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I have been practicing as a Life Coach (Certified) since 2006 and never found the need for insurance. What would I need to protect if I do my coaching over the phone? I have group classes as well, but only a small percentage have asked me to carry liability insurance.


You’re not only protecting against physical injury, but mental, emotional, financial, and or business damages as well. For instance, were you to give advice that leads to someone’s poor decision causing damage of some kind, you want to make sure you are not personally liable for that and that you have insurance or a liability waiver to protect yourself financially in such occasions. Of course, everyone is ultimately responsible for their own decisions, but unfortunately, the law doesn’t always see it that way.