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?