Written by Monica Krake, founder of Head + Heart. Send me a note if you’d like to connect!

I don’t know a single person who DIDN’T need extra emotional support this past year. It’s been a time of upheaval on many fronts for many people. Whether it’s the desire for personal growth, a relationship change, to pursue more meaningful work, to pivot a business or move to a cabin in the woods, universally, people have been (and still are!) in ‘change’ mode.  So, it’s not too shocking that the coaching industry is on the rise (have you noticed that everyone on Instagram is now a coach?!). Don’t let that put you off. My personal belief is that everyone would benefit from a coach. However, quality does vary. Here are seven amazing coaches I’d recommend and the unique and holistic ways they can support the changes you’d like to see in your life, relationships and business.

1. Coaching + Breathwork

Coaching + breathwork is a powerful combo, as the two offer support on multiple levels: emotional, spiritual, physical, energetic and mental. Ariana Fotinakis is a coach I love who weaves breathwork into her coaching sessions, with the philosophy that when we’re well-supported on all levels, we’re better-equipped to share the gifts we’re here to bring to the world. Explore Ariana’s life coaching here and business coaching here

Because coaching is so much about moving towards our goals and dreams, it makes 100% sense that inner alignment should be at the centre of all coaching (but it’s not always!). Ana Lilia is a Breathwork Healer and Manifesting Coach who takes a very aligned approach to her client work. For anyone who wants to learn to get aligned and manifest big dreams, she offers a three-month Mastermind program, which includes weekly group coaching for an intimate group as well as a six-week 1:1 Coaching program. Explore her offerings here. 

2. Coaching + Ascension

There is a lot of talk about Ascension in the wellness world these days: the idea that collectively, our souls are ascending through higher and higher levels of consciousness so that we can shape shift our reality and make it better than ever before. If Ascension is your love language, there’s a coach for you. Her name is Lisa Roulette. She’s an empowering coach who weaves principles of ascension, manifestation and energy healing into her sessions to help people break through any barriers keeping them from their biggest dreams and goals. Learn more about her coaching offers here.

3. Coaching + Energy Healing

Talk therapy can only get us so far, because it’s mainly focused on our past and on our beliefs about the past. Coaching brings the focus to the future: Where you want to go, how you want to feel, and what you want to be. To make real change, and step into a new way of being and living, we need to heal the patterns that have kept us stuck. Enter intuitive transformational life coach, healer, spiritual teacher and former clinician, Heather Fantin, a guide who takes her clients deep so they can “heal for real” and finally stop past cycles of unnecessary suffering. Heather offers a three month Personal Growth & Healing program. Learn more.

Our thoughts, beliefs, emotions and actions all carry a certain energy. Energy healing isn’t something that’s done for you as a permanent solution (though it can really help temporarily) because ultimately you need to change your own energy for real change to happen in your life. If Energy is the language you speak, or if you happen to have a lot of capital T trauma in your past, I would recommend Lea Morrison, who’s best known for her trauma-informed coaching + major skills as a vibrational energy healer. She offers private coaching sessions and an 8 Week Program.

4. Coaching + Emotional Resolution (EmRes)

Seriously, one of the most helpful modalities I’ve learned about is Emotional Resolution, which is a somatic quieting process that helps people release challenging emotions and the stories behind them. I highly recommend Lana Tillis, who combines trauma informed coaching with EmRes, to help clients resolve what is unwanted, clarify what is wanted and to thrive in all aspects of their lives: personal, relational, professional. It’s powerful. Learn more about Lana’s coaching with EmRes.

5. Coaching + Inner Child Work

They say all our adult wounding happens before we’re seven years old which is why Inner Child Work is so transformational. I’ve got to experience the work of Dr. Priya Saklani who offers a beautiful combination of Coaching with Inner Child Work, to help anyone with childhood trauma let go of old stories, heal, and move through life with freedom. Explore her inner child-focused coaching program.

For anyone who needs to hear this: There’s no shame in reaching out for support; in fact, it’s essential if you’re ready to make shifts in your life. Our culture tells us to do it alone but that’s never gotten any of us very far. If you’re pivoting your business offering, I recently shared this simple exercise to help you get more clear on your offering. I hope the above list of holistic life and business coaches supports you and if you need more recommendations, here are a few more wellness practitioners I’ve worked with and love. Send me a note if you have any questions!


Five ways coaching combined with holistic therapy is getting powerful results.