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Finding the right coach shouldn't be that hard.

You’ve probably heard a lot of good things about coaches. They are trending all over the internet and even business leaders talk about how integral they are to employee success. There are even parenting coaches and coaches for couples, to help keep their personal life on track. In today’s online world, you might even know someone who has hired a coach to assist with their weight loss journey or to guide them on the path to a healthier lifestyle.

So, the question is, where do you find these incredible individuals who want nothing more than to help you reach your goals, whatever they might be?

It is all about branching out.

  • Start Online – A quick and simple search online or a visit to your favourite social media site will give you some solid ideas of where to connect with potential coaches. The nice thing? Even if you're looking for a specific type of coach, you can very easily find a group online that will connect you to exactly what you need.
  • Word of MouthI’ve said it before, you probably know someone who is currently working with a coach. So, ask around. It could be a friend or co-worker who already has a lead on an amazing coach. Networking is crucial to this technique as the more people you know, the more likely you will find what you're looking for. And when you have made the leap to become a coach yourself, it will be a great asset to have so many people within your own network.
  • Organizations and Memberships – Once you know what kind of coach you would like to work with, go to places where you find the kind of person you’re looking for. Are you a member of a gym? If you are wanting a coach related to health or psychical fitness, this might be the place to start looking. What about a church? A coach for your spiritual journey could start there.
  • Classes and WorkshopsTry starting on your search for a great coach by going where you can get the knowledge you seek. Your coach might already be there taking more advanced classes or possibly teaching one. For example, if you are looking for a writing coach, you will find writers of all levels at a writer's workshop or meet-up.
  • Be a Volunteer – Start looking for volunteer opportunities that interest you, you'll meet all kinds of people. This expands your circle but also introduces you to others, who, in turn, might be able to coach you through the next stage of your development. Also, giving back is a huge part of coaching and this could be the first step on your journey into the world of coaching.

The more time you spend branching out, the more you will realize coaches are available in many places. You are not going to find them by staying home, though, so be ready to step out into the world and try new things. The more you're willing the explore, the more you'll position yourself to succeed.

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