Let’s be honest… It is really easy to make assumptions in the social media world! We see people post about money, success and living luxurious lifestyles all the time!
Then what happens? We start to think that we aren’t good enough, that we don’t have the “It Factor” and that we need to hire this person or someone to “fix us”, cure our self sabotaging or to remove a block. Sound familiar? And then we think, “when I “fix” all of these things, I will then have all that of my desires and my life will look like those pictures on social media”.
But here’s the thing my friend… posts and pictures can be deceiving! In the world of online business, there aren’t any regulations or fact checking for truth-telling. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had Wiki-Leaks for the coaching industry? Now, I don’t mean to go all gloom and dark on you!
If you’ve been following me, you know that I can always find the light in any situation!
And that’s exactly what this blog is inspired to do, help you make informed decisions and empowered choices when it comes to hiring the right coach to help you take your life and your business to that ultimate desired level!
I am absolutely in love with the coaching industry. The growth and expansion that can come from working with the right coach and mentor is truly life and business altering in amazing ways! These questions were divinely designed to help you have the best possible experience with the coach or mentor that you hire for yourself! Here they are:
1. Can you please tell me who your ideal client is?
By asking this question to your prospective coach, you will know right away if you “match the mold”. This is crucial in making sure you are the right fit together, ultimately leading to success on both parts!
2. What is your favorite client success story?
You want to hear how they have helped others. You should hear passion, gratitude and praise come through in the coach. This question allows you to see what the coach/client relationship can look like and feel like!
3. What is your why?
Ask them to share with you what makes them do this work! What drives, moves and motivates them to show up as a coach on a daily basis? Make sure to tell them your “why” also!
4. Can you please tell me about your life and business experience.
You don’t become a great coach from a certification program, you become a great coach from tapping into all areas of life and/or business experiences, learning from them and coaching to them! Coaching hours don’t have to come from 1/1 clients in their existing business, it can come from previous employers, volunteering and other various organizations they have participated in.
5. What is your coaching style?
This is going to give you some insight on how you are going to be coached! It’s ok to not feel comfortable with their answer, feel a little anxious or even intimidated. You want a coach that is going to push you outside of your comfort zone, not allow you to pull back and stay where you are!
6. How will you give me feedback?
Make sure you know how and how often you will hear from your coach about your performance! Also let them know what ideally works best for you. There are lots of ways to communicate; private messenger, email, video responses, etc. Make sure you agree to the way that works best for both of you!
7. Are you spiritual?
This is an optional question depending on if this is important to you or not. If it is, you want to make sure that there is an element of support in this area for you to be expressive with the level of spirituality that is comfortable for you.
8. How would your current clients describe you?
This gives you a glimpse of what the coach thinks and feels about the current experience the clients are having. This question can really allow the coach to critique herself pointing out strengths and shortcomings. Nobody is perfect, so you don’t want a perfect answer here!
9. What happens if we don’t agree on a solution you suggest?
By asking this, you will know what to expect when their is a disagreement or there comes a time that you are uncomfortable in the coaching process. Again, really stress the importance of how you like to be communicated to/and with.
10. Do you have any past clients that I can connect with?
Don’t be shy! Ask for references! You can tweak all of the questions in this post to ask the past client!
Ultimately, you want to make sure that you are hiring the right coach for you. These questions can be a guide for you. Always follow your intuition when you are making decisions, it will never steer you in the wrong direction!
I hope you find value in these questions for when you are ready to hire your first or next coach!
Love the Life you are Living and the Business you are Building!
PS>>> When you are ready for your next coach/mentor, I want to apply for the opportunity!
I currently have space in my 1 on 1 coaching practice! I love working with purpose driven entrepreneurs who are ready to step into their higher calling to make a higher income and a bigger impact! If this sounds like you book a complimentary discovery call and you can ask me these 10 questions to see if I am right for you!!!
PSS>>>This is the last way to work with me 1 on 1 before my prices go up!