12 Engaging Content Ideas for your Life Coaching Blog 

September 26, 2023
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Running a successful life coaching blog requires more than just passion and expertise. To keep your audience engaged and consistently returning for guidance and inspiration, you need a steady stream of fresh and insightful content. 

Wondering how to start a life coaching blog? Have one but have run out of content ideas? 

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore 12 content ideas to help you breathe life into your life coaching blog, making it a valuable resource for your readers seeking personal growth and transformation. 

1. Success stories 

Share real-life success stories of your clients. Highlight the challenges they faced, the strategies you employed, and the remarkable transformations they experienced. Personal narratives resonate deeply with readers and inspire hope and motivation. 

Tip: As a life coach, you’re bound by confidentiality, so remember to ask your client’s permission before publishing about them and don’t go into details in the blog post. The goal is to help your readers with similar challenges find relatable, valuable content, so you need to focus on the challenges and solutions rather than the client. 

Example: “From Burnout to Bliss: Daily Habits that helped Sarah Find Balance & Fulfillment” 

2. Self-improvement tips 

Offer practical tips and techniques for self-improvement in various areas of life, such as relationships, career, and personal development. Your audience will appreciate actionable advice they can implement immediately. 

Tip: Do your research to create tips that land well with your audience. Check out social media groups, reddit threads, and competitor pages to know what kind of challenges are front and center for your audience. If you coach in-person and not online, consider geographical boundaries too – challenges for the people in your community or city will be important to talk about since they are your potential clients. 

Example: “10 Daily Habits for Boosting Self-Confidence” 

3. Book and resource reviews 

Review books, courses, apps, or tools related to personal development and life coaching. Provide your honest insights and recommendations, helping your readers make informed choices. 

Tip: Again, it’s important to know what your audience needs recommendations on. They will want to read books that address their challenges, which means you need to know their challenges. In fact, it’s a great idea to have a laundry list of your favourite books to recommend in different situations, and you can create multiple blog posts based on common challenges. 

Example: “12 Book Recommendations for Those Who Want to Learn to Live Mindfully” 

4. Mindfulness and meditation 

Discuss the importance of mindfulness and meditation in personal growth. Offer guided meditation scripts or mindfulness exercises to help your audience reduce stress and increase self-awareness. 
 
Tip: Like in book recommendations, curating mindfulness guides is a good place to begin. Most people wouldn’t think to go online and find guided meditations, and when they do there are too many to choose from. Apply your expertise in recommending effective ones, and your audience will come to you for it. 

Example: “A Beginner’s Guide to Mindful Breathing [Guided Mediations Included]” 

5. Goal setting and planning 

Guide your readers through effective goal setting and planning processes. Break down the steps, share templates, and emphasize the significance of setting achievable objectives. 

Tip: Goal setting is going to be a part of every coaching engagement you pick up, so it’s a good idea to create a series of blog posts that talk about goal planning, setting, and achievement based on your coaching approach. Not only will these help draw potential clients in, but they’ll be handy to share as proprietary resources with clients that are in the goal-setting stage. 

Example: “SMART Goals: Setting Yourself Up for Success” 

6. Overcoming obstacles 

Address common obstacles people face on their personal growth journeys. Offer strategies and advice for overcoming self-doubt, procrastination, fear, and other challenges. 

Tip: It’s a good idea to turn this into a series, with one or more blog posts for every kind of challenge. That way, clients/potential clients facing these challenges will easily be able to find all your related content. 

Example: “Conquering Self-Doubt: Strategies for Unleashing Your Potential” 

7. Interviews with experts 

Collaborate with experts in fields related to life coaching, such as psychology, wellness, or career counseling. Conduct interviews or invite guest posts to bring diverse perspectives to your life coach blog. 

Tip: Collaborations with experts always increase your standing in the market. However, it’s one of the most high-effort content ideas. To make the most of the time and effort invested on your part, promote each interview blog post well on your social media profiles, even in advance of publishing. 

Example: “Interview with Dr. Jane Smith: The Psychology of Resilience” 

8. Monthly challenges 

Create monthly challenges for your readers to participate in. These challenges could be related to self-care, habit formation, or personal development exercises. Encourage community engagement by inviting readers to share their progress. 

Tip: Be a part of these challenges yourself and actively post updates for the duration of the challenge, acting as an example and helping participants stay motivated throughout the process. 

Example: “30 Days to a Happier You: Join Our Positivity Challenge” 

9. Case studies 

Present in-depth case studies of clients or individuals who have experienced significant transformations with your coaching. Analyze their journeys and highlight the strategies that led to their success. 

Tip: This is a great idea for gated content: Content your audience can download once they’ve provided you with their contact details that will essentially make them a lead. Because these are in-depth case studies, unlike success stories, you need to go into detail and share actionable takeaways as well as any proof of results. 

Example: “John’s Journey to Career Fulfillment: A Case Study in Transformation” 

10. Emotional intelligence 

Explore the concept of emotional intelligence and its impact on personal and professional growth. Provide exercises and insights to help readers enhance their emotional intelligence. 

Tip: Emotional intelligence is important to a successful life, and you’ll need to introduce your audience to it. This subject is another great one for a series – right from introducing emotional intelligence to its benefits, how to cultivate it, and how to pass on its importance to others. 

Example: “Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Better Relationships and Success” 

11. Visualization and affirmations 

Explain the power of visualization and affirmations in achieving goals. Share visualization exercises and effective affirmation techniques that your readers can incorporate into their daily routines. 

Tips: Once you’ve published a few blog posts on visualization and affirmations, complement them with a series on social media – content or videos where you share visualizations and affirmations live at a set time for users to get inspired in real time. 

Example: “Manifesting Your Dreams: The Art of Visualization” 

12. Guest posts 

Open your blog to guest contributions from your clients or other life coaches. This not only diversifies your content but also showcases different perspectives and experiences. 

Tip: Don’t forget to heavily promote guest blog posts. Guest posts are a great way to bring in more traffic to your website and social media pages (from when you promote the content), because they are also important to your guest contributor. They have invested time in writing for your blog, so they will almost always be happy to promote it in their network too. 

Example: “Guest Post: Sarah’s Journey to Self-Discovery” 

Conclusion: 

A thriving life coaching blog is built on a foundation of valuable, engaging, and consistent content. By incorporating these 12 detailed content ideas into your life coach blog strategy, you can provide your readers with the guidance and inspiration they seek on their journey towards personal growth and transformation. Remember to stay authentic, empathetic, and responsive to your audience’s needs, fostering a supportive community of individuals committed to living their best lives. 

About the author
Content Marketing Consultant @ Simply.coach

Vaidehi is a content marketing consultant with a decade’s experience handling over 80 brands and multiple award-winning campaigns under her belt. When not working, you’ll find Vaidehi spending time with family, binge watching Netflix shows, and baking.

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