1. Have a phone call with them.
Most of what you need to know about your coach, you’ll find out in the first few minutes. Chemistry is an important predictor of a successful relationship, and you’ll only know that by speaking in person.
2. Are they available when you need them?
You want to make sure a coach is free when you are to maximize the time you’ve allocated to invest in yourself.
3. What’s their style?
Empathetic, challenging, collaborative, or a combination of these things. Think about what you need to help get you to that next level.
4. Are they hearing you?
Listen to see if a coach repeats back what you’ve said with an understanding of your intent.
5. Do they seem to understand your unique situation?
A coach doesn’t necessarily need in-depth knowledge of your industry to be helpful, but they should be able to meet you where you are.
You can always request a new coach. Many of our clients change coaches over the years as their needs grow and change.
Note: Some coaches may not be available due to how booked up they are.