(an excerpt of an article written by
Bjorn Martinoff, Executive Coach, at EzineArticles.com)
Coaches come is varying degrees of experience. Some have
certifications but little experience, some have no certifications but
tons of experience.
The best way to choose a coach is to ask people who
have had coaches before and ask for their experience with their coaches.
The next step would be to take your new coach for a test drive to see
if you're a fit. If after your first session you like your coach, you
feel more empowered, and you feel your coach can make a contribution to
your life and career, then go for it. Give it a chance. Some coaches
will have packages available that allow you to sign up for a month to
six months, or even longer. Usually the longer the commitment the better
What do you need to do to prepare for your first
coaching experience? All you have to do is be very open, be ready to
share your reality as it really occurs for you. It is most important to
be truthful to your coach. No coaching session is going to be successful
if you're not telling the truth. So forget about making it sound nicer
than it really is because you won't be doing yourself a favor.
next important thing is to shoot for big goals. You don't need a coach
for little goals, so don't bother. You can achieve little goals on your
I invite you however to take on large goals because the
coaching will be worth your while and you will stretch yourself and in
the process become more powerful and more successful.
about getting rid of problems? Sorry to disappoint you here.... No
coaching won't get rid of problems, never wish for problems to go away.
Problems will go away eventually and that is when you are six feet
under. With coaching you will be able to tackle larger and larger
problems, while making it more and more fun. After some time you will be
making fun at the problems you are having today. The things you call
problems today will no longer be problems to you.
If Donald Trump were to become a Millionaire he'd feel dirt poor.