People in their 20s can be life coaches

Arnav Roy
1 min readJul 4, 2022

A 27 year can provide better advice than a 50 year old.

The other day, I got into a debate with someone about “life coaches”.

The individual believed that people in their 20s couldn’t be life coaches — that life coaches should have decades of experience.

I think the important distinction here is the topic.

Obviously, a 50 year old whose been a public company CEO can give better advice to a 22 year old on becoming a public company CEO than a 27 year old whose never been a public company CEO.

However, if the topic switches to something else, like social media and growing up with social media, the 27 year old probably has a lot more insight. The 50 year old didn’t grow up with social media as a child and can’t relate to the anxieties as a teen growing up with social media the way a 27 year old can.

Yes, certain life coaching topics, more experience can be useful, however, certain life topics, decades of life experience isn’t always necessary.



Arnav Roy

Mental health advocate, host of Grateful Living Podcast. Life Coach. YouTube Channel: Grateful Living. Instagram @aroy81547.