How to Find the Best Life Coach for You

Life Coach Tips

Have you been thinking about working with a life coach, but aren't 100% sure what you are looking for or what to expect? 

Today's post will guide you through a couple of different tips to help you choose the right coach for you for the outcome you are after. 

What Kind of Coach Should I Hire?

There are so many different types of coaches out there:
  • General Life Coaches
  • Self Development Coaches
  • Spiritual Coaches
  • Business Coaches
  • Financial Coaches
  • Relationship Coaches
And the list goes on and on and on. You can find a coach for just about everything these days. It can get pretty overwhelming when trying to decide what kind of coach you want, and who fits well with your needs. 

You should start by brainstorming what your end goal is. Are you strictly looking to work with a business coach? What is the end result there? Advice on how to start? Help with scaling your business? 

Maybe you are looking to work on your mindset or get past some bad habits you have that are standing in your way of moving forward in your life. 

It doesn't really matter what it is you want to work on, there is definitely a coach out there for you. But, you need to decide WHAT you want to work on before seeking a coach. Trust me. This will make it much easier to feel comfortable that you are hiring the right coach for your needs. 

What is the Commitment to Working with a Coach?

You have decided WHAT you want to work on, now you need to determine your commitment to your goals.. Start by writing down how much time you plan to spend working on your goals. Remember, coaching takes time. Change won't happen after only 1 or 2 sessions. You need to build that momentum each session to work towards your goals. 

Most coaches have set requirements on how long you will work with them. It is common to be asked to commit to 3-6 months AT MINIMUM. Now you may be thinking, Woah, Woah, Woah, slow down! I want to work on XYZ, not dedicate my life to this person. 

To be fair, your coach wants you to succeed. They can't help you succeed in your goals with only 1-2 sessions. This is why you go back to my first recommendation and really know WHY you want a coach. This is an investment for you. You are investing in yourself to help better an area (or 2 or 3) of your life. 

Connecting with a Coach

Every coach has a different style and things they consider their expertise. Setting up a call with the coach before starting work with them is usually required, but should be something you do even if the coach does not automatically offer it. 

You will be spending quite a bit of time communicating with this person. You want to make sure they are a good fit for you and can help you with your end goal. Not everyone will mesh with you and that is okay. You could be recommended to the BEST COACH EVER according to your best friend or Google, but if they don't align with you, the work will just feel like work. You won't be excited about it.

How Much Does Coaching Cost?

Coaching can range in price depending on the programs offered, experience, and whether the coach is sought after. According to Bark the average cost for coaches in 2022 is between $65 and $125 USD an hour. Your coach may charge you by session or ask for the first 3 months to be paid for in advance. This is important to ask when booking. 

Now that we have gotten through all of that, do you feel more confident when making a decision in a life coach? I sure hope you do. 

I am here to answer any questions you may have about coaching in general or about the coaching I personally offer. I do offer self-development coaching with a spiritual twist. That just means I add things into the session like meditation and Reiki healing. These modules are very effective in accomplishing goals for growth development. 

Leave any questions in the comments and follow me on Instagram for more tips and motivation on how to create the life you have always imagined. 

Chat soon, friends!

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