The personal coaching and mentoring market is starting to look more and more like a used car salesmen convention of under-achievers. In fact, many who could not make it in sales (i.e., realtors, authors, speakers, and unsuccessful business people) are now considering themselves “Life Coaches” and “Career Mentors.” Those who are truly skilled and can make a difference by guiding others are becoming lost in the Sea of the Hacks who have yet to find success in their career choice and yet somehow believe it to be their mission in life to help others achieve what they themselves could not.
Read the news or run a quick Internet search and you’ll discover too many unfortunate stories of ruined lives due to the guidance of unqualified coaches and mentors. Too many unsuccessful people are desperately searching for an easy way to make money. After they fail in their own career, they devise plans to feed off the aspirations of others. These hacks will take your money, promise you the moon, and try to convince you that someone or something else is to blame for your struggles. Don’t let these schemers rob you of your money and dreams!
You may ask: How does one recognize a skilled coach or mentor as opposed to an unqualified one? It’s not always easy, but it is possible to separate those who are skilled from those who want to exploit you in order to make their own child support payments with your money. There are many great certification programs available, but they alone only tell you that someone was able to do a self-study course and pass a series of quizzes and tests. You need to do your research [...]