Best Life Coaches in Chicago

Why These Life Coaches?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Chicago 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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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

A Thousand Paths

Melissa Sandfort of A Thousand Paths offers business and life coaching from a holistic and mindfulness-based perspective. She is a certified Internal Family Systems Practitioner who works with individuals, couples, and small groups in Chicago and the North Shore. She also offers long-distance coaching. Her clients speak highly of her kind but challenging approach.

Chicago, IL 60625


Andy Hite Coaching

Andy Hite Coaching is a life coaching firm that offers services in the Chicago metro. Founded by Andy Hite, a former professional theater actor, the company provides transformational coaching driven by the clients' needs to find more meaning out of their lives. His approach is grounded on self-transformation, and he has worked with people from different walks of life especially those in tech and entrepreneurship. Andy's coaching services start with a six-month package.

Chicago, IL


Career & Life Choices

Kris Kirilova, MA, LPC is a life coach and career counselor who helps people with transitions, career changes, job loss, cultural adjustment, and work-related issues. Career & Life Choices has office locations in Arlington Heights and Elmhurst, and it serves clients living in Chicago or the suburbs.

Arlington Heights, IL 60005


Donohue Life Coaching

Patrick Donahue is a Certified Life Coach who offers specially designed 3-month programs for young men who are struggling academically, socially, or in their career or relationships. He is a former high school teacher and athletic coach who has worked with hundreds of yound men in the course of his career. His programs are comprised of sophisticated assessments, individual coaching, encouragement, motivation, and daily accountability. Patrick has more than 30 years of coaching experience, and he has a reputation for making a big difference in the lives of the young men he coaches. He offers free consultations.

Oak Park, IL 60304


Forward Alliance

Ionna K. Chaney, LCsw, CPCC, MBA of Forward Alliance is a certified life coach and psychotherapist with expertise and experience in cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, client-centered therapies, and executive coaching. Her executive coaching is informed by her 20 years of management experience, and her clients are grateful for the skill with which she has helped them navigate life transitions. Free introductory telephone consultations are availlable.

Chicago, IL 60601


JaniceTime Coaching

Janice Lewis of JaniceTime Coaching has a reputation for truly listening to her clients. She uses gentle guidance to help people discover their passions and pursue their dreams. Janice is a certified Dream Coach, and she offers one-on-one and group programs for people who want to live more meaningful and fulfilled lives. She offers free consultations for new clients.

Chicago, IL 60605


Linda M. Perry

Linda M. Perry is a life coach and mediator who is commited to helping her clients find lasting happiness. She offers coaching programs for people who are facing divorce, career transitions, or difficult periods in their lives. Furthermore, her professional experience as a federal crminal defense and family law attorney means she can prepare and coach people who are facing court appearances. Linda's clients are impressed by the results of her coaching, and they speak especially highly of her insight and her patience.

Chicago, IL 60601


Pat E. Perkins, CPPC

Pat E. Perkins is a Certified Life Coach, leadership expert, and inspirational speaker who provides coaching, mentoring, training, workshops, retreats, and speaking services. She has more than 20 years of corporate experience, and she has served on the Chicago Executive Boards of the International Coach Federation. Her clients are grateful for her talents as a life coach, which they say have helped them to advance their careers and improve their lives.

Chicago, IL 60615


Patterns of Possibility

Patterns of Possibility is a life coaching business that serves clients in Chicago and surrounding areas. It is owned and managed by Lee Hopkins, a life coach who is passionate about helping others build good emotional and social health. Lee conducts one to one coaching with his clients via Zoom. This includes a one-hour weekly session, six 30-minute booster calls, and text and email support for 12 weeks. He also offers coaching sessions for groups of 4 members.

Chicago, IL 60613

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Re-create Your Life Learning Center

Dr. Suzanne Penn is a financial wellness expert who helps people to achieve full, well-balanced lives. She specializes in financial planning, tax assistance, business coaching, training, and speaking. People are grateful for the way she has helped them to improve their financial situations. Dr. Sue can be found at her office in the AON Center.

Chicago, IL 60601


Ressmeyer Partners

Tim Ressmeyer, Ph.D. has had more than 30 years of professional success in corporate, academic, and nonprofit environments. He offers personal life coaching as well as executive and leadership coaching, and his clients are quick to praise his professionalism and insight. He is certified by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, and he is a member of the International Coaching Federation and the Institute of Coaching.

Chicago, IL 60647


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