The Real Cost of Hiring a Coach

By Nikhil Hutheesing - 2012-09-26T23:15:46Z

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Career Coach

Ralph Kramden, from the 1950s television series, "The Honeymooners," could have used a coach. He worked tirelessly for years as a bus driver and was constantly coming up with schemes to strike it rich. Cameron Powell, a lawyer-turned-career coach, says there's a better way. Think about your strengths, says the Harvard Law School graduate. That, he says, will lead to happiness at work and in life. It's not as easy as it sounds. After Powell became certified by the International Coach Academy, he formed Feroce Coaching in 2004, making coaches available around the country to help people discover the right careers. One client, Michael Kinney, a lawyer in Virginia, says working with Powell provides a framework he thinks will make his career-hunting a more effective process.

$150 - $199: 45 minutes of phone coaching; price depends on coach used and number of sessions --