Let’s just be honest, life can truly be overwhelming. There’s so much going on in the world and juggling life, your career, family, friends plus your mental and physical health can be tough. You know what else is tough? Knowing how to choose a life coach. Not everyone has a life coach, but for those who do it helps individuals seeking guidance and support from a professional. They make life just a little bit easier and hold you accountable which we all need. 

Whether it be a life coach, business coach, career coach, relationship coach, executive coach or health and fitness coach, we believe having these guidelines will allow you to assess and pick the best person for you. 

  1. 1. Area of Importance 

The first step is to find a life coach that specializes in your area of need. It could be that your life is lacking meaning and purpose, your career path is not going in the right direction, or maybe you want help managing your ADHD. When you’re able to pinpoint the issue in your life and what isn’t going well, finding the right coach who specializes in that area will be a lot easier. 

2. Proper Training & Certificates

Now listen, just because a person says they’re a life coach and has it posted in their bio doesn’t always mean you can trust them. When looking for the right life coach be sure to look, inquire and research their training, degrees and certifications. Adequate training is key! Most of the life coach training organizations out there offer two levels of service:

  • – An introductory weekend course
  • – A certification program that generally takes a year or more to complete

Websites like Noomii provide a comprehensive directory of coach training schools, so when you’re searching for a coach check out this list and see if they’ve trained at one of these institutes. 

3. Make Sure They “Get You”

Before you get married you want to make sure you and your partner are equally yoked. Well, you should feel that same way about your life coach! Make sure that person gets you, understands you and helps better you. You are seeking help to improve the most important parts of your life. It’s not like you are getting your oil changed or buying a new pair of shoes, this is a personal and serious matter. Noomii also provides audio interviews for potential clients to hear the voices of coaches and learn more about them. Talk about personal, we love to see it! 

4. In Person or Online

We’re still in a pandemic and covid is still at an all time high. Not to mention there’s the flu going around, stomach virus and so much more. So, it’s understandable if you rather have sessions with your coach online versus in person. Roughly 60% of life coaching is done on the phone or video chat. Surveys have also shown that many clients prefer to speak over the phone, as it allows them to open up more and feel less vulnerable. 

5. Don’t Break The Bank 

Therapy, counseling, rehabilitation, etc. isn’t cheap! However, you don’t want to go broke trying to better yourself. Hiring a life coach is an investment into your future success so take your time when choosing and review fees that are within your budget. Don’t be afraid to ask about rates as well as how long the coaching engagement will be. Don’t be afraid to ask ALL questions, it’s your money, your time and your life and you deserve the right to know all details.