Personal development and leadership coaching is a growing need in this complex and fast-paced world. With more people being coached and more coaches available to choose from, picking a coach can be confusing. How do you decide one person is going to be more helpful to your learning and growth over another one?
Selecting a coach that is right for you is a mix of several significant factors:
- Training: A coach should be trained by an accredited ICF institution or have a long-standing background in the field
- Continuing Education: A coach’s commitment to build skills will keep your coaching experience fresh and relevant
- Certifications: Most rigorous assessment tools require certification. Look for these credentials.
- Satisfied Clients: References and testimonials will provide evidence that your coach gets results.
- A Commitment to Contribute to the Field of Coaching: Blogging, presentations, and volunteering allows a coach to share coaching with a broader audience.
- Chemistry: Even great coaches aren’t the right coaches for everyone. Make sure to interview your prospective coach and ask for a sample session.
I invite you to examine my background to see if I might be right for you or your organization.