Led2Win was created to help people looking to improve themselves and we work with a number of Life Coaches on our content. As a self-development blog created by an African American, we take pride in lifting up minority voices and stories. Here is a post highlighting just a few of many Black Life Coaches who are helping others reach their fullest potential.
You may be familiar with Iyanla Vanzant from the hit TV show Iyanla, Fix my life. Iyanla is an inspirational speaker, life coach, television personality, and best selling author of In the Meantime, and many more self-help books.
Iyanla is known for helping clients to dig deep and put in the work needed to heal and transform. In the midst, she uses her own transformations as a guide and key point in showing that it can be done. Iyanla is the founder of Inner Visions Spiritual Life Maintenance where she offers spiritual coaching. @iyanlavanzant
“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.” ― Iyanla Vanzant
Lisa Nichols is a life coach, motivational speaker, and best-selling author of ‘No Matter What! 9 Steps to Living the Life You Love’. Lisa was also a celebrated teacher in the best selling self-help book ‘The Secret’.
Lisa Nichols truly defines black success, her inspiring story of saving to someday live her dreams, then actually achieving it still resonates with many. Apart from inspiring others with her story, Lisa shares daily motivation and coaching tips on her Instagram and through her speaking engagements.
Lisa is also a YouTuber and her channel is filled with motivation content greeted at helping you to achieve your dreams. She is the founder of Motivating the Masses as well as the CEO of Motivating the Teen Spirit, LLC. @lisa2motivate
“You are the designer of your destiny; you are the author of your story.” ― Lisa Nichols
Thomas Dexter Jakes better known as T.D Jakes is a bishop, author, and spiritual life coach. If you are interested in a distant coach who speaks to your religious beliefs as well as offers you motivational material then T.D Jakes is atop the list.
He serves the congregation at The Potter’s House Church, Dallas, Texas, and their sermons can be found online. Apart from that T.D Jakes operates a podcast The Potter’s Touch which aims at bringing healing closer to home through tackling tough situations in life.
If you are familiar, T.D Jakes also has a daughter Sarah Jakes Roberts and she too operates as a relationship coach, on her own podcast Woman Evolve as well as her conferences for women. Both, provide excellent tidbits for navigating life and relationships.
“A setback is a setup for a comeback” ― T.D. Jakes
When it comes to life coaching you can never leave out the finances. Within this realm, we turn to Tiffany Aliche, a best selling author, financial coach, and educator. She considers herself to be “America’s favorite financial educator”.
The Budgetnista will help you to lower debt, save for housing down payments, and master your budget. She prides herself on not only empowering women but also providing resources to help women get their financial lives in order. She has been featured on Good Morning America, MSNBC, and many other prominent media.
“The most important aspect of keeping your money is being aware of how much of it you are spending.” ― Tiffany ‘The Budgetnista’ Aliche
Dr. D Ivan Young
Dr. D Ivan Young is a certified master coach, with a Ph.D in Holistic Life Coaching. Dr. Young is also a best-selling author, TEDx motivational speaker, and relationship expert. He specializes in helping people to build the life they want in personal relationships, business, and other aspects.
He offers couples counseling, singles counseling, group coaching, and athletic counseling/coaching among others. He has also produced a guided meditation CD titled A Time To Chill.
The More Emotion You Pour into Anything, the More of That Thing You Receive.” ― Dr. D Ivan Young
Akilah C. Bernard
Akilah is a certified life coach and founder of I am BEAUTY. She uses her platform and coaching skills to empower and uplift girls and young women. BEAUTY within the company name stands for Beautiful, Extraordinary, Ambitious, Unlimited, Talented, and Young. She currently operates several boot camps that teach young adults leadership and self-efficacy skills.
Benjamin is the co-founder of Therapy For Black Men which is a website that aims to provide therapy and coaching services for Black men. Benjamin is a certified coach who uses a holistic approach to health and wellness. He operates Therapy for Black Men with his wife, a licensed mental health therapist, Vladimire Calixte.
The website is a great resource for anyone looking to connect to help. Several life coaches and mental health therapists are listed on the website.
There are many Black life coaches who are putting out their best into the world. While this list is not exhaustive it is a place to start – check out the coaches mentioned and see if you can find something for yourself in one of their many works. You may even visit their Instagram or blogs for daily inspiration.