The 5 Things You Must Do Before You Hire a Coach or Consultant


Article by Amy Wright  

The 5 Things You Must Do Before You Hire a Coach or Consultant

The 5 Things You Must Do Before You Hire a Coach or Consultant

Anyone can throw up a cheap website and call themselves an expert in anything. Here are 5 things that you can do to eliminate the crazies and find your true match to work with:

Get testimonials and references 

Verify the crap out of people. Make phone calls and ask questions like “how did you know them? What was she like to work with? How dependable is she? Would you hire her again? How long did you work with them?” This is where most business owners fall down and later regret it. 

Interview them via video if possible

Body language is extremely telling during an interview. Some recruiters ask questions and pay attention to nothing more than tone of voice and body language.

Keep track of how punctual they are 

Working virtually takes an enormous amount of communication. If you aren’t getting swift answers before you hire, chances aren’t great that things will be better after you pay them your hard earned green.

Date first 

See if your potential contractor would be agreeable to working for a month on a “trial” basis. That way you know if they will work before committing.

Sometimes it’s not the other person who sucks 

My momma used to always tell us, “it takes two to tango”, any great relationship, whether a marriage, friendship or business duo takes two to make it work. Find your weaknesses BEFORE you hire. You’ll want someone who can compliment you. If you both suck at communication… bad ending.

Trust your gut 

Do your research and know that it sometimes does take a few tries before we get things just right. A great partner can mean great success in your business and your life if you take the time to find one that’s just right for you.

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