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The Real Cost of Hiring a Coach

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

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Executive Coach Marshall Goldsmith once gave BusinessWeek a list of reasons why some managers don't make it to the executive suite. Among them, the need to win at all costs, contributing too much to every discussion and -- here's a good one -- exalting faults as virtues. Meredith Haberfeld at IFC Coaching in New York adds to the list: managers who treat their own teams well but have "sharp elbows" with others, or those who "wear stress on their faces." "To get to the C-level, you need to deal with the bad beautifully," says Haberfeld.

$250 - $475: Hourly fees depending on coach --