The Real Cost of Hiring a Coach

By Nikhil Hutheesing – Sep 26, 2012 12:19 PM ET

Executive Coach

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 Think Human 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 —