Whether this is your first time choosing a career coach, or you are looking to work with someone new, welcome. Choosing a career coach should be a thoughtful process, rather than a rush to the credit card. You want to work with someone who can help you to reach your goals, and to help you feel safe, supported and motivated throughout the process. If you’re considering working with a career coach, here are some things to consider:
What training and experience do they have?
Coaching is an unlicensed profession, and that means that anyone can call themselves a coach. It also means that many of us in this professional space have arrived here through a variety of pathways. You should be able to easily find information on a prospective coach that tells you what training and experience they have in the field.
I have a PhD, CDP (Career Development Practitioner) diploma, and over 10 years experience in the field of career coaching. More details on my LinkedIn profile.