Finding the right Coach

"A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has to see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you always knew you could be.” 

Tom Landry

There are many benefits to coaching – I have a coach myself and it’s proven invaluable in helping me grow and improve in every area of my life.  A great coach will help you identify your blind spots, zero in on your strengths and areas for improvement, get really clear on what’s important to you, and work with you to set goals that have purpose and meaning.  Most of all, a great coach will be your ally and advocate, but will also be there to hold you accountable and face the truth.

Finding the right coach is critical if you are to gain the many benefits that having a coach can bring.  Here are a few helpful hints on finding a good coach and making sure that you’re ready for this kind of relationship in your life.

  • Interview any prospective coach to see if they’re a fit for you. 

A good coach will welcome the opportunity to do this.  A good fit makes for a healthy coaching relationship from the start. 

  • A coach should have a coach of their own.  

This is important so that you can be confident that they understand the benefits of the coaching relationship from both sides.

  • Make sure you’re comfortable with bringing 100% honesty to the table and receiving that back in return. 

This can be difficult, but having a safe space for you and your coach to give voice to the truth is essential. 

  • Make sure that you’re ready to do the work. 

A good coach will guide you and give you information and observations but won’t do the work for you.  Change will come from you, not your coach.  Any coach who tells you that they’ll change you is probably not the right coach for you.

 

And this is just the tip of the iceberg.  Most of all, find someone who feels right for you at this time in your life.  It may be that you work with one coach for a period and then find that another coach or other professional can help you take things even further.  

If this sounds like a journey you’re ready and excited to embark upon, we are here to provide you with the support, practical actions and most of all be a point of accountability to help you discover your best self.  Click on the link below and set up a free, no obligation consultation and let’s talk about the possibilities!