The first and most important element is your mindset. Many people compare hiring a business coach to hiring a personal trainer. If you are not ‘ready’ and committed to doing the work yourself, it doesn’t matter about the quality of the coach. The process will be very difficult and frustrating for both the client and the coach. Below are four statements that serve as a good test to see if you are ready. You’ll want to be able to agree with all four.
- I truly believe that my organization/situation can be better.
- I value and welcome outside input.
- I am committed to be proactive and intentional about making a better future.
- I am open to challenging my existing thinking. I want to try new things in hopes that I can get better outcomes.