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  • Life coaching is a relatively new (and fairly unregulated) career path.
  • You can take short, accredited online certification programs to start your life coaching career.
  • We spoke to 2 professional life coaches who shared their program recommendations and tips.

If you enjoy helping people push past blocks, fears, and self-limitations to live a more fulfilling life, you may have considered becoming a life coach. A certification can help you transition into a life coaching career or gain some experience to supplement your current job (such as a therapist, educator, or manager). 

Life coaching is a relatively new profession, and there are various types of programs available. To learn what’s it’s like to be a life coach and what to know about the industry before taking the leap to become one, I spoke with two successful life coaches:

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