Professional advice for Noomi Clients seeking coaching
Professional advice for Noomi Clients seeking coaching - three tips for how to make better requests and get better results.
Whether you are someone who is here looking for coaching or just someone who is reading this out of curiosity, I want to leave you with a couple of tips about how to get the best out of your quest for coaching.
1) The longer and more detailed your post is, the more attractive it is to more “highly skilled” coaches.
The reasoning behind this is simple: the more skilled and successful someone is, the more selective they have to become about who they offer to help. Putting effort into writing your request not only shows that you are taking this process seriously, but it also helps us (the coaches) help you get the kind of coaching you need. It makes you more attractive to the right kind of people.
2) Limiting yourself by location (i.e., “local coaches only”) GREATLY limits both the quantity and quality of who can help you.
It might seem “nice” to work with someone locally, but the vast majority of coaching is done over the phone for good reason. It’s convenient, it’s faster (no travel time), it’s cheaper for both the client and the coach, and you get to wear what ever you want to!
Another thing to consider is… where do you live? Maybe there is a great, talented coach nearby. And maybe you’re about to win the lottery! But when you choose “local only” you are playing a game of odds that is definitely not in your favor, especially if you live in a smaller town/city.
3) Don’t be afraid to search the directory and reach out to a coach directly.
Many coaches on Noomi are selective about which requests they ask for because Noomi takes a significant portion (30%!!) of the profits from any referral we get. If you contact a coach directly, most will be more than happy to take time to speak to you, because going this route allows them to keep all of the money that we all work so hard for.
Being proactive and contacting coaches directly allows you to take control of your options and gives you access to people that you may not have had access to through the referral program.
There’s also a dark side to referrals that even well-intentioned coaches get caught up in…
Who are you going to put in more effort with: the client that you get 100% of your rate from, or the one you get 70% of your rate from?
Many people won’t admit it, but the people who are less profitable often get less effort. That’s not a good thing. And it’s hard to combat because it isn’t intentional. It’s an unconscious cognitive bias that most people aren’t even aware they have.
There you have it. I hope this gives you some constructive tips about how to get what you want out of coaching and your time here on Noomi. Don’t be afraid to reach out and say “hi” if you have any questions or are looking for help.
CEO of Legendary Self LLC