How to Find the Right Virtual Assistant Coach

How to Find the Right Virtual Assistant Coach

A Virtual Assistant Coach can be one of the best things you can do for the success of your freelancing business. How do you find the perfect coach for you? One who will value your business, even treating it like it was their own? One who will work well with you by listening to your thoughts and helping you overcome your stumbling blocks.

  1. The very first thing you need to do before actively researching a virtual assistant coach for your business is to sit down and think about what it is you want to achieve by hiring a coach. Jot down what you believe are your strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Next, you’ll want to draft a list of potential questions that if you had the perfect coach at your fingertips right now, you would ask. Don’t worry you don’t have to stress about this part, but at least think of a few things. Once you actually start working with a coach the questions will come.
  3. Do research and compare the things you find between the various VA coaches. Just a few places you can begin are by conducting a search online.
  4. Ask other virtual assistants or freelancers you know and trust that have used a coach in the past, who they would recommend and even more importantly WHY they would recommend that particular person or group.
  5. Narrow your list down to a manageable amount and then start contacting those coaches. You’ll learn a lot about how a coach operates just by the initial contact with them. For instance, do they respond in a reasonable amount of time? Where you able to even get in contact with them? Was the coach professional? Does he/she have solid proof? Those types of things will help you to narrow your list even further.
  6. Once you’ve got a smaller list, start contacting those coaches and asking about consultations. Many virtual assistant coaches will offer a free initial consultation to help you find out if the two of you might work well together. Take this opportunity to “interview” these coaches. Refer back to your list of questions above and any others that may come up.
  7. Take note of things like whether you felt rushed or on edge when talking with a particular coach. Did you feel comfortable and get the impression that they really cared and had time to help you succeed in your business? In other words, trust your instincts.
  8. Be honest with your potential coach and yourself when it comes to your business. Trying to make yourself or your business seem more together than it really is will only hurt you more in the long run. You want success and a smoother flowing freelancing business and without honesty, it will never come on it’s own.

Finding a Virtual Assistant Coach is not something you should just jump into with the first person who comes along. Take the time to really feel confident about the coach you choose, because the better the two of you work together the more successful your business will be.

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