How to Become a Relationship Coach

There is nothing more rewarding than being able to coach someone toward making healthy, long-lasting connections. If this resonates with you – perhaps becoming a relationship coach is something you should consider.


It would be easy to assume that a relationship coach works only with couples going through a challenging time. However, relationships come in many shapes and sizes and are not limited to intimate partnerships. For example, a client may need help navigating a particularly volatile working relationship or wants to improve how they communicate with their parents. A successful relationship coach will have the skills to assist any client wishing to sustain a healthy relationship. There are also further specialised training courses that may help, such as Kids and Parents Coaching.

A person may seek the guidance of a relationship coach if they find that the relationships in their life are not meaningful and fulfilling. Whether they have trouble communicating constructively or are just finding it difficult to find that special connection with others – they may have reached a point where they need help.

It takes a specially trained person to be able to help someone navigate through this time. Some of the required skills for a relationship coach are:

  • Empathy – t’s not easy to reach out to a stranger for help with something as sensitive as personal relationships. Therefore, to gain a client’s trust, it is essential that a coach can empathise with the troubles they are experiencing and adequately communicate that empathy.
  • Rapport building – In conjunction with empathy, building a strong rapport and trust with clients will encourage them to share and become more open.
  • Active listening & questioning – a good coach listens to what their client is telling them, and fully engages with what is being said, and observes non-verbal cues. A coach may then motivate their client by asking an important question that will prompt them to look at the issue from another perspective.
  • Goal Setting – Having a tangible goal will help a client take adequate steps to achieve it. A successful relationship coach will be able to help them set both short and long-term goals.


Relationship Course

So you’ve decided you’d like to become a relationship coach – where to from here? A successful relationship coaching course will equip you with skills in coaching, resilience and diffusing conflict. Coupled with a strong core curriculum, the institute must set you up for success with modules focused on building your business and marketing your brand.

You will find all of this with the relationship coaching courses available through The Life Coaching College. Unlike other coaching schools, a practical approach is taken to learning and all aspects of starting your new career in relationship coaching are covered.

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Glen Murdoch is the founder and CEO of The Life Coaching College. He has a long history of working with Athletes and Teams as a Performance Coach and Analyst and has developed Australia's number 1 Life Coaching College.