There are 15,000 coaches in the United States alone.

If you're looking to find the right life coach for you, where do you start?

There are over a dozen coaching directories to choose from. You can go through these directories to try to find the right life coach for you (though there may be hundreds to choose from). You might start talking to some life coaches and getting to know them better. Certainly, they will want to know all about you as well.

Fortunately, most life coaches offer a free consultation. That means that you can do a meet-and-greet or a first session with them for free. They give you this opportunity so that you can try them out and see if you like them. Imagine having to pay a coach first before you had any idea what the coaching sessions would be like.

Because life coaches offer a free consultation, you might decide to try one or two out. Maybe even three or four coaches if you're not feeling great about the first couple of coaches that you try. This isn't to take advantage of their offer for a free introductory session, but because it's vital that you find the right life coach for you.


The Key Factor in Finding Your Coach

Finding the right life coach for you is all about having a genuine connection. When I interviewed a dozen coaches, they all told me the same thing but described it in numerous different ways.

They said that when you're trying to find the right life coach for you, it will just feel right. They also said:

  • use your intuition
  • trust your gut
  • there will be chemistry
  • you'll have rapport
  • you'll just know when you do

It's the same thing said in many different ways. The basic point is that you'll just "know" when you've found your coach. I like to think of it like knowing when you really love someone. It's not a logical or intellectual decision, but it is instead based on a deep feeling or intuition that tells you, "This is it, this is the one".

Now of course finding you life coach will not have the same intensity as falling in love. However, you can use the same intuition and "inner-knowing" to know when you've found your coach.


Why It's Important

Why is it important to find the right life coach for you?

First, you'll get the most out of working with someone who feels right to you. If you're working with someone who you don't genuinely like or connect with, then you may be wasting your time. It's very personal and intimate work, so the more that you can relate to each other, the better off you'll be.

Secondly, if you're going to invest the time and a lot of money into your personal development, you'll want to do it right. Why invest your precious resources without getting the most out of it?

Third, you're going to feel more comfortable. Keep reading to find out why it's so important to feel comfortable.


Trust, Comfort, and More

Not only is it important to feel a genuine connection with your coach, but it is also important that you trust the person. If you're not able to be completely open and honest with your coach, they're not going to be able to help you to the most of their abilities.

To get the real support and guidance to moving your life forward, you have to be able to spill the beans. If you're afraid of being judged, you might not be as ready to share how you really feel, and what you really think. This is important because to reach your goals, you'll need to be honest.

Feeling comfortable and at ease with your coach is going to help them help you.


Finding Your Life Coach

So to find your life coach you'll have to try out a few coaches and see who feels right to you. Even if logically, you can say that a particular coach is good for you, you have to remember that having a genuine connection is invaluable. Moreover, being able to trust and open up to the person, to be honest and completely comfortable with them is also vital to you getting the results that you want.

If you're not sure where to start, consider using our free service to help you find your life coach with ease. Just tell us what you're looking for, and we'll match you up with the top 3 matches for you. Get free consultations to find who feels right to you.

Best of luck on your journey.

Author's Bio: 

Tom Casano is the founder of Get answers to common questions like What is a life coach? and How do I find a life coach? Learn about how a life coach can transform your life in just a few months.

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