Personal referral is definitely a good way to do it, although you can search through coach directories or for coaching firms in your area (or global companies that specialize in this.)
Almost all of the people I coach with have been referred to me by people I’ve worked with or knew me personally.
One thing I highly recommend when looking for a coach is to do multiple types of research – get more than one point of proof.
A referral is good, but then ask for their modality – where were they trained, what methods do they use, what certifications do they hold, etc – then get a scoping/discovery session so that you can learn about that coach “s methodology and see if they are a fit for you. Also, they need to match your personality, or else it can be a bit off putting.
For example, I tend to coach engineers and introverted people because that’s my personal style, but I equally get along well with fast-talking aggressive communicators (as I happen to be from New York City) and can easily fall into that style.
These are things that you find out only by “meeting” the coach on a call.
If they have a blog or a video channel you can also get a taste ahead of time of their style as well.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Whats-the-best-way-to-find-an-executive-CEO-coach
Originally Posted On: 2016-09-02