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

Andy Hite Coaching FEATURED

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


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


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


Dr. Elizabeth-Anne Stewart, BCC, PCC

Dr. Elizabeth-Anne Stewart, BCC, PCC is the private office of a life coach that serves individuals and groups in Chicago. The office provides life coaching, coach mentoring, relationship coaching, and writing coaching, as well as imagery and healing services. Dr. Elizabeth-Anne Stewart is also a spiritual guide and motivational speaker who has helped authors, artists, clergy, graduate students, small business owners, CEOs, and institutions to move towards a healthier and happier future.

Chicago, IL 60602


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


Resolution Chicago

Tim Marshall of Resolution Chicago is an NLP trainer, hypnosis instructor, and executive life coach. He offers tailored life coaching that is designed to help clients build self-confidence, achieve their goals, and attain inner peace. He also provides hypnosis training and NLP training, which clients say have helped them better their lives. Tim offers free phone consultations, and he provides coaching via the internet to people all over the world.

Chicago, IL 60602


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


Rodas Coaching

Deborah O'Donnell is a certified career and life coach who has succesfully coached more than a 1000 individuals, executives, and entrepreneurs. She has more than 15 years of experience in training and development, and she is trained and certified by the Institute for Excellence in Coaching as well as the Coaches Training Institute. Her life coaching programs have a focus on gaining confidence, building strong relationships, creating high self-esteem, managing stress, and finding balance and fulfilment. Her previous clients are quick to praise Deborah's talents, speaking especially highly of her work ethic and determination.

Chicago, IL 60606


Teri Murphy, Life Coach and Psychotherapist

Teri L. Murphy is a counselor, therapist, and life coach who serves the Chicagoland area, as well as offering phone sessions for clients across the United States. She has more than 20 years of experience in private practice, helping individuals, coupls, and families to gain a greater sense of peace and fulfillment. She has partocular expertise in helping people with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, addiction, and substance abuse. Teri is a member of the Network of Therapy Professionals, and she is verified by Psychology Today.

Hinsdale, IL 60521


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