Coaching is a process and a partnership where our interactions create awareness and unlock potential.
Coaching is strength-based and future focused, helping you focus on taking action toward the future you want. Coaches work with you to live better.
The emphasis is on you as the expert on your own life. Coaches believe you have your answers and it’s the role of the coach to partner with you to bring out those answers.
Coaching is multi-disciplinary and utilizes multiple theories and fields, including positive psychology, and applied behavior change. Coaches, mentors, therapists, counsellors, and other professionals can all be part of a support network that you tap into as you and your life evolve.
You might take into account whether you have a particular need and whether the coach has a particular specialty.
Consider the importance of their education and training. Coaching is a credentialed field, supported by the International Coaching Federation. However one does not have to have credentials to call themselves a coach.
The cost of coaching may be a factor in your choice.
Most importantly is personal fit. You need a coach that stands for you and believes in you and what you want to achieve.