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Pick the life coach who is ideal for You
Pick the life coach who is ideal for You
Not the highest rated or “best” coach. There is no true coach-rating scale. A life coach can be the “best” coach for one person but not be the “best” coach for another person.
The key is to focus on finding a life coach to suit your needs, your goals, your personality, and your situation. Select a life coach based solely on how you feel about the individual from your perspective only.
Recommendations of others are helpful, but your ideal life coach has to be ideal for you.
Focus on developing the ideal coaching relationship.
The life coaching relationship is a true partnership and success is dependent on the interaction between both parties. An ideal coaching relationship is born when the level of mutual respect, trust and caring between you and your executive coach is extremely strong.
The better the relationship between you and your personal coach, the better the results of your coaching process.
Pick life coaches who consider you to be their ideal clients.
You want to know that your ideal life coach had determined that you would be his or her ideally matched client, before you met. Life coaches have different experiences, desires, strengths, and chosen specialties. The best life coaches know the types of people they really enjoy and connect with.
Knowing that your life coach considers you to be his or her ideally match client will generate a true Win-Win relationship.
Experience live coaching from several life coaches before making a selection.
The best way to finding a life coach is to test drive several life coaches towards your stated “coachable goals.” You will want to have a real life coaching session from at least three life coaches, before you make your final selection.
This way you will discover enough about their style, their personality, their skills and their genuine interest in you as a person to consider all of the factors described above to select the life coach who will be ideal for you.
You want the sessions to be real coaching sessions, and not interviews by you or by the coach.
You also want the sessions to be devoid of any form of sales or pressure tactics. The life coaching process cannot be sold. If you feel any sales, guilt, or pressure tactics from a coach, stop the process immediately, and move on! You want to actually experience their true coaching, so you will get a clear picture of what you can expect from their future coaching.
Get the exact fees charged by a potential coach up front!
I estimate that over 60% of all “coaches” do not publish their coaching fees. The reasons vary, but almost all of them are not good for clients. In fact, it is best that you be directed to their previously published coaching fees, before you start the sample session. Many “coaches” also have multiple fee structures, for different types of clients.
If you are uncomfortable with the fee structure of a life coach, go elsewhere! Or if your prospective coach hedges on presenting his or her fees, move on to another coach. If they play games with you in presenting their fees, how can you trust them in such a trusting relationship?
The quality of the life coaching you receive is NOT related to the fees they charge!
Just because an life coach charges higher fees does not mean you will get better quality coaching. I believe that the average fees charged by people calling themselves coaches are much too high.
In fact, many “coaches,” especially “celebrity coaches” charge excessive fees as a sales gimmick to project higher quality coaching, or to promote their “celebrity” status.
Picking your life coach because he or she charges more money, expecting more results, will not work. You will be frequently surprised to discover that your ideal life coach will not charge as much as most other coaches.
Seek hiring life coaches that have considerable experience.
Find out how long a life coach has been coaching professionally as a life coach. Not as a manager, or having coached all of their lives, etc. And find out how many actual one-on-one clients he or she has coached. A good rule of thumb is that you want a life coach who has been coaching professionally for over 3 years and has coached over 100 clients.
Thomas Leonard, the architect of the life coaching process and the life coaching industry consistently claimed that the only way to become an exceptional coach was to coach, even though he was the force behind over 2 major coaching schools.
Pick life coaches who have excellent client success rates.
You want your life coach to have a very high success rate for assisting clients (Like you) to actually complete their coachable goals. The reason you hire a life coach is to achieve your coachable goals, and the reason a life coach coaches you is to be darn sure you do. Engaging a life coach who has assisted a high percentage of his or her clients to complete their coachable goals is very important to you. Go with winning coaches.
Do NOT consider coaching credentials or coach training claims to be useful.
There are over 60 different coach certifications that are Purchased to promote credentialed coaches as better than others. Yet, credentials do not separate out the best life coaches. (A coaching credential can be bought for as little as $199.00)
There are over 630 For Profit coach training schools, and there is little indication that graduates of any schools become better coaches. In fact, some of the most successful life coaches never attended any coach training school.
When you Find Your Ideal Life Coach you will achieve more than you can imagine AND you will improve all aspects of your life.
Enjoy your trip!
Jamarcus Dantley says
I have a friend that has been looking to find a good life coach. I really like your first tip about finding the best coach for you and not the one that just has the highest ratings. You’re right, what works for one person may not work for another. Thanks for sharing these tips.
I wasn’t aware of how important it was to find a life coach that fits your style. It can really influence your results. Thanks for the advice.
Your life coach is an objective, positive supporter. Not everyone is lucky enough to have such a friend or colleague to provide this. If youвЂ™ve been doing it solo, try seeing how much more you can accomplish with a life coach!
Ashley Turns says
I like how you suggest having at least one session with three different life coaches before you make your final decision. My sister has been considering hiring a life coach since she just quit her job and has no idea what to do with herself. I’ll definitely suggest that she finds one that she gets along with and has a real interest in her succeeding.
Thank you Ashley for visiting and your kind comments. I look forward to hearing from your sister.
Ridley Fitzgerald says
You have some helpful tips for finding a good life coach. I like the idea of finding someone who has already decided that I’d be the ideal client for them. Finding someone who thinks about that would be great. Hopefully I can find a coach who can help me.
Larry Edwards says
Life coaching is very crucial for an individual because it helps him in achieving his most important aspiration. But it is possible only after perceiving the right life coach. As one may not get the same level of success from every aspect of life coaching, thus, he should find the right one who will support him in reaching and even overreaching his biggest dreams and objectives. I just want to say that a right life coach is one who can oscillate with you and also can perform in accordance with your disposition and intellectual style. Well, after going through your blog scrupulously, I can suggest that one should follow the above guidelines which will assist him in finding the ideal life coach for his life.
Jeremy Thompson says
It’s great that you mentioned that price isn’t related to the quality of life coaches as some of the best life coaches for you are affordable and is basically charging the same as most coaches. That is perfect to learn as I was thinking of trying this life coach thing to see how I can improve my life further. Additionally, I want to learn if they can help me find a goal and purpose in my life. Thanks for the informative article about how to find the ideal life coach for me!
Jeremy, Thank you for your kind note. Enjoy your trip seeking the best life coach for you. Bill
Millie Hue says
I agree that the relationship that you should have with a life coach should be of the same level of respect, with trust, and care. My friend told me that she needed the help of a relationship coach because she has been in a failed relationship for a couple of times now, and she is starting to lose hope of finding the right person. She even feels like she will never have a successful relationship. I will share these tips with her to help her find the perfect coach for her. Thanks!
Heidi Bookenstock says
My brother has been going through some very difficult times in the past few years. He’s tried therapy and hasn’t felt like it’s been working so he wants to try seeing a life coach. I really appreciate the advice in this article, especially the advice to see a coach who views you as their ideal client, this will help determine that you will meet each other’s needs and have a connection.
Eli Richardson says
It really helped when you talked about life coaches and their selection process! Recently, one of my cousins said she’s interested in meeting with a life coach. My cousin wants to get professional insight on her career path, so I’ll be sure to share your tips with her! Thanks for the advice on comparing different life coaching services before hiring one!
Eli, your cousin can take control of his career path whenever he wants. Thank you for sharing.
Olivia Smart says
Thank you for explaining that you should find a coach who has been coaching for over three years. My husband has been thinking about hiring a life coach to help him make a change to switch to operating his own business full time. I’ll be sure to mention this to him so that he can start really looking for someone that is experienced to help him make this step in his life.
Olivia, My coach coached me to design and create my present business on my terms that I have enjoyed and thrived in for over 20 years. I am a professional Coachee and it really works for me. Have fun. Bill
Braden Bills says
I’ve been having a hard time getting my life together. It makes sense that I would want to get a life coach to help me out with that. That seems like a good way to ensure that I put everything together properly.
Charlotte Fleet says
It makes sense to choose a life coach based on your needs as you said. My roommate wants to hire a life coach. I’ll suggest that she consider her needs to find the best one for her.
Henry Killingsworth says
My wife and I want to find a life coach. It was helpful when you mentioned that it is a good idea to find a life coach that suits your needs. It might be a good idea for us to find a life coach that is a little bit younger.
Alice Carroll says
Thanks for the reminder that the fee structure is also a huge thing to look into when planning to find a life coach for women. I might need that soon because I feel like the current state of my career is getting my nowhere. I think that it would be best to start looking for advice on how to find a way to pivot into a different career path.