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The 3 steps you need to find your life coach

The 3 steps you need to find your life coach

You’ve decided to invest in a life coach to help you bring in positive changes to your life, yet after a few hours on Google, you’re left feeling overwhelmed by the mountain of coaches out there.

But like with shoe shopping, you know the relief you’ll feel when you find the perfect pair.

Read on for my three steps to finding the perfect fit.

1. Make a shopping list

First things first.

If you need a new pair of shoes, before you hit the shops you need to decide on the type of shoe you’re looking for, the colour, the event or the outfit they need to match and your budget.

It’s much the same when you go life coach shopping.

Make a list of what you’re looking for in a life coach.

Use these pointers to help you:

- area of expertise (Is there a specific area you’d like support with? Or perhaps you need help getting clear on what you want? )

- personality (What type of person do you want to work with?)

- life experience (Do you want your life coach to have gone through something similar to what you’re going through?)

- location ( Would you prefer online or face to face sessions?)

- support (What extra support can your life coach offer you? eg. many coaches offer Voxer support in between calls which is a type of messaging service, or email support)

2. Plan your shopping trip

It’s no good going to JD Sports if you need an elegant pair of heels for a night out!

Similarly with finding your life coach, your next step is to do your research and make a short list.

Perhaps you know someone who has had life coaching before and could recommend a great life coach?

If not, social media is a great place to start as a lot of coaches are really active on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. By looking at their feed, you’ll be able to get a glimpse of what they can offer you.

If having face to face coaching is high on your shopping list, then have a look at some life coaching directories online and also in local Facebook groups.

Make a list of any potential fits.

3.Try on before you buy

It’s now time to get out there and try on those shoes.

After all, you won’t know if they fit properly until you try them on.

You might even be surprised by which ones you feel most comfortable in!

Most coaches will offer a complimentary “discovery call” normally between 30 and 60 minutes, which is a great opportunity to “try on” coaches from your shortlist.

How many of your shopping list items does each coach tick?

Some questions you might want to ask:

- What experience do you have helping people like me?

- How many sessions will we work together?

- What does a typical session with you look like?

- Can I read reviews from your other clients?

- What extra support can you offer me?

After you’ve had some discovery calls, take a moment to think about your options.

There’s no obligation to buy there and then, so you can book as many as you’d like and shop around.

What does your gut say?

Did you feel like you really connected?

How does each coach make you feel?

Whether it’s a comfy pair of Dr.Martins or a pair of killer heels for a night on the town, the right investment will pay off, as your life coach will give you the support you need to take the next step forward.

Perhaps you know straight away on one of the calls that that was YOUR coach. Or maybe you need some time to sleep on it.

Trust your intuition and pick the coach who you feel will be able to best guide and support you.

Just like the perfect pair of shoes will add life to your entire wardrobe, you’ll probably find that working with the right life coach will bring the best out of other areas of your life too!

If you’re looking to put a spring into your step, I’d love to offer you a complimentary discovery call. Email me to book yours today!


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