Getting the Most Out of a Business or Life Coaching Relationship: Top 10 Things to Look for in a Coach

Thinking of hiring a coach to help you move to new levels in a new or related career field or in your life?

When I start working with a new coaching client, I always remind the client that this is a two-sided relationship — I’m not going to tell them what to do, but rather guide them to find the best outcomes and ways to meet their goals.

Coaching is about growing and becoming aware of the skills and talents you already have and/or need to develop, then prioritizing goals and creating a personalized roadmap and timeline to reach them.

Top 10 things to look for in a coach — someone who:

    1. respects your needs, both personal and professional
    2. reflects rather than directs
    3. empowers rather than trains you
    4. is not judgmental
    5. is empathetic
    6. helps you find answers to your challenges and goals
    7. knows one size doesn’t fit all
    8. is flexible
    9. is a sounding board
    10. is a good listener
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