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Spiritual Life Coaching: Your Complete Starter Guide

Do you want to find a way to re-energize your purpose and start living a more meaningful and joyful existence? If so, spiritual coaching may be the answer. Discover how a spiritual life coach can help you create lasting transformation from the inside out to live a values-aligned life.

What Is a Spiritual Life Coach?

A spiritual life coach works with clients seeking to improve their overall well-being and spiritual connection. Spiritual coaching provides a safe and nurturing space for clients to explore their inner selves, beliefs, values, and desires to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and to cultivate a stronger connection to their spirituality.

As we navigate the complexities of life, it can be easy to feel lost, overwhelmed, and disconnected from our spiritual paths. This is where a spiritual life coach can offer guidance and support. They can help you discover what matters most to you, find purpose and meaning in your life, and achieve your goals with confidence and clarity. 

At a)plan, our coaches are trained on our core coaching principles and proprietary approach to whole-person coaching. We understand humans are complex beings, and experiencing a change in one area often requires us to look holistically at a person’s emotions, habits, behaviors, psyche—and for some—spirituality.

What Does a Spiritual Coach Do?

Rather than focusing solely on one’s spiritual journey, spiritual life coaching helps one tap into his or her inner being to improve all aspects of life. A spiritual coach works with clients to better understand themselves and their places in the world. 

Within a safe environment to explore beliefs and experiences, a spiritual coach encourages clients to tap into their inner wisdom and intuition. For example, a spiritual coach using our whole-person approach would help clients engage their spirituality to:

  • Learn about who they are and what they really want in life
  • Identify the thoughts or behaviors keeping them from experiencing the life they desire
  • Connect with themselves or a higher power to help guide their decisions
  • Align goals to values and create habits that move them closer to having more fulfilling relationships, careers, and experiences. 

With the guidance of a spiritual life coach, you can cultivate a more fulfilling and meaningful life. 

Examples of Spiritual Coaching Practices

Spiritual coaching may take many forms, depending on the needs and preferences of the individual seeking guidance. One common practice is meditation which can help individuals connect with their inner selves and find greater clarity and peace. To incorporate this into our approach at a)plan, our coaches offer clients the opportunity to begin each session with a “centering.” This helps both the coach and the client connect to the present moment and prepare for a productive session. Another coaching approach that may touch on spirituality is to work on developing compassion and empathy. These attributes often lead to improved interpersonal relationships and a more profound sense of fulfillment in life. 

Other spiritual coaching practices include journaling, visualization exercises, daily affirmations, and gratitude tracking. At a)plan, our coaches work with clients to develop the best approach to help them achieve their personal development goals and connect with a deeper sense of purpose. 

Expected Outcomes of Spiritual Life Coaching

Spiritual life coaching can have powerful outcomes that positively impact all areas of your life. By working with a pre-vetted coach, you can gain clarity, uncover limiting beliefs, and develop tools to create the life you desire. 

Through this process, you may experience greater peace, joy, and fulfillment in your personal and professional relationships. As you connect more deeply with your inner wisdom and intuition, you may begin to make choices better aligned with your values and to achieve goals that once felt unattainable. 

At a)plan, clients working with spiritually focused coaches are able to:

  • Gain clarity and insight into their values and what they really want in life
  • Make important decisions with a greater sense of self-empowerment
  • Silence negative self-talk and approach life with a positive mindset
  • Create a future vision and develop the tools necessary to achieve it
  • Find balance in work and life to be present and thrive in both areas.

Ultimately, the outcomes of spiritual life coaching are unique to each person. The common denominator is that these outcomes can be transformative in helping you live a more authentic and fulfilling life. 

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How to Hire the Perfect Coach

Embarking on a personal development journey is an incredibly rewarding experience. However, it also requires you to go deep, be vulnerable, and honestly assess your own life. Where you are now, where do you want to be, and what’s stopping you from achieving the life you desire?

Having the right coach to provide support, encouragement, accountability, and guidance can make all the difference. For those wanting to incorporate a spiritual component into their coaching journey, it’s essential to find someone who not only understands your goals, but is also knowledgeable about how to tap into spirituality to enhance your growth.

Your spiritual coach should be someone whom you feel comfortable opening up to and trusting as you navigate the ups and downs of this transformative journey. Look for a coach who offers a blend of proven techniques, insightful perspectives, and compassionate guidance. Together, you can unlock your full potential and discover a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you.

Matching with a Coach at a)plan

At a)plan coaching, we understand that having the right spiritual coach can make all the difference in achieving your goals. That’s why we take great care in matching you with a coach whose personality, expertise, and coaching style are aligned with your needs. 

Our coach-matching survey is our simple yet effective way to provide you with a list of personalized recommendations from our roster of 60 vetted coaches (a few of our spiritually-influenced coaches are featured below). For those wanting to incorporate spirituality into coaching, we’ll recommend coaches who are comfortable and familiar with guiding clients on a spiritually-led journey. From there, you can schedule a compatibility call to ensure they’re the right coach for you. Take the guesswork out of finding the perfect coach!

Brianna Freiheit


Specializes in:

  • Leadership & Organizational Development
  • Life Alignment/Balance
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Personal Growth

Jesse Torrence


Specializes in:

  • Executive Leadership
  • Career Transitions
  • Telling Your Story
  • Building Back Better

Giannina Hall


Specializes in:

  • Emerging Leaders / Leadership Development
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Personal Growth
  • Work-Life Alignment

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