How To Find The Right CoachJul 19, 2021
1. Where to start: get clear on your WHY and WHAT
First things first. You need to get clear on your WHY and your WHAT. You also need to realize that with coaching, there is a process. You might not be ready to work on the hardest thing yet because there might be so many things you need to work on first! And that's okay. It's a good idea to write down WHY you want to work with a Coach. Come up with a list of your top 5-10 reasons, and then order them according to importance. Here's a few more specific areas you might want to write down:
- If you are an aspiring author or speaker, work with a coach that can help you with the process of writing your content and knows how to help you be a best seller on Amazon.
- If you are an entrepreneur, work with a coach that can help you set up your business systems.
- If you want to grow in your Life or Leadership Skills (such as overcoming self-sabotage or growing your confidence), work with a coach who has established results in that specific area.
2. How to start: connect and build a relationship online
Once you've discovered why you want to work with a Coach, it's time to find the right one. Start following coaches on social media to see who you connect best with. You can type in a hashtag such as "#lifecoach" or "#leadershipcoach", etc. to find coaches, or pay attention to the people you already follow that are in the coaching industry. Your Coach should be someone that challenges your thinking, encourages you when needed, and helps you grow in your desired skills. Try connecting with a Coach in the following ways:
- Follow them on your favorite social media platform. (We love Instagram and Facebook)
- Sign up for their free content and actually use it, and then STAY on their VIP email list.
- Subscribe to the podcast if they have one and tune in each week.
- Pay attention to how the coach interacts with her audience. Is she consistent in her message, showing up, or engaging with her audience?
One last thing - pay attention to the vulnerability of the Coach you want to work with. There's a difference between sharing something to establish vulnerability versus being an actual hot mess that can't even. Make sure your Coach has the results to back up what she claims!
3. Take the plunge: experience working with a coach
And finally, the only way you can truly know if a Coach is the right fit for you, is to experience working with them. You'll never find the right coach if all you do is devour free content. You've gotta put skin in the game to really see the results you are looking for!
- Book a one-on-one session with a coach to get results and see if they are the coach you need long term.
- Join a mastermind or event to experience the coach in a group environment. Oftentimes the connection and communication with other attendees is just as valuable, if not more valuable, as the guidance from the coach!