Choosing a career coach in Belgium can certainly be a daunting task. Simply type ‘career coaching’ into google and you will be bombarded with thousands of different companies and mainly individual coaches, all trying to sell very different services but under the same name. So what do you have to do to separate the self-acclaimed coaches from the true professionals, and find a coach you will get along with?
- What languages do they provide their services in?
Brussels is one of the most multilingual cities in the world. Home to the European institutions, it is a melting pot of multiculturalism, so of course most people speak two languages, if not more! Going through a career coaching process however, requires you to feel completely comfortable in the language you are using, so make sure your coach has an adequate level! OrientaEuro offers their services in four languages: English, French, Spanish and Dutch, and provides mother tongue career coaches to work with you throughout the career coaching process.
- Are they credible?
A well-established career coach will be active in the industry and very often have either published works or have been interviewed by the media. You want to find someone who is doing their job because they absolutely love it! After all, isn’t that what you’re looking for too? You wouldn’t get marriage advice from someone who hasn’t been married would you? OrientaEuro is the career coaching centre with the highest recognition by local and international press.
- Do they have any testimonials?
Most reputable companies will have plenty of testimonials from previous clients. Have a look at their website, Facebook page and Youtube channel to see what others have thought. OrientaEuro has a proven track record. Check our results page.
- How much experience do they have?
You want someone who has had plenty of experience not only in the field of coaching but in many different real-world sectors. Many self-acclaimed coaches have had little or no experience working with clients on a personal level, or they only have a very narrow experience beyond coaching. You definitely need a career coach who has been through the mill and has a lot of experience working closely with clients and who can count on a big team of other career coaches to leverage on their specific industry experience and network, as we have at OrientaEuro.
- How much will it cost?
You should ask yourself instead, what will it cost you if you don’t do your career coaching process –or not with the right career coaching centre. After all, how do you put a price on personal fulfilment? Every day in your life being great, how much is that worth? Well, career coaching can still represent a big financial investment. You shouldn’t do your calculations in terms of the fees per hour, as a good career coach belonging to a good career coaching centre will be dedicating much more time to preparation, supervision, training, follow-up, etc. than the time of the one-on-one session itself.
Choosing the right coach for you is key to success. Follow these 5 simple steps to help you make the right decision.