Hiring a life coach in Canada can make a huge difference in your life.
Two benefits make coaching already worthwhile.
First, you feel accountability to your coach and follow through on your commitments.
Second, you push yourself more because you want a return on your investment.
Not to mention the wisdom and support a coach brings to the table.
Here’s how you can find the best life coach.
Tool 1: Google Maps search
I’d start with Google search.
In addition to web page results, Google will also show coaches on a map.
Click the map to use Google Maps as a search tool.
Google has a procedure to confirm a coach’s address.
That means coaches on Google Maps are real people with confirmed identities.
It gives you the peace of mind knowing that you’re dealing with a real person.
Find a life coach in Canada near you
If you want in-person coaching, Google Maps make it easy to find a life coach near you.
For example, if you live in northern Toronto, you can quickly see coaches located in this area.
Google Maps provides online reviews about coaches as well.
If their clients had a good or bad customer experience, they’ll leave a review.
Having reviews means this coaching offer isn’t a scam.
Plus, you can check out these reviews as you consider this coach.
Tool 2: Meetup.com
Your next option for finding a life coach in Canada is using Meetup.
It’s an affordable and easy choice if you don’t want to book a one-on-one session with a coach at this point.
Here’s how you do it:
Go to the event search.
Set the location and distance.
Click Search and select a category, e.g., Health & Wellness.
Or enter a search term “coach.”
You’ll get a list of events.
Check out those that might be of interest to you.
Read a coach’s bio to see if you might want to hire them.
Sign up for this event.
At the event, you’ll see whether you like this coach.
Ask them for a one-on-one session then.
Or you can continue working with them in a group setting.
Tool 3: Noomii.com
Noomii.com is a Canada-based online service that helps find a life coach.
It includes hundreds of coaches across Canada (and other countries).
Noomii.com will match you with an ideal coach based on your goals, personality, and background.
Tips for choosing a life coach in Canada
That said, here are a few tips for picking the right coach.
You can also listen to this podcast episode to understand what coaching is all about:
Tip 1: Leverage your free introductory session
Your first session must be free because it serves two purposes:
- You see whether this coach is a good match for you.
- The coach sees whether they have the expertise to help you.
Check the coach’s commitment to giving you great service:
- A longer introductory session means the coach takes time to understand your needs.
- Do they listen and understand first instead of rushing to offer solutions?
Here’s an example of a free session offer from a life coach Catherine Thorburn:
Tip 2: Look at their blog
Looking at a coach’s blog is a great way to see how committed a coach is.
First, look at how fresh recent blog posts are.
Coaches may start out but then give up because they can’t find clients.
Not having fresh posts in an indication of that.
Second, a blog should provide tons of value to potential clients.
For example, here’s my review of the best blogs of life coaches:
Most of these coaches update their blogs regularly with quality content.
That’s a good sign they’re committed to serving their clients.
Here’s an example of a blog by a life coach Amara Prince:
Tip 3: Look at their YouTube channel
Videos help you quickly see whether you like a coach.
Check out their vibe and coaching style.
For example, you might prefer an analytical coach to an authoritative one.
You also see their level of commitment to helping people with fresh, quality content.
Here’s an example of a YouTube channel by Inspiration Initiative:
Tip 4: Listen to their podcast
A podcast is yet another way for you to see how committed and quality-focused this coach is.
You can also quickly see their areas of expertise—just by looking at episode titles.
Here’s an example of a podcast from a life coach Matt O’Grady:
My services as a life coach in Canada
If you need help finding a life coach in Canada, contact me for a free introductory session.
I’ll listen to you and see if I can help you myself.
It’ll be a privilege for me to help you create a life free of pain and bursting with fulfillment.
Otherwise, I’ll refer you to a trusted colleague.