@ BabaB - I have to agree with you on some points. Careers in executive coaching are fairly new, and were not too well accepted. But in the last few years, executive coaches have become better trained. They have learned how to market successfully to clients and have discovered how to coach using new and better techniques.
A friend of mine told me her story. She quit her job with a large corporation and found an excellent course in executive coaching. After getting her certification, she tried hard to get clients, with little success.
Then her former company hired her to work part time as an executive coach. She was fairly happy with what she accomplished. But she decided she needed to do more research to figure out how to help her clients.
After devoting five years to learning how to be an executive coach, she finally became established and started making good money.
It's a long and challenging journey, but with persistence, it can reap big rewards in wages and job satisfaction.