ICF Philadelphia - Questions for Hiring a Coach

Interested in Hiring a Coach?


Hiring a coach is making a commitment to getting to where you want to go. When searching for a coach you may want to speak with a few to see who best fits your needs and style. Most coaches offer a complimentary coaching session to help you make a thorough evaluation.

Questions to ask yourself before talking with a coach: 

  • What would I like to be, do, or have?
  • What goals do I want a coach to help me achieve?
  • What help, support or tools do I want from a coach? 

Some questions you may want to ask a coach include: 

  • What is your coaching process?
  • How often do we meet each month and how long is each coaching session?
  • What is the duration of the coaching relationship?
  • How soon will I see results?
  • What are your fees?
  • What is your background, experience, and training?
  • What situations like mine have you coached before?
  • If your experience does not match my needs, can you recommend a coach that may be a better match for me?
  • What success have your clients had in similar situations? 
Questions to ask yourself when selecting your ideal coach:
  • With whom do I feel most connected?
  • Who was the easiest to talk to?
  • Who was the best listener?
  • Who best understood where I am and where I want to be?
  • Who most helped me find my own answers rather than providing their own solutions?
  • Who best fits my values concerning training, experience, process and price?
To begin your search, go to Find a Coach/Search Profiles