9 Great Reasons To Hire (Or Not To Hire) A Life Coach

Remy Blumenfeld, Contributor
Leadership Strategy
Coach and entrepreneur specializing in the creative sector.

Hugely successful public figures from Oprah Winfrey to Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio and Hugh Jackman to Bill Gates all work extensively with a life coach. But why? In my experience there are 6 factors that bring high achieving people to coaching. In an interview with Fortune magazine, Eric Schmidt, chairman of Alphabet (formerly CEO of Google) said: “everyone needs a coach.” I don’t agree. While there May be several factors that bring successful people to coaching, there are also good reasons why certain people should not hire a coach. Let’s start with these.

Coaches continually get coached themselves and evaluate where they are in their process all in service of their clients.