Although the coaching industry is relatively new—it came into existence only about 35 years ago—it’s already made a big splash! Celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, and Andre Agassi have raved about the results they’ve created by working with coaches, and as they share those results, the industry gains even more attention and momentum. Below, we’re sharing profiles of some of the most well-known coaches in the world, so you can see how some of the “famous” coaches who are often in mainstream media are truly making a difference.

Tisha Morris

Tisha Morris is a self-help author, a book and business coach, publishing consultant, attorney, and feng shui master. She advises and represents clients using her entrepreneurial experience, legal and publishing expertise, intuition, and practical wisdom to help clients realize their potentials, clear blocks, and strategize for optimal success. Tisha is also the founder of The Publishing Portal™, a self-publishing gateway where she helps writers become authors. Tisha is a certified coach through Coach Training Alliance (CTA) and the founder of the Five Elements Method™ to help you master the creative process and uplevel your life and work. Tisha is originally from Nashville and is now based in Los Angeles, working on becoming a legal thriller novelist when not dreaming of being a songwriter.

Tony Gaskins

Best known for his love and relationship advice for men (which he originally focused on because love changed his life), Tony Gaskins speaks on various topics including business, success, and self-development. He’s appeared on The Oprah Winfrey show and the Tyra Banks show. He built his brand from scratch, starting when he became an author at 22. He became a husband and father at 23, and started his first company, Soul Writers LLC, at 25. He began working with an NBA team as the team life coach, and then began working with several college teams. His platform: turning the pain from his past into a life of service. He’s the author of several books, including The Dream Chaser.

Rachel Lang

Rachel Lang is a professional astrologer, healer, and psychic medium who offers consultations to individuals and businesses. She started her practice in 2006 and works with a variety of clients including celebrities, tech startup entrepreneurs, bestselling authors, executives, activists, students, and more. Rachel writes a monthly horoscope column for the Omega News and LVBX Magazine. Rachel contributes to a variety of publications, including Bustle, Well+Good, Romper, and more. An internationally recognized speaker, she offers classes, lectures, and workshops. Rachel holds New Moon gatherings and free webinars each month. She earned her master’s degree in theology from Loyola Marymount University. Rachel’s research emphasized feminist theology and ethics, and she received a grant to research the witch trials of the Early Modern Period in Europe. She serves as the Vice President of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR) and is the Outreach Director for the international board of the NCGR. Rachel is also a member of the International Society for Astrological Research. Follow her on Instagram at @rachellangastrologer or visit her online at

Iyanla Vanzant

Iyanla Vanzant has transformed her own life in many ways. She was once a welfare mother from the Brooklyn projects. Now she’s a world-renowned author, coach, TV producer and best-selling author—and an Emmy Award winner. She’s a writer, public speaker, and spiritual life coach who specializes in facilitating the growth and evolution of human consciousness. She’s the host and executive producer of the reality show, Iylana: Fix My Life, and the author of 15 published books.

In conclusion …

So often, new coaches look to experienced coaches for inspiration. The coaches we’ve mentioned here became famous because they changed many, many lives. They are great examples of how you can change lives, too, when you become a certified coach. To learn more about how to begin the process of becoming certified download our free Career Pack.

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