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These days it seems like there is a coach for just about anything you could use guidance in, but how do you know if a coach is right for you? And when is the right time to look for a coach?
Coaching is an investment you make in your personal growth. So, it’s no wonder that many of today’s top leaders in every industry imaginable use coaching services to raise their game and fine-tune their skills to stay on top.
We sat down with Tony Marginetti, founder of Inspired Purpose Coaching. He discussed the importance of finding the right coach and when is the right time to find that perfect coach for you. Here’s what he had to say.
Tony explained that many leaders often lose sight of what inspires them. As a result, the passion and spark to inspire their team can be hard to ignite. When this happens, it may be time to invest in a coach.
No matter where you are in your journey, if you feel like you’ve lost direction, passion, or clarity on your path, it may be time to think about a coaching program.
Tony recommends looking inward and asking yourself a few questions:
- What does success really mean at this point in my life?
- Am I looking to change careers to feel fulfilled or just reignite my passion?
- What are my transferable skills, and how can they be applied differently?
- What career choices support the lifestyle I wish to lead?
By answering these questions, and more, you can have a better idea of what you want, making it easier to have a direction for coaching services.
One way to get started is to take Tony’s Leader’s Journey Assessment.
Find the Right Fit
Finding the right coach for you is crucial to help you move forward and break through your glass ceilings and find clarity.
The right coach can help you navigate your challenges and offer assistance to illuminate an entirely new approach to solving cyclical problems in your life and your business. Nonetheless, finding a coach that is the right fit for you is a big first step towards leveling up and growing.
You wouldn’t walk into a crowded party and marry the first girl you see. No way! That would be crazy! Instead, you get to know people and think about what you want in a partner.
The same is true when searching for a coach. It’s important to talk to a few coaches to see who is the right fit before committing to one coaching program.
Before you embark on a new journey to higher heights, you want to make sure you are Climbing the Right Mountain.
When is the Right Time to Find a Coach?
Although the experience is different for everyone, Tony states that the right time to find a coach is when you feel you’re ready for more but don’t know where to look.
Coaching in its nature is a very personal journey. It requires a certain openness to see past your old patterns and being willing to challenge your old way of thinking, responding, and acting.
Not only that, but coaching can be a physical and emotional test. Knowing this and being committed to seeing it through is essential for success with any coaching program.