What is a Life Coach? While most of us have a few close friends we can bounce ideas off and share our fears and insecurities. Or sometimes our friends are just there to lift us up and tell us we’re amazing and fabulous. But there are times in life when even our friends can’t help us rid us of our anxieties. It might be the emotional scars from an abusive relationship. It might be the crippling overwhelm we feel from juggling too many jobs. Or it could be our fear to dream big and try to reach our career goals.