Coaching is a hugely personal thing, and choosing a coach is a hugely important task, whatever you are choosing as a profession.
For instance, if you were a soccer (football in the UK) player, you wouldn’t pick a boxing coach to train you, would you? Also, have you noticed the amount of coaches there are for just about every aspect of life, business and sports nowadays?
You can get a boxing coach, gymnastic coach, business performance coach, life coach, indeed there a myriad of options when it comes to coaching. Even internet marketing now has coaches, which to me is a good thing, as I’ve found this profession to be confusing at best, and at worst, soul destroying when you try to go it alone.
I believe that when choosing a coach, you should first ask yourself two questions before you even begin your search.
The first question should be,
What is the most critical thing I need to be coached on right now?
This question is vital as you need to know what it is that you need the most urgent help with now.
It’s no good to you, asking yourself this question after you’ve picked your coach, as then you’ve lost that moment, and more importantly, you may need another coach as well, meaning more investment in yourself. So be aware of what exactly you need to be coached in right now, as it saves you a major headache later on.
The second question you should ask yourself is:
What exactly are my coaching needs long term?
Again, this is important as you are looking for long term success, in whatever you decide to do. Again, like question one, by focusing on a narrow coaching goal, you will limit yourself to that particular area, and the chances of future growth diminish for you, and that’s not good, as you need to be constantly growing and learning.
Once you’ve answered these two questions, honestly and openly, it’s time to start your search for the coach, and coaching team that can assist you in achieving both your short-term critical goal, and your longer-term goals.
As for myself, I have two coaches and two coaching teams, who are not only helping me to achieve my most critical short-term goals, but also my long-term goals as well.
I have a life coach in the wonderful Nicki and Tony Vee, who help me with my life goals, and thanks to them, have helped me become an accredited life coach, and I’m going on another of their accreditation courses in 2019 to achieve greater knowledge of life and success coaching.
My other coach is for my internet marketing journey, and I am blessed to have found John Thornhill, he is a well-respected internet marketer with years of experience, and also very friendly and professional, as his team, and of course Nicki and Tony Vee’s team.
Why would I want two coaches? well that answer is simple, the reason I required two coaches and teams was because I wanted to achieve two different aims, the first aim was to become a life coach, and the second aim was to combine my life coaching with internet marketing, and be a success in both fields.
So, how do you choose the correct coach for you? Well, that’s fairly simple, you go looking for the type of profession that you need coaching in, and you research about ten different coaches and their programs, look at their testimonials, see if they practice what they coach, and how much experience they have.
Once you’ve done that, you then narrow it down to the people you think can a. coach you to achieve both your short- and long-term goals, and b. will be a good fit for your personality.
Do that, and then watch as success befalls you, if you follow what your taught, and teach yourself as well. For there is no better feeling than success, in whatever area of your life needs that success the most.