Formal Coach Training: Essential or Not?

Do You Choose Your Business Coach Based on Their Training? In the coaching world, there’s a big debate about whether formal coach training is essential. Unfortunately, coaching remains an unregulated field. Anyone can call themselves a life or business coach. When I first wrote this post in 2009, I was on the fence as to […]

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Coaches: Are We Making Coaching Too Much of a Luxury?

When I was in training, it was instilled in me that if someone wants coaching, they’ll find a way to pay for it, and if we lower our fee, we send a message to potential clients that we’re not worth more. This makes me a little uncomfortable. When setting the price for a house, a realtor will tell you that the house is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. Like a house, if my demographic won’t pay what I think I’m worth, then I won’t sell. I could stick to my asking price and sit on the market for a very long time, even though I’m a great house in a nice neighborhood.


Coaches United for Success in America – The Homestretch!

Well, I’ve been working on this pro bono coaching program since December and a successful end is in sight. Coaches United for Success in America is almost fully populated. So far, I have connected almost 150 very deserving unemployed professionals with a coach. It hasn’t been an easy road, but it’s been very rewarding. I’ve […]