What to Look for In a Coaching Program
May 21, 2019
It seems everywhere you turn these days there are career coaches, business coaching, home business coaches for moms, and coaches for coaches. More and more people are offering to teach others what they know so they can improve their lives. This is a wonderful and valuable service, and the internet makes it easy to find the right person — which is where the key lies. Finding the right women’s life coach can be a challenge. I’m a successful mompreneur who offers entrepreneur coaching to women looking to become mompreneurs. In this blog post, I’ll review some things to look for in a quality coaching program. Contact me today to get started!
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A COACHING PROGRAM
- Compatibility. It’s important when choosing an online business coach that the coach’s style matches yours. Are you looking for support and encouragement or are you seeking someone who will push you to your limits? Spend some time getting to know your life coach, and see if there’s a connection there. Let’s be honest, you’re not going to learn from someone you don’t like.
- Training and certification. Ask what training your potential women entrepreneur coach has. Are they certified through the International Coach Federation (ICF), which accredits coach training programs and ensures they meet a certain quality standard? What training have they undertaken? What makes them a good coach? What experience do they have in your industry or in your business goals? The last thing you want is to find someone calling himself or herself a coach with no experience doing what you’re looking for.
- Find out their methodologies. You want a coach that is using proven coaching methodologies, has a firm plan in place, and doesn’t just invent tasks on the fly. Some coaches use the ADIT model, which stands for Assess, Discover, Implement, and Transition. Some coaches have a set system they put all their clients through that can then be individualized and tailored to meet client’s needs. And some coaches have different tracks clients follow based on their goals. In the end, all that matters is that you like their program, and it works!
- Cost. Most business coaches are not exactly cheap. Some charge by the hour, especially if you are doing one-on-one coaching, or some charge by the program. Find out the costs of your potential business coaching program up front. You don’t want to agree to something you ultimately don’t want to pay for. Also, in the coaching industry, most coaches who are really good are pricey. This makes sense because you are hiring someone who will make you successful for life. You want a coach, a cheerleader, and a boxer all in your corner. This doesn’t mean you hire the most expensive one, but it does mean you should expect this to cost you.
I’m a business coaching for women entrepreneurs. I help mompreneurs get their business up and running and then continue to coach you throughout your business growth. Through my weekly coaching modules you will have worksheets and resources that will help you gain clarity in your business, your goals, and your next steps. Contact me today to get started!