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Best Life Coaches in San Francisco, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Francisco Life Coaches on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Bolinas, CA 94924

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4.9 (40)
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5.0 (14)

Why choose this provider?

Since 2007, Integrative Mind Body Coaching, Care, and Hypnotherapy has been helping individuals in San Francisco and neighboring areas deepen and strengthen their self-awareness and develop a mind-body practice. Owner Abigail Bruce, an intuitive holistic transformational life coach and hypnotherapist, is board-certified as an adult nurse practitioner and advanced practice holistic nurse. She coaches clients who want to build self-confidence, get through major life transitions, and achieve conscious relationships. She applies energy healing, intuition, and EFT tapping techniques in her practice.

Sacramento, CA 94104

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5.0 (239)

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A Path that Fits is a career and life coaching service in San Francisco. The team has more than 10 years of industry experience, and it welcomes people in search for meaningful work that satisfies their needs and aspirations. A Path that Fits features case studies and reviews on the website, and it offers a free workbook to individuals who wish to discover their strengths and take the first step into a fulfilled life.

San Francisco, CA 94123

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5.0 (2)

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Lisa Pepper-Satkin, MFT is a Licensed Psychotherapist and an Executive Therapeutic Coach who has been in practice for over 25 years. She is a unique coach because she has a Master's Degree in Psychology which informs her coaching work with Executives. Her fierce love of creativity and connecting people to their deepest truth drives her successful work. Lisa also created myHeartyKid, a fabulous program which teaches kids how to grow confidence and happiness. She commits her free time to volunteering in classrooms teaching kids and teachers about SELF (Social Emotional Learning made FUN). www.myHeartyKid.com. Lisa happily provides myHeartyKid free for educators.

San Francisco, CA 94110

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5.0 (1)
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5.0 (1)

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Penny Fellbrich is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Expressive Arts Therapist in San Francisco, who offers both psychotherapy and life coaching. Ms. Fellbrich works with couples and with individuals, specializing in artists and creative types. She helps clients dealing with relationship issues, trauma, and addiction, and is experienced working with those who are engaged in BDSM and ethical non-monogamous relationships. She offers an initial, in-person free session.

San Francisco, CA 94122

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5.0 (27)
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5.0 (12)

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Kathy L. Jacobson is a life and relationship coach in San Francisco, who helps people “find their joy again.” Ms. Jacobson guides individuals who want to embark on their journey back to self, and she assists them with resolving issues, such as low self-esteem, anxiety, spiritual struggles, work troubles, and break-ups. Clients can sign up to get inspiring messages in their inbox, and they can fill out the online form to receive their complimentary 30-minute discovery session.

Kentfield, CA 94904

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Barbara Waxman is a gerontologist, speaker, and creator of “The Middlescence Factor” in Kentfield, who offers leadership, executive, and life coaching services. Ms. Waxman commits to guiding individuals with integrity and compassion, and she aims to inspire them with honesty. Ms. Waxman welcomes people who are experiencing a life transition, as well as those who simply want to become the best they can be, and she accommodates clients from anywhere in the United States and the world.

San Francisco, CA 94122

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4.5 (91)

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Joyce Van Horn is an evolutionary astrologer and life coach in San Francisco, who has more than 30 years of industry experience. The practice helps individuals at a crossroads get their groove back, and the approach involves making conscious choices, daring to dream big, focusing on objectives, communicating authentically, and related processes. Ms. Van Horn's 60-minute session costs $160, and she sells gift certificates that let people share the wonderful experience with family and friends.

San Francisco, CA 94123

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5.0 (27)
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5.0 (1)

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BodyMindMovement Therapeutics is a wellness center in San Francisco that has been offering mind-body integration and life coaching services since 1984. The founder is a registered movement therapist and a certified massage therapist, who specializes in somatics, and the team helps individuals find personal revelation by enabling them to “reconnect with internal wisdom through mindfulness, movement, and other practices.” BodyMindMovement Therapeutics gives a free consultation to newcomers.

Danville, CA 94526

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Yuval Goren is a life, career, and business coach in Danville, who is the founder of the personal development company Success Wizard. Mr. Goren works with individuals in transition, people (in all stages of life) that feel stuck or confused, and are considering an important change in their personal or professional life. His practice aims to support, guide, and empower clients, so they can explore new possibilities and achieve their most desired goals.

Lafayette, CA 94549

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Christoph Nauer is a time management and life integration coach in Lafayette, who caters to junior and senior executives of Fortune 100 and 500 companies. Mr. Nauer offers a range of programs and packages, and his proven management strategies help individuals double their productivity and time off. Clients can visit the website to download resources, including a free report for business owners seeking a balanced life, and they can call for a complimentary breakthrough session.

Berkeley, CA 94704

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5.0 (23)
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5.0 (2)
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5.0 (1)

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Maya Diamond is a dating and life coach in Berkeley. Ms. Diamond caters to the Bay Area's singles, as well as couples who are in traditional and non-traditional relationship structures, and she helps people “who are rockin' in their careers find the same mojo when they come home.” The practice gives free tips to anyone interested, and it offers a complimentary 30-minute discovery session to newcomers.

San Francisco, CA 94107

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5.0 (49)
Google
5.0 (19)
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5.0 (1)

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Nicole Halpern is a life coach in San Francisco, who welcomes clients throughout the United States. The practice helps individuals discover their full potential, and her method enables them to identify their values and desires, formulate a sound decision-making process, and actualize their goals without hesitation. Ms. Halpern conducts the sessions in-person, over the phone, or through Skype and FaceTime, and she offers a free 45-minute initial consultation.

San Francisco, CA 94117

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5.0 (19)

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Pacific Life Coach is a practice in San Francisco that offers career and life coaching services. The founder earned her bachelor's in women's studies and psychology, with honors, from the University of Vermont, and she is an International Coach Federation member. Pacific Life Coach draws from more than 20 years of professional experience, which includes helping C-suite executives of Fortune 500 companies, directors of non-profits, and working mothers, and it gives a complimentary consultation.

Compare our Top Life Coaches

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Abigail Bruce, Holistic Life Coaching, IntegrativeMindBody and Hypnotherapy
A Path that Fits
Lisa Pepper-Satkin
Penny Fellbrich
Kathy L. Jacobson
Barbara Waxman
Joyce Van Horn
BodyMindMovement Therapeutics
Yuval Goren
Christoph Nauer
Maya Diamond
Nicole Halpern
Pacific Life Coach

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Working with a life coach can empower you to make positive changes in your life. These changes can be in your personal life, fitness level, or professional career. Life coaches don’t typically tell you what to do to make changes. These coaches usually listen to clients and help them see situations from the perspective of an outsider.

    After identifying life areas that clients want change, life coaches hold clients accountable for making those changes. Accountability is achieved by the life coach checking back at scheduled intervals to see what the client has done to make the desired changes. If the client is struggling to make progress when the life coach checks back, the coach typically helps the client work through the issue.
  • What is a life coach?

    A life coach is a trained professional who uses coaching techniques to help people succeed. These professionals use their expertise to help clients discover the things that hold them back in their careers and personal lives. These coaches then hold clients accountable for taking steps to move ahead in life.

  • What does a life coach do?

    A life coach looks at a client’s current situation and suggests things the client can do to make changes. However, the coaching techniques used typically also involve listening to clients while clients figure out what to do. The coach would then typically check back with clients regularly to determine how a client is progressing.

  • How can I find a life coach?

    Look for a coach who specializes in the area of life where you feel challenged. For example, if you need a life coach to offer motivation to get healthy, look for one who specializes in fitness coaching. If you need help leveling up your career, look for one who specializes in career coaching.

  • How much does a life coach cost?

    The average cost of a life coach is between $90 and $100 per session. However, the cost varies based on location as well as the training and certification of each life coach. Life coaches can charge by the single session, or they can offer package deals that reduce the per session cost.

  • Do I need a life coach or a therapist?

    The amount of help you feel you need can determine if you need a therapist or a life coach. If you’re struggling and feel like you can’t function, consider a therapist. If you’re doing okay overall but think you could do better, a life coach could be a good choice.

  • Is life coaching worth it?

    For someone who is willing to put in the effort to change, hiring a life coach can be worthwhile. It can help people who struggle with confidence and those who struggle to find their purpose in life. Hiring a life coach can also be worthwhile for those who are struggling to set life goals.