How do I know if a coach is right for me?

How do I know if a coach is right for me?

I love this question. It’s very common to ask yourself this simple question whether you are looking to partner with a life or wellness coach for the first time or you are partnering with a new coach. I’m sharing some key questions you can ask yourself to discern if the coaching modality is right for you. No matter your journey or where you are right now in life, these questions will help you gain clarity and determine if hiring a coach is the right next step.

Do I truly have a desire to change?

If your desire is small, that’s okay. They key word here is DESIRE. If you have the desire to change and make shifts, internal and external, this is a solid foundation to begin your journey with a coach. Hiring a life coach is more than a financial investment – it’s an investment of time, reflection, emotions, and effort. I encourage you to be very honest with yourself, if you don’t have this desire take a pause on hiring a coach. Making interior shifts is deep work, but know that it can be lots of FUN!

Am I really open to change?

It starts with the desire, then the willingness to open up and be receptive to change. If you are hesitant that’s okay. It’s normal. However, if your willingness to be open and receptive is greater than the resistance you are exactly in the right place. Get ready for the magic to unfold!

Do I truly value my well-being?

First, define what well-being means to you. Is it physical? Is it personal or professional? Is it mind, body, and soul/spirit? Get clear on what it means to you then ask yourself, is this really really important to me? If these questions don’t resonate with you right now, that’s okay, you might press pause on hiring a coach then move forward when it feels right. If your answer is yes, it is very likely that hiring a coach is in alignment with your values. Rock on!

What do I want to achieve?

Before hiring a coach, reflect on what you are really going after. Is it a concrete goal? Is it to train for a marathon? More balance and less stress? A life transition? Know what you want more of and less of even if that is somewhat general, this will help you determine what coach may be the right fit for you.

I hope you found this as a resourceful guide that can assist in your decision to hire a coach. Take what resonates with you. If you are still curious, feel free to reach out. I would love to chat more! Schedule a complimentary session here.

Congratulations on showing up for yourself and taking a few minutes to learn about coaching!

Onward and Upward,


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