It seems like half the population calls themselves coaches today. You even have cleanup and moving coaches. Now, I am absolutely in favor of you coaching. A coach helps you organize your thoughts, helps you choose direction, holds up a mirror to you through the right questions, which leads you to conclusions you wouldn’t have reached otherwise. So: totally pro coaching here. But how do you know if a coach will be good?
A good connection
Scientific research shows that it is mainly the “click” you have with your coach that determines whether the coaching will be successful – in addition to the right education, background and skills, of course.
When you visit a coach, you mainly want to feel trust and safety. Only then can you be open to change or look at your behavior.
Coaches who are therefore empathetic and have an open attitude are more likely to click with their clients.
Experience as added value
Experience – as in all professions – also turns out to be a great added value for coaches. The more coaching hours on your counter, the better your coaching is fine-tuned. You will learn which conversation techniques work best in which circumstances.
Unique mix of skills
I handle my coachings in a pretty unique way. For each coaching, I choose the most useful elements from the dozens of courses I followed myself. Completely personalized and appropriate to the person sitting in front of me at that moment with a certain problem or obstacle.
It is of course difficult to tell about yourself that you are a good coach. So maybe I’d better let my clients speak:
Your healing has really put me in a positive flow. I've already taken a course. I am really grateful that you helped me to make a better connection with myself.
Your coaching was great yesterday. I'm so glad I could join you. You really have no idea how good and powerful you are with other people.
Cindy, thank you so much for getting me on the right track! This means a lot to me.