Remember that ultimately, you are the one who will work the hardest in a coaching relationship.  It is your who must do the reflective work, you who must find your own inner resources, you who must commit to action steps, you who must take them.  Your coach will work equally hard to guide you through their process, to support and encourage and challenge you.  It’s a partnership of equality. But it is you who are the guru.  So take your time to carefully select this person with whom you will walk this road.  And do beware of the charlatan coach.