Is coaching for me?

How does coaching work?

Thanks to him, I improved my CV and my interview skills.

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Coaching uses different techniques to explore possibilities, break walls and think outside of the box. It stimulates clients to ask themselves questions they never though of before and expand their view of the world. Additionally, coaching encourages self-discovery so clients can have a better understanding of their own needs, desires, beliefs and values. This will enable clients to, as the spice girls said, tell me what you want what you really, really want.

If you want something more specific you can check the following:

Return of investment

Do you find coaching expensive? What if I told you it was a very small investment compared to the return?

Most of career coaches or coaches in general start at £85/h and some having usual fees between £100 – £250 per hour. Only 2% of coaches charge £50 per hour or below. I am myself on this percentage as you will be see from my fees (link).

Source: Career Sidekick. Clark, B. “How Much Does a Career Coach Cost? Average Costs and More. [online] Available at: https://careersidekick.com/career-coach-cost/

Currently if you work with me you would be spending £30 per hour on coaching. Normal coaching interventions take between 6 and 8 hours. This is an expense of £240 tops.

But what does that mean? Check the following scenarios:

If you are getting your first job and coaching helps you obtaining one with an annual salary of let’s say £22k: You will have recovered your investment in less than a week after starting on that job (1 week of salary vs the coaching fees as £355.69 vs £240).
If you are changing jobs and coaching helps you passing from a £35k annual salary to a £40k salary by using coaching: You will have recovered your investment in less than a month (1 month of the salary increase vs the coaching fees as £283.33 vs £240).
If you are looking for a promotion and coaching helps you getting one increasing your annual salary from £67k to £85k: You will have recovered your investment in two weeks of starting your new role (two weeks of salary increase vs the coaching fees as £401.54 vs £240).

Confidentiality

A coaching relationship, as well as all information (documented or verbal) that a client shares with me as part of this relationship, is bound by the principles of confidentiality.

As a coach I agree not to disclose any information pertaining to the client without the client’s written consent. I will never disclose a client’s name as a reference without the client’s consent.