According to www.verywellmind.com, a life coach is a type of wellness professional who helps people make progress in their lives in order to attain greater fulfillment. Life coaches aid their clients in improving their relationships, careers, and day-to-day lives.
Although you may assume that life coaching was more popular back in the day given the absence of today’s social media era, the present life coaching industry seems to be thriving. According to figures issued by the ICF (International Coaching Federation) recently the number of coaches worldwide is around 71,000, although this number doesn’t take into account the amount of coaches who begin coaching without formal training. Unfortunately, a current problem within the industry is the lack of a regulatory body – this allows virtually anyone to delve into the coaching business, posing a number of concerns.
With the already rising rate of life coaches, the pandemic doubled the increasing rate. With more people at home, unemployed, some suffering from anxiety and depression, not to mention those who lost someone due to COVID-19, there are many that saw the opportunity to become a life coach with a goal of helping people move through the pandemic and its devastating effects.
Now, the world is gradually returning back to normal. Establishments are opening up again and there are sporting events and musical festivals happening left and right. Do people still need life coaching?
According to this graph, you can see that the interest in obtaining a life coach has remained consistent since 2004.
So the question remains, what does the future of life coaching look like? Based on the pre-pandemic graph, the life coaching industry seems constant. Enjoying an uprising trend due to the pandemic and the sudden demand for life coaching, the industry will most likely revert back to its normal state.
Furthermore, assuming that the majority of life coaching clients will return to ‘normal’ life again means some may have less time for a life coaching session, there are those that will take time to cope post-pandemic.
This is the reason why even though the life coaching industry may still take time to prosper, it will ultimately survive albeit at a steady rate. The versatility of available life coaches also means that there is someone out there for everyone.
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