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How Much Does a Life Coach Cost?

Are you thinking about hiring a life coach? Learn more about how much you can expect to spend in this article.

Kara Large

Do you feel like something is missing in your life? No matter what you try, you just can’t shake the feeling that things could be better. But you have no idea where to start making changes. You just know that something should be different.

If you are trying to figure out where the gap in your life is, you might be looking at all of your options to turn things around. 

One solution you might be considering is life coaching. A life coach can help you identify your goals and keep you accountable. They can also work with you to figure out exactly what it is you want out of life and make a plan to get there.

At MacklinConnection, we don’t offer life coaching, but we do help people transform their lives through our workshops. If you are considering making an investment in yourself, we want you to have all the information you need to make that decision. 

In this article, we’ll go over how much you can expect to spend on a life coach to help you better understand if this is the right option for you.

What Costs to Consider

When considering the cost of something, there are several factors. Of course, the first aspect of cost most people think about is the financial cost. This includes the actual amount of money you can be expected to spend. 

Another cost to think about is the amount of time you’re expected to spend. Time is the most valuable resource we have - and the one we can’t get back. So it is equally important to think about how much time you are willing to dedicate to something before you make the commitment.

If you are interested in learning more about cost and what that might mean for you, check out our article on The Cost of Leadership Training which discusses cost from a holistic perspective. Even though leadership training might not be what you’re looking for to improve your life, this article can help explain what cost really means and what you should consider before signing up for something.

What is the Cost of Life Coaching?

The financial investment for life coaching is generally dependent on the experience level of the coach you select. According to Coaching-Online.Org, the average cost for a life coach ranges from $75 to $200 per hour. A newer coach usually charges around $50 per hour. And a coach with lots of experience can charge upwards of $500 per hour. 

You’ll have to shop around and find a coach that seems to match what you’re looking for in terms of their expertise and particular experience. For example, let’s say you want someone to help you with career development. You’ll want to look for a coach that has a professional background that allows them to understand your aspirations. And this might come with a higher price tag. 

How Much Time Does Life Coaching Take?

Sessions for life coaching are usually an hour. Some coaches might offer longer sessions, like 75 or 90 minutes. When you first sign up with a life coach, you might want to meet once a week to help keep you on track. Eventually, you might decide to meet twice a month, or even once a month. So the initial time investment involved in life coaching is not too demanding. 

Your life coach might have you do journaling throughout the week or read certain books. And these activities might require you to set aside time every day to complete them. This completely depends on the arrangement you establish with your coach. Life coaching is usually adaptive to your time constraints.

Keep in mind that you might not hit it off with the first coach you try out. And it can take more time than you might initially plan for to find the right life coach for you. It’s important for you to feel comfortable with your life coach. If you don’t feel a sense of safety and trust, or if their personality just doesn’t match what you need, it’s ok to keep looking for a life coach that fits what you’re looking for. 

Should You Add a Life Coach to Your Budget?

Feeling stuck in life can create dissatisfaction and unease. When you notice that your life isn’t going quite the way you want, every instance of unhappiness can feel like it’s piling up and suffocating you.

If you’re taking time to look for a solution, that is a HUGE step. And you should be proud of yourself. Realizing that what you’re doing isn’t working and deciding to make a change is a major accomplishment. And it means you are one step closer to finding more fulfillment in your life.

Now that you have more information about what you can expect to pay for a life coach, you can decide if this investment is right for you and what you want to accomplish. Whether you choose to pursue getting a life coach or a different option, we hope that you do whatever you need to find more meaning in your life. You deserve to live the life you want. 

For more information on the options available to you, check out these articles:

Do You Feel Stuck?

What is a Life Coach?

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