Business insurance for Life coaches

Within the field of life coaching, insurance can provide the reassurance professionals require to keep an unwavering focus on providing life-changing guidance to clients.

Being a self-employed life coach can come with certain risks. An accident or data breach could cause financial loss and reputational damage. Your advice may even be questioned – combined professional, treatment and public liability insurance can help pay for legal costs in this instance.

Tailor an insurance policy to help support your life coaching business both financially and practically in the face of a claim. 

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Why choose Hiscox for life coaching insurance?


Saving time and moneyOur new combined professional, treatment and public liability policy includes multiple cover types, saving life coaches time and money.


Specialists who understand you

Access a dedicated claims team run by people who will work to fix life coaching business issues as fast as possible.


Support that goes above and beyondConcerned about an accident or complaint? Get access to our complementary legal support helpline, plus more help through the Business Support Hub.

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Why do life coaches need insurance?

Unsuccessful techniques

Whether you carry out cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or advise clients on visualising their career goals, your chosen techniques have an impact. During a session with a weekly client, you begin working on a strategy to help them overcome some of the obstacles holding them back. 

Further down the line, the client claims your technique caused them mental injury and trauma and files a claim for malpractice. When combined professional, treatment and public liability insurance is built into your life coach cover, this can assist with legal and compensation costs.

Data breaches

The database you use to store client information is full of sensitive data. Despite employing the recommended security measures and following safe storage guidelines, your system is compromised by a cyber-attack. The cybercriminals hold your data to ransom and threaten to expose details unless you pay to retrieve it. 

Thankfully, insurance can assist your small life coaching business with the breach – Hiscox may be able to cover costs and provide expert advice, helping you recover quickly.

A personal accident

A weekend run leads to a broken ankle and a trip to the local hospital – unfortunately, this means you cannot drive to see clients for several weeks. In this time, your regular overheads still need to be paid, but you find yourself temporarily without income.

Life coaching is all about providing a personal service, so if you find yourself out of action, your business might grind to a halt. Luckily, your business insurance was tailored to include personal accident cover, so there could be help at hand.

What insurance is available for life coaching?

Professional treatment liability insurance and public liability insurance can be helpful for life coaches. So, we have combined them into one product – professional, treatment and public liability insurance. Though we talk about them separately below, professional, treatment and public liability insurance is a combined cover with one combined limit. You can get public liability cover as a life coach by purchasing this combined cover. Find out more by contacting us.

Life coaching professionals might also benefit from a combination of other insurance products including employers’ liability, office insurance and cyber and data cover.

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Insurance for life coaches: FAQs

What insurance do I need if I’m working from home?

If you’re working from home, you may still require cover for your home-based business, especially if your home insurance policy doesn’t cover your valuable work equipment.

Whether you work from home or an office, your role will also consistently require you to give advice, so combined professional, treatment and public liability cover may always be relevant. Accidents are possible anywhere, too, so public liability insurance could provide a safety net in the event of trips, slips, falls or damage to property for when clients visit you.

When would a life coach need employers’ liability insurance?

Employers’ liability insurance might be a legal requirement (external link) for your business from the moment you take on your first recruit. For most businesses with employees in the UK this is essential, although whether you need employers’ liability cover differs depending on the business and the circumstances.

This product helps to safeguard your company if a member of staff claims they have fallen ill or become injured as a result of their work for you. Small ventures that would be unable to manage financially without cover in the event of a claim could find this insurance especially beneficial.

Do Hiscox need to know how many clients I coach and how often?

No, it’s not necessary to provide any details of your client base before you get cover – we understand that all small businesses have to start from somewhere. 

Should your potential liabilities change, however, it might be a good idea to add to your policy accordingly. For instance, you might need to take on staff as client numbers grow and require employers’ liability cover. Also, if your turnover increases it may be a prompt to check your levels of cover as they may need increasing to align with the expansion of your business.

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