With the simple click of a button you can have access to some of the world’s best life coaches and mentors right now. Pretty amazing right?
Technology has enabled us to look beyond time zones and location, creating a platform for us to connect and work virtually with anyone in the world. From business coaches and career coaches, to health or spiritual coaches, we’re incredibly spoilt for choice (which is a wonderful thing!) but how do you go about finding that special coach for you? What will help you to make this important decision and investment for yourself?
We’ve got a few tips for you to consider that will help you find a coach that resonates with you. In an ideal world, we would hope that everyone invests in a coach with the appropriate qualifications and experience, but it goes beyond that.
You don’t want to sign up with any coach – you want a coach that will ultimately support you to learn and grow in ways you maybe never thought possible. Someone that you can trust and that will lovingly help you to get from where you are now, to where you want to be.
What support do you specifically need?
Finding the right coach for you is certainly going to depend on the types of goals and dreams that you have. There’s no point going to see the seemingly hottest coach right now if they don’t have the capacity to help you with what you really need. Keep your goals and dreams at the forefront of your mind and this will enable you to narrow down your options. Look at the different areas that coaches may specialise in and see which one feels most aligned to you.
Get to know them
With any relationship, it’s important to get to know someone before you can develop a real connection. Start following any coach you are interested in on social media or subscribe to their newsletter to get more of an insight into who they are and what they do. Have a good look at their website and their ‘about me’ page and see what’s important to them. Do they have testimonials from previous clients highlighting their achievements that you can relate to?
All of this information is going to help you decide whether this coach is the right one for you. Most importantly, how does this person make you feel in these initial stages? Excited and inspired? That’s a pretty good sign!
Make use of complimentary consults
If you’re genuinely thinking about working with a coach but you want to make sure you’re the right fit – see if they offer a complimentary consult. Most coaches will offer these free of charge for that exact reason – to make sure that you’re both the right fit for each other and of course to answer any questions that you have.
After a consult you should have a good indication of whether this coach is the right one for you. Did they make you feel supported? Did they listen to you and ask insightful questions? Did you have any light-bulb moments or ah-ha moments? Did you feel excited about the prospect of working with them? These are all important questions to consider and know that there’s no obligation to follow through if you didn’t feel a connection.
Trust your intuition
Sometimes you’ll land on a website and you’ll just ‘know’ that you’re meant to work with that coach. Other times you might have to actively search for one. The important thing is to trust your intuition and focus on how that person makes you feel. People may give you recommendations of coaches they have worked with before (and word of mouth is brilliant) but don’t choose to work with a coach just because everyone else has. Find out what’s important to you, take the time to get to know them and see if there’s a genuine connection. Trust that you’re the only one who can decide what’s right for you.
Of course there will be other aspects to consider such as cost, availability and coaching techniques, but whilst these are important – finding a life coach that resonates with you also requires you to take a leap. That leap might make you feel vulnerable, it may mean you’ll have to put some extra money aside to make the investment and it will mean you have to create space to commit and take action towards your dreams throughout the coaching series.
If you are actively looking for a coach – our Certified Beautiful You Coaches are incredible and you can check out their profiles here. They have a variety of different backgrounds and specialisations and are based all over the world.
Take the leap beautiful you and know that there are so many coaches out there that can support you to achieve your dreams. Happy coach hunting!