The following is an excerpt from the CoachStart Manual.
You want to feel comfortable with this person. Interviewing, trialing or studying up on one to three coaches should be sufficient. They no longer have to be in your country – just make sure if they’re overseas that they are willing to cover the cost of phone calls or factor this into your monthly fee.
If you’re concerned about the investment, consider what your return on that monthly investment might be. In most cases, you only need two to three paying clients to cover the cost of your mentor coach. And if your coach can’t help you increase your client list by MORE than two to three, something’s missing! Also consider the cost of NOT hiring a coach.
It can be very empowering to hire a mentor coach and set a goal of bringing in enough coaching income to cover the cost of your own coach by a particular date.
Remember, you don’t need a mentor coach. No one NEEDS a coach. It’s just a slower, less fun — and often — more expensive road without one.