The training is as diverse as the coaches out there. We all bring life experiences and lessons, training, education, personality, and values to our approach to help others through the training process.
This is great, because as you choose a doctor, mechanic or friend, you can find one who speaks your language and gets you. I would definitely encourage you to check out some coaches before choosing one to make sure you have a good fit.
It might be easier to ask yourself some questions to determine what type of coach would be the best place to start.
- Am I looking for a new career?
- I want to figure out how to achieve the skills I miss for the next promotion?
If your answer to either is YES, you might be looking for CAREER Coach .
- Am I trying to figure out where I fit, what is my purpose?
- I feel like something is missing in my life?
YES to either of these questions may mean that a spiritual trainer would be the best.
- Do I find myself frustrated with the politics / people I work with?
- Am I a new manager / mentor who needs to add my skills to success?
You could work best with BUSINESS Coach .
- How can I improve my health?
- What kind of steps should I take if I want to feel better physically?
This is the perfect job for a good HEALTH / WELLNESS coach .
- Am I stuck in a relationship and do not know how to change it?
- I want to have more friends?
You may be looking for a job with RELATIONSHIP Coaches .
- Have I lost my mouse?
- Do I have to figure out how to put my creative talent into work?
This calls for a great CREATIVE trainer .
Keep in mind that these are some of the most popular types of coaching specialties. There are more: Success coaches, coaches, female coaches, family coaches, finance managers, organizers, etc.
Many LIFE Coaches have two or more areas of expertise; Success and Financial Management and as such may refer to the search, as well as to those titles as "financial coaches" or whatever type you are looking for.
When you start looking for the right coach for you and your needs, there are some resources where you will find a list of coaches and recommendations for your questions. Try International Coach Federation for records of registered, certified coaches. Coaches do not have to be certified, and in fact many other types of certification have: Master's and PhD studies, licenses with counseling, health, finance, business associations, etc. However, this is a great list to look at.
There are other sites that hold trainers of coaches usually divided into two general groups: business and work coaches. By reading a description of individual trainers, you will find out what areas of specialization are available. If necessary, search for additional options.
When you find a few or a few good-looking coaches, you can usually talk to them in sample or laboratory for free to test them. No money from your pocket and you will find a great coach to start the journey together to succeed!
Having a Life Coach in your corner can mean the difference between success and stagnation. I think if the reason is big enough, it is important to do what you need to do. Recruiting a great trainer is an investment in yourself, just like taking courses, tutorials, reading how-to books, and more.
The difference is to take the course and reading the book does not make it happen. The action you notice is what makes your goals complete. The coach will keep you accountable for your goals and before you have to ask yourself, "What is my next big dream?"