How to choose a life coach

Choosing a Life Coach

So, how do you go about finding a terrific life coach who is just right for you? When shopping for a coach, there are three very important things to look for:

1) Certification: Not all people who call themselves a life coach are certified by an accredited professional school, nor are they even trained as coaches for that matter. In fact, most self-proclaimed and known life coaches are neither. A formal training is very important, because life coaching is a profession that requires very specific skills, conduct standards, and a foundation of training which is only taught in qualified schools. Regardless of what some may try to tell you, life experience and other types of experience without training is simply not enough. Would you hire a psychologist who didn’t have formal training?

2) References: An effective coach will have happy and satisfied clients who, after contracting the services of the coach, have made significant changes in their lives. Note: when asking for references make sure the people have actually been coached by the coach. Some people give references of friends or people that they have worked with in some unrelated manner.

3) A Good Match: An effective coach for one person may not be a good match for another. Personal chemistry is important. To find a good match, it’s best to speak directly with your potential coach and ask for a sample session. You’ll want to be sure you feel comfortable enough with your coach to develop the deep trust so necessary for breakthrough coaching.

I am always willing to spend time speaking with you on the phone, answering your questions and addressing your concerns. I also offer you a complimentary coaching session so you can see for yourself what coaching is all about and to find out if we are a good match

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