A Guide to Spiritual Life Coaching
As the world is shifting at such a rapid pace, many people are feeling called to make significant changes in their lives. Unfulfilling jobs are falling away, houses and cities are being changed, and overall, there is an undercurrent that now is a time when people are seeking something different.
So, it’s no surprise that Spiritual Life Coaching has piqued the interest of so many.
You might be feeling the call; the pull to drastically change your life. Perhaps you already know that you feel best when connecting with people and helping them create their dream life. Have you desired more connection with The Divine, more time in nature, and more freedom to live the life of your dreams? If this feels resonant for you, then perhaps Spiritual Life Coaching is the next step on your journey.
Here you will find the multitude of ways that becoming a Spiritual Life Coach may help serve your highest intentions by assisting others in unlocking their fullest potential.
What is a Spiritual Life Coach?
There are so many different types of coaches, so what exactly is a Spiritual Life Coach? Well, the answer is actually within you. How you sincerely wish to connect with people and the world is the real key to being a successful Spiritual Life Coach.
A Spiritual Life Coach is a guide through this wild and beautiful life. Someone that can mentor you through major transitions and gently assist you in staying on your highest path. People may be looking for a spiritual life coach because they want the wise counsel of a coach or mentor with a spiritual background. They may wish to deepen their own spiritual practice. Or look at their challenges more authentically and holistically.
The nice thing about Spiritual Life Coaching is how all-encompassing it can be for helping people find and walk their most authentic path. You have the freedom to tap into your intuition and decide what way feels most supportive to be of service to your potential students and clients.
Artists, health coaches, yoga or movement teachers, meditation teachers, spiritual business owners, entrepreneurs, and more may all benefit from operating their business with the knowledge from a Spiritual Life Coaching Certification. That’s the true beauty; you take the tools and then create your dream vision.
What Can A Spiritual Life Coach Help With?
Spiritual Life Coaches help their clients with a vast array of life experiences. That means that Spiritual Life Coaching is an entirely open field of possibilities concerning connecting with and guiding your clients. Spiritual Life Coaches can offer direction on business moves, healing practices or combine spiritual life coaching with other guidance practices such as health and wellness or business coaching. Spiritual Life Coaches can help their clients earn more money, find the freedom to follow their dreams, and tap into a deep connection with The Divine.
There are many coaches out there right now. And honestly, that is wonderful because it means that we are seeking our most significant expression as a human race. However, not all coaching programs offer spiritual teachings and a holistic approach to mentoring.
You may feel that coaching from a spiritual place feels essential to you. How else can you truly guide someone if not from that deep and infinite place of the beauty of The Divine? Spiritual Life Coaches lovingly inspire people to become the best versions of themselves.
With the scientific research mounting and millions of people downloading mediation apps, Mediation is officially mainstream. There is a real need for meditation instruction for beginners and pros alike. Combining the aspects of creating a daily mediation practice and coaching someone is a powerful force.
When we can offer mediations to our clients to drop into their bodies and simply allow thoughts to arise and be, we can unlock a real power beyond the thinking mind. Mediation coaching is a beautiful way to work as a Spiritual Life Coach. Perhaps you’ve seen first hand in your life the transformational power of meditation, and you wish to share it with others.
Meditation is an influential and integral part of Spiritual Life Coaching because it honors where the client is while giving them the keys to open their intuition and move beyond fear of the past or future. Teaching people to find the here and now, again and again, can indeed invoke magic into everyday life.
If meditation is an integral part of your spiritual practice, you may be called to deepen your knowledge of meditation and take the teacher’s path. Meditation Teachers and Coaches are so needed in our world today, and becoming a Meditation Teacher or Coach can significantly impact your clients and their success.
Most clients seek out coaching because they want something different in their lives or they are looking to expand: a new job, health changes, greater abundance, lifestyle upgrades, healing, more freedom, etc. Spiritual coaches can greatly impact these shifts by sharing manifestation techniques to help align their clients with what they want.
Manifestation Coaching enables clients to get in touch with their subconscious limiting beliefs and then transform these outdated patterns to write a new life story going forward. It’s all about helping guide clients to what’s in the highest good for all, which includes them living in their true authentic worth.
As a Spiritual Life Coach, you can tap into this and share with others; you have a simple but effective tool to make dreams come true. “Trust and believe, and you shall receive,” is a beautiful mantra. Without an inner knowing of worth and grace, it is merely a lovely saying. That’s where you come in, nudging in the direction of the glorious truth that is within your clients. When we are open to receiving the most profound and most awe-inspiring things that this life has to offer, manifestation becomes natural.
Unlocking Your Potential
A quality Spiritual Life Coach has the grounding and nurturing ability to help clients unlock their most genuine potential. Fear has been fed into us through media, school systems, political systems, and generational trauma. So, it’s no wonder that this fear can keep us locked into a place of smallness. A place of smallness is a challenging place to launch big dreams and make significant life shifts from
Fortunately, with consistency, dedication, and inward focus, you can help your clients move from that place of fear into the light to share their unique vision with the world. From creating a daily spiritual practice, maintaining self-care rituals, and honoring and holding reverence for nature, there are a multitude of ways a Spiritual Life Coach can guide us to our most authentic and highest potential. You can help your clients see how truly gifted and supported they are. And help them get out of their own way by sidestepping false starts and self-imposed limits.
There is no past, no future, only now.
Becoming conscious of our habitual patterns opens up the beautiful door of CHOICE. When we are aware, we get to CHOOSE how to move through the world and CHOOSE how we respond. And when we inevitably slip out of consciousness, we again get to CHOOSE to come back. A beautiful practice, like a tree moving with the wind; remaining steady and allowing the wind to pass through the leaves. A Spiritual Life Coach can assist in the continual coming back into the here and now.
Becoming conscious is not a one-time thing but a daily practice. A quality coach can help us remember that having forward momentum and awareness can change those learned patterns. And that we have the power of choice to be here, right now.
Improving Your Relationships
One of the most essential parts of being a Spiritual Life Coach is helping clients affect positive change in their relationships.
We are all humans; we are meant to have a sensory experience here together. However, we often become disconnected while focusing on the outside world; carrying shame, blame, and guilt, and building walls around us to protect ourselves. Coaches can act as guardians, creating a safe space to be seen as our authentic selves.
When we live our genuine expressions, our relationships will start to blossom and bloom in ways we didn’t know possible. With a connection to The Divine and a regular consciousness practice, we can communicate from our hearts openly. And when we are living in our hearts, we can start to take down those walls of protection.
Spiritual Life Coaches know that living and speaking from your heart’s center opens up this magnificent possibility of connecting with others. Which is not only for romantic relationships! Imagine communicating with your children or your circle of trusted friends from your heart, your most genuine intention. When we see and express ourselves, we can give the same space and grace to others.
It’s said that money and love are connected. So, as we guide our clients to improve their relationships, it’s not surprising that there is also growth and movement in their openness to receive abundance. Relationships and how we connect with other humans are a true key to overall success and contentment.
Connecting with the Divine
A significant difference between a traditional Life Coach and a Spiritual Life Coach is the stable and consistent connection with the Divine that Spiritual Life Coaching supports. Not only is it immensely beneficial for clients to craft their daily spiritual practice, daily spiritual practice is of utmost importance for Spiritual Life Coaches themselves to stay sharp and focused, yet soft and adaptable.
Connection with the Divine can be found through organized religion, a spiritual path, a deep reverence for Mother Earth, or an innate knowing of the indescribable, untouchable divinity within. There are so many ways to connect to The Divine and open up that connection for others. When clients work with a consistent connection with the Divine, they can let go of fears and habits that may be keeping them stuck in unworthiness.
Healers, Breathwork Practitioners, Movement Teachers, Meditation Teachers, Authors, and Entrepreneurs can benefit from learning Spiritual Life Coaching to include in their practice — cultivating a deeper connection with The Divine, and serving their clients more deeply.
Finding Inner Peace
Many clients seek out the counsel of a Spiritual Life Coach because they feel a near-constant inner turmoil. A questioning and spinning out of control due to the ongoing stresses of daily life. Directing these clients to unearth their inner peace is genuinely transformative. Inner peace is the innate knowledge, the stillness within when everything feels stormy.
When guiding students through a visualization, I find it helpful to describe this inner peace as a golden thread, through my own heart, connecting to theirs and then going out to all beings and touching their hearts. Extending further still, this thread touches earth, becoming thick roots. Touches water, becoming moveable, swirling. And moving further out into the air, into space, becoming like the wind. That’s how I find my peace, in knowing that I am connected to all of life.
Other coaches and teachers have their own practices, each unique and beautiful. Again, that’s what makes Spiritual Life Coaching so wonderful. It’s open to your unique signature and style.
Tending to and maintaining inner peace is a daily practice. A regular coming back. And the practice is the goal.
Finding and Understanding YOUR Purpose
Spiritual Life Coaches can act as a guide in finding and understanding your purpose. Helping people unlock their dharma is so powerful and rewarding. Finding and living your purpose unlocks the mystery of being and raises the vibration of the entire planet.
Your client may already be in tune with their purpose, or they may need a little more time to really touch in. Contradictory to what modern society may have us believe, your purpose is not merely a career path. It’s what lights you up so honestly and authentically. And usually, it’s what scares us to death when we think about doing it! Spiritual Life Coaches can act as that touchpoint for people, to come back to when any fear pops up, and help clients remember why they are here.
When narrowing down a client’s purpose, it’s best to look at the aspects of their life which have been common themes throughout and the things that genuinely bring absolute joy.
Your purpose is your truest, most authentic expression. It’s already within your being.
Many folks are seeking coaching so they can find the answers within themselves. This is where mindset coaching has an extraordinary impact. Mindset coaches act as a guide, but what sets them apart is that they forgo attempting to steer the student in any particular direction. With mindset coaching, we are rewiring the client’s mindset to unlock their most actual potential from within.
This flows beautifully with Spiritual Coaching because we can see that a connection to The Divine connects us deeper with our intuition and aids us in following our inner compass. Coaching is not about creating mini versions of ourselves. It’s about gently nudging our clients into their fullest, most realized potential and basking in the glory of a more authentic and alive world!
Were You Meant to Be a Spiritual Life Coach?
Knowing how genuinely versatile and expansive the path of a Spiritual Life Coach can be and reading through these coaching examples, is there something pulling your soul towards coaching? Are you meant to help connect people with their deepest desires and help them wake up to the beauty within themselves?
If you feel called to share your authentic message with others, you can see how becoming a Spiritual Life Coach yourself can aid in that vision. You can see how Spiritual Life Coaching is an opportunity to exceptionally up level and expand your own life. When you break free of the soul-crushing jobs, the stress of bills, and the struggle of working outside of your unique purpose, you will be afforded the luxury of using your wealth and energy to uplift the world.
If this feels aligned for you, Awakened Academy has the most transformative and supportive spiritual life coach certification program available. You can receive expert training from spiritually dedicated souls with over 20 years of combined training, and a deep foundation in spiritual teaching and meditation.
How to Start Your Spiritual Life Coaching Business
You may be now wondering just where to begin to start your own Spiritual Life Coaching business. Simply put, you will need dedication, a beginner’s mind, skilled teachers and mentors, and the openness to stay curious throughout the process of learning the tools of the trade.
Fortunately, Awakened Academy gives you the playbook on how to succeed in setting up your business. Upon completing the course, you will have the precise tools and map to create an abundant and deeply fulfilling coaching practice.
How to Market Your Spiritual Life Coaching Business
To most successfully market your business, you need to connect with what your potential clients seek. Whether it is freedom, health, abundance, or anything else, your audience has a deep desire that they want help fulfilling. They need guidance, and you will be where they will find the answer to what they seek.
It may seem that marketing involves selling yourself. That you are the product. However, to honor your highest alignment, don’t think of yourself as the product. Find the need that your potential clients have and market towards that!
Getting Clear About Your Messaging
What is your highest intention as a spiritual coach? Getting crystal clear about your messaging is key to attracting your aligned clients and to honoring your truth. Since we are all connected through The Divine but have our own unique experience, there is no limit to how much you can refine and mold your messaging.
To get clear about your messaging, you must first need to know what you truly LOVE doing and then align your messaging behind that LOVE. You can model your business after someone else’s who seems to have it all, but if it’s not part of your authentic expression of authenticity, then it might not go far.
What is it that you feel deeply connected with? What is it that has helped you along the way? What do you truly love learning about and sharing with the world? Take time to get crystal clear on this, and your messaging will flow naturally.
There’s a successful path for you as long as you are honoring what you truly love!
Attracting clients can seem a bit overwhelming. How will you find these people?
Attracting the most aligned clients will come from narrowing down your niche and diving into what you truly know you are good at and what you have fun doing.
You want to attract clients by connecting with them deeply and empathetically and tuning into their biggest dreams to help make them a reality. Get really specific with the person you want to attract. Who are they, and what are they looking for?
Once you have a clear idea of who your coaching is geared for, begin crafting your messaging and marketing speaking directly to them. Your coaching and courses won’t be for everyone, and that’s okay! It’s better to know at the beginning who you are wanting to serve and seeking those people out, rather than watering down your unique knowledge and gifts.
How to Be Seen as an Expert
The world is filled with so many so-called experts that it can be overwhelming for spiritual and mindset coaches. How can we operate in new territory and be seen as experts? Well, the answer is simple, really. You are an expert in the field. No one has ever lived life like you, so you have a unique take on the world that no doubt will help others move through the challenges they face.
Common Pitfalls and Other Traps to Watch Out For
Being too scared to Begin
Okay, so you’ve completed the Course, gained so much knowledge, and you are solid in your daily spiritual and self-care practices. Now, this is where many can fall into the first trap: being too scared to move forward once they’ve completed training. I understand! However, you are here for a reason. Your experience and being are entirely unique, meaning NO ONE is telling your story yet. No one can share your amazing and divine knowledge. You may never do it “perfectly,” but you are always you perfectly.
When I completed my first mediation teacher training, I was SO nervous to begin. I was leaving my known field of over 16 years to venture into new territory, and I was experiencing major imposter syndrome. My teacher gave me some of the best advice I had received, which is, within the first week of completing training and graduating, set up an email list of everyone you know and let them know about your new services. I nervously took that advice and sent out a heartfelt and honest email about my new services, and I got students almost immediately! The same rule of thumb goes for beginning to work with clients as a spiritual coach. The best place to begin is right where you are.
You have something special to share with this world, and we need your light.
Giving Too Much Away
I believe that giving our time and energy as an act of service is a beautiful and needed practice for abundance. However, many coaches can get trapped in the mindset of offering more services for free or very low cost because they don’t see themselves yet as experts. This really comes down to an issue of self-worth. It can be natural to second guess ourselves.
However, once you have put in the work to become a spiritual life coach, one of the best pieces of advice is to set your prices according to their true worth and not to sell yourself short. To honor the part of you that wants to help people in need, you can create a monthly allotment of time and energy that you will give freely in various ways.
These might be free meditations through a social media outlet. Free services for people in your area in need. Or acting as a mentor free of charge to someone you truly believe in. A couple hours a week devoted to giving freely in a way that feels truly aligned with The Divine is far better spent than selling yourself short by not charging what you are entirely worth.
Of course, when we are on the path towards living our most authentic expression, there can be curveballs and pitfalls to watch for. With social media so present in our culture, it can be easy to make your coaching look like someone else’s. But, the easiest way for you to attract your most aligned clients is to honor your authentic self.
Making your business look like someone else’s because that’s how you’ve been told you’ll succeed is a sure way to fall flat. Trust yourself that you are meant to be here, meant to connect with your people, and meant to share your truth.
Are you ready?
Does reading this get you excited and nervous because it feels aligned with your true purpose? Can you feel in your body the call to move forward in intentional action to the next step on your path?
If you’d love to learn more, you may schedule an altogether no strings attached complimentary session with a coaching expert to see if Awakened Academy is a great fit and begin your sacred journey as a Spiritual Life Coach or a Meditation Coach.