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Best Life Coaches
in Santa Monica

Why These Life Coaches?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored life coaches on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best life coaches in Santa Monica, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Alignment for Life

Jonathan Troen owns Alignment for Life, a life coaching business in Los Angeles, California. He is certified Iyengar yoga teacher and life coach whose passion is combing yoga and life coaching to help his clients align their personal goals and purposes, overcome barriers, and discover joy. Jonathan guarantees his methods will help, offering their money back if they are unhappy with his work. In addition to his private practice, Jonathan also conducts workshops throughout the year for groups and business on a variety of topics, such as getting unstuck, learning to love, developing better relationships, building confidence, mastering communication, and optimizing the workforce.

Santa Monica, CA 90403


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Big Leap Coaching

Big Leap Coaching is a whole-body learning establishment that is located in Venice, CA and is committed to helping individuals, couples, organizations, and businesses excel in life, relationships and leadership. Harry Poliak, the guiding light behind Big Leap Coaching, teaches clients, through whole-body learning, how to experience life void of blame and criticism. His whole-body learning technique is founded on the work of Katie and Gay Hendricks. Impressively he combines cognitive techniques and body-centered practices to utilize moving and breathing, specializing in whole body - whole brain activities that activate the entire brain, helping clients to expand beyond their boundaries. Clients attest to Coach Poliak’s expertise and techniques, highly recommending his services. To experience whole-body learning, clients may visit the website.

Venice, CA 90291


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Christina Bauer

Christina Bauer has been serving the Pacific Palisades area for over two decades. She has committed her life to the awareness of self and her surroundings, and this lifetime of personal development and study allows her to help others. One of her specialties is assisting clients living with cancer and other conditions that are chronic or terminal. Christina Bauer provides life coaching sessions for individuals of all ages as well as couples to address a variety of issues. She also offers trauma release therapy, CranioSacral therapy, therapeutic massage and breathwork, meditation instruction, lymphatic drainage, and reiki sessions. In-home and hospital sessions are available as well.

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272


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Dating Can Be Fun

Dating Can Be Fun is a life coaching company in Los Angeles, California that provides dating and relationship mentoring services to help clients establish a connection for fun and self-discovery. Owner Sally Landau is a certified life coach, relationship coach, and dating coach, has a B.A. in psychology, has taken hundreds of hours of training in coaching and self- improvement courses, and has more than a decade of experience. With relationship coaching, she teaches clients to control the need to be right, resolve conflicts with humor and affection, and more. She also offers dating coaching to help clients with such issues as clarifying the image of an ideal partner, being emotionally intimate, and releasing old patterns and wounds.

Santa Monica, CA 90405


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Deva Ram

Deva Ram is a life coach based in Topanga, CA that serves Topanga and the surrounding Los Angeles County area. Deva Ram specializes in coaching, yoga, and meditation and has over a decade of experience as a coach and yoga master. Deva previously worked for Doctors Without Borders in and the United Nations across three continents before studying meditation, yoga, and spirituality. Deva Ram uses his experience to provide services in life coaching, yoga, and corporate consulting to help clients achieve their goals in their professional and personal lives, manage and lead teams effectively, and improve their physical and mental health. Deva Ram offers a free initial consultation for all clients.

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Dr. Ellen Kent

Dr. Ellen Kent offers life coaching services to the Marina del Rey, California area as well as the Chicago, Illinois area. Along with these two physical locations, she also offers help to clients all over the world through over the phone and corporate office meetings. Dr. Ellen Kent specializes in helping teenagers and adults through transitional periods. She has many years of experience working as an educator and administrator in both private and public schools and has taught undergraduate psychology. With a Master in Administration and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, she has expertise in the field and has studied counseling people through difficult transitions.

Marina Del Rey, CA 90292


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Holistic Sobriety

Christine Brondyke is a certified life and sobriety coach who founded her private practice, Holistic Sobriety, in Santa Monica, CA. She serves the surrounding areas and is also available long-distance via skype or phone calls. Christine works with adults who struggle with addiction, anger management, and anxiety, amongst other ailments. Her teachings stem from her own experience with addictive habits as well as five years of training, including a two-year apprenticeship with Drs. Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks, best-selling authors in the field. She offers a variety of services designed to help clients become empowered, including individual and couples coaching, workshops and seminars, home sessions, and lectures.

Santa Monica, CA 90405


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Journeywork California

Journeywork California, located in Woodland Hills, California, since 2011, provides transformational life and career coaching services. Francisca Michel is a Licensed Spiritual Health Coach, a Certified Life Coach, and an internationally accredited Journey Practitioner. She has amassed over 10,000 hours of healing and coaching experience and specializes in treating a full array of emotional and physical issues, including low self-esteem, relationship problems, addiction, depression, injuries, and disease. Holistically empowering clients to reconnect with self-love and innate willpower, Francisca helps resolve issues at the root level, rekindles confidence and passion, and clarifies legitimate purpose. Testimonials praise her insight and knowledge, and personable and comforting demeanor.

Woodland Hills, CA 91364


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Kristi Speiser

Certified with the International Coaching Federation through the Institute for Excellence in Coaching, Kristi Speiser is a professional life coach and image consultant. In addition to life coaching services, Kristi Speiser also offers both professional image consulting and image consulting for actors. Available by phone or email, Kristi Speiser also has a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Previous clients praise Kristi Speiser for her ability to pull influences into focus, to offer guidance on self-realization, and her clear motivation to see clients succeed. Clients also rave about her enjoyable and easy approach to coaching and image consulting.

Santa Monica, CA 90403


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Laurel L. Lewis

Laurel L. Lewis offers private coaching and yoga instruction as well as workshops and wellness retreats. With her master’s degree in spiritual psychology, she can guide people to see the spiritual aspects of death and dying of a loved one. From her home base in Santa Monica, California, Lewis teaches others to navigate the death process with wisdom, compassion, and dignity. The tragic death of her husband in the early years of their marriage propelled Lewis to go beyond her nursing career and offer care and support for those with similar circumstances. Her Death and Dying dinner parties have served as an inspiration to all who attend.

Santa Monica, CA 90406


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Life Coach in Los Angeles

Susanne Kahle-Keene is a Los Angeles based life coach who works with her clients to discover hidden passions, evaluate time management, and merge goals and dreams with practical reality. With over 25 years of management experience, as well as extensive interest and education in music and language, Susanne is exceptionally skilled at helping others find the balance between practicality and creativity. Her successful business, Life Coach Los Angeles, places a special emphasis on helping those with non-profit careers, guiding people in artistic fields, parenting creative children, and relationship coaching. By offering a complimentary 30-minute phone or Skype session to potential clients, Susanne is approachable, caring, and highly regarded by many.

Santa Monica, CA 90403


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Living Full Out

Living Full Out is a life coaching company which encourages people to not only embrace change but also to seek out new ways to live their lives. Nancy Solari is the owner and operator of the company and is a legally blind speaker, author, and life coach with many years of experience in the industry. The primary goal of Living Full Out is to help people live healthy and fulfilling lives by setting realistic goals for themselves and developing the tools they need to reach these aims within a reasonable timeframe. Clients can be individuals, companies, or groups of all sizes seeking a speaker or personal life coach to help them develop ideas and the motivation for future change. Living Full Out is based in Santa Monica.

Santa Monica, CA 90403


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Lynne-Anne McGrail

Lynne-Anne McGrail is a coach based in Los Angeles, CA who serves the surrounding Los Angeles County area. Lynne-Anne has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in both Psychology and Spiritual Psychology in addition to a professional coaching certification, as well as a certification in American Sign Language interpretation. Lynne-Anne strives to listen, be non-judgmental, and guide her clients to find and achieve goals on their own. She also focuses on mindfulness and overcoming the fears of her clients. Lynne-Anne helps her clients by creating a personalized plan for achieving goals and guides them in taking steps to fulfill it through positive support.

Los Angeles, CA 90025


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Mari Shintani

Mari Shintani specializes in life coaching, CranioSacral Therapy, holistic nutrition, fitness, integrative wellness, and more for clients in the Los Angeles metro area. She strives to help patients find healing and renewed energy through an integrative approach to a customer's unique individual needs. Mari’s background and passions include dance, movement, love of nature, horticulture, nutrition, and more. She has a variety of coaching programs and styles including initial consultations, follow-up sessions, and 90-day programs. Services are also available in Spanish. Clients speak highly of her compassion, effective mentoring sessions, and positive energy. Long distance consultations are also available.

Santa Monica, CA 90403


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Mind Expansion by Suzi Yamini

Mind Expansion by Suzy Yamini is a life coaching company that is based out of the Los Angeles area. They have staff who are certified Reiki Masters, transformational hypnotists, and certified life coaches. Mind Expansion by Suzy Yamini is committed to providing safe, compassionate care to their clients and welcomes feedback from new and existing clients. They can accommodate clients who want help to quit smoking, lose weight, or overcome fears and phobias. Mind Expansion by Suzy Yamini helps their clients clarify their purpose in life, optimize their lifestyle, uncover their strengths, and learn to take effective action. They have received positive feedback from customers for their politeness and the quality of their customer service.

Los Angeles, CA 90025


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Monica Loren Mind/Body Healing

Monica Loren Mind/Body Healing is a life coaching company that is based out of Venice Beach. They have staff who are certified to teach Kundalini Yoga and who have studied at the Coaching Training Institute and the School of Coaching Mastery. Monica Loren Mind/Body Healing is committed to helping people break through negative barriers to self-expression and happiness. They can work with people who want to reach their goals and to access their full potential. Monica Loren Mind/Body Healing offers somatic therapy, trauma release, energetic clearing, and mind/body counseling. They also offer touch therapy, breathwork, and emotional freedom techniques. Monica Loren Mind/Body Healing has received positive reviews for their dynamic approach to healing.

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MyOhsun is a personal wellness center for clients in the Santa Monica, CA metro area. Owner and therapist Daydree Horner is committed to helping clients transform their lives through wellness, peace of mind, and deepened interpersonal skills. She is a Certified Life Coach, Reiki Master and teacher, Good Love coach and speaker. Daydree teaches Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki 1, 2, and master levels for pain, stress, and anxiety relief. Her Good Love program helps single ready clients become love magnets and attract their life partner. Also, a life coach program is available for those trying to figure out and organize their career path. Clients speak highly of her ability to listen with care and understanding, and extensive knowledge of the human mind.

Santa Monica, CA 90409


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Nicole Webb Healing

Nicole Webb Healing incorporates multiple modalities to provide a holistic approach to healing and life coaching. One of these modalities is Spiritual Life Coaching, which is a pathway that opens up opportunities to heal a client's physical and emotional body through forgiveness, positive life changes, and perspective shifts. Nicole Webb Healing also offers ​Reiki, an energy healing technique done through the laying of hands. Reiki allows for the client to restore any imbalances and promote physical health and emotional wellness. Other modalities involved in Nicole Webb Healing's practice are Emotional Release to explore the subconscious mind and Biomagnetic Energy Healing to eliminate pathogens like parasites, bacteria, fungus, and viruses from the body safely.

Santa Monica, CA 90405


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Panney Wei, C.Ht.

Panney Wei offers services in life coaching, consulting, hypnotherapy, and media, radio, writing, and television training. Wei is a certified clinical hypnotherapist, life coach, and certified practitioner in neuro-linguistic programming and therapeutic imagery. She is dedicated to the aspects of her clients’ spiritual, emotional, and intellectual lives, and will help them achieve success, personally and professionally. Through the use of her blog, social media, newsletters, and radio show, Wei sends messages to guide clients as they transform their lives. Messages contain advice and lessons learned from lifestyle experts’ inspiring stories and interviews on topics like forgiveness, gratitude, and spiritual connections.

Los Angeles, CA 90001


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Patricia Sarah Mitchell

Patricia Sarah Mitchell is a professional life coach and strategy consultant headquartered in Woodland Hills, California who serves clients in the wider local metropolitan area. Chosen as the first UK Life Coach for Sky Television's "Change the Day You Die" series, Patricia Sarah Mitchell provides prospective clients with a free consultation on her services. Such services include general life coaching as well as presentation and media skills training and "Parenting Our Parents" Family Coaching work. Previous clients praise Patricia Sarah Mitchell for the creativity of her solutions to clients' issues as well as her ability to truly listen to clients' needs.

Woodland Hills, CA 91364


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Shary Nassimi Life Coach

Shary Nassimi Life Coach provides personal counseling and coaching to the Los Angeles and Malibu areas of California. Shary is a member of Psychology Today and a Certified Life Coach. He's a SAG method actor, quantum physics theorist, pilot, previous CEO of 23 years, and the creator of more than 200 products. He offers life coaching on stagnant relationships, career advancement, self-love and confidence, sex life, anger, and depression. His philosophy focuses on freedom, the power of choice, finding joy, perceptions and reality, and accepting contrast in life. Sessions take place at a beach-front location in Malibu to facilitate calmness without distraction.

Malibu, CA 90265


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Zoreh Gottfurcht, Money and Life Coach

Zoreh Gottfurcht, Money and Life Coach, is located in Los Angeles, CA and specializes in coaching entrepreneurs, educators and professionals with business expansion, career advancement and life transition. Zoreh Gottfurcht is an ICF (International Coaching Federation) certified Money and Life Coach and is Associate Director for Psychology of Money Consultants. Zoreh facilitates success by removing clients’ self-imposed obstacles, while concurrently empowering and enhancing productivity which results in positive financial and career advancement. Zoreh is also a relationship coach and assists clients with effective communication skills designed to enrich their personal and professional lives. Zoreh has received many positive testimonials and reviews on social media and Zoreh offers a complimentary thirty-minute strategic consultation for new clients.

Los Angeles, CA 90049


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