Choosing the right BetterUp Coach is a key step for your coaching journey, and our coach recommendations are meticulously curated based on multiple detailed factors. From the moment you set up your BetterUp account, you input critical information like your timezone and preferred coaching language.
Furthermore, completing your onboarding assessment—which includes questions about your coaching style preferences—allows us to pinpoint coaches who are likely to be a perfect match for you. We suggest initiating your journey with a first session with one of your recommended coaches to assess compatibility. Should you feel the need for alternative options, the platform enables you to request new matches at any time following these steps.
Tips for Choosing Your Coach:
- Alignment with Passions and Goals: Examine coach profiles for elements that resonate with your interests or objectives. If you're committed to a cause or aiming for specific career advancements, look for coaches with relevant experience or focus areas mentioned in their profiles.
- Matching Coaching Focus: Identify keywords in the "Coaching focus" and "My philosophy" sections that correspond with your goals. Terms like "career development" or "leveling up" can be indicators of a coach’s suitability for your aspirations.
- Coaching Style Compatibility: Review the "Icebreakers" section for insights into a coach's approach. This includes their coaching style, achievements, gratitudes, and recent reads, offering a glimpse into how they might facilitate your growth. However, availability of this information varies as it depends on what coaches include in their bios.
- Coaching vs. Mentorship: When reviewing potential coaches, aim for a coaching relationship rather than mentorship. While mentors share their path in a similar industry, a coach provides diverse perspectives to help forge your unique journey towards success. An accompanying graphic further distinguishes coaching from therapy and mentorship, enhancing your understanding.
Successful coaching relies on your openness to the process and commitment to regular sessions. With this mindset, we encourage you to choose a coach who truly speaks to you and schedule your inaugural session.