3 Questions To Ask When Hiring A Business Coach
You are ready to grow and a business coach can help take your company to the next level–but how do you find a great one, really?
As a business owner, I have hired many coaches, giving me insight on the significance of the coaching experience. Some are so great at what they do, and some, well, made me feel like a number.
Truth is, you could spend thousands of dollars on a coach that simply cannot provide the result you are looking for. To help you better, I rounded up some important questions to ask so you can avoid a YES of regret and instead, say YES to success.
If you’re still unsure if you should be hiring a business coach, i talk about why you should hire a business coach now more than ever here.
1. How much experience do they have?
Ideally, it is best to look for both business and coaching experience.
You would rather pick Tiger Woods if you need to learn golf than your best friend who just played his very first game at 10:00 AM earlier.
A business coach who has successfully scaled businesses after businesses, either theirs or that of their clients, will be able to spot your pain points easily and find a solution easily–because they have been there firsthand.
2. Have they experienced failure?
If they said “too many times”, consider that a green flag.
Entrepreneurship has its ups and downs. More downs than ups, if I can argue. Knowing their failures is a huge factor as these experiences are a reflection of who they have become.
Think of it this way. This is a good news for you as you do not need to go through all the trial and error because you can snag a lesson or two from their mistakes.
3. Are we really a fit?
This is a tricky one.
Have you ever met a stranger and they turned out to be a good friend three short days after just because you “click”?
The same concept can be applied to your coach. Different coaches have different styles of coaching. Aim to find a balance between what you want and their expertise.
There’s no shame in asking a lot of questions or carefully assessing the coach you wish to work with.
After all, an invaluable business coach can do magic for your success, but a bad one can burn a huge hole in your pocket.
If you are looking to grow your business with someone who learned from over 15 years of success and flops, it’s time we talk and see if it’s a jive.