Category Archives: Niches

Laughter Coaching

As you may have discovered there are many different kinds of coaches.  While laughter coaching may not fit the conventional view of life coaching, there are people calling themselves laughter coaches.

According to an article on, laughter yoga was developed by Dr. Madan Kataria in India and consists of yoga breathing combined with laughter exercises, usually in a group setting.  Steve Wilson, a psychologist who has led certification classes worldwide for eight years, traveled to India to collaborate with Dr Kataria in 1998.

If you need to let go of some stress and have a good belly laugh, you may find a laughter club or class in your area. If there are none, join a laughter session offered by phone.

Laughter coaching is serious business (article)

Laughter Yoga International

Health Coaching

For those of you interested in health coaching, this item may be of interest to you. recently announced that Gordian Health Solutions Inc. extended their agreement to provide 6000 employees, eligible spouses and retirees of the city of Charlotte, NC with health coaching through iCoaching.  Health coaching is delivered though multiple modes including phone, email, mail and online tools.

This may give you ideas for delivery of your coaching services or how to think bigger and affect more people.


Gordian Health Solutions Inc.

The Executive Happiness Coach

Yet another interesting coaching niche.

After Jim Smith quit his stressful job in the insurance industry he trained as a life coach.  In 2005, Time magazine had an issue focused on the science of happiness.  That’s when Jim branded himself as the ‘Executive Happiness Coach.’

Due to the trickle down effect, Jim decided to coach leaders in companies, as they have an effect on everyone else in the company.   Makes sense!  If you want to support or reach a greater number of people in a short amount of time, find the people who have the most influence or reach.

Happiness Coach Take On Grump (Article)

The Executive Happiness Coach (Jim’s site)

Coaching – Second Fastest Growing Profession?

According to this article by Ray Williams, “Coaching is the second-fastest growing profession in the world, rivaled only by information technology.”  While the article doesn’t say how or where this claim to be, it is a good introduction to executive coaching.

Second Fastest Growing Profession
Cursor down to ‘National Post – The second-fastest growing profession (April 4, 2007)