Within the 7 years since I grew to become licensed as an expert Life Coach I’ve wrestled with the topic of how a lot to cost Life coaches shoppers as a result of there are two methods of it and each are equally legitimate and equally problematical.
Firstly, there may be the return on funding that Life coaching can provide, Many individuals do not assume twice on spending a whole lot and typically 1000’s of on a trip that they hope will assist them ease their stress and make them really feel higher.
Due to this fact the rationale goes, that if spending an identical quantity (or in lots of circumstances a lot much less) on hiring a terrific Life Coach, can obtain the identical goal, however make it longer lasting, then certainly that needs to be worthwhile?
That’s undoubtedly the method I’ve used as a result of having a background in enterprise it was all about return on funding.
Then again I do know that lots of people cannot afford to spend upwards of $1,000 on hiring a Life Coach it doesn’t matter what the potential long run advantages are. In case you informed me that if I invested $1,000,000 in a challenge of yours that I might get again $2,000,000 in a months time, it might be of no curiosity to me. The easy reality of the matter is I haven’t got $1,000,000 to speculate even if you happen to might make such a assure, so it turns into a moot level.
Due to this fact, by charging $100 and upwards per hour most Life enchancment are ruling out tens of millions of individuals that do not have that sum of money to spend and that may be a downside. Personally I grew to become a Life Coach so I might assist folks and it bothers me that a few of the folks that almost all want my assist can not afford it.
A technique round this case is for Life coach to supply a restricted variety of professional bono periods every year. I’ve completed this for over 5 years and it is extremely gratifying to assist any individual that underneath regular circumstances couldn’t afford my providers. Additionally it is very tough to know which individuals to just accept and which to show down.
Once I provided some free Life coaching through my weblog 2 or three years in the past I had 70 folks apply. Now I’ve thrice as many readers and if I ran the identical public provide would spend the following week studying functions. Little doubt many could be coronary heart wrenching and saying ‘no’ wouldn’t be enjoyable.
Another choice is to supply a sliding scale based mostly on revenue. That is trickier since you both must belief each consumer is being trustworthy or ask for proof. The previous is more likely to be exploited sometimes and the latter might be embarrassing to the consumer to requested to supply wage slips and many others.
The very fact is, Life Teaching is neither too low cost, nor too costly as a result of it’s all the time within the eye of the consumer. In the event that they get worth for cash then it does not matter how a lot they spent, however it does concern me that many individuals won’t ever look to rent a Life as a result of they assume it’s past their means.