Five Questions to Ask a Potential Coach
Hiring a professional coach is an important decision. Ensuring a good fit can sometimes be challenging, but with thorough research and the right set of questions, you can make an informed choice.
Do Your Research
Review the coach’s website for information about their offerings, approach, and philosophy. It’s also useful to check their bio and background to see if their story resonates with you. Don’t just look for identical experiences, but also consider how they’ve overcome struggles and challenges.
Engage on Social Media
Consider following potential coaches on social media platforms. This can give you a sense of their focus and the kind of support they offer to their clients. Checking their products like programs, courses, and ebooks/books can also be informative.
Personalize Your Inquiry
When reaching out to a potential coach, ask questions that matter to you. Here are some suggestions:
1. What is your ideal client?
2. What does success look like to you?
3. What makes you different? This could include asking about their values.
4. What training do you have?
5. How do you give back feedback?
Don’t spend too much time deliberating, or you risk falling into inaction or focusing on the coach’s flaws. When you feel a strong inspiration and their words resonate with you, it may be time to make a decision.
The Bottom Line: Coaching is a Two-Way Street
Coaching relationships require time to build and may challenge you. Coaches seek your blind spots and push you out of your comfort zone. Don’t expect pampering but anticipate empathy, understanding, and results from your actions. A strong coaching relationship is when both parties commit to a desired goal and do everything possible to achieve it.
Ready to start your coaching journey? Use these tips to find the right professional coach and take the first step toward achieving your goals. Remember, your coach will be your guide, critic, and cheerleader, helping you see and overcome your blind spots. With the right coach, you’re not just dreaming about success; you’re working towards it.
If you’re looking for a life coach/consultant for women empowerment and wellness in North Vancouver, reach out to me at Desiree Leigh Coaching. With more than fifteen years of personal life coaching, ten plus years in academia, and learned practical science-based skills as well as my metaphysical, mystical, and meditation studies and personal divine experiences, I coach and educate women from a broad range of modalities to support women to enrich their lives so they can positively impact others and leave a legacy they are proud of. I offer healing worthlessness, woman empowerment, personal leadership, midlife redesigning, and life coaching to clients all over Canada, including North Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta, and the surrounding areas.
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