• Look at several profiles on this site


  • Decide what you want to achieve by working with a coach and then look for a coach who offers to work with a similar outcome (for example if you are looking to develop confidence about meeting your wellness targets then look for coaches who work with confidence building)


  • Read recommendations


  • Look for accreditation or an appropriate credential showing that the coach has had training to a certain level that you consider necessary


  • Remember change takes time and initial engagements may be for several months. Make sure you are comfortable making this commitment


  • Ask the coach to explain their approach, how they plan to work with you and what it will involve


  • Ask them that in the event that you may want to engage with other skill-sets to support your recovery or well-being that they are happy to do this and that they have appropriate resources to introduce you to


  • Make sure your coach explains how they might benefit from introducing you to a service or product


  • Interview them and decide if you want to work with them before committing




  • Hire a coach who wants to charge you for a ‘get to know you’ meeting


  • Rush. Take you time to find the right help for the long term


  • Be afraid to move on and find an alternative coach if you don’t feel it is working for you and you are not a good fit


  • Work with a coach who tries to tell you what to do