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4 reasons NOT to get a coach

A coach telling you NOT to get coaching?! We know, it’s weird. But coaching genuinely isn’t for everyone.


Join Alice to find out why coaching might not be right for you right now, and what other support might be better suited.


She’ll discuss:


  • how to identify whether 1:1 coaching is right for you right now
  • why it’s important to do research around coaching before investing
  • when to get coaching and when another form of support might be best
  • some of the main features of coaching, such as challenging questions
  • the dedication and energy levels required to succeed in 1:1 coaching
  • where to find free advice, support and information that is a great alternative


This is a sister episode to ‘Episode 73: 4 reasons to get a coach.’


Recorded July 2021



The Dark Coffee Podcast starts brave and bullshit-free conversations around mental health and wellbeing in business, hosted by wellbeing coach and advocate, Alice Lyons.



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