A Personal Development Coach
5 Questions Make it Simple
evaluating a personal development coach, the key to success is simply
asking these five questions and doing the exercise included for tuning
Yourself to find the
take a look at the first four questions before I give you the fifth
question (& exercise) for finding what you really want...
1. Is the
personal development coach age
appropriate for me
this appears to be a “straight-forward” question,
let's look at why I'm asking you to consider this question first...
you're really asking yourself is, “What level of life
experience does this person have to share and can he/she relate to
So, if you're 25, do you want someone
your own age or someone older?
If you're 50 and
going through mid-life issues, do you
think a 25-year-old personal development coach is a good match for you?
isn't to say that a 50-year-old can't learn something from a
25-year-old. Of course it's possible, I've received a lot of
benefit from speaking with younger gals...
But on a
personal level when I need
help, I generally go to mid-life women who are successfully
aging and who have gone through “the change”
because that's my phase of life...
And a 25-year-old
coach simply may not be able to relate to that phase yet.
2. With what gender do you better connect?
to descriminate, but sometimes we just want a "man" to talk to or a
"woman" to listen.
speaking, do you think you can connect better with a man or a
woman? Do you feel safer and more understood by a man or a
woman when you're looking for personal development help?
unique services does this personal development
offer and are they
When evaluating a personal
coach, one of my favorite “filters” is whether or
not he/she provides some kind of service that helps your process
Gives you tools to amplify your work...
By asking the
“what unique services” question, you're really
asking, “How can this personal development coach help me take
action to make my desired change real?”
personally like hypnotherapy because it's a tangible
“hands-on” method to make changes once the desired
4. Is the personal development coach
certified or a member
this is one of the more “basic” aspects of
evaluating a personal development coach, many times it is still
Does this person possess any
Is what he/she offers real
or is it just a “gimmick?”
5. How do I feel about talking to this
person? Do I feel heard, understood
you are going to make progress, you'll need an environment where you
remain open to express yourself and feel safe. Asking this
question is pivotal to your success.
this question is
pivotal to your success, I've put a quick exercise
here for your use when faced with evaluating a personal development
5-10 minutes of quiet
a quiet place where you will be undisturbed and can focus, somewhere
that makes you feel great – like your favorite chair or area
in the garden.
and take two nice slow, deep
breaths (be sure to read the rest of these instructions before closing
softly and visualize yourself
talking to the personal development coach that you are contemplating
using. You don't need to have had contact with him or her
yet. This is about tuning into your own wisdom.
tell him/her how you feel about
one thing you'd like to change.
you're done talking,
sit quietly and see if you feel “heard and
have two choices of coaches,
do this for both and see if you have a stronger response to one or the
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