So you want to hire a coach or mentor? Before you go investing potentially thousands of dollars, I gotta give you the real deal.
There is no doubt that you can open up your social media account and simply find a coach for literally anything these days. Coaches ranging from dating to business, from cooking to cleaning, and confidence to spiritual awakening. If you’re looking for it, I promise you that you can easily find it.
Being a business coach, I truly believe it is necessary to invest in a coach, whether it is a personal life coach, health coach, or a business strategist that is helping you to reach your goals. However, in a seemingly oversaturated market how can you find the right coach for you and what you’re looking to invest in?
I have been asked this several times and my answers have been a consistent response as it holds firmly to my belief. My hope to you is that you find exactly who and what you’re looking for when it comes to the type of investment you’re desiring.
Above anything, I cannot stress to you enough that you hold all of your answers and your own internal compass is number one. If you don’t feel good right off of the bat or find yourself questioning something, that is your intuition. Before you hire or invest into any guidance, growth, coaching, etc, please know that you have all you need within you. No one holds your answers but you.
The beauty of having a coach and mentor is that sometimes, our internal compass can get a little blocked until someone or something comes along and helps us to see a breakthrough or something within ourselves that was always there. So again, if you feel really great about someone as a coach or mentor, trust it. If you feel the slightest bit of discomfort or “ick”- trust that too.
Having a coach or mentor that 1000% gets you is everything. If you do not relate or understand the way they teach or offer guidance then you’re most likely not going to get anything from their work. You may see the same type of teachings from five different people, but one way it is presented just totally resonates with you. Feeling that type of “Woah, she get’s me” vibe is extremely helpful when it comes to transformation. A big key to hiring a mentor is to look at who has done or is doing what you are wanting to do!
Through the work I’ve done, I have come to terms with the fact that all people want is to know that they are not alone in their struggles and that what they are passionate about, doesn’t make them crazy. Find someone who totally “gets” your passion and can hold space for that vision.
When looking for an authentic coach or mentor, I recommend doing a little research. Yes, it’s easy to show our lives in the highlight reel on social media, but I think that when it comes to investing in transformation, you should take in account that your coach should not feel, “arrived” in a sense. We are constantly growing, evolving, learning, etc, and anyone who seems like they are already where they need to be is a huge red flag.
I’m also going to take this back to using your internal compass for authenticity. Energy does not lie and you can sense inauthenticity a mile away.
Being held accountable and challenged by a coach or mentor is a huge piece of why coaches are so valuable to invest in. If you are looking for accountability, look for coaches who are finding ways to keep you on track to reaching your desires. Do they respect and value the way you uniquely need to be held accountable?
I think that many people need that feeling of being challenged and experiencing daily growth and having someone who is going to bring that to the table for you is incredible.
When searching for a coach or mentor I want you to really feel into the type of energy you are looking to invest in. Energy does not lie and you will be so happy with a coach who holds the energy that you are looking for and are a match for! Investing comes in 3 forms; time, energy, and money. So essentially, you can see why energy is a huge factor in investing.
Well, there ya have it! I wish you the best of luck while you hunt for your perfect energetic match in all of your endeavors! Should you feel called to see if you and I are a good fit you can book a free discovery call with me here. Best of luck!