Looking for a Life Coach? There are a TON out there these days, especially with B-school teaching everyone on earth how to market their business, build a platform and launch their website. Here are a few tips to help you find a qualified professional that is worth the money.

  1. First and so glaringly obvious we almost forget to ask. Are they actually a certified coach? And even better are they a BOARD CERTIFIED COACH? I cannot tell you how many people are making up glamorous names for their profession without any real certification or training to qualify them as an actual COACH. ASK for this important piece of evidence before you swipe your credit card.
  2. Where did they do their Coach Training? Is it a school you have heard of? Is it reputable?
  3. What year were they trained? How many years have they been a practicing coaching? Do they seem like they have been suntanning themselves in this profession for a while?
  4. Do they have an office? Have they ever had a professional coaching office? Are they only online?
  5. Read between the lines when you evaluate their website. Content vs. Glamour, Do they seem to actually offer consistent valuable information, classes, and training’s?
  6. Do they offer a free call without any pressure to sell you a package? Can you talk to them and get a feel for their energy before you hire them?
  7. Don’t overpay. There are a lot of very reasonably prices coach’s out there. You don’t need to over pay for a coach. Decide roughly what you want to pay per hour and back into it. $100-200 per hour should buy you a very qualified, board certified coach.
  8. Start with 3 sessions. This is the package that works best for me and my clients. One is never enough and 3 is enough to see if you are really committed to the work. If your not, no need to pay for 6 or 12. You can always buy another set of 3 at the same initial rate if you want to continue.
  9. Set the pace. Know your rhythm. If you know that you need a month to complete something, don’t be afraid to book a monthly session instead of a weekly one.
  10. Get on their newsletter or email list. We are all giving away loads of valuable coaching for FREE via our articles, webinars and more. You will soon know if you need more and when you do, these communications will help you connect with the right coach for you!
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