Sometimes people choose a fitness program, a mentorship program, or a business coach because they see it’s worked for other people. That girl lost 10 lbs so I will too! That’s not to say you won’t be successful, but here is my 5 step process for finding a coach who meets your needs, and why who YOU choose as a coach matters
There are 1000s of online coaches these days. Who is their target market? Do you fit that target? What is their program about? Make sure they’re on YOUR level. Are you someone who is starting from the ground up and need complete guidance? Or are you someone who is somewhat an expert and are looking to get to the next level? Different coaches cater to different types of people. Find the one who fits your niche. For example, I want to work with busy women who know the basics of fitness and nutrition, but who have lost their way. Women who want to live a healthy lifestyle, but are unsure how to make a graceful transition. They want nutrition advice, accountability, and workout plans that can be done from the comfort of their own home.
Before you commit to working with anyone—particularly an online coach—you need to research them a bit. You also need to decide what sort of credentials you expect them to have. For example, is it important to you that your health coach has a nationally recognized certification in fitness and nutrition from a leading organization in the health field like the American Council on Exercise (ACE) or National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)? Or are you okay with your coach having no other background than being affiliated with a multi-level marketing company like Beachbody or ItWorks? If you’re looking for a business coach, do you want someone who holds a business degree in marketing? Or an entrepreneur who gained experience by building his/her business out of nothing? These questions can only be answered by YOU.
You have to like them.
Plain and simple. They will be all up in your business for weeks; literally! As a nutrition and fitness consultant, I am posting in our online accountability groups, sending you emails, texting you to see how things are going, and, depending on the program, hopping on video calls with you. You have to like me. We will be a part of each other’s lives for weeks.
Interested in YOUR goals
You can learn a lot in initial calls with a potential coach. Think of it as an interview. Not only is the coach determining if you will be a good fit, but you should be determining if they will be a good fit for your goals. Do they even ask for your expectations of the program and what your personal goals are? Is the program customizable? Don’t be afraid to ask questions. When you’re investing in yourself and in someone else’s business, you deserve to have all your questions answered.
Size of group
If you’re entering a Fitcamp situation or a mastermind group, you need to take the size of the group into account. Do you thrive in large numbers or do you feel more accountable in a small group? There’s no right or wrong answer. Again, only YOU can answer these questions.
I would love to help you take the first step of loving yourself towards healthy! My next online Fitcamp launches on Monday, April 4th and I only have a couple spots left. Please contact me here so we can set up a FREE 20 minute consult to see if Fitcamp is the right fit for you.
For more details, watch my video below taken from my live Periscope broadcast: