How to choose the right Career Coach for you?
A career coach can be an incredible asset to have by your side for any professional. Whether it's about helping you to rewrite your resume, or to have more clarity about your long-term career objective, or you are simply unsure which path to take – career coach is one thing that you certainly need to have. Getting a different perspective from an expert professional can be of extreme help.
Following are a few good reasons wherein having a career coach could prove vital for your success professionally or simply expanding your horizons.
As you set your goals for your career, in many cases you can essentially work out a plan on your own, but often you might need help from a career coach. There are many coaches out there, so how do you choose the right one for you? The key is to get the relationship that works for you.
Coaching is an investment and a good coach will make it all about you and your needs, he or she will tailor the conversations and sessions towards your individuals needs and goals. Each person will have a very unique relationships with a coach, even if two people are being coaches by the same person.
Before you go into coaching and begin choosing a coach that is right for you, reflect on the below:
What is your motivation for coaching?
Why is it important for you to get a coach?
If you don’t get a coach now, when would be a good timeline for you?
Why now, if now?
What kind of personalities can you work well with?
What areas would you like to focus on?
How will you know the sessions are successful?
How open you are to coaching and how ready are you for coaching?
Are you willing to be open to feedback?
What does a coach do for you?
Is there to facilitate and raise questions, give feedback, in order to help you create a change/reach your goals.
Is there to support and keep you accountable for your progress.
Is there to offer unbiased opinion
Read more about this topic on our article why coaching works
Global Talent Development Adviser
Bessern Partner & Coach