What is the minimum age for a client to get coached?
There is no minimum age defined by ICF. I prefer to work with clients who are above 18 years of age.

Is 10 hours mandatory for engaging with a coach?
Not necessarily. I recommend a minimum for 2-3 sessions for experiencing measurable results for any behavioral changes. To reap the complete benefits, you need to go through at least 6 sessions.

I have 25 years experience in a particular industry, how can a coach help me (if at all he can help me)?
Absolutely!!! Coaching will help you. You have the experience and you are the expert in your chosen field. A coach has the expertise in coaching process. He doesn't need to be an expert to coach (unlike consulting and training). The belief in coaching is "the client has all the answers". You just need a professional coach with core competencies of coaching process.

I am a successful and wealthy entrepreneur, where can I find a coach who is more successful than me?
Here is the good news; you don't need to find a coach with more achievements or wealth compared to you. Remember “ in coaching process the spotlight is always on the client, never on the coach. Focus on finding a coach with core competencies of coaching process.

Can I get an introductory (trial) coaching session (30 minutes) to understand the process and experience the awareness of coaching questions?
Sure. I understand where you are coming from. Please send a request through the link here.

Can I talk to people who have gone through coaching process to know more?
Sure. Some clients are willing to share the details of their journey and openly talk about their testimonials. Please send a request through the link here.

Can coaching help everyone and help them achieve results in their lives?
The power of coaching is in the decisive action by clients. If the client is not ready to own the responsibility to engage in new behaviors or actions “ coaching may not help much. According to the coaching pioneer Marshall Goldsmith, 7 out of 10 people are willing to take responsibility and hold themselves accountable to their coaches. The remaining 30% are called are not ready, that doesn't make them evil. When they want to change, they will seek a coach again!

Who is Uncoachable?
According to Marshall Goldsmith, we cannot coach people who blame the entire world for their current situation and not ready to accept personal responsibility for any area of their lives. They live with a "victim mentality" and they believe that the entire world is against them.

How can I measure the success of the coaching process?
Measurement may be defined in two distinct ways: external indicators of performance and internal indicators of success.

Examples of external measures include achievement of coaching goals established at the outset of the coaching relationship, increased income/revenue, obtaining a promotion and performance 360 degree feedback.

Examples of internal measures include self-reflection assessments that can be administered initially and at regular intervals in the coaching process. These assessments focus on changes in the individual's self-awareness and awareness of others, shifts in thinking that create more effective actions, and shifts in one's emotional state that inspire confidence.