A Day In The Life Of A Successful Life Coach
A Day In The Life Of A Successful Life Coach

A Day In The Life Of A Successful Life Coach

Dior Bediako is a life coach who counts Rochelle Humes and Elizabeth Uviebinené as clients. She’s also the founder of the self-growth initiative, Pepper Your Talk, and works with brands like Soho House, Gymshark and Mulberry. Here, she talks us through her working day…

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The first thing I do is journal. If it’s a day when I’m seeing my PT, then it’s actually a 5am wake-up call. I have to make sure I go to bed on time and get enough sleep – that’s the only way I’ll wake up feeling refreshed. 


I drive to Third Space in Canary Wharf and, while I’m working out, I start my 6am call with my accountability group. This is a group of 20 women who dial into a call every morning for an hour. Everyone is silent on the call. It’s just the accountability to basically say, I’m up and getting on with my day. I am a perpetual multi-tasker, so even when I am working on legs or upper body, I’m taking this call.


I have my first and only coffee of the day – a honey-roasted espresso with oat milk. I have my own espresso machine that makes the perfect cup. There was a time when I was obsessed with Weetabix but I had to stop eating them after Eddie Abbew said they were bad for you. Breakfast now consists of chilli eggs and some sourdough bread. While I’m having breakfast, I catch up on TikTok. I enjoy letting the For You page roll – my aim in the morning is to laugh and my algorithm is spot on. It always puts me in a good mood. 


I can’t shower in silence; I will always have a podcast on. I Said What I Said and The Life Coach School with Esther Perel are my go-to listens. I’m very invested in my skincare routine. I start off by washing my face with CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser with Salicylic Acid, then I tone with the REN Clean Skincare Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic. A few pumps of Sunday Riley’s C.E.O. 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum gives my face a natural glow. Lastly, I moisturise with the Naturium Plant Ceramide Rich Moisture Cream; it’s a quick routine but I like the way it leaves my skin feeling fully hydrated.



I dress for comfort because I work from home. I recently treated myself to a cashmere jumper from Joseph that’s perfect for layering over a t-shirt or tank top from ASOS or Topshop. I like good-quality basics, so I often pair them with leggings from lululemon or Puma. Every one of my working days is different because I work for myself. If I need to get my nails done, I can push my start time back to 12pm. I don’t have set hours; I have set tasks I have to complete each day. When I’m working from Soho Works or have a panel talk, my uniform is an oversized blazer from & Other Stories with jeans from Frame and black Alaïa ballet pumps. I can’t leave the house without my Celine sunglasses and Naturium lip balm. As I drive 30 minutes from my house in East London to Soho Works in Shoreditch, my car soundtrack is Burna Boy. I’m set up for work by 9.30am. 


The best part of my job is that it's a collaboration. I love working with a client to help them achieve their goals and seeing them change over the course of multiple weeks to become more confident, more aligned, and clearer on what they want. On a coaching day, I have up to eight client calls. My one-to-one sessions are an hour long and group sessions last for 30 minutes. After taking client calls all morning, I make myself a Joe & The Juice Tunacado-style sandwich if it’s a WFH day. Otherwise, there are delicious things at the pop-up Mexican restaurant Maya in Shoreditch House. I always give myself an hour’s lunch break – I think it’s important to fully step away from your tasks.



If I want a power nap, I will have a 20-minute snooze or I will go for a walk to break up the day before I jump back on calls. Back at my workstation, I have my coaching book with my client notes and my coaching study book where I've written my study notes. Then I have my notepad, my laptop, and my paper diary. I have set tasks that I need to complete for the day. Google Sheets is a life saver, as is my remote assistant. She works part-time helping me with the admin of the business.


I attend one social event a week. I recently hosted a panel talk for the investors in journaling app Storia at the new art’otel in Hoxton. If I’m at home, my perfect evening would consist of finishing work at 6pm, although that has yet to happen this year – I usually work until 8pm or 9pm. I like to clean my flat because it feels like a reset, then have some dinner and get some reading in. I'm reading two books at the moment: This Could Be Us by Claire McGowan (one of my clients recommended it) and A Return To Love by Marianne Williamson, which I’m actually reading for the second time because it's brilliant. 


The last thing I do before bed is go on TikTok. On my bedside table I have a stack of 25 books that I’ve not made my way through yet. I also have Ponsont incense paper that one of my clients sent me from Virginia – you can only get it in America and there is a waiting list for it. I'll put it inside an empty candle, then fold it over before lighting the top and blowing it out so it burns like incense. 

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