How to evaluate a coach so you can hire the right one for you? Have you ever wanted to know how to evaluate a coach that you would like to hire in real-time so you can hire the right one for you, not waste your time and more importantly your money?
Coaching is an intimate experience. You need to work with someone that gets you, someone you can trust and be vulnerable with who understands you, your needs and knows how to motivate you.
The first step you need to take is to schedule a one-on-one session to see if you are compatible with the potential coach you are looking to hire. Most of the one-on-one sessions are FREE so you can get to try a coaching session and see what it is like if you are new to coaching or would like to evaluate the coaching style of your potential coach.
The one-on-one session can be a discovery session or it can be a coaching session. You can choose what you would like to do. A discovery or clarity session will clarify your goals to make sure you know exactly what you would like to work on and be crystal clear. Clarity gives you great power as when you are clear on what you want you will know exactly what you need to do.
In a coaching session, you can work on a specific issue that is important to you and needs attention right now. At some stage, though if you choose to work with that coach you will need to have a discovery session so you can set your goals together, map how you will work together and create an action plan to get you from where you are to where you want to be.
At the end of the session, you should feel energised, ready to take action, clear on what you would like to work on or clear on how to move forward with your specific issue if you chose to have a coaching session. Most importantly you should have an idea if you would like to form a long term working relationship with that coach or move on to evaluate another one. In addition, you would want to make sure that the coach can help you move forward and that his/her style of coaching is compatible with you.
Some coaches work with you on options and facilitate you to choose what is best for you. It is like you are in an open buffet you can choose what you would like to eat however the coach will guide you to the healthy choices that would provide you with the most nutrition and benefit. Other coaches will push you in one direction like they will advise you to eat a specific meal to get the result that you are after. Both coaching methods are valid. Each of them has its place and both get used when appropriate however if one coach is inclined to use one method more than the other you need to be sure that you are comfortable with that. Most people like to be invited to take action and like to have options while others like to be told what to do. You need to see which style works for you better. Remember at the end you are in control and you are the one who decides what you need to do and the style that you prefer.
In summary, follow the following steps to ensure you get the best coach for you:
- Make a decision whether you would like a coaching session or a discovery session depending on if you need help with a specific issue or want to set and be clear on your goals.
- Organise a one-on-one session with your selected coach. Advise them of what you would like to work on.
- Evaluate the coach’s coaching style and their actual coaching to ensure it matches your personality. Also, ensure that you are comfortable working with the coach.
- Evaluate the coach’s coaching skills to be sure that he/she can help you get the results that you desire.
- Ask any questions you might have in addition inquire about the session fees or package fees and refund policy.
- Make a decision whether you would like to work with that coach or evaluate another.
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