A specific degree or education is not needed to become a life coach. That said, a background in business, education, health, wellness, or psychology may be helpful. The coaches I’ve worked with that have had the most profound effect on my life were able to offer me guidance based on their own unique and rich life experiences. They taught me what they could only learn through their own deep challenge and adversity in life. Based on my research, Tony Robbins has a high school diploma and no other coaching-related credentials to speak of.