$1,000 an hour

My mom’s hair dresser hired a business coach for $1,000 an hour. It’s a hair salon with 16 employees and a lot of business, but even so, I’m trying to imagine a scenario when $1,000/hr is worth the expense. What do you think?

By Chris Tingom

Principal of Tornado Design, a Phoenix, AZ based web consultancy

11 replies on “$1,000 an hour”

We had a client that hired an ‘image consultant’ for probably a similar cost. I think it was due more to his personal mid-life crisis than improving his business image.

I was thinking that even if a consultant thought he/she was worth $1,000 an hour, I’m not capable of absorbing the stuff their going to tell me at that fast a rate.

I can see if you’re the CEO of a Fortune 1,000 company, and you need a consultant, $1,000 an hour isn’t all that much in the big scheme of things.

$1000/hr is high for service fees but i dont think its outrageous for consulting. 8k for the day. Bill Clinton charges like a few hundred thousand to speak for an hour. Same with Michael Moore. So figure that a consultant for a hair salon is probably 100x more interesting the the words of wisdom from michael moore.

So using math i can deduce that: For every degree of interesting that you arent you get exponentially more expensive.

Its why designers dont make THAT much, and why hobos are poor.

Bill Clinton:1,000,000 – Michael Moore: 100,000 – Hair Consultant:1,000 – Designer:100 – Hobo: 0

what if you are a hobo designer? In downtown Tempe they have that all over wireless, so basically you just need an outlet and a pancho for shelter/monsoon time and you are good to go.

that seems really high. I hired a business coach but she was more like $175 an hour with a commitment of one hour per week for 6 months. I highly recommend hiring a business coach or life coach but I would never pay $1000 an hour. that person better be really good…

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