Finding the right BetterUp Coach for you and your coaching journey is paramount, which is why the coach recommendations we surface to you are selected through a variety of robust inputs. When you create your BetterUp account, you specify your timezone and preferred coaching language. In addition to that, when you complete your onboarding assessment, you will be presented with questions about your preferred coaching style. This helps us to identify coaches that will be a great fit for you!
We highly recommend connecting with one of your coach options for a first session to see if they are the right fit, and if not, you are welcome to request new options via the platform at any time. Please see our Help Center article on Trying Another Coach to learn more.
Here are a few tips on how to choose the coach that’s right for you:
- We encourage you to watch How to Prepare for Your Coaching Session featuring Dr. Jacinta Jiménez, to help guide you in the BetterUp Coach selection process.
- Look for details about coaches that inspire you or align with your goals. Are you passionate about volunteering for a specific cause? Look for details in your coaches' profiles under the "More about me" and "Industry experience" sections that align with your volunteer work.
- Look for keywords under the "Coaching focus" and "My philosophy" sections of the coaches' profiles that match your desired areas of focus. Do you want to work on getting a promotion or moving up to the next level? Look for a profile that mentions related terms, such as "leveling up", "career development", or "career coaching."
- Look for matches in coaching style within the coaches' profiles under the "Icebreakers" section. Your coach's coaching style is how they will show up in the session and guide you through coaching. Three words that describe their coaching style are listed there along with their proudest accomplishments, what they're most grateful for, and the most recent book they've read.
- Please note that not all coach profiles will contain this information as it is limited to the content coaches choose to include in their bios.
- As you review your set of coaches, we encourage you to look for a coach rather than a mentor. Often, we look for someone with similar industry experience that could take us on their path, as more of a mentor. A coach, on the other hand, might bring a fresh perspective from a different background to help you create your own path toward your goals. The graphic below shares the differences between coaching, therapy, and mentorship for further clarity. What leads to the most impactful coaching is openness to the process and consistency of sessions--making this investment in yourself! With this in mind, we encourage you to select the coach that resonates most with you and schedule your first session.