You’re ready to make some changes and you’ve decided that it’s time to work with a life coach. But now what? It can be tough to know what you should be looking for in a coach, especially if you’ve never worked with one. How do you make sure your coach will be the right fit for you and has the right background to address your unique needs? Here are a few questions to ask a potential coach to see if he/she is the best match:
Question 1: Why did you become a coach?
Question 2: What is your background and work experience?
Question 3: What is your coaching experience? How about training and certification?
Question 4: What is your coaching specialty? Are there areas in which you primarily work?
Question 5: What is your approach or philosophy about coaching?
Question 6: What methodologies and tools do you use?
Question 7: What are some of your coaching success stories?
After you’ve consulted with a potential coach, evaluate what the experience was like interacting with them. Were they easy to get a hold of? Did they follow up with you in a timely manner after you reached out? Did they answer your questions thoughtfully and thoroughly? Typically the way someone acts during your initial exchange is a good indication of the way they will act if you’re working together.
A life coach is an important ally to help you achieve your goals, make big decisions and stay accountable for the things you want to achieve in life. If you’re ready to work with a life coach, Leah M. Joppy and Associates is ready to help! Call us at 301-670-0051 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s work together to make your goals a reality.
For reasons why someone would hire a coach, check out our article.