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Selecting Your Coach


Congratulations on deciding to invest in your growth by hiring a coach! It may seem intimidating to select a coach, and you may be wondering, “How do I find the right coach for me?” Here are ideas to support your decision-making process for selecting the coach right for you:

Ask friends or colleagues who you trust if they know of a coach.

If you are currently employed, consult with your organization’s human resources department or benefits website to see if coaching is a service provided and company-funded.

Conduct online research to select a few coaches to interview. This will enable efficiency in your search for the right coach.

Research potential coach’s online presence to see if they align with your values and life philosophies.

Because rapport is the #1 factor in selecting your coach, schedule a discovery meeting or chemistry call to see how they engage with you. You want to feel comfortable and create a connection with your future coach. TRUST is a vital component in this relationship.

Ask these questions as you interview prospective coaches:

How did you decide to become a coach?

What is your coaching experience?

What coaching certifications and credentials have you earned?

What is your specialty?

What is your coaching philosophy/approach?

What types of clients have you worked with?

What are the results of your coaching? Tell me about a client success story.

Are you an active member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF)

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Coaching has a 500%+ return on investment, according to Metrix Global, I invite you to think beyond the cost of coaching. You are investing in your growth and development. What is the cost of NOT hiring a coach?

Coaching is an unregulated profession. Honestly, anyone can call themselves a coach. Not everyone is trained as a certified or credentialed coach. The governing body and gold standard for the Coaching Industry is the International Coaching Federation (ICF). When you hire an ICF-certified coach or a coach with an ACC or PCC credential, you have the assurance your coach has completed 60+ hours of coach training, completed Mentor Coaching, passed a rigorous coaching exam, and they are demonstrating coaching competencies in real-life coaching scenarios.

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