Realistic goals: Despite weakening demand, high-income earners will support growth

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Consumers with high incomes will continue to seek out industry services
  • Competition increased as more life coaches entered the industry
  • Low barriers to entry will enable sole proprietors to enter the industry with little startup costs
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Operators in the Life Coaches industry assist individuals with personal, relationship and business matters. Demand for their services grows when public confidence declines and people's ability to handle issues on their own falters. However, because industry services are discretionary, demand is subject to changes in the level of disposable income, which is typically lower during times of poor consumer confidence. Over the five years to 2017, the industry has benefited from economic improvements. As a result, IBISWorld estimates industry revenue to have increased over the five-year period. During the next five years, the industry will continue to benefit from economic improvements.

    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Although over half of life coaching is done remotely, operators in this fragmented industry still tend to locate in regions with large customer bases. Such regions include populous areas of the country that have a high level of business activity to further drive demand. As such, the Southeast contains more industry establishments than any other region. The region contains 25.6% of the nation’s population, by far the largest share of any region. Consequently, IBISWorld estimates that the Southeast contains about 29.2% of establishments. The West contains the second greatest share of industry establishments, with about 18.4%. This ranking corresponds to its share of the nation’s population, which is also the second greatest at 17.2%. The

    Additional Insights for the Life Coaches Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Life Coaches Industry are

  • Having an area of specialization
  • Having a good reputation
  • Having a wealthy client base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer Confidence Index and Households earning more than $100,000 in the Life Coaches industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Life Coaches Industry?

    This industry includes practitioners that primarily help clients set and achieve personal goals. Such goals can pertain to a client’s job, personal life or interpersonal relationships. This industry does not include psychologists, mental health counselors or business analysts.

    Industry Products
    Personal improvement
    Family and relationship
    Weight loss and fitness
    Industry Activities
    Career coaching
    Personal improvement coaching
    Family and relationship coaching
    Weight loss and fitness coaching

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Households earning more than $100,000
  • Divorce rate
  • Regulation

  • Current Performance
  • Participation and competition growth
  • Economic factors
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Structure and saturation
  • Growth areas
  • Increasing regulation
  • Table: Life Coaches Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Life Coaches Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Financial Planning & Advice
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Book, Magazine & Newspaper Wholesaling
  • Computer Stores
  • Office Supply Stores

  • Products & Services
  • Personal improvement
  • Financial
  • Executive
  • Other
  • Family and relationship
  • Weight loss and fitness
  • Chart: Life Coaches Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • High-income earners
  • Disposable income and consumer sentiment
  • Divorce and death rates

  • Major Markets
  • 35 to 44years old
  • 45 to 54 years old
  • 26 to 34 years old
  • Over 55 years old
  • Under 25 years old
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Life Coaches Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesOther expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Life Coaches

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Life Coaches Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Life Coaches Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Life Coaches Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Consumer Confidence Index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    International Coach Federation (Icf)
  • An industry association aimed at assisting coaching professionals through education, research and networking.
  • Telecourse
  • Classes that are primarily conducted through videos.
  • Voice Over Internet Protocol (Voip)
  • A method through which voice and multimedia messaging sessions can be conducted over the internet.
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