As more people are looking to improve their lives by taking online courses, many are also turning to coaching as a powerful method to reach their goals faster. In the past, only athletes and high profile executives were employing these types of individuals. However, as the word has got out about how effective coaching is, even moms and teenagers are hiring a coach.
Here are four questions you need to consider on how to find a life coach that best suits your needs:
- What type of results have they helped their clients achieve?
A good coach is all about helping their clients achieve their goals. However, not all of them may have supported them in the way you need.
It’s important to spend some time with yourself and get clear about what type of results you are actually seeking. Having a clear set of expectations before you go out searching for someone is essential so that you don’t waste your time interviewing the wrong candidates.
- Does their personality fit mine?
Because you will be spending many hours and months with your new coach it’s going to be important that you find someone that matches your type of personality. Do you want someone who is laid back, direct, practical, humorous, warm, older, younger, male, female, etc…
Make sure you write down five characteristic traits that best describe the type of coach you think would best fit your personality.
- What have they personally accomplished?
A good coach that will match your needs is going to be someone who has gone through similar experiences as you have. For example, if you are looking to become more outgoing because you have low self esteem or are an introvert, then it would be good to find someone who they themselves have gone through something similar so that they can relate to you.
- How much do they charge?
Life coaching can be very expensive so you are going to need to have an ideal budget range already set before you go out and try to find a life coach. It’s like going out and looking at houses only to realize that most of them are not in your budget. You would hate to have a situation where you spent time to found someone that you really like but can’t afford.
So make sure you set a budget range and then stick to it. Generally speaking you can find a good life coach for $1500 to $2500 for a three month package.