Life coaching 101: Essential skills  

One of the essential skills for any life coach is active listening.

1. Active listening 

This skill involves not only hearing what your clients say but also understanding their emotions and intentions.

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person.

2. Empathy 

Life coaches must be empathetic to connect with their clients on a deep level.

Helping clients set and achieve meaningful goals is a key aspect of life coaching.

3. Goal setting 

Assist your clients in defining clear, realistic, and achievable objectives.

This is the ability to recognize, understand, and manage one's and others’ emotions.

4. Emotional intelligence 

As a life coach, your emotional intelligence enables you to connect with clients on a deeper level.

Coaches must motivate and hold clients accountable for their actions.

5. Motivation and accountability 

Encourage your clients to take consistent steps towards their goals and celebrate their achievements along the way.

Read the blog post for more skills, and a guide on how to build them!