion lies in guiding others and you are an empathetic listener with clear communication skills, trust me, you can be a Phenomenal Coach.

And as you share your love and help others heal, the universe mirrors love back to you.


I found my life’s purpose in coaching others; you can too.

Most people work to pay their bills. Work doesn’t excite them; doesn’t ignite them. But as a certified life coach, you are utilizing your gifts every single day, and that, to me, is the most rewarding thing.

Knowing that your gift, voice, and story matter is a powerful thing, and using it for the greater good of humanity is incredible!

We are all from different backgrounds with different experiences, but if you feel an overwhelming passion for empowering others, life coaching is 100% your calling.

Life coaching has been nothing short of a revelation for me. The changes I get to bring about, the lives I get to touch, and the love I receive in return are nothing short of magical! I’ve been able to lead a very happy, fulfilled life without having to give up on my success, stability, or personal interests.

I hope that this path takes you to the places you truly desire and shows you a whole new world of possibilities and hope as you fulfill your divine dharma!

What’s stopping you? If you want to be a certified life coach, head over to DCI and be the light you’re meant to be. Illuminate the path for your fellow beings.


My experience as a Life Coach!

I’ve been life coaching people for years, and in my experience, there has never been anything quite as fulfilling. Each day, I wake up feeling fresh, knowing that I’ll be helping people make breakthroughs in their careers or relationships.

The best part? How flexible the whole arrangement is! I can take a few days off to recharge myself spiritually, schedule my classes in a way that doesn’t exhaust me, and spend time with my friends and family! I am my own boss. All I need to keep things going is to follow my schedule with discipline. All those years of confusion have left as I stepped into my true dharma.

I’m no longer Sahara Rose, a lost soul who was in pain as she wandered the world in search of some meaning and happiness in life.

I am Sahara Rose, the founder of the Dharma Coaching Institute (DCI), best-selling author of Eat Feel Fresh, The Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda, and Discover Your Dharma: I also host the Highest Self Podcast, the #1 spirituality podcast on iTunes with over 25 million downloads.

I also work as a keynote speaker, speaking on stages at Google and Facebook, as well as being featured as the nutrition speaker for Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign at Harvard Medical School and in Vogue, Forbes, NBC, and more.

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Want help in finding your soul’s purpose? Then tune into Sahara’s free Discover Your Purpose Masterclass.


Much love, 


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