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How to choose the right coach for you

If you are currently in the process of searching for a coach, you are in the right place. I’ve put together some tips for choosing the right coach for you, because no one should go through this journey alone.


The first thing to understand is that there are a lot of different types of coaches and coaching styles. Some may work for you and some may not work for you. 


Who you ultimately choose to work with depends on your needs, the outcome you’re working towards, and what part of your journey you’re currently at. 


I’ve been coaching clients professionally for over 8 years and I want to extend a huge thank you to those who have contributed to my coaching journey! 


I’ve had the privilege of working with so many awesome humans, and I had many lessons to learn along the way. 


Throughout the years, I myself have worked with a variety of different coaches and coaching styles (in sports, athletics, nutrition support, business growth, marketing, writing).


What I have noticed is that each one of these mentors had their own style and brought something else out of me – whether it was positive or negative. 




In my opinion, there is no such thing as a perfect coach. 


Allow me to elaborate: 


Choosing to work with someone means that you’re willing to invest in an evolving relationship – one that requires open communication to clarify needs and expectations. 


While it’s true that you are a client paying for a service, a connection is not guaranteed right off the bat. Speaking up and taking responsibility for yourself is a necessary & fundamental step in making sure you get most out of your coaching relationship. Remember, no one is a mind reader, no matter how many skills or resources they may have to share with you.


As some of you know, I have a BA in Communication and I still feel like my communication skills will continue to improve overtime. 


While I love what I do, for some people, I may have been the coach that caused them harm or didn’t offer what they were expecting from me. I can own up to that and I’m thankful for those experiences as they taught me to be better. 


So, how do you choose the right coach for you?


In the book ‘Conscious Coaching’ by Brett Bartholomew, he outlines numerous archetypes that correspond to an athlete’s strength and weakness and strategies to maximize coaching effectiveness. 


This is true of coaches too. Some may be more of a player’s coach, more authoritative, more hands off, more organized, more detail oriented. Some coaches may have more of a teaching approach, more of a copy-my-method approach, or more of a collaborative approach. 


To choose a coach that’s right for you, here’s 7 things I suggest you consider: 

  1. What’s their reputation like? 
  2. Is there feedback or testimonials available?
  3. Do they have the resources to help you with your needs? (This may or may not always be about degrees/certifications). 
  4. Are they committed to continued education? Do they attend workshops, take classes, hire coaches to improve their skill set?
  5. How do you feel about their vibe? 
  6. Do they operate with integrity?
  7. Do they walk the walk? – Fair warning here that the fitness industry is notorious for equating a specific aesthetic to education or capability. As a consumer, be wary if anyone flaunts their genetics or privileges without acknowledging your humanity or obstacles. 


If you’re reading this, you’ve either already worked with me professionally or are considering it (thanks for being here!). 


So here’s a little bit about me: 


I’m a Nutrition and Fitness Coach. To me coaching means to empower my clients to maximize their mental and athletic performance and to be confident in their choices, which I refer to as “Become Badass.” 


I perceive myself as a tour guide and travel buddy, here to guide you through the confusing worlds of food science, behavior change, and fitness training.


I don’t perceive myself as a know-it-all and I don’t pretend to know you better than you know yourself. I also don’t expect to monopolize your coaching experience. 



Here what I do expect: 


  • to cultivate and build the coach – client relationship
  • to identify your obstacles and challenges 
  • to brainstorm solutions and strategies
  • to assess, reassess and reframe our structure 
  • commitment to continued education 
  • to provide accountability (through various mediums – stay tuned for the next post that will outline exactly what coaching with me is like!) 




I just wrapped my engagement with my last coach who has a PhD in human nutrition. I’m now working with another coach who specializes in trauma informed business coaching. 


As you can see, I’m a firm believer that coaches need coaches (in various areas), and that all of us can gain a lot through working with professionals. 


On a final note, I want to cheer for current clients, past clients, future clients, and my peers. I also want to invite you to share your feedback about my coaching or to let me know if you want to work with me by replying to this email. 


In health, with love, and a commitment to growth, 


Coach P2


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