Profitable Coaching Niches that Help You Create Ideal Clients Without the Stress or Overwhelm

Profitable coaching niches do more than position a life coach to build a successful online coaching business.

When it comes to coaching women, one of the most popular questions I get from coaches, apart from “how much do life coaches make?,” is “Should I niche?,” and the conversation usually centers on the different types of life coaching niche ideas and how to choose the best one.

I’ve written extensively on finding a coaching niche you love because it’s close to my heart. My own life coaching business evolution has gone through several niching phases, choosing a niche, dating a niche, and then refining and up leveling.

I’ve finally found myself loving being a women’s business coach, and coaching women entrepreneurs. Of course, it’s more specific than just coaching women in business, but for purposes of this blog post, that’ll do for now.

Advantages of Discovering a Niche You Love

The advantages of choosing a niche for any business are immeasurable, especially when it comes to being profitable, working in an area you’re passionate about, and with people who truly inspire excellence.

Here are a few, and I’m sure many other life coaches can attest to at least one or more of these.

  1. Easier to attract ideal clients with freedom, clarity and confidence.
  2. No more overwhelm, over-delivering or under-pricing.
  3. Easier to create authentic marketing messages because you know exactly who you’re talking to, what you offer them and how you help them.
  4. Positions you to stand out as an expert in your industry.
  5. Increases your know, like and trust factor.

This might sound simple and basic, but specificity takes a lot of pressure off when building an online coaching business, in a sea of what seems like thousands of life coaches taking advantage of the low bar to setting up business online.

In this post, I’m going to provide a starting point for coaches who are ready to niche but are having trouble settling on something specific.

If you’re looking for support around How to Niche, in general, you can read any of the following relevant blog posts on Discovering Your Perfect Niche.

3 Biggest Blunders Most Entrepreneurs Make That Keep Them Overwhelmed, Overworked and Underpaid (Part 2);

The No. 1 Mistake Even Smart Coaches Make That Keeps Them Overwhelmed and Unconsciously Repelling Clients (And How to Avoid It);

3 Biggest Blunders Most Entrepreneurs Make That Keep Them Overwhelmed, Overworked and Underpaid (Part 3); or

How to Build A Successful Online Coaching Business and 10X Your Income and Impact With Ease.

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Types of Life Coaching Niches

Based on my experience with different types of life coaches, I’ll save you the time and effort of trying to figure out if your niche is hot or not (profitable) and give you a small list to get started on achieving your business goals this year.

Even though most of these niche ideas sound narrow, they can be narrowed down further, and again, and again. The deeper you go, the more expansive your ideal client market will be.

For support on going deeper, you can read 5 Steps to Creating Ideal Clients in a Profitable Niche and Premium Packages that Charge Your Worth.

I use women as a category here ONLY because 95% of my clients are women. There are thousands of life coaching niche ideas out there to choose from that support EVERYONE.

Profitable Coaching Niches

Coaching for Women
• Business Coach for Women
• Business Coach for Women Attorneys
• Business Coach for Female Entrepreneurs
• Entrepreneur Coach
• Sales Coach for Etsy Shop Owners
• Marketing Coach for Copywriters
• Business Coach for Interior Designers

Performance Coach
• Mindset Coach for Basketball Players
• Nail the Part Coach for Actresses
• Success Coach
• Confidence Coach for Actors

Creative Coach
• Songwriting Coach
• Creative Coach for Authors
• Creative Coach for Etsy Entrepreneurs
• Creative Coach for Artists

Empowerment Coach
• Leadership Coach for Women CEOs
• Leadership Coach for Law Firm Partners
• Female Empowerment Coach

Relationship Coach
• Dating Coach for Single Women
• Dating Coach for Women Entrepreneurs
• Bounce Back Coach for Divorced Women
• Divorce Coach for Women
• Intimacy Coach for Couples
• Dating Coach for Single Men
• Communication Coach for Married Couples
• Relationship Rehab Coach for Couples

Weight Loss Coach
• Lose the last 20 pounds Weight Loss Coach
• Lose Weight Fast Coach
• Healthy Weight Loss Coach

Life Coach
• Life Coach for Women Surgeons
• Life Coach for Women Entrepreneurs
• Life Coach for Writers
• Life Coach for Nurses

Parenting Coach
• Joint Custody Parenting Coach

Executive Coach
• Executive Coach for C-Suite Women

Profitable coaching niches

Stepping Into Your Perfect Niche

Whether you end up coaching women entrepreneurs or supporting female law firm partners to up level their leadership game, or helping women going through/who have gone through a traumatic divorce to bounce back and reclaim their lives, you have some great ideas to get you moving that needle along.

Narrowing a niche should not be the reason why you’re not getting on with creating clients and coaching.  I’ve done it, and I’ve seen clients and colleagues do it too – self-sabotage by holding up progress doing research on which niche to choose. 

Date one or two niches and get a feel for who you want to work with, the type of work you enjoy, and which niche has the most potential to support your income goals.

You’ll be able to create and tailor an online business that directly speaks to your client – their language, their needs, their pain points, their greatest fears, their hopes and give them want they truly need.

I’ll be updating this list as I do more research.

One great way to check if any of these coaching niches are profitable is to do your own market research.  Talk to people you think are your ideal clients.  What are they saying?  What words are they using?  What do they think they want?

Does that research fit into any of the examples?  Can you refine it further to really nail what your ideal clients want?

It doesn’t hurt to google other current coaches in these niches online and see what they’re doing.  What can you add to what they’re doing?  What can you do differently?  What edge do you bring to the industry for your own clients?

Nothing is set in stone.  Refine and up level whenever it serves you and your business goals.

The best life coaching niche for you is the one that serves you, your commitment to making a difference and your income goals.

Cheers to your fabulous Success!

I’m MiMi Dabo and I support Women Entrepreneurs who struggle with Creating Premium Clients and Charging their Worth, to Confidently Package, Price, Market and Sell their Services to their Ideal Clients in a Profitable Niche.

I help them to ditch the crappy Money Blocks and stories, and package their services into irresistible high-end offers for their ideal clients, raise their prices or charge what they’re worth, and market and sell with ease so they can radically increase their income – while changing the world in the process. Visit

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