Debunking Coaching Myths: Essential Tips for Choosing The Right Mentor for Your Business7-Figure Educator

Debunking Coaching Myths: Essential Tips for Choosing The Right Mentor for Your Business

Welcome back to 7-Figure Educator!

In this episode, I’ll be addressing the most common misconceptions about coaching for educators and entrepreneurs, and how to identify the right coach for your business. Spoiler alert: a coach is NOT your therapist, accountability partner, or cheerleader!

Join me as I walk you through the essential do’s and don’ts of selecting a coach, highlighting the three most crucial factors I consider in my own selection process. By the end of this episode, you’ll have the knowledge and strategies to choose a coach who can effectively guide you toward achieving your business goals.


  • Most common misconceptions in coaching
  • The difference between coaching and therapy
  • The importance of seeking therapy over coaching for mindset issues
  • On business coaching expectations and roles
  • The importance of personal accountability in business success
  • The pivotal role of choosing a coach with aligned values
  • Why Dr. Erica prioritizes in-person coaching
  • The importance of setting realistic expectations in a coaching relationship
  • Dr. Erica’s definition of coaching


"Coaching is not therapy... your coach is not your therapist." — Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas

“It's really important — in order to get the most out of that coaching relationship, you’ve got to be really clear around the roles and responsibilities of you and the roles and responsibilities of the coach.” — Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas


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Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas

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Listened to my first episode today, Chalkboards to Checkbooks and loved it! Great information that is so helpful! My career is not in education but the tips in here can be applied to anyone and are fundamental to meeting your goals or in some cases like Erinn’s - recalibrating them to be in line with your worth and what you can really achieve!

7-Figure Educator

Great episode talking about not only education but how to take a leap of faith. “Believing how much you can make is a great mindset shift.” -Erinn

Leap like you know the net is there.

Naked w/ Mimosas
7-Figure Educator

Dr Erica is changing the lives of educators everywhere who are still passionate about transforming our young people but struggle living paycheck to paycheck.

She’s helping change the mind and trajectory of those who still love their work! Thank you Dr Erica for this show!

7-Figure Educator

Wow! This was amazing morning motivation! Great job Erinn!

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