1 – KNOW THEM
Not necessarily personally, as many coaches, myself included, work remotely and that allows us to serve clients all over the country and even across the world… but you want to choose a known entity. If you are just discovering me and this is the VERY FIRST podcast episode or video that you are tuning in to… scroll back and listen to other episodes. Check out my website at www.tracybingaman.com.
You want to choose a coach with a body of work that you can review, vibe with, and see their track record before you are signing on to be their client.
2 – LIKE THEM
This one sounds pretty straightforward and yet, sometimes you can go awry, which is why I decided to include it here. You should LIKE your life coach.
Whether you are working 1-on-1 with someone or using their free content and teachings like this episode to glean as much as you can, they shouldn’t be someone that you find to be rude, annoying or with a voice that grates on your nerves.
You want to work with someone who you enjoy, who you find relatable, and who you think can help you!
3 – TRUST THEM
This is a BIG one. You want to work with someone who you can trust. You want to have a coach that you completely, without a doubt, believe they are someone you’d trust with some of your secrets and insecurities, because sharing those are the best path to growth. You also want to trust their advice and feel comfortable that they are going to give you wisdom that is someone you’d place your bets on.
RED FLAG – A couple of things to be on the lookout for:
Coaches claiming they have the “secret” to unlock XYZ.
Coaches saying that there is ONLY ONE WAY to find fulfillment, wealth, or happiness in this life.
Listen, life coaching is an investment in you, in your future. You want to feel comfortable with who you are working with.