The Ultimate Guide to Spiritual Life Coaching

The Principles, Insights, Skills & Universal Laws You Must Know to Become an Extraordinary Spiritual Life Coach

There’s no denying that spirituality is an important part of life.

As the world becomes more unpredictable and uncertain, more and more people are looking for those who can help them find inner peace and spiritual truth, just like the Samurai warrior in this story...

And this is one of the biggest reasons why spiritual life coaching is a fast-growing niche in the coaching industry.

The truth is people are actively seeking skilled spiritual coaches who can show them the way to achieve deeper purpose, happiness and wisdom in their work and in their life.

So, if you’ve been curious about adding a spiritual element to your current coaching practice or if you’d love to become a spiritual life coach, now’s the best time to dive in and you’re exactly where you need to be!

Think of this Ultimate Guide as your personal step-by-step pathway to spiritual life coaching.

You’ll discover everything you need to know -- from the definition of spiritual life coaching and what clients look for in a spiritual life coach to growing a thriving coaching practice.

In other words, you’ll learn exactly what it takes for you to transform your clients lives not just from a mental, emotional or physical level, but on a deep, spiritual level that brings lasting joy, success and satisfaction.

Sound good? Thought you’d say that! Let’s get started.


What is Spiritual Life Coaching?

Research suggests that there is a direct relationship between spirituality and mental health where people who are more spiritual have been shown to enjoy better health and overall sense of well-being.

This leads to the first of two important questions we will explore in this chapter:

The truth is, it means many things to many people. For some, spirituality is about the adherence to a particular mystical belief system while for others it’s a way of life that is focused on looking past the traditional milestones of success -- such as public achievements and material wealth -- in a way that brings no harm to living beings.

There are also many other definitions in between these two.

Whichever way you happen to look at it there appears to be one definition of spirituality that most people agree with and it’s this…

Spiritual life coaches support and guide their clients to take ownership of their lives in alignment with the laws of the Universe and in a way that creates profound joy and fulfillment.

For many people it’s about connecting with the Universe and with a power that is divine in nature.

There’s been a sharp rise in interest about all things spiritual over the past few years and this comes as no surprise as countless people try to make sense of a rapidly changing, and unpredictable world, along with existential questions like, “What is the meaning of my life?”

In other words, there’s no time better than now to become a spiritual life coach and this leads to the second important question that we’ll answer in this chapter…

A spiritual life coach helps clients discover who they truly are and what they truly want. Clients will learn how to define success on their own terms and in alignment with their spiritual values.

Spiritual life coaches support and guide their clients to take ownership of their lives in alignment with the laws of the Universe and in a way that creates profound joy and fulfillment.

Spiritual life coaching goes deeper into the world of the unseen. 

It’s not just about outer actions and behaviors but about getting to the root of difficulties, challenges and problems, and looking at what a client wants to create in their life through the lens of their beliefs and thoughts.

In some cases, spiritual life coaching involves esoteric or non-traditional coaching tools and techniques such as energy healing... however this is not always the case.

Many spiritual life coaches also work with philosophical and psychological life coaching techniques such as identifying and releasing limiting beliefs, but with a spiritual slant where there is a strong focus on creating and living a conscious, spiritual life.

Now that we’ve explored what spirituality means and looked at what spiritual life coaching is, it’s time to ask the most important question of all…

Why do you want to become a spiritual life coach or why do you want to add an element of spiritual life coaching to your current practice?

Go ahead, open your journal or grab a piece of paper and write your answer.

Allow yourself to capture all your thoughts and feelings as you write. Whatever you do, don’t hold back.

This is crucial because getting to your truth -- your true answer -- to this question will help inspire you on your journey to becoming an extraordinary spiritual life coach.

Your clear, powerful “why” will also fuel your motivation as you navigate through the inevitable ups and downs that come with starting and growing a successful spiritual life coaching practice.


What does a Spiritual Life Coach Do?

As we know, a spiritual life coach helps clients find true meaning and purpose in their life.

It’s about reflecting on some of life’s bigger existential questions and finding answers that are aligned with a client’s values and beliefs.

In this chapter,we'll look at what a spiritual life coach actually does.

There is an entire spectrum of changes and transformations that a spiritual life coach can help clients achieve. However, there are a number of key areas and results that clients look for when they work with a spiritual life coach. 

Spiritual life coaches help clients get past their “past programming” including beliefs and thoughts that have been inserted and inherited from culture, gender, society, family and other external influences. In this way, a spiritual life coach helps clients get to know their true self and make choices and decisions that are fully in alignment with what they truly want.

Internal blocks include negative thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and past experiences that hold people back from achieving their dreams and desires. Spiritual life coaches can help clients unhook from these internal blocks so they are free to pursue and consciously create a life and build relationships that light them up and in a way that feels expansive and inspiring.

Spiritual life coaches are skilled at guiding clients to discover or connect with the divine aspects of life. This allows clients to honor the part of themselves that gains strength, purpose and comfort from building a relationship with nature, with the cosmos, and with the laws of the universe that many believe govern all things, all living beings and all of existence. (see Chapter 4 for more on these Universal Laws)

Clients who want to find a pathway to deep inner peace and calm in a world that is often in chaos will benefit a great deal from working with a skilled spiritual life coach. Spiritual life coaches can guide them to work with tools and techniques – such as meditation and breathing techniques – to generate a deep and unshakeable inner tranquility. Over time, working with a spiritual life coach can help clients build compassion and resilience in the face of difficult challenges and no matter what else is going on in the world.

Spiritual life coaching can help clients build a lasting sense of empowerment, confidence, and will to achieve their goals from a place of truth, purpose and compassion. This is an empowerment that comes from helping the client develop their intuition and a sense of deep self-trust that allows them to walk through the world knowing that their choices are for the greater good of themselves and for all whose lives they touch.

A lot of the hardship and pain of day-to-day life can be traced back to a root cause – the inability to identify and appreciate the good things in life. While spiritual life coaches can help clients release and dissolve negative thoughts, beliefs, and experiences to achieve their goals; they can also help them recognize the positive by tapping into authentic gratitude. In this way, spiritual life coaches support clients to build on achievements, successes and everything else that’s going well in their life so they can experience genuine joy and fulfillment.

Clients often seek out spiritual life coaches to help them discover their purpose in life in terms of the work they do in the world. Discovering an individual’s true calling is something a lot of life coaches do, but with spiritual life coaching there is an added aspect of doing so in resonance with spiritual values such as truth, service, love, and generosity.

Now that you have a big picture view of what clients are looking for in a spiritual life coach, it’s time to design a personal framework where you can start to learn the skills you need to create the results spiritual coaching clients are looking for.

As before, go ahead and open a blank page in your journal or if you prefer, open a brand new document on your computer and answer the following questions with 100% honesty.

Question #1

How can you set aside 5 to 7 hours a week to learn how to become an outstanding spiritual life coach?

Question #2

List at least 10 resources where you can learn to cultivate coaching skills, including training programs, books, online courses, in person retreats, etc.
(Check out our Coaching Guides page for excellent resources in this area)

Question #3

What is your ultimate goal in becoming a spiritual life coach or in adding the element of spirituality in your current coaching practice?
(eg: guide 10,000 people to reconnect with their spirituality, bring more peace, love and compassion to the world by helping more people practice gratitude, connect with their true self and do work that matters to them)