Selecting A Coach

Qualities of A Good Coach

  • Good listener: Olympic level listener; best listener you have ever encountered
  • Asks you questions that cause you to think of things you have not thought of before
  • Calm under fire as a result of experience and confidence in the process
In the end, the client should realize that they are smarter than they thought.
- Carol Kauffman

Before Choosing A Coach

Ask about their training and experience, examine references, and schedule a trial session to evaluate the coach’s listening skills, knowledge, and compatibility before entering into any type of contract for ongoing coaching.

Eight questions to ask:

  • What is your training and experience?
  • What areas do you specialize in?
  • What approaches do you usually use with people in my situation?
  • Do you accept my insurance plan?
  • What are your fees?
  • How long would you anticipate seeing me before we reevaluate how things are going?
  • Can I schedule an interview or trial session prior to making a decision?
  • What is your experience working with people with my concerns?

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