Checklist for selecting your Career Counselor / Career Coach

Experience/Education/Credentials

  • How long have you been a counselor/coach?
  • What experience, education, and training do you have?
  • What is your area of expertise/specialty?

Testimonials/Recommendations

  • What are other people saying about you?
  • Are you willing to provide me with references from past clients?

Approach

  • How would you help someone in my situation/someone like me?

Time Frame

  • How many sessions will we have?
  • How long will this process take?

Fees

  • How much will this cost?

Your reaction

In addition to the above, what are your reactions to the coach/counselor’s warmth, empathy, insight, knowledge, and counseling style? Do you feel understood, even after the first interaction?