Here are some very important Life Coaching questions answered by to the Professional Coach Directory Noomii:
April 1, 2017
How much do coaches typically charge?
Coaching fees vary considerably from coach to coach, and usually depend on the coach’s experience, background, and training. Generally speaking, coaches with more experience and training charge more than beginning coaches. Most coaches, however, typically charge in the range of $80 to $200 per hour. Senior coaches, particularly in the areas of leadership and executive coaching, may charge substantially more, while new coaches, or coaches who are still in training, may charge less.
What is life coaching?
Coaching is all about you and your goals. People who look for coaches come from a variety of backgrounds, but they all have in common a desire to achieve more in their personal or professional lives. Whether you’re a college student looking to improve your grades, or an aspiring artist trying to make your mark in the art world, you’ll benefit from having a coach by your side to help you see turn your vision into reality. Learn more about coaching in our comprehensive learning center.
Is coaching the same as therapy?
No, coaching is definitely not the same thing as therapy. Therapy is intended to help people overcome emotional or psychological disorders. Coaching, on the other hand, is intended to help normal, healthy individuals achieve greater success, happiness, and well-being in their lives. We strongly advise you to seek professional advice from a licensed therapist if you have any concerns or doubts about your psychological health. Learn more about the difference between coaching and therapy.
Do I need to choose a coach who lives close to me?
Not at all! In fact, most coaching is conducted over the phone or the internet. And because getting the right “fit” is so important in finding the right coach, we strongly encourage you to find the coach whose training, experience, and background closely match with your specific goals. This might be someone who lives in your city, but may also be someone in a different town. Remember, it’s finding the right coach, not the closest coach that matters.