Everyone wants to meet with their coach in person, of course. Or as the ease and efficiency of your sessions? Perhaps you prefer online training, e-mail or instant messaging? 10. Do you want regularly scheduled appointments? Or do you want to call in training, just when you need it? 11. Want an experienced trainer? Or are you willing to work with a new coach? Most think that the experienced coach would be a better option, but in many cases, enthusiasm and active learning of a new coach can be of enormous value. 12. Cardiologist brings even more insight to the discussion.

How much are you willing to invest? This is the last question, because it is less relevant. And notice, I have not said how much can you afford? Hiring a coach is an investment in yourself and has a very high investment. So the question is, how much you’re willing to invest in yourself at this point in time? My recommendation is to take money from the equation, make a decision on the basis of all other factors and the factor of money back in. Take time to reflect on these questions.

Write your answers and prioritize them. You can find a coach who has everything, but it is likely that you will have to give up something so clear what is essential and what is not. Step Two Once you are clear about the features you want in a coach and what are their priorities, is ready to start looking. 1. Ask for references. If you know a coach, someone who has a coach or someone who is familiar with the field, ask them to recommend some coaches.