As a coach, it’s important for you to continuously hone your skills so you can perform at your peak.
Some of the popular resources that you can learn coaching techniques from include journals, books, coaching websites, blog posts, your peers and even your clients.
YouTube is, of course, another great online resource to learn just about anything.
We’ve been inspired by watching some of the best life coaches on YouTube. So in this article, we’re sharing 10 life coaching channels on YouTube and some of their useful takeaways.
We hope you get inspiration from them, too!
OUR SELECTION OF 10 BEST LIFE COACHES ON YOUTUBE
- Eckhart Tolle
- Financial Coach Jess
- Mel Robbins
- Coach Corey Wayne
- Lisa Bilyeu
- Brendon Burchard
- Linda Raynier
- Tom Bilyeu
- Aaron Doughty
Take a moment out of your busy day to listen to Eckhart Tolle and you will thank us for it.
If you don’t know him by now, step out from under that rock! :)
Eckhart Tolle is a German spiritual teacher, self-help author and a life coach to many wellness life coaches. His YouTube channel mostly consists of calm discussions around causes of emotional discrepancies, spiritual regulation and meditation.
It’s common these days to see many YouTube hosts trying to ‘grab attention’ with over-the-top antics, lots of hand-gesturing and using loud tone of voice. But Eckhart is able to capture his audience by being himself with his calm demeanor and substantial content.
On his channel, Tolle utilizes the “Join” function which allows his followers to subscribe to his channel and premium content with a reasonable subscription fee.
Financial Coach Jess is on our list because not only does she motivate us to get your finances in order, she also shares top tips on how you can finetune your financial coaching business especially when you’re starting out.
One of the few financial personalities that inspired her to pursue her coaching business is Graham Stephan, an influential personal finance enthusiast.
One of her videos, titled MY 100K+ FINANCIAL COACHING BUSINESS (how you can create a 6 figure financial coaching business too) garnered 1.8k views!
In brief, she shared an insight into a common mistake that will cost you clients: competing offers of your programs.
The key takeaway: clients are going to get confused if you offer them both options of a one-to-one coaching session as well as a group coaching.
The extra services that you offer should complement your coaching program instead of diminishing it. Additionally, she then provides solution gems for you to resolve this conflict.
Mel Robbins is a lawyer, CNN legal analyst, an author and one of the most booked speakers in the world.
When you watch her YouTube channel, you will understand why her popularity skyrocketed. Robbins’ channel consists of transformational coaching advice on how to work around daily life worries and propel you forward towards your dream goals.
The takeaway from her channel: Robbins has succinct content paired with a high-value video production which elevates her brand.
Coach Corey Wayne is a self-reliance, life and peak performance coach.
Most of his popular content is in regards to being able to read body languages in relationships and dating and how to overcome personal blocks in our daily lives.
One takeaway that we can use is: consistency. Coach Corey Wayne posts at least twice a day.
“Life is relationships” - Coach Corey Wayne
In her interview with Forbes, Bilyeu recalled how her dad commented that, “It doesn’t matter anyways because you’re gonna be a stay-at-home wife”, when her life ambition was about studying film-making.
After 8 years, Bilyeu launched her first cooking show, became a co-founder for Impact Theory Studios with her husband Tom and became the host and founder of Impact Theory, “Women of Impact” talk show which features women who have overcome incredible hardships.
Her boldness to interview personalities with hard questions but with genuine empathy is a skill that any coach should learn from.
Founder of Growthday.com, Brandon Burchard is a 3-time New York Times best-selling author, a respected high performance coach and a personal development trainer with over 10 million people following his brand.
He started his YouTube channel in 2007 and amongst some of the topics that Burchard speaks about are topics such as, “How To Reprogram Your Mind (For Positive Thinking)”, “How To Learn Faster” and “How Millionaires Schedule Their Day: 1-Page Productivity Tool”.
In his “How Millionaires Schedule Their Day: 1-Page Productivity Tool” video, Burchard’s energy is visible in his voice and expression, as he dismantles the idea of being overwhelmed by tasks.
He also provides a downloadable worksheet that helps you write all your tasks for the day or week, to help you be more organized and productive.
Even though the impact of Covid is subsiding, the turnover rate for employment is still high. A lot of people are still suffering from ‘pandemic burnout’.
This is where Linda Raynier can help. Raynier is a career strategist, intuitive purpose coach and speaker who supports her clients in revamping their resumes and job search strategies, developing powerful relationships with recruiters, or in career transition.
On her channel, Raynier answers common interview questions such as, "Tell Me About Yourself?", "Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years" and also offers great tips on, "How To Negotiate For A Higher Salary?"
One thing that stands out about her videos is that she breaks them down into chapters so even if you get distracted and forget to hit the ‘pause’ button, you won’t need to scrub back and forth to resume at a specific timestamp.
With a humble beginning of selling insurance door-to-door within his community in Tacoma, Washington, today,Tom Bilyeu’s net worth is valued at $400 Million.
With a strong passion for health and fitness, Bilyeu founded Quest Nutrition in 2010 which grew 57% and in its first 3 years was ranked No. 2 on the ‘Inc 5000’ in United States in 2014. Need we say more?
His goal with his YouTube channel is to introduce the viewers to people and ideas that will help them achieve their dreams and realize their full potential. His content is published on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Bilyeu engages with his YouTube community regularly with posts that address the troubles that his viewers face.
To date, Aaron Doughty has 1 million YouTube subscribers, 336,000 followers on Instagram and 67,000 Facebook fans.
So who is Aaron Doughty, exactly?
Doughty is a spiritual coach that had an awakening in 2012 which changed his life completely. His intention is to amplify our self-awareness and vibrations so that we can reach our fullest potential, starting from the inside.
He creates meditation content such as "The Amazing Healing Power of Ho'oponopono (with meditation)" which garnered more than 409,000 views, while also going into the details of what it means.
Fun fact: Ho'oponopono means ‘to make things right’. It is a Hawaiian prayer and practice for forgiveness.
We saved our pick of the best life coach on YouTube for last!
Aileen Xu, is living proof that you can never start too early! The inspiring face behind Lavendaire is a 32 year old lifestyle coach who started her journey in 2011, while questioning her life path as an advertising intern at the tender age of 20. In her life journey, Aileen pursued singing, acting, hosting and even tech startups.
However, 2014 was the breakthrough year for her as she began her YouTube channel, Lavendaire and shared her life lessons as an ‘artist of life’.
Aileen is also a TedX speaker and produced the ‘Artist of Life’ workbook.
On her channel, she shares various fun lifestyle tips from “"Astrology for Beginners: How to Read a Birth Chart", "10 Ways to Reduce Waste | Zero Waste for Beginners", "10 Simple Daily Habits to Change Your Life" and so much more.
One interesting take away from Lavendaire is that Aileen sells her merchandise on the “Store” tab. An idea that you can consider, too!
As you can see, age is certainly no barrier to entry when starting a YouTube channel. You could be 20 or even 60 and it's never too early or too late to start your own YouTube channel.
If you’re planning to start your own YouTube channel, we have a YouTube guide with some great tips to help get you started!
Here are a few great tips from some of the best life coaches on YouTube that we can all learn from:
1. Always feature your call-to-action, social media handles and website in the description section.
2. If you have a long video, break it down to chapters so it will be easier for your viewers.
3. Make full use of YouTube features like engaging your viewers with updates on your ‘community’ section, promoting your books or merchandise in the ‘store’ section and utilize the ‘join’ tab if you wish to start a subscription paywall for your viewers.
4. Always include hashtags.
5. Make it easy for viewers to connect with you.
To make it easy for people to connect with you, CoachVantage has a scheduling feature that lets you put a ‘book appointment’ link on your YouTube channel.