The Coach You Need

When you need a helping hand in life or at work you might decide to hire a coach.

There are many amazing executive, career, leadership, and life coaches out there. How can you possibly find the right one for you?

Which of these following 4 factors is most important to you?

1. Experience (years, hours coaching)

2. Reputation

3. Professional Training and Credentials

4. Your Personal Rapport/Feeling of Connection With the Coach

Please rank them in order of importance to you personally in the comments.

Yesterday nearly 100 coaches answered this same question on Facebook. 

I’m excited to see if  their answers differ from YOUR answers here on LinkedIn.

Thanks for your response!

One thought on “The Coach You Need

  1. Reputation is by far the most important criteria. Yes, it is important that you have a connection with your coach. You must have what people call “chemistry”. I’m very cautious of anyone calling themselve a coach based on education and experience. All the degrees and years of experience amount to nothing if the person a jerk or worse, a snake.

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