Are Coaches a Rip Off?

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Have you ever wondered if coaching is a rip off?

I will always be forever grateful to my first high end coach who charged according to the lifetime value of what she was providing. Her words of wisdom still reverberate inside my head often when I’m making a decision, contemplating my next moves in business and wondering how to approach a situation. Years after I invested in her, I still reap the benefits every day of the positive coaching experience I had with her. Years later, I can still follow her leads, refer to her notes and get results. I am forever grateful for the priceless ripple effects of her work (thanks a million zillion dollars Amanda Moxley).

Total cost of the coaching: $4,250.00 (this was not an easy investment straight after my coaching training which cost me $25,000.00)

Benefits to me: a life-sustaining business I love, priceless ripple effects of good juju, fearlessness, deep job satisfaction, the ability to pay it forward to change lives, a future that will keep getting better, lifelong friendships with other women from our group mastermind, an income that keeps growing every month (and has more than covered the costs of coaching over and over) and the ability to fish when and as needed.

Outcome: best money I ever invested in myself.

Rip off?

It wouldn’t come close to being a rip off however…

If I hadn’t taken responsibility, rolled up my sleeves, been prepared to work like a mo’fo and follow the leader, maybe I would have thought so.

If my coach had tried to sell me the oft-told marketing lie that entrepreneurship and running a business are a walk in the park, I might have lost faith in her the minute I hit a stumble or two.

She was honest with me and all the women in our mastermind.

She said ‘entrepreneurship is a marathon. You need to work really really hard and don’t believe them when they tell you it’s going to be easy.’

I didn’t want to believe her, but I’m glad I did – because she’s right – it isn’t easy.

But it is worth it.

And getting coaching has always been so worth it.

Admittedly, I’m very fussy about whom I choose as my coach and so should you be.

This week I have two fun things to share with you that do make the ‘working like a mo’fo’ absolutely worth it:

1. Sacred Women’s Business is featured in the 2015 Ausmumpreneur magazine on page 37

2.   A touching blog post from one of my most inspiring past clients – Jacqui Rae from Jacqui Rae Yoga. Jacqui is a true rising star. She is a pillar of inspiration in her tiny community with her yoga classes and workshop offerings and the wisdom of an old soul despite being such a young woman. Have a read of her article ‘coaches are a rip off who prey on women who could do it on their own.’

Reading Jacqui’s words make every moment of hard work feel worth it.

Thanks Jacqui-Rae – you are a cherished member of the Sacred Women’s Business sisterhood always! We now share a lifelong bond because we went dragon slaying together and helped each other dig the trenches and worked like mo’fos to get it all done. Now we can relish the connection!

If you’re trying to make a decision about whether to make the leap and say yes to having coaching, you are so welcome to book your complimentary chat here.

Your life matters, your mission matters and you have your dreams for a reason.

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Lisa Fitzpatrick


  1. Star on November 13, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    You rock sister! My sessions with you CHANGED my life and I will be forever grateful xxxx

    • Lisa on November 17, 2015 at 11:04 pm

      thanks Divine Star, having you as a client was one of the best things that ever happened to Sacred Women’s Business! 🙂 xxx

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