9 Common Myths About Career Coaching

Do you know the difference between a myth and a legend? 🤔

(This is from my homeschool learning for this week 😁)

According to the amazing Mrs Guntrip, a legend is based in fact, whereas a myth is totally made up.

There are so many myths floating about around coaching.

Most of us THINK we know what career coaching is - but what is true and what isn’t? 🤷‍♀️

I am a career coach specialising in transforming ambitious professional women’s Imposter Syndrome to unshakeable self-belief (what I call Naked Confidence), so you can succeed in that high-level dream job with the salary to match.

This blog article will help you sort the myths from the facts! 😁

Read on to find out whether:

  • career coaching is really expensive

  • you need to spend hours being coached

  • or if you have to get really uncomfortable to make progress…

1. Career coaching is really expensive

Career coaching CAN be a significant financial investment.

It will depend on the coach you choose, and how long you choose to be coached for, but it can range from anything around £75 an hour to over £750 an hour - which is quite a difference!

(For comparison, my signature coaching programme, Banish your Imposter and Discover Your Naked Confidence, currently costs £2,000 for 7 sessions (ie £285 per session), including significant amounts of in-between session contact.)

However, it’s worth considering what you get for the money.

I've certainly bought expensive items that have ended up being worth the money.

(I have a pair of Russell and Bromley over the knee flat leather boots I bought over ten years ago that cost nearly £300 - it was a gulp moment when I handed over the card - but they're down to less than £1 per wear by now...)

If the coaching leads to a fundamental internal transformation, that might be something you’d be willing to pay significant sums for.

And with career coaching, your investment could be paid back many times over through promotions and pay rises throughout your career.

(Every single one of my career coaching clients has said that coaching with me has been value for money.)

So it's worth thinking about what you want out of coaching, and then what that is actually worth to you.

And it's also worth finding out if your workplace will pay for your career coaching - I have a number of clients who have funded their coaching programme this way.

(I help by providing a pdf outline of the coaching programme and goals, to help with the internal negotiations...)

And then the investment - as well as the benefits - become organisational, rather than personal.

2. You need to spend hours being coached

Career coaching can definitely be