I Fired my Life Coach

Well, I didn’t actually “fire” her — I just told her that I wouldn’t be continuing with my regular weekly sessions at this point.

After years of going to therapy on and off, I thought perhaps what I really needed was a life coach to help me figure out how to manage my time and feel like I was leading a successful, productive life. I sought out an ADHD life coach specifically because I thought they’d be able to help me best focus on the time management issues and all the other things that relate to my being ADHD.

She was trying to earn her certificate, so the actual coaching was on the cheap side — $10 per half hour session by phone, totaling $40 a month. But after a few months of meeting with her weekly, I knew I wasn’t getting anywhere. It wasn’t her fault at all, I just realized that I’m not the type of person who can benefit from a “coach.” I tend to rebel against authority even when I’m paying for it, so the whole concept behind coaching backfired on me.

However, I did get an education in how to think about prioritizing my life, and how over committing is not the right tool for success. Without the authority role in the picture, I am hoping I can take some of the learnings and apply them, perhaps having value out of the months of life coaching yet.

Have you ever gone to a life coach? Do you have a success story?

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2 thoughts on “I Fired my Life Coach”

  1. I just found your blog and I can relate to any and everything u have ever written. Its comforting to know that other people out there have the same mind you do. I am highly functional so its hard to tell that something is wrong with me, but I really feel like there is… I need Therapy but it annoys me, go figure 🙁

    1. I bet there are a lot of us… which is why I write. Because I think the most important thing to help other people, and myself, is to help folks who think this way know they're not alone. Which can be comforting and scary at the same time, but it's important to be honest.

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