- Ask what qualifications and training they have? The higher and in-depth the level of education, the greater level of quality the Coach will have.
- Ask about experience – number of years coaching. Also, the more extensive range of Clients, the greater the ability.
- Ask about ICF Membership and Accreditation. ICF members must uphold the Code of Practice and the Code of Ethics and Standards, and meet stringent training and coaching practice requirements.
- Ask for Testimonials and Recommendations.
- It’s important that they suit your personality, if it’s a Personal Coach you are looking for, or Your Business if it’s an Executive Coach you are looking for. Remember, Coaching requires an important trust relationship. There must be a connection between you and the Coach that “feels” right.
- Ask to see their Mission and Values Statements, and ensure these fit with you (or your Business).
- Know your goals and objectives for working with a Coach.
- Ask what Coaching specialty or areas they most often work in.
- And finally, ask what are some of their coaching success stories.
Reference: The International Coaching Federation Website