Why should I hire a coach? What do I need to consider?

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Are you thinking about working with a coach? 

Perhaps you need help to achieve a goal, resolve a challenge or create a new direction for your life and you’re wondering if you should hire a coach.

Here are a few of the many reasons working with a coach could be a very good move and help you transform your life.

A coach, unlike some family and friends:

  • Has no pre-conceived ideas about you
  • Has no personal agenda in working with you
  • Is 100% focused on you and what you want to achieve
  • Is confidential
  • Creates a safe space for you to be honest and open without fear of being judged.
  • Has specialist training and expertise to help you through complex situations
  • Will help you tap into your motivation and build plans, take action and make changes
  • If you wish, your coach will hold you accountable for taking action.

If you are tempted to hire a coach consider the following:

  • Check out a few different coaches – which ones do you feel drawn to work with.
  • Arrange a complimentary consultation with the coaches (most coaches offer a 20-30 minutes free consultation). This is a chemistry check to see if you have a good connection and answer any questions you have.
  • Ask for a copy of their terms of engagement. (How they work, what they charge, their cancellation policy etc.)
  • Ask about the coaches training and experience level.  Are they accredited by a coaching organisation (International Coaching Federation, Association for Coaching, European Mentoring and Coaching Council, etc.)
  • Review testimonials from other people they have coached. (Usually on the website). You may also want to check out their LinkedIn profile.

I highly recommend working with a coach.  My own experience of having a coach was transformational for me and that’s why I trained to become one myself.  I know the power of coaching and now enjoy bringing coaching to many more people.

Carol Pearson is an experienced and accredited Coach. She helps professionals achieve greater personal and professional happiness and success.
Carol works with clients in London and internationally either face to face or via telephone, Zoom or Skype.