First, you want to feel comfortable with the person. Are they easy to talk with? Do they listen well? Do you feel they understand your reason for seeking coaching?
Second, you should look for someone who can easily explain how they plan to help you. If you ask them how they coach and they don’t have a clear answer, that’s not great. They should be able to explain their approach and how they would work with you.
Finally, look for a psychologist. Psychologists have verifiable training, must meet licensing requirements, and adhere to the ethical guidelines of our profession. Click here for more on confidentiality.