How to find a great coach AND the *right* coach for you 👇
Firstly, before anything else, as you may or may not know there has been an uproar in the fitness industry—rightfully and understandably so. People are calling out the coaches who are not delivering on they’re promises.
Of course, it’s utterly frustrating, upsetting, and downright fucking horrible that coaches do scam people. But, the unfortunate truth is in every profession, niche, industry—there are people who just...suck 🤷♀️
On the bright side, there are also those who don’t suck. And if we only focus on those ones who do, we forget about the those ones who don’t.
Please don’t let the bad coaches set the tone or diminish the value of coaching. Don’t let this paralyze you from making what could be best investment for yourself. Working with a coach can dramatically improve and change the trajectory of your life.
So, without further ado, here are two things to look for when picking a coach:
They get to know you prior to working together
During the application process, if they send you a link to pay right off the bat, without getting to know you—red flag.
Do. Not. Signup.
A great coach will ask questions to understand who you are and what you need to figure out if they can help you and if you two a good match for each other.
They’re open to your questions.
They might be an amazing coach, but they might not be the coach for you. This is why it’s just as important for YOU to ask questions before working with them.
Questions you can ask: what they’re expectations are from you as a client; how communication works; a rundown of what exactly you’re getting; the approach and methods they use; if they’ve helped someone like you before.
When you ask them questions, it does two things: it allows you to figure out if they offer exactly what you need AND it weeds out the bad coaches. They should be open and willing to answer questions. If they’re not open to your questions—red flag.
Hope this helps!