45 Brilliant Coaching Related Business Ideas

45 Brilliant Coaching Related Business Ideas

Interested in starting a coaching business? First, you'll need to decide on a niche.

The good news is, there are so many opportunities to become an entrepreneur and build an innovative product/service in this line of work.

If you're looking to start your own coaching business, there are several low-investment options you can choose from.

We put together 45 brilliant coaching business ideas you can start today:

1. Start a career transition coaching business ($0/year)

Rita Kakati-Shah from New York, New York, USA started Uma over 4 years ago, a career transition coaching business.

  • Revenue: $0/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 7
  • Location: New York, New York, USA

Throughout my career, I have been a dedicated advocate for diversity and equality issues in the workplace. I received the Excellence in Citizenship and Diversity Award for my contributions during my 10-year career at Goldman Sachs in London. After an industry change to pharmaceuticals, I got married and relocated to New York City where I took a career hiatus of almost four years to raise my two children.

Try. We pride ourselves on running a disruptive company, and that means constantly trying new things - not just once or twice, but continually, each and every day.

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Rita Kakati-Shah, on starting Uma ($0/month) full story ➜

2. Start a life coaching business ($180K/year)

Jim Ackerman from started Ascend Marketing, Inc almost 22 years ago, a life coaching business.

  • Revenue: $15,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2
  • Location:

Back in the early 90s, I had developed a marketing training workshop and newsletter. When people attended our day-long workshop, we were flooded with standing ovations and positive reviews; people claiming they learned more about marketing and advertising from us than in their entire MBA programs. The testimonials about the events were awesome.

While we serve all kinds of businesses, we know our sweet spot. Businesses that are currently generating between $500K and $5M per year are our primary target.

But we found going back to those folks in weeks or months that IMPLEMENTATION rates were abysmally low. We weren’t happy with that. And, while you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink, I decided maybe the chances of them drinking would go up if we shoved their faces in the water. The idea of a rigorous Coaching program was born.

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Jim Ackerman, on starting Ascend Marketing, Inc ($15,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start a dating coaching business ($42K/year)

Ta'Veca Collins from Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA started Romance On The Go, Concierge Services about 9 years ago, a dating coaching business.

  • Revenue: $3,500/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

Before I officially started ROTGO, I was planning and designing romantic rendezvous for my husband, family, and friends, for FREE!

I would get calls asking if I could set-up a room for this birthday, that anniversary, or help me get out the dog house!

I would get calls asking if I could set-up a room for this birthday, that anniversary, or help me get out the dog house! The defining moment that allowed for Romance On The Go to be born was in October 2010, when my bridesmaids and close friends surprised me on my wedding night. My bridesmaids and close friends very strategically sneaked off and decorated our Honeymoon Suite with candles and rose petals throughout the suite. Hear me when I say “strategically”, I mean I never noticed that they were missing from the reception.

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Ta'Veca Collins, on starting Romance On The Go, Concierge Services ($3,500/month) full story ➜

4. Start a career coaching business ($1.68M/year)

Patrick Curtis from San Francisco, California, USA started Wall Street Oasis almost 15 years ago, a career coaching business.

  • Revenue: $140,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 10
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA

After working 90+ hour weeks in investment banking at Rothschild for a few years out of college and then transitioning to private equity two years after that, I thought I had it made. I landed my dream job in private equity in my dream city (Boston) and had a much more healthy work/life balance.

The dream, however, quickly turned into a nightmare. In my first review less than 4 months on the job I was fired on the spot and asked to sign a waiver and take $10,000 to go away. I was confused and my confidence was shattered.

Even worse, I was blackballed from private equity in Boston. Every time I had an offer in hand it would get rescinded because the employer that fired me would only say that I worked there and wouldn’t give me a reference -- probably out of fear because I wouldn’t take the $10,000 or sign the waiver.

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Patrick Curtis, on starting Wall Street Oasis ($140,000/month) full story ➜

5. Become an online fitness coach ($576K/year)

Ryan Milton from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA started TeamFFLEX about 7 years ago, a online fitness coach.

  • Revenue: $48,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

I came up with TeamFFLEX seeing the massive trend of everything turning online and want to help as many people as possible achieve results. In a traditional gym format trainers job, there are only so many hours you can work in a day and a limit on clients you can actually work with. For example, if a client does a 60-minute session and you work an 8 hour day you can see 8 clients within that day. There are also of course training teams, and classes as well as small groups but still even if I could have worked with 100 people a day in a gym it would not have been enough.

I wanted to find a way to help people all around the world. The people that couldn’t get to the gym or didn’t have the money to hire an expensive trainer. I wanted to make sure that no matter where people were at the gym or at home they had the ability to take action on their health and fitness and get results.

Seeing in today's world how basically kids are born with an iPhone in hand it all just made perfect sense. Take personal training online and help people all around the world. The thing about today's society is that we want it now. We don't want to wait. We don't want to go into a building, meet with some trainer, get sold on all the different expensive packages and then pay basically to have a really expensive cheerleader. I honestly believe that within the next 10 years we won’t see trainers in gyms anymore. The quality of training in gyms continues to drop due to the fact that not enough people get training and also that trainers can’t even make enough money to sustain a living. I knew that if I could go online with everything not only would I be able to impact people to a much larger degree, I would also be able to live a life on my terms.

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Ryan Milton, on starting TeamFFLEX ($48,000/month) full story ➜

6. Become a business coach ($1.2M/year)

Kamil Sattar from Telford, England, United Kingdom started E-commerce Mentoring about 4 years ago, a business coach.

  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 6
  • Location: Telford, England, United Kingdom

Finding my first drop shipping supplier was by searching over AliExpress and looking for the supplier with the best reviews and years in business and most importantly communication reliability I would get on skype calls with the suppliers and do a mini-interview to see if they fit the criteria I was looking for, also another important thing was making sure my supplier had a license to sell these products I was marketing/selling.

My supplier would handle all the logistics like inventory and fulfillment that’s how the drop shipping business model works.

I set up an LLC in the US I got an accountant to manage the books using a Shopify app called Taxjar.

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Kamil Sattar , on starting E-commerce Mentoring ($100,000/month) full story ➜

7. Start a sports coaching business ($57.1K/year)

Sarah Wolfer from Mariánské Lázně, Northwest, Czech Republic started Girl Boss Sports over 2 years ago, a sports coaching business.

  • Revenue: $4,759/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Mariánské Lázně, Northwest, Czech Republic

As an athlete and coach myself, I have experienced many situations that left me feeling dismayed at the state of affairs for women and girls involved in sports. I recall one such instance where I was playing at a very competitive level and the head coach screamed at me from 2 inches away with every expletive he could think of in front of our entire team because I asked him a question about the drill that was being done. I still vividly remember the spittle flying out of his mouth and hitting me in the face and not knowing what to do. The powerlessness I felt at that moment, coupled with the lack of appropriate response by the system when I reported him left me feeling hopeless for my future in sports. I ended up quitting soccer and refused to touch a ball for an entire year.

On the coaching side - as someone with 16 years of experience now, there are still instances in which I am treated differently than my male counterparts. One such example was when I was on the sideline waiting for the referee to come over and check my team prior to the start of the game. I was dressed in my coaching attire, had the whistle around my neck, the clipboard in my hand, and the player cards ready to be presented when the referee walked over to our sideline. He made eye contact with me and then proceeded to walk over the dad who happened to be on our side tying his daughter’s shoe and assumed that he was the coach.

Take time for yourself! Being an entrepreneur is hard work and you can’t do it to the best of your ability if you haven’t taken time for yourself to rest and rejuvenate. Self-care is integral to success.

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Sarah Wolfer, on starting Girl Boss Sports ($4,759/month) full story ➜

8. Start a health and wellness coaching business ($68.4K/year)

Examples of a successful health and wellness coaching business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a health and wellness coaching business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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And for some real world inspiration, give Brittney Oliver's story on creating Holistic Wellness Coaching Academy a read:

I am Brittney Oliver, better known as “Coach Britt” and I am the founder of the Holistic Wellness Coaching Academy school for Gut Health and Mindset Coaching. I am a two-time author, board-certified coach, and passionate entrepreneur.

HWCA was built in the scarce moments between motherhood demands in an attempt to find a piece of my own identity, something that I was passionate about that could add to my family’s income which was only $35,000 a year at the time! What started as a singular course on the microbiome, evolved into an international, full coach training academy which now has graduates all over the world.

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Brittney Oliver, on starting Holistic Wellness Coaching Academy ($15,000/month) full story ➜

9. Become a voice coach ($9.6K/year)

Examples of a successful voice coach:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a voice coach:

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10. Become a test prep coach ($360K/year)

Examples of a successful test prep coach:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a test prep coach:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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And for some real world inspiration, give Grantly Neely's story on creating Granite Test Prep a read:

My name is Grantly Neely and I am the founder of GRANITE®,an education technology, and learning center. I am a longtime ed-tech enthusiast, certified KORU mindfulness instructor, and certified Mindfulness-Based Educator.

Thanks to a bootstrap funding approach, a virtually non-existent capital requirement, and almost immediate cash flow, Granite’s average revenue is $30K/month and I have been able to retain 100% equity in the business!

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Grantly Neely, on starting Granite Test Prep ($30,000/month) full story ➜

11. Start a ballroom dance coaching business

Examples of a successful ballroom dance coaching business:

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12. Become a mindfulness coach

Examples of a successful mindfulness coach:

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13. Start a show coach business

Examples of a successful show coach business:

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14. Start a golf coaching business

Examples of a successful golf coaching business:

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15. Start a health and wellness coaching business ($68.4K/year)

Examples of a successful health and wellness coaching business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a health and wellness coaching business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a health and wellness coaching business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Brittney Oliver's story on creating Holistic Wellness Coaching Academy a read:

I am Brittney Oliver, better known as “Coach Britt” and I am the founder of the Holistic Wellness Coaching Academy school for Gut Health and Mindset Coaching. I am a two-time author, board-certified coach, and passionate entrepreneur.

HWCA was built in the scarce moments between motherhood demands in an attempt to find a piece of my own identity, something that I was passionate about that could add to my family’s income which was only $35,000 a year at the time! What started as a singular course on the microbiome, evolved into an international, full coach training academy which now has graduates all over the world.

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Brittney Oliver, on starting Holistic Wellness Coaching Academy ($15,000/month) full story ➜

16. Become a blogging coach

Examples of a successful blogging coach:

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17. Become a skiing instructor

Examples of a successful skiing instructor:

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18. Start a windsurfing coaching business

Examples of a successful windsurfing coaching business:

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19. Start a buskers coaching business

Examples of a successful buskers coaching business:

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20. Start a parent coaching business

Examples of a successful parent coaching business:

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21. Start a muscle/strength gain coaching business

Examples of a successful muscle/strength gain coaching business:

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22. Start a personal empowerment coaching business

Examples of a successful personal empowerment coaching business:

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23. Become a meditation coach

Examples of a successful meditation coach:

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24. Start a money coaching business

Examples of a successful money coaching business:

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25. Start a sales coaching program

Examples of a successful sales coaching program:

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26. Start a relationship coaching business

Examples of a successful relationship coaching business:

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27. Start a performance coaching business

Examples of a successful performance coaching business:

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28. Become a voice coach ($9.6K/year)

Examples of a successful voice coach:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a voice coach:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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29. Start an investing/retirement coaching business

Examples of a successful investing/retirement coaching business:

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30. Start a time management/productivity coaching business

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31. Start a stress/anxiety coaching business

Examples of a successful stress/anxiety coaching business:

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32. Start a presentation coaching business

Examples of a successful presentation coaching business:

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33. Start a weight loss coaching business

Examples of a successful weight loss coaching business:

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34. Start a recovery coaching business

Examples of a successful recovery coaching business:

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35. Start a systemic coaching business

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36. Start a divorce coaching business

Examples of a successful divorce coaching business:

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37. Start an A.D.H.D. coaching business

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38. Start an employee training business

Examples of a successful employee training business:

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39. Start a marketing coaching business

Examples of a successful marketing coaching business:

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40. Start an executive coaching business

Examples of a successful executive coaching business:

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41. Start a management coaching business

Examples of a successful management coaching business:

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42. Start a spiritual coaching business

Examples of a successful spiritual coaching business:

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43. Start an interview coaching business

Examples of a successful interview coaching business:

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44. Start a team-building consulting business ($180K/year)

Examples of a successful team-building consulting business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a team-building consulting business:

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45. Start a success coaching business

Examples of a successful success coaching business:

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