50 Best Life Coaches in the World

Coaching as a business is exploding right now.  It’s such an exciting industry. So many of the coaches I hear about getting into the business are doing it to make a difference.

Here are a list of the 50 best life coaches. These are coaches who have impacted me directly or indirectly to help improve my life and make it better. I respect each and every one of these coaches.

Since the term life coach covers a broad range of topics and areas of interest, I decided to share a list of 50 coaches who cover a broad range of topics from finance, money and business to relationships, spirituality and well being.

Here they are {in no particular order}…

life coaches

No. 1: Christian Mickelson
Business Coach for “Coaches”
Magic Bullet: Free Sessions that Sell
Website: www.freesessionsthatsell.com
More about Christian: Best Business Coach Ever

life coaches

No. 2: Susan James
Human Potential Coach
Magic Bullet: Clearing Limiting Beliefs
Website: www.selfdiscoverytechniques.com
More about Susan: How to Quiet the Mind

life coaches

No. 3: Esther Hicks
Law of Attraction Coach
Magic Bullet: Getting into the Vortex
Website: www.abraham-hicks.com

life coaches

No. 4: Bob Doyle
Law of Attraction Coach
Magic Bullet: EFT
Website: www.wealthbeyondreason.com
The Real Deal on Attracting Money: Bob Doyle

life coaches

No. 5: Cheri Huber
Zen Coach
Magic Bullet: Meditation
Website: www.cherihuber.com
My favovorite Cheri Huber quotes

life coaches

No. 6: Bob Proctor
Money Coach
Magic Bullet: Visualization
Website: www.bobproctor.com
More About Bob: Bob Proctor

life coaches

No. 7: T Harv Eker
Business/Mindset Coach
Magic Bullet: Financial Blueprint
Website: www.harveker.com
Harv’s Book: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

life coaches

No. 8: Aryana Rollins
Cybernetic Transposition Coach
Magic Bullet: Clearing “Blockers”
Website: schoolofselfrevolution.com/
More about Aryana: Aryana Rollins

life coaches

No. 9: Anthony Robbins
Peak Performance Coach
Magic Bullet: NLP
Website: www.anthonyrobbins.com
More about Tony: Anthony Robbins

life coaches

No. 10: John Assaraf
Business/Mindset Coach
Magic Bullet: Neuro Reconditioning
Website: www.johnassaraf.com
I read a great book from John: The Answer

life coaches

No. 11: Brian Tracy
Business/Sales Coach
Magic Bullet: The Science of Self Confidence
Website: www.briantracy.com

life coaches

No. 12: Jim Britt
Manifesting Money Coach
Magic Bullet: The Power of Letting Go
Website: www.jimbritt.com

life coaches

No. 13: Terri Levine
Business Coach
Magic Bullet: Leverage Client Relationships
Website: www.terrilevine.com

life coaches

No. 14: Milana Leshinsky
Multiple Income Streams Coach
Magic Bullet: Multiple Income Streams
Website: www.milana.com

life coaches

No. 15: James Ray
Performance Coach
Magic Bullet: Law of Reversal
Website: jamesray.com
How I Got Coached by James Ray in Toronto

life coaches

No. 16: Kris Belfry
Healer & Health Coach
Magic Bullet: Tuning Your Energy
Website: www.krisbelfry.com

life coaches

No. 17: Peter Rowe
Business Coach for “Coaches”
Magic Bullet: High Client-Retention
Website: www.profitune.com

life coaches

No. 18: Kendall Summerhawk
Million Dollar Marketing Coach
Magic Bullet: Signature Branding
Website: www.kendallsummerhawk.com

life coaches

No. 19: Yaro Starak
Blogging Coach
Magic Bullet: Blogs
Website: www.entrepreneurs-journey.com
More about Yaro’s Training: Blog Mastermind

life coaches

No. 20: Joe Vitale
Spiritual Marketing Coach
Magic Bullet: Law of Attraction
Website: www.mrfire.com

life coaches

No. 21: Jack Canfield
Peak Performance Coach
Magic Bullet: Law of Attraction
Website: www.jackcanfield.com

life coaches

No. 22: Richard Bandler
NLP & Transformational Coach
Magic Bullet: NLP
Website: www.richardbandler.com
Great Video on Stress here: Reversing Stress

life coaches

No. 23: Deepak Chopra
Spiritual Coach
Magic Bullet: Meditation
Website: www.chopra.com
More on Deepak: Frustration in Manifesting

life coaches

No. 24: Lise Bourbeau
Healer/Health Coach
Magic Bullet: Metaphysical Causes of Disease
Website: www.lisebourbeau.com

life coaches

No. 25: Marci Shimoff
Happiness Coach
Magic Bullet: 7 Steps to Being Happy
Website: www.happyfornoreason.com

life coaches

No. 26: Burt Goldman
Mindset/Spiritual Coach
Magic Bullet: Quantum Jumping
Website: www.burtgoldman.com

life coaches

No. 27: Wayne Dyer
Spiritual Coach
Magic Bullet: Law of Attraction
Website: www.drwaynedyer.com

life coaches

No. 28: Robin Sharma
Leadership Coach
Magic Bullet: Lead Without a Title
Website: www.robinsharma.com
Great article here: Rules for the Remarkable

life coaches

No. 29: Stephen Pierce
Online Marketing Coach
Magic Bullet: Massive Marketing
Website: http://stephenpierceinc.com/
More about Stephen: Law of Attraction – Stephen Pierce

life coaches

No. 30: Louise Hay
Spiritual Coach
Magic Bullet: Affirmations
Website: www.louisehay.com

life coaches

No. 31: Werner Erhard
Transformation Coach
Magic Bullet: EST
Website: www.transformationfilm.com

life coaches

No. 32: Eckhart Tolle
Present Moment Coach
Magic Bullet: Being in the Now
Website: www.eckharttolle.com

life coaches

No. 33: Neale Donald Walsch
Conversations with God Coach
Magic Bullet: Conversations with God
Website: www.nealedonaldwalsch.com

life coaches

No. 34: Robert Scheinfeld
Money/Transformation Coach
Magic Bullet: Busting Loose
Website: www.robertscheinfeld.com

life coaches

No. 35: John Kehoe
Mind Power Coach
Magic Bullet: Imprinting
Website: www.learnmindpower.com
Get John’s book: Mind Power

life coaches

No. 36: Don Miguel Ruiz
Spiritual Coach
Magic Bullet: 4 Agreements
Website: www.miguelruiz.com

life coaches

No. 37: Bill Bartmann
Billionaire Coach
Magic Bullet: Raise Your Self Esteem
Website: Bill’s FB Fan Page
More about Bill: Bill Bartmann & Getting Rich

life coaches

No. 38: Seth Godin
Marketing Coach
Magic Bullet: Purple Cow
Website: www.sethgodin.com

life coaches

No. 39: Michael E. Gerber
Business “Builder” Coach
Magic Bullet: Systemize
Website: www.michaelegerber.com

life coaches

No. 40: Brendon Burchard
Business “Experts” Coach
Magic Bullet: Make a Difference
Website: www.brendonburchard.com

life coaches

No. 41: David Bach
Money/Finance Coach
Magic Bullet: Recommit to Wealth
Website: www.finishrich.com

life coaches

No. 42: Robert G. Allen
Wealth Coach
Magic Bullet: Multiple Streams of Income
Website: www.robertgallen.com

life coaches

No. 43: Frank Kern
Internet Marketing Coach
Magic Bullet: Have Fun
Website: frankkern.com

life coaches

No. 44: Bill Harris
Human Potential Coach
Magic Bullet: Holosync
Website: www.centerpointe.com

life coaches

No. 45: Steve Pavlina
Conscious Growth Coach
Magic Bullet: Blogging
Website: www.stevepavlina.com

life coaches

No. 46: Stephen Covey
Leadership Coach
Magic Bullet: Empowering Greatness
Website: www.stephencovey.com

A big thank-you to Paula, Lulian, Margaret and Scott for contributing and sharing these 4 coaches who have impacted their lives…

life coaches

No. 47: Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt
Couples Coaching
Magic Bullet: Connected Relationships
Website: gettingtheloveyouwant.com

life coaches

No. 48: Craig Ballantyne
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Magic Bullet: Turbulence Training
Website: www.craigballantyne.com

life coaches

No. 49: T. Lavon Lawrence
Brain Training Coach
Magic Bullet: Mental Concentration
Website: Lavon’s LinkedIn Profile

life coaches

No. 50: Gary van Warmerdam
Happiness Coach
Magic Bullet: Awareness of the Mind
Website: www.pathwaytohappiness.com

Are there any other coaches you would like to acknowledge or add to this list? Let me know by adding them to the list below!


ps. If you really like this post, you might like this too: 7 Day Manifestation Experiment (click to open)


  • Paula

    Reply Reply September 2, 2011

    Harville Hendrix, PhD & Helen La Kelly Hunt, PhD.
    Connected relationships and effective communication
    Website – http://www.gettingtheloveyouwant.com

  • Iulian Novac

    Reply Reply September 2, 2011

    Craig Ballantyne with the Turbulence Training program. Even he’s not necesairly in the psychological realm, he’s a coach in the real-world meaning – a physical coach, for physical activity & wellness & strength.

  • Margaret Hutchinson

    Reply Reply September 2, 2011

    Hi Steve,

    Here is a coach that I have learned a lot from:

    T. Lavon Lawrence
    Neuro-Sculpting Brain Training Coach
    Magic Bullet:Mental Concentration Focus Training
    Website: http://www.neuro-sculpting.com

  • Scott Lepthien

    Reply Reply September 2, 2011

    Gary van Warmerdam is a true coach that has a program that is far more than it seems to be. His web site is http://www.pathwaytohappiness.com.

  • Larry Taylor

    Reply Reply September 2, 2011

    Tim Ferris, the Four Hour Coach. Shock and awe to awaken us to look at how we are living our lives.

  • M.Magdi

    Reply Reply September 3, 2011

    Hello Steve,

    Since you are from Canada, I wonder why you didn’t hear of Ibrahim Elfiky? He is one of the greatest NLP coaches in Canada. I would like to know your opinion of him when you visit his website and read his books. He need to be in your list!


  • Zeya Alikhan

    Reply Reply September 3, 2011

    You left out the most important coach and that is ourselves. We are our best coaches. All the top 50 or the top 500 coaches in the world can only “lead us to the water” then it is up to us to take inspired action so we can drink from that water. So I would like to put where credit is due. We are the creators of our own life, one way or another.

    • KaZ Akers

      Reply Reply October 17, 2014

      So very true. As a spiritual coach myself , I teach every one of my clients that the answers are within AND YOU are your guru!

  • Veronica

    Reply Reply September 3, 2011

    Zeya – of course what you’re saying is true – we are the only agent of change (and motivator, and coach!) in our lives.

    In reality though, the only reason I went on this spiritual journey myself is because of inspirational, powerful people out there (some whom are coaches). I constantly lose my way and lose my motivation to continue – I always need these ‘coaches’ to bring me back. I feel there’s a lot of wisdom and knowledge out there that is to be learnt – from these coaches. I think that’s what Steve is getting at, in this post.

    I couldn’t possibly be where I am without these amazing people. I would be completely lost – even with the most important tool I have at my disposal – myself.

  • Terence

    Reply Reply September 4, 2011

    I’m a believer in Conversations With God and not attached to any organized religion but I listen to half an hour of Pastor Joel Osteen on You Tube every day. He is really good – never out to stone us but always there to lift our spirits.

    • Rumina

      Reply Reply July 4, 2014

      I agree, Joel Osteen gave me the spirit of positivity, almost every day I listen to his sermons while preparing for work. He changed my way of thinking plus I learned how to be petient and positive, I consider this as one of the most impportant skills nowadays. I have outstanding results and of course plus many other activities that I engage myself for boosting my self esteem and confidence for feeling great. I strongly recommend him no matter your religion.
      I am reading a lot from the above mentioned Coaches as well and I feel alive and happy again.

  • Steve

    Reply Reply September 4, 2011

    Hey Terence,

    I read every comment on this blog. I checked out Pastor Joel Osteen and he completely blew me away! Thanks for sharing his inspirational message with everyone.

    Here is a link to one of his videos: The Promise is in You

    • Freya M

      Reply Reply April 17, 2021

      Franziska Pannicke is an amazing life coach especially for deep inner work she is also a believer which makes the coaching very uplifting and healing.

  • Pamela

    Reply Reply September 4, 2011

    I just thought you should know that there are two websites for Werner Erhard that may provide your readers with more information. I have rad through them and they both have some interesting material about transformation, leadership and integrity. Thanks! They are: http://www.wernererhard.com and http://www.wernererhard.net

  • Cindy

    Reply Reply September 10, 2011

    Jinjee Talifero, Peak Health Coach

  • Jibriel

    Reply Reply October 3, 2011

    I can’t believe Jim Rohn is nowhere on the list.

    • Servant

      Reply Reply November 28, 2020

      Tony Gaskins and Iyanla Vanzant aren’t on here because?

  • steve vaughan

    Reply Reply November 13, 2012

    Ester Hicks a ‘Law of Attraction’ coach? Come on man! She channels a spiritual group called ‘Abraham’. She does not call herself a coach nor does she or Abraham ‘coach’ people by definition of the term as coaching is generally known.
    The idea of coach/coaching also applies to: Bob Proctor, T. Harv Eker, James Ray and Kendall Summerhawk. They all give trainings, have products and speak. One on one or group coaching doesn’t exist with them, especially James Ray.

    The only one here that could qualify as a coach is Tony Robbins because he DOES coach people and has been for decades. It sounds like you’re tossing around the term ‘coach’ so loosely that ‘anyone’ who gives trainings or has a book or product out ‘is’ a coach by your definition.

    If you get a little closer to the real term, you might garner more credability in your writting of this article. As it is, it’s more like the top 50 people who give trainings, have products or books out. This really can’t be taken as a serious list of top ‘coaches’ since hardly any are truly in the ‘coaching’ industry.

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  • Afia Mansoor

    Reply Reply January 21, 2013

    Etsko Schuitema: Human and Leadership excellence Coach… http://www.schuitema.co.za … the author of ‘Intent’, and ‘Leader: The Care and Growth Model’.

    Wonderful man, mentor, lifecoach, Sufi teacher!

  • Paula Lockhart

    Reply Reply March 10, 2013

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  • Paula Lockhart

    Reply Reply March 10, 2013

    Helping people and encouraging them.

  • Alan

    Reply Reply June 26, 2013

    fantastic post, very informative. I’m wondering why the other specialists of this sector do not notice this. You should continue your writing. I am confident, you’ve a great readers’ base already!

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    Reply Reply October 17, 2013

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    Reply Reply October 17, 2013

    I almost never comment, but I looked at a few of the comments on Life Coaches:
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  • sascha meyer

    Reply Reply December 20, 2013

    I love to have on the list of coaches, Nisandeh and Vered Neta from http://www.opencircles.com. They want to help people to fulfill their potentions. And they do, also in life and in business. They are so clever and inspired people. I loved them!

  • michelle

    Reply Reply January 1, 2014

    Lucinda Bassett is pretty good too. I learned a lot about managing anxiety from her program. http://www.stresscenter.com/

    • Robert Szentes

      Reply Reply November 3, 2020

      I had private coaching with Robert first with absolutely amazing and rapid results. I also took all of his Personal Growth programs and his “Expert Coach System” to become a coach myself. With his teachings I have been able to heal all of my physical illnesses including a severe back injury. He has helped so many people overcome severe depression, panic attacks and anxiety and so much more permanently and really fast. His teachings are so much deeper than most programs I found, and I took many courses!

  • xet

    Reply Reply January 18, 2014

    Hi Steve,
    Here is a coach that I have learned a lot and I just want also share, he truly inspire me and other people as well.This man is just so amazing.

    Paul Wright
    addiction recovery
    family therapy
    life coaching
    success coaching
    motivational speaking


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  • Michael

    Reply Reply May 28, 2014

    I would suggest to add Christy Whitman, founder of the QSCA, to the list.

  • Doug

    Reply Reply June 29, 2014

    Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D has had a huge impact on my life’s direction and flow. Check him out …



  • Bella

    Reply Reply July 22, 2014

    What about Stefan Pylarinos? He’s amazingly inspiring, check http://www.projectlifemastery.com/ ;)

  • Myles

    Reply Reply August 25, 2014

    Let’s not forget Rick Warren who wrote The Purpose Driven Life book. Listening to his free media video on his site. Been knocked down many times in life but am able to brush it all off and get back up because of his inspirational words of wisdom, hope and faith.



  • Molly Rhinehart

    Reply Reply September 25, 2014

    There are a lot of inspirational people on this list, and I have purchased and used several of these folks in my lifetime but the problem with them helping with REAL personal change is that it isn’t personal. Or really individualized. You get inspired by their thoughts and ideas and it works for awhile but it doesn’t help with the stuff that makes us mess up in the first place. She’s probably not big enough to be in the “top 50” obviously, but my biggest help came from a regular counselor who also does coaching. She was the first person to really help me see and understand ME in a way I hadn’t before, which was much more effective than just an inspiring pep talk or idea. Her name is Elizabeth Read if you want to check her out. website is http://www.virtualshrink.org It helped me so much I’m considering going into the biz myself, hence finding my way to this website post ;) Anyway, Good luck! and check her out if you are looking for help! She’s definitely much more affordable than attending the trainings of these guys for sure!

    • Merydith Willoughby

      Reply Reply February 26, 2017

      Thank you Molly for your honest appraisal of your experience with changing your own life and taking full responsibility for it. As you say, there is no quick fix and it is a lifelong process.

      Change takes time, much time to take place in our life. I teach people how to unravel their life and they in turn, develop their own Personal Development model (PDM). This is outlined in my first book written in 2007 and rewritten in 2014 which is called If it’s to be: It’s up to me.

      What I love about the work I do is that when people take the time to do the work necessary, they can indeed live a life they love with the good bits and bumpy bits. And they can then pass that information on to everyone in their life. This creates intergenerational change and in the long term, generational change.

      If you’d like to read more about what I do, go to my LinkedIn profile or contact me.

      Have a great day.

      Best wishes
      Merydith Willoughby

  • Coach Josh Schermer

    Reply Reply October 5, 2014

    Have to add Coach Dave Buck of Coachville, he’s a genius!

  • Katherine

    Reply Reply November 12, 2014

    Great Business Coach Dr. Alex Ledgister

  • Ellen Yale

    Reply Reply January 14, 2015

    When I think of Life Coaching, I think of it all originating with the phenomenal Martha Beck.

    • nina

      Reply Reply February 14, 2015

      Iyanla Vanzant – Life Coach on Oprah’s network. She wrote “In the Meantime”

  • mikias

    Reply Reply March 22, 2015

    ERIC TOMAS is realy great he should be on this least

  • Jenny Dainton

    Reply Reply April 2, 2015

    The Man who changed my life, my family life and my spiritual life is Tony J Selimi. An Elite Life Coach who is extremely grounded, spiritual, heart centred, and has has a lazor sharp focus when it comes to finding the needle in the hay.

    His book and TJS Method helped me overcome my fears, limiting beliefs I had about myself as well as helped me establish a clear path for the life I now have and love.

    Hiss healing hands are an experience to be hold. I love this guy….he is the next big Tony Robbins with a spiritual hat on that will heal the world. http://www.tonyselimi.com

    • Merydith Willoughby

      Reply Reply April 15, 2017

      It’s wonderful when you find someone like this Jenny and thank you for sharing their details. I’ve also had many professionals in my life that have made a huge difference and share those details with others. Have you been able to develop your own Personal Development model because of this and shared it with others. It’s a great thing to do and brings great insight and clarity. If you’d like to know more, you are welcome to contact me.

  • Dave Shirley

    Reply Reply June 13, 2015

    I would add to this list Steve Hardison at: theultimatecoach.net and Steve Chandler at: stevechandler.com. Both are excellent coaches. Steve Chandler is also an author and has written many successful books. His recent book: 37 Ways to BOOST Your Coaching Practice is great.

  • Kevin Sandy

    Reply Reply August 4, 2015

    Hi Steve,
    Please include these Life Coaches who has helped Billions.

    1. Dr Mylse Munroe;
    Leadership, Purpose and Potential Coach, President of the International Third World Leaders Association, coaching leaders from over 100 fortune 500 companies, government leaders from over 150 nations, author of over 48 books of which 40 are best sellers, mentor and business owner. Died November 2014

    2. Dr Dave Burrows;
    Youth Coach, International youth adviser to many countries, business leader, mentor and author

    3. Dr Guillermo Maldonado
    Supernatural Coach, author and President of the Supernatural University

    4. Mr Bradley sugars;
    Business Coach, President of Action Coach International – the #1 Business Coaching franchise in the world, Profit Master International and author

  • Laurie Bariola

    Reply Reply December 3, 2015

    Bill Walsh should be on that list. He’s been vouched for by 4 of the business coaches on your list. Actually Brian Tracy took his course and learned from him. John Assaraf has been to his summits, Les Brown… the list goes on. He’s pretty big and pretty life changing.

  • Justin

    Reply Reply December 23, 2015

    Hi Steve,

    One coach I would definitely add to the list is Maria Nemeth (http://marianemeth.com/), author of “The Energy of Money” and “Mastering Life’s Energies” and a Master Certified Coach. Her mantra is: “Would it be all right if life got easier?” She’s been on Oprah, and has been doing this work for over 30 years.

  • Marc

    Reply Reply March 27, 2016

    Dr joe Dispenza

  • Stacey

    Reply Reply April 13, 2016

    I love Elle Miller at lifecoach55.com , she worked on Wall street has executive experience and caters on a personal level of coaching too. I’ve used her and so have my friends. We are very happy with Elle Miller at LifeCoach55.com
    Her fees are way cheaper than anyone else, but worth the price. She does follow up emails and phone calls and if in need you can text her too AFTER your sessions.
    Most other life coaches are DONE with you once your session is OVER. LOL Not with Elle Miller at Lifecoach55.com She rocks!!

  • Michaela Wagner

    Reply Reply April 30, 2016

    Are you guys familiar with Marilyn O’Malley? She’s a real up-and-comer in the coaching business. http://www.marilynomalley,com. She has a great podcast on iTunes called Millennials & Money Cafe. Amazing guests on that show and her style is very warm and inspiring. She does a lot with tapping, works on transforming childhood programming, money blocks, vows. etc.

  • Ken

    Reply Reply June 17, 2016

    The list is made up for transformational leaders, trainers and business development people. Most of these people are not life coaches. You may want to look up what life coaches do and are all about. Life coaching is a process of asking powerful questions and drawing out the greatness of individuals. We all have our own brilliance. Life coaches draw it out.

    • Merydith Willoughby

      Reply Reply February 26, 2017

      Hi Ken

      Life coaching is a relatively new industry and it is very important that anyone wanting to use the services of someone in this industry firstly does their homework.

      You can attain a qualification in a few weeks and at little cost. One has to be very careful when selecting a life coach to work with.

      Human beings are complicated and who knows what is in the unconscious mind. As you say, coaching asks deep questions and it can stir up issues and memories we were not aware of. Hence, someone who asks deep, personal questions needs to understand much about the human psyche.

      Coaching is an incredible tool to use and I have seen what is possible with my clients. While the life coaching development was important, so was the executive coaching, team coaching, accredited life coach development. All of this training and development enhances what I do with whomever I am working and at whatever level of society they are in.

      However, and the big however is that the only change that comes is when the client is willing to work very hard and to stay focused.

      Living a life we love is a lifelong commitment. It’s like peeling an onion, the deeper you go the more you find.

      I would not advertise myself as only a life coach because to me that qualification aids me in my whole processional role.

      Whether I am working with executives or others, there is always a component of the life coaching methodology being used because it is fundamental to human development.

      Have a great day and if you’d like to read articles I’ve written, you can do so at my LinkedIn page or email me.

      Cheers, Merydith Willoughby

  • Raj Punarvasi

    Reply Reply July 12, 2016

    Hi Steve

    Nice post. I am also fan of some the coaches that you listed. Keep up good work.

    I am a Software & Life coach, trained and helped people in more than 50 countries. Many enquiries got through my articles on technology and well being.

    Have a Good business…
    Raj Punarvasi – Software & Life coach

  • Eben

    Reply Reply August 3, 2016

    I’d say Jeffrey Manu is the foremost psychological marketing strategist.
    Jay Abraham and Strive Masiyiwa as well

  • Kamran Baghdadi

    Reply Reply August 18, 2016

    Hi Steve,
    Please include these Life Coaches who has helped Billions.


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  • Ira Hilf

    Reply Reply October 3, 2016

    Mary Morrissey, in my opinion, does a very good job of Life Coaching in a way that is spiritually uplifting. She takes into account Visioning and Goals for Finance, Health, Relationships and Creative Expression. I have also benefitted from programs by Louise Hay, Stephen Covey and Tony Robbins, all previously mentioned, and the master predecessor of them all- Napoleon Hill!


  • Sarbojit

    Reply Reply November 11, 2016

    Hi Steve,

    Nice post, great to see many good profiles here.

    I am also a life coach from Mumbai, India. Here is my site: http://icswyc.com/
    The full name of the site goes like this I Can See What You Cann’t .


  • Chris Dorris

    Reply Reply January 6, 2017

    Steve Hardison. As powerful as anyone alive on the planet today. Keeps a low profile on purpose. Charges $150,000 paid in full, up front – FOR GOOD REASON.


  • From my perspective and after having worked in this industry since 2003 and also ‘walking the talk’ myself, Zeya’s comment is the one that reflects what life is really about.

    There is no quick fix to living a life you love and to developing a career you feel passionate about.

    The work I do assists you to develop your own Personal Development plan (PDP). It’s detailed in my first book called If it’s to be: It’s up to me.

    You can learn how to fill yourself up to the brim and reprogram yourself second by second, minute by minute, day by day, month by month, year after year so that you do learn how to live a life you love, that you learn how to develop your blue print for your fantastic life and that you teach yourself how to get through the other bits that are not as palatable.

    And the best thing about all of this is that when you have developed your PDP and when you continue to focus, you can share your newfound skills with everyone else you know. Imagine that. You can all work together to develop and live a life which is important to you.

    It would be my pleasure to assist you to live a life you truly love and one where you become a beacon for others to live their life with hope and inspiration.

    Give Leadership Talk a call – we’d love to chat to you about how you can develop your PDP.

  • Bill Lewis

    Reply Reply March 6, 2017

    The greatest problem with setting out to list 50 Best Life Coaches in the World is that you are creating an opportunity for others, all of whom have opinions and their own favorites, to judge your ability to be a judge – as opposed to reading the content. It is an almost thankless task.

    There ARE probably 10 or so COACHES and TRAINERs who are at the top of their game, highly knowledgable, experienced, and have a powerful ability to communicate and who would appear in almost all lists. “Below” those are a vast number of very good Coaches, Trainers, Speakers, and aspiring Contenders.

    My take on this list is to see who consistently appears across other such lists … and there are less than ten of those names in your list. The regular top of the list are: Tony Robbins, Bredon Burchard, Brian Tracy, Deepak Chopra, Jack Cranfield, Seth Godin, Wayne Dyer. I was personally surprised to see that Bob Proctor was not a regular on the lists.
    Finally, thank you for whoever introduced me to Pastor Joel Osteen’s channel — never come across him before but i was inspired by his “I AM” sermon.

  • 1 Coach Source

    Reply Reply April 3, 2017

    “Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.”
    – Robert Eliot

    Visit 1 coach source for more professional life coaches in USA

  • Walter Reed

    Reply Reply May 4, 2017

    One in Canada is David Frank Gomes. He is not well known but a phenomenal coach and spiritual teacher.

    Work with him now while he is still affordable.


  • Peter w.

    Reply Reply May 14, 2017

    Although this is a great list, there are a lot of celebrity coaches on this list, and let’;s face it, most of use won’t get the opportunity to work with any of them, except online or perhaps in some large seminar. Coaching works best when you can interact personally with the coach.

    Here are my top picks

    Maria Nemeth

    Henry Kimsey-House

    John Whitmore

    David Frank Gomes.

  • Craig

    Reply Reply July 15, 2017

    Lou Holtz is the Top Motivational Speaker.. Bob Proctor is the Top Life Coach..

  • Gergana

    Reply Reply September 6, 2017

    David Snyder is amazing.

  • macgerald

    Reply Reply November 6, 2017

    i intend to be a life coach or build a platform for people to get the services of this great coaches. how can i go about this idea

  • Jayda Smith

    Reply Reply November 13, 2017

    Face it…. 85% of those people are celebrities and self-help “woo-woo” gurus, not coaches. No coach worth a damn will touch “the secret” or that “law of attraction” garbage.

    Where’s Taki Moore? Simon Sinek? Jason Capital? Elliot Hulse? Chase Jarvis? There as much “coaches” as most of those listed, and a million times better. Check out Jack Gerdes. He just came out of nowhere, and he’s f*cking amazing too.

  • Steve

    Reply Reply November 20, 2017

    @Macgerald – click here to see how we do it: https://goo.gl/YvWLpS

  • Stevey

    Reply Reply December 23, 2017

    Great list, will be sure to recommend to my friends.



  • Elisabetta

    Reply Reply June 20, 2018

    Hi Steve, I recommend you an Italian trainer and life coach who can not miss on your list. Anyway congratulations for the article!

    Angelo Bonacci – https://www.prometeocoaching.it/angelo-bonacci/

    Thanks in advance!

  • Jp

    Reply Reply September 16, 2018

    Where are Joseph Murphy and Marisa Peer ?

  • Akaki Tsvadze

    Reply Reply December 30, 2018

    How can you put Mickelson over Tony Robbins?

    Tony Robbins is #1 coach.

  • Best Life Coach

    Reply Reply February 8, 2019

    Anyone can Suggest me the <a href="https://www.lifepositive.com/blog/personal-growth/best-life-coaches"<best life coaches in India?

  • Iris

    Reply Reply May 3, 2019

    If you ever want to update this list you should add Minou Hexspoor ( https://minouhexspoor.com ) She is great!

  • Lisa

    Reply Reply June 26, 2019

    I’ve had the opportunity of meeting spiritual life coach Melissa. Whose organic approach and soothing manner, has helped me tremendously. No every life coach, can effectively connect to other human beings. She definitely should be on this list! This is her blog: https://life-coach-melissah.blogspot.com/?m=0

  • Hi Stephan,
    The one who had the biggest influence on me has passed away. Her name is Patricia McDade, and she helped Werner Erhard build EST into the world wide organization. She was my mentor for about 10 years, and I was a coach in her program called the Entrepreneural Edge. She also was the coach to several of the celebrity coaches that you have on your list.

  • My name is TAMIA BETHEA WILLIAMS and I am the Certified Speaker, Teacher, Trainer, and Coach with the John C. Maxwell Team, a Master in Body and Brain Training, a first-class Transformation Life Mastery Consultant and a proud Platinum Brave Master Thinker with Mary Morrissey and the Life Mastery Institute. contact Tamia Bethea Williams as a Speaker, Teacher, Trainer or Coach.

  • Vonnie Hawkins

    Reply Reply October 27, 2019

    Brie Sodano with Sheep to Shark School, Financial coach, The Invisible System gets rid of budgets which don’t work, and shifts you out of the “busy, broke and exhausted” cycle.

  • Yoga

    Reply Reply February 4, 2020

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  • Lisa Walker

    Reply Reply April 25, 2020

    This is a great extensive article. I’ve been doing my research of Life Coaching this morning as I’m trying to narrow down my niche as I help Life Coaches with their digital marketing to attract clients fast. On my research however I haven’t seen anyone talking about Positive Psychologist Coaches (ie Happiness Coaching) much. I know Positive Psychology is a rather new field but I’m thinking this could even be a great niche for me as I have worked with some of these coaches before, and as with the spirituality coaches they find it hard to charge high ticket prices for their services which is what I teach. Thanks for a great informative post! http://www.wealthymind.com.au

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  • Manny

    Reply Reply May 27, 2020

    I highly recommend Lion Galban for men’s coaching!
    Lion Galban is a men’s empowerment coach. For over 22 years, Lion has worked to move thousands from self-conscious suffering to self-aware confidence in their authentic expression of self. He shares his gifts, wisdom, and insights in the areas of authenticity, sexuality, emotional intelligence and mental mastery with men around the world to help them access healthy masculinity and move through life in accordance with their truths. Lion gives people the skills they need to express themselves authentically and emotionally in every moment of life, without creating trauma, drama, and separation in their relationships.
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  • Jane M Guyette

    Reply Reply June 29, 2020

    A true transformational coach with personal experiences is Judith Anodea. She calls herself an evolutionary activist, and from personal experience she is a miracle coach when it comes to removing blocks that keep one from experiencing life fully.

    Has this list been updated since 2011?

  • Haritha

    Reply Reply August 25, 2020

    Can you pls recommend a good coach for my 17 yr old con

  • Kunal Chatterjee

    Reply Reply September 4, 2020

    I have looked around a lot for a coach both online and offline. The only factor kept me holding back was the return on investment I would be receiving. Let’s face it, These are costly services and people will think twice, no thrice before investing in those programs.

    Ah..Those days of searching without knowing what I was looking for is past for me. When I have given up on this endeavour of mine, when I was puzzled by too many life coaches popping up on my newsfeed of social media, I found the perfect guide for me. The amazing thing is that he is not even in social media!

    He is very much inaccessible. One of my colleague had a small session with him regarding his focus building and he bought the mentor’s name to me.

    The universe works in a very mysterious way, you never know, what ever you are looking for is just around the corner. You are not looking properly!

    Anyway, I hope my words reach those people who genuinely require a LIFE DESIGNER to transform themselves or become the best versions of themselves. His website is https://www.parthapd.com

  • Heather Steele

    Reply Reply January 15, 2021

    Legacy Training International. Trains Integrative Holistic Life Coaches and I am the Founder and Lead Facilitator. I would love to connect.

  • Reese Evans

    Reply Reply February 15, 2021

    Really life coach is a very important thing. Nice to see your work. Continue your life coach.

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  • Indi

    Reply Reply May 28, 2022

    One of the top spiritual and leadership coach I have met in Asia –
    Ramindu Randeni-
    He was trained well under Buddhists meditators for over 30 years. Until recently he wasn’t allowed to coach and now he is out there. Have a look.
    There are such people out there however they may not live in LA or other big cities.

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