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The 27 Best Life Coach Business Card Designs
(That Actually Works)
Business cards that are designed well will do more for your coaching practice than you can imagine.
The fact that you’re looking for designs to get started or improve your existing life coach business card means that you’re ready to introduce yourself and your practice in a fresh and exciting way to the world.
There’s a lot that goes into a business card. I’ve put together everything you need to know about choosing a design that will work for you.
So, if you want to figure out the answers to questions like:
- Why does a life coach need a business card?
- What should a life coach put on a business card?
- What is the best business card design for a life coach?
- What is the average cost of a business card?
- Are business cards effective?
- What are the standard business card size and dimensions?
- How to make your own life coach business cards?
- How to get your life coaching business cards designed by a professional?
Then you’ll love this guide!
I’ve also included life coach business card examples and templates along with 27 life coach business card designs, to help you find one that is right for you.
By the end of this list, I will help you choose a design that best represents your style and authority in your life coaching niche.
Don’t have time to read the whole guide right now?
Why you Need a Business Card
Though seemingly obvious in today’s digital age, one might overlook the necessity of this important tool of the trade.
A business card readily supplies your contact information and creates authenticity of intention, which is why I recommend you get cracking on yours, if you haven’t already got one.
“The very first thing that establishes the legitimacy of your business or practice is something as simple as a business card.”
First Impressions Matter
When you first meet someone new, you consciously or subconsciously judge them. Clothing, demeanor, and communication skills are the first few aspects to be noticed in any social interaction.
In a professional interaction, it is the business card. When you hand over a well-designed business card, the other person knows you’re a prepared professional worthy of trust.
The smallest branded tool in your box is the humble business card.
Your business card must include your logo, and maintain a uniform style as seen on your other tools of communication like your website, invoices, etc. In fact, business cards are included across industries as part of any basic brand kit.
Networking is a great way to put yourself out there and win more clients as a life coach.
As you meet more people and speak about what you do, you can hand over your business card to represent you long after the meeting is over.
Should they need your services or want to recommend you to someone, your information is handy and readily available.
If you’re a professional, a business card is a must. But do you still need one in this day and age? Certainly and I’ll tell you why it’s a must for you to have a business card in Chapter 2.
Do you still need business cards in 2022?
In an increasingly digital world, it is only natural to wonder: are we still printing and exchanging business cards?
Yes, we are.
Although we have moved on to digital platforms for all our primary communications, business cards are still relevant in events and personal meetings.
Paper Vs. Digital
It’s a great idea to have a digital copy of your business card handy. Digital cards have clickable links that provide ease of action, which are only a tap away. Make sure you include all your social handles along with your website and email.
When meeting in person, paper is still the way to go. A lot of times, exchanging a digital card in person may not be viable.
- The other person may not be prepared to receive an ‘Airdrop’ or Bluetooth exchange.
- There could be a lag in the network or the WiFi could be down.
- It can be awkward and time-consuming to figure out a mutually-compatible way to exchange information digitally.
Digital business cards are great for online interactions to send over email, text, or during video meetings on platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet.
Alternatively, you can also keep a QR code ready to send across when communicating online or meeting people in person. You simply provide the QR code, and the other person can scan it with their device to receive your contact information.
The old-school protocol for a meeting between new contacts is that they exchange business cards formally at the very beginning even before they get talking.
This is an important tradition that has practical advantages:
- You may not hear the person’s name right. They may have a name that you’re unfamiliar with. Without a card to clear that up for you, imagine the embarrassment of addressing them incorrectly after they’ve introduced themselves.
- When you receive a card, it immediately helps you understand what to expect from the person. Their title, their area of expertise, their background, etc.
- Your judgment of the person also depends a little on their professional appearance. Apart from being prepared, you do get a feel of their professionalism from their business card.
You cannot show up to an event or conference without a paper business card, especially if you wish to grow your network.
When you hand a card out, you will most likely receive one. Events are not just a great way of putting yourself out there, but also meeting people whose services you might need in the near future.
A business card neatly ties together any material you might be giving away at events. Affirmation cards, brochures, workshop fliers, etc. Even if people discard the other material, your life coach business card will neatly find its way to their cardholders.
Whatever your method of exchange – paper or digital – at the end of the day, giving your information out with a card is the most effective way of promoting yourself as a life coach.
Simply stating your name and expecting the other person to look you up is a vain and impractical dream. Have you ever really looked someone up the same way?
A business card for a life coach has a lot of value. It can hang around long after your exchange to remind your potential client to reach out to you should they ever be on the fence about requiring life coaching.
What should you put on your Business Card?
As established in Chapter 2, it’s clear that you must carry your business cards with you as you go about your business. But what should you put on your business card?
As simple and obvious as it may seem, there’s a lot one can forget when designing their business card. Here, I’ve listed some great points you must consider when designing your life coach business card.
Your name, profession, contact, website, email address, and location.
Including your location will work to your advantage if you wish to grow your local network. Also include your social media handles.
Mention your niche, if you have one. You could also speak to a specific audience, or potential client, you wish to seek.
If you’d like to help clients who desperately need a change in their lives, merely writing ‘life coach’ may not be enough.
Be specific to your target audience. Write what speaks directly to them and their needs.
It’s a good idea to include a professional photograph of you on your business card, if you wish to be easily remembered from a meeting you’ve had.
Spend some time deciding this. It depends on your promotion strategy and can differ for every life coach.
If you want to be known as a personal brand, putting your face to the name is a good idea. Especially if you also want to promote yourself as a speaker for talks.
It is also perfectly fine to not include a picture of yourself.
For a lot of clients, depending on your niche, it can also be a turnoff. It all comes down to how well you know yourself and your potential clients.
Include a hook to evoke desirable action. Something innovative that helps recall.
It could be a question, or an answer that your prospective client knows all too well.
The hook should encourage the receiver to contact you, perhaps even make them curious. A little creativity and imagination can go a long way in inspiring potential clients.
Use your business card to promote enrollment with a slogan or signup offer.
You could encourage them to contact you with a free first session, which would essentially be your sales pitch, where you understand their requirements and demonstrate how your services can help them.
Get creative with what you would like to include on your business card. Let your creativity shine with purpose. Don’t be creative for the sake of creativity.
How to Choose a Design that Works Best for You
Looking at different designs can be daunting and confusing, especially when you’re inundated with choices.
Before we look at designs, have a clear idea of what you need.
This will help you eliminate designs that may appeal to your aesthetic, but would not necessarily work for you.
Treat it like an extension of your business and overall branding.
Factors to consider while choosing a design :
Determine an amount you’re willing to spend on the cards. If you have a nominal budget, you could self-design and place an order with an online service that doesn’t cost much.
Alternatively, if you’re willing to spend a little more, you could hire a designer and speak to a few local printing agencies to help you out with special stock paper.
It’s always a good idea to keep a budget in mind so you don’t have any rude shocks when it comes to paying the bill.
Try to get in touch with local printing vendors and estimate your budget along with any special requirements, embossing, colors, shapes, etc.
Keep in mind your overall branding across mediums like your website, social media, etc., and maintain a consistent style across the board.
Your online presence should seem like an extension of your business card, should the person who receives it choose to contact you.
Stay consistent with your primary and secondary fonts.
You can add an additional font to make your card stand out if you like, but the key here is to be in sync with the rest of your communication.
Keeping in tune with brand consistency, choose similar colors for your business card.
If you’re looking to add a fresh appeal with a different scheme, still make sure you use one of your primary colors for consistency.
While designing, you could pay attention to the psychology behind using different colors. In design, there is a significance attached to the choice of colors. Colors are divided into categories like warm and cool.
Look up the meaning of different colors and make your choice based on how you would like to be perceived by the receiver of your business card.
Determine the exact information you want to put on the card, and its importance.
The copy, all the text that will go on your business card i.e., should be placed strategically, depending on the order in which you want the reader to pay attention to it.
The font size and position you allocate to the text are crucial to the sequence of events and final action – connecting with you.
Typically, your name places first in the hierarchy. What you do comes second, and then comes all of your contact information, which is usually clubbed together to leave the choice of medium for connecting with you up to the person.
Make it easy for the reader to notice the key pieces of information.
If you’re using an important takeaway, CTA, affirmation, etc., you can position it on the scale of hierarchy according to its importance.
Your life coach business card is another piece of communication real estate.
It is important to use it well. Do not overcrowd your business card design with text and different elements.
Follow design rules and leave adequate space that allows for a pleasant aesthetic and flow. Keep the design clutter-free, and allow for at least 30% of free space devoid of any copy or elements on your life coach business card.
Material & Special Requirements
As certain any special requirements pertaining to your life coach business card. Some choices may prove expensive to pursue.
Feel free to explore gold embossing or hand-made paper, if that’s what you want and it fits your budget and style.
Do you need a special paper that may be beyond budget? A different shape?
A client of mine decided to print circular business cards, while another chose a triangular shape. Though they might not be suited for the standard rectangular business card holders, they helped my clients stand out.
To improve the receiver’s experience they redesigned the cards for optimal use. The copy and its placement were such that it worked out perfectly, even when placed in a conventional cardholder.
How can you showcase your value through business cards?
The finer details can make a real difference in impact when it comes to a good life coach business card design.
What does your layout consist of so far? Does it clearly state what you do?
Here are a few things to keep in mind.
State What you Can Do For your Clients
Merely stating ‘Life Coach’ can be quite generic and reductive of your specialty.
Don’t forget to add a little something extra. You can build on your niche with a little more than just stating your professional title.
Essentially, show value in what you can do, and how you really help your clients. Something that holds the attention of your target audience.
It could be a slogan, a one-liner, or a self-created title that spells your niche creatively.
Ask yourself what serves your image the best. What strikes close to your approach?
Here are a few title alternatives to get your creative juices flowing.
- Success Coach
- Change Catalyst
- Empowerment Coach
- Confidence Consultant
- Mindset Coach
- Personal Development Expert
Are you helping people rebuild lives? Think ‘Life Strategist’ as an alternate title.
Do you help people struggling with procrastination achieve their goals? ‘Action-oriented Life Coach’ could be one way to go.
Mention What Services You Offer
If you offer different services that are crucial for your clients to know, you could list them out specifically.
Avoid mentioning all of your services to avoid cluttering your card with TMI.
List your most popular services. For example:
- Neuro-Linguistic Programming
- One-on-one Sessions
- Progress Tracking
- Trauma Recovery
- 6 Weeks Program
PRO TIP: Restrict your services to one line by listing them side by side separated with ‘the pipe’ – to minimize space usage.
Make Yourself Memorable
Here’s something I want you to do.
Take a thorough look at all the business cards you have received.
First look at them all together in your holder; do any of them stand out?
Then, look at them individually. Set aside the cards you like best.
What do you like about these cards? What do you not like about these business cards?
What impression does each person’s card make? What are the colors and fonts used?
Notice any fine details that really jump out and connect with you.
Use these observations to finetune your ideas and designs.
At the end of the day, when you hand over your life coach business card after a quick introduction, you want the person to remember you. The effort you make in-person needs to be carried forward by your business card.
You could also adopt a completely unique approach to make yourself memorable. Think of unconventional methods that will grab the card receiver’s attention.
Here are some BONUS ideas:
- Invest in magnetic cards with useful information or positive quotes that will find their way to someone’s fridge or door, winning you everyday exposure.
- Print out cards for different occasions.
Imagine if you’ve met someone and they have expressed interest in your services, you can immediately jot down notes on an Appointment Card, which you can then hand over to serve as a reminder for when they reach out to you later.
- Affirmation cards for wallets.
For this, focus on the affirmation itself so the receiver will put it to use. Choose a small font to write your name and primary method of contact at the bottom. You can use the back of this card to present your additional contact information in detail.
Include a Call to Action
What do you want the receiver to do? Include a direct CTA that will motivate them to reach out to you.
I’ve talked about this above when I mentioned Signup Motivation.
Be sure to decide how you want to communicate with potential and new clients.
Do you want them to call you? Then direct them to your number for a free introductory session.
Offer something of value. Direct them to a landing page with a simple URL and offer guides or a checklist in exchange for their email to open channels for further communication.
Or write down a quick exclusive discount code in person, especially for the person you’re interacting with, while handing over the card.
In Chapter 6, I will walk you through 27 Life Coach Business Card Designs that will come handy in picking the one that is right for you.
27 Life Coach Business Card Designs
For life coach business cards, you can visit several online platforms that will help you out with ready-to-edit designs.
You simply have to edit the card with your personal information.
They offer paid and free designs for you to choose from. I will list out some common platforms that you can leverage to create your own business card.
Common Platforms To Use For Creating Business Cards
Here are some platforms that offer a complete solution to your life coach business card needs. You can select a design and place an order for print and delivery.
I’ve also put together 27 different life coach business card designs that can help you create your own.
Use these as an inspiration to find your own unique style.
Minimalist Brown Design
This is a great minimalist approach that works perfectly with its intention. The colors complement the theme, intention, and logo. All of the information is on one side of the card while the other has been used for a caption.
If you decide to use this approach, get creative with what you would like to use on the back.
You could use a tagline, a helpful statement, your signature phrase, or even a positive affirmation.
What it has going for it:
- It has a clean, yet striking, color choice distinguishing the front and back.
- It has a classy and elegant design.
- It uses plenty of empty space to focus on essential contact info.
When you meet a prospective client who expresses clear interest in your services, book them an appointment straightaway.
These cards could be a great addition to your regular life coach business cards.
The design itself is clean and classic white. It only uses two fonts. The name on the front has increased spacing between the letters for prominence. That’s a clever way to keep consistency.
This life coach business card uses a simple and clean design approach you can customize, for a statement that stands out with your potential clients.
The copy here takes center stage.
This is a creative take on affirmations. The front is stylized beautifully around the words ‘I am’ and surrounded with all the positivity one needs on a bad day.
To hit it out of the park, the rest of the design is balanced and neutral and lists all the services under the name right before the contact information.
Textures for Grounding
The raised textures are great for grounding an anxious mind. The design also uses different colors to calm unrest with visual stimulation.
It speaks to your expertise, you could even weave a helpful tip around this style as you hand it over to someone.
It breaks the conventional style and feels different from regular stock paper.
Bookfold or Tent Style
This style offers a broader canvas for your ideas.
It folds up to a conventional rectangular card size and offers four layouts for you to put your information out there along with any messages or details of services.
Chic Gold Signature Style
The black background enhances the gold elements.
The font is attractive and well-placed.
Placing social icons alongside your uniform social handle makes it easy to find you across platforms.
Clickable Links, Digital Card
I suggest you adapt your final life coach business card to a digital copy with clickable links.
It’s ideal to keep the same tone, design, and colors for consistent branding.
The Mini Business Card
A unique style that breaks from the conventional business card size.
To give you an idea, this is probably a regular business card split in half to draw intrigue and awe.
The mini business card could also be used as a bookmark.
A simple life coach business card that covers all bases with contact and services information, while keeping in sync with the overall branding.
This is a great life coach business card.
It presents services on the back in neat color blocks that overflow to the front.
The front has a small pitch for holistic well-being along with contact info.
This card has a captivating design, with the name and title on the front with a distinctive overall look.
The colors complement the personal logo with the use of a single font at the back.
The watermarked style leaves in the background accentuate the color choice.
A good professional photograph adds the perfect finishing touch.
Why not tell a story through pictures?
Use service-related images to evoke a desire for success and betterment with this modern pictorial style.
This Canva geometric design is subtle and strong.
The color purple is popularly used to denote wisdom, bravery, and spirituality.
Front to Back Illustration
Here’s a creative design that runs across from front to back with an illustration split between the two.
You could also go with an embossed effect for the illustration for an added edge.
Dual colors are a trending choice in business cards.
Try this design with a good tagline on the front to go with the illustration.
This design is simple and straightforward.
Make sure to include services offered for a well-rounded life coach business card.
You could include your logo and a tagline as well to personalize this design.
This pleasant design evokes a feeling of calm.
Pastels are a good choice if they complement your services and overall communication style.
Abstract art can be interpreted in several ways.
This design hints at silver linings and opportunities.
Include your services and socials to personalize this design.
The overall minimal look is enhanced with the two parallel lines that neatly divide the contact and social info.
If you like, you could go ahead and ditch the black and white colors, and use colors that are in sync with your website and other communication material.
This design singularly focuses on the primary medium of communication.
If you wish to direct the receiver to your website, replace the email ID on the front with your web address and make sure to include your title.
This business card design conveys a lot of information. I’d suggest focussing only on your primary social instead of including platforms you aren’t active on.
The colors and art are unique and sure to set you apart from others.
Choose this life coach business card design for an inimitable style.
The prominent gold is balanced by the lighter font color to achieve stylish subtlety.
I would suggest a slightly brighter font color so the information is clearly readable by all.
You can use your life coach business card to not just share your contact information but also make a pitch for your services.
The smooth corners correspond with the theme and bring an added element of softness.
A good design like this can do wonders for your picture.
Splitting the picture adds a layer of sophistication and it stays in tune with the divided initials in the front.
These designs are a great starting point for you, if you still haven’t found one that matches your style, use the pointers I’ve listed to find one that works for you.
How to Get Your Life Coaching Business Cards Designed by a Professional
Finding designs online to personalize and make your own may not be the best way to go for everyone.
Besides, the best way to run a successful business is to not do everything yourself. Delegate!
Look For Inspiration Online
Do a quick search and look for designs that you like.
Apart from the designs listed above, there are plenty more design ideas out there that might speak to you.
Browse long enough and you will find a few favorites. Save these designs to use as a reference.
Know What You Need
Before you hire someone to design for you, think about what you want for your life coach business card.
You’re going to have to brief the designer about your specific needs when it comes to the design.
You can share the designs you have saved for reference along with a few ‘musts’ and ‘don’ts’.
This will help the designer understand and deliver what you’re looking for.
Assemble the Copy
Put together all the information you want to place on the card.
- Social IDs
- Tagline or One-liner
- Any hook or signup motivation you want to offer
With all of your copy ready to go, you can include it along with your brief to the designer.
Sharing the copy for your life coach business card will help the designer visualize an aesthetic design.
Don’t put this off for later. Avoid dummy text to use as a placeholder.
Hire a Designer
A professional expert can integrate your business card to your brand with precision.
There are many ways to find a good designer.
You could look for a designer online on the many platforms that connect freelancers with small and medium-sized businesses; like Fiverr or Upwork.
Apart from running a Google search that says “graphic designer near me”, you can also use social media to find a designer who will be a good fit for you.
I’ve put this section together to serve as your final go-to list for life coach business cards.
I will quickly summarize all the important takeaways that I’ve listed above, including websites and services that can help you design and print your own life coach business card.
If you have a nominal budget to get your business cards printed, I suggest using a service like Vistaprint that offers design as well as print and delivery services.
If you cannot find a design you like on websites offering design and print services, you can always upload your own design.
Use Canva to design a card you like best. Canva offers a start-from-scratch canvas and free and paid pre-designed cards you can choose and place your information on.
If you have some budget to spare, I suggest you hire a professional to design your card for you. You can check out Fiverr to contact professionals who can design custom business cards for you.
Life Coach Business Card Checklist
- Use a slogan or tagline for people to actually understand how you can help them.
- List your primary services if you can.
- Use colors and styles that are consistent with your online branding.
- Don’t print your information on one side of the card and leave the other side blank. Use the space at your disposal wisely.
- Make sure the card is readable. Hold any business card at an arm’s length and check the font size used and its readability factor so you can adapt and plan your own accordingly.
- Don’t cram the card with too many things. Let the design ‘breathe’.
- Print a few cards with your new design. Don’t go all out and print 1000 cards. Do a test run. You may have new ideas on how you’d like to improve the design or include new information on the card. If you print too many cards, that may not serve you well.
- Don’t go for a flimsy and thin paper. A firm hard stock paper is the way to go. But remember, the thicker the paper is, the more it is bound to cost.
- Make sure the type of paper is easy to write on with your usual pen. A very glossy paper may be difficult to write on.
- Proofread. Proofread. Proofread. I cannot stress this enough. You do not want to print the cards with a typo or mistake in the contact information. After you’re done proofreading it, have someone else proofread it for you. A fresh set of eyes can spot an error you might have glossed over due to proofread fatigue.
- Don’t forget to invest in a good business card holder for you to carry your cards. This will avoid dog ears and folds.
- While unconventional ideas like fridge magnets, bookmarks, unusual shapes, etc., are a great way to grab attention, you must also have a conventional business card for meetings.
- Make sure the size of your business card fits into standard cardholders.
- If you’re unsure of different shapes, but do not want the conventional look, simply use a vertical style for your card instead of landscape.
- Print and design a card that is pleasing to the eye of your potential client. Make sure the typeface is readable and the design elements are not outdated.
That’s everything you need to know about printing your own life coach business cards.
Also, make sure you have a digital copy of your business card with clickable links to circulate online.
Find your favorite from the list of 27 designs and design your own. I’ve covered all the information you need to design and print your own card.
So, what’s your favorite takeaway from the list?
If I’ve missed anything in the article, do let me know in the comment section below!
And what are some creative ideas you’ve executed for your business cards?
Feel free to share them in the comments below!