Coaching is a SCAM
I have read and heard this a couple times recently. As I am a coach, this public image affects me and my business, too.
Let’s analyze, what this is about?
First we need to define scam. Scam is defined as a fraudulent or deceptive act or operation. So some people think coaching is a fraudulent or deceptive act or operation.
The issue here is clearly that they refer to coaches who didn’t deliver what they promised, what the client expected or coaches of which the people don’t believe in their ability anyways for various reasons. Most often it is referred to “get rich quick” coaches, “one solution solves all” coaches or “I am the enlightened one” coaches who don’t deliver what they promised (and often afterwards blame the client).
Everyone can call himself/herself a coach. I do it, too, because coaching is what I do and where I am good at. Does this make me a scammer? Is Flocoaching a scam? No, we don’t do fraudulent or deceptive acts or operations. It is as simple as that.
At Flocoaching we deliver what we promise. We provide knowledge about business and self-development and “unlock”, implement and adjust this knowledge in real-time together with our clients.
So yes, there are scammers around who use the word coach for themselves. The question is if they are able to bring you closer to your goals or not. Some might be even good for other people, but not for you.
There is a saying that a student chooses his guide, not the other way around. It is about you and your discernment how to find out if a coach is right for you or not. I will write another blog about this.
As a conclusion we learned that general statements like “coaching is a scam” are just a lack of discernment, triggered by some bad experience. We have to be aware of it to not misjudge each other just by words which describe what we do.