Are You A Natural-Born Coach?


Take this assessment to find out whether you are one of those gifted few who is a meant to be a coach.

Based on psychological principles, this 50 question test determines if you possess the right skills, abilities, and talents to be an effective coach. This is not your usual generic quiz! Instead, this 50-question assessment looks beyond the simple characteristics of being a good coach, to see whether you are a natural coach. Many people can learn to be a coach, but few seem to be born to be a coach. Take this assessment now to see if you are a “natural.”

Be sure to answer all of the questions. Rate each question on a scale of 1-5 by choosing the number that best represents your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Choose how true each statement is for you.

Your score will be automatically emailed to you after you have completed and submitted the assessment.

Should you receive a score of 170 or greater, we will send you a very special tuition offer.

I have always known that I would not be fulfilled in my career if I was not involved in a helping profession.
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When someone discusses a problem or challenge with me, my mind automatically begins looking for that person’s current strengths.
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I have no difficulty with using the ‘Socratic Method’ of asking people the right questions to help them realize solutions instead of telling them what to do.
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I firmly believe that people typically have answers within themselves, but that they can sometimes use help in drawing those answers out.
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One of my deepest values is facilitating the human growth process.
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At some point in my life, I considered being a therapist (or was a therapist), but felt that the client population was not the right one for me because of the focus on reducing pathology or psychiatric problems.
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When someone tells me about a difficulty, I do not automatically jump into giving advice.
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I have always been someone who is very good at carefully listening to what others tell me, and at showing them that I am listening.
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Over the years, several people have told me that I have a unique ability to help people achieve their goals.
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I typically have thoughts such as, ‘If I were not able to work with people to help them better themselves, I would never feel completely content.’
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When I was young, I was often the kid that helped other kids do things like try out for and make the soccer team, get an ‘A’ in a class, or create an incredible art project.
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It is not difficult for me to draw out the strengths in others that they may not have been aware of previously.
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I have done a significant amount of volunteer work at least one time in my life.
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It is sometimes hard for me to imagine how people can work in industries where they are not directly helping others.
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I know the difference between coaching, consultation, and therapy, and I feel that I am a better fit in the coaching profession.
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As a coach (or in other professional relationships), I have not found it difficult to maintain a balance between maintaining a professional relationship, but keeping the balance of power equal between myself and others.
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People have often told me that I tend to ask very poignant questions.
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I am someone who believes strongly in encouraging a diversity of opinions, viewpoints, and perspectives.
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I have an ability to contribute valuable observations that push others to consider possibilities from a different angle.
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I have a track record of helping individuals or teams to accomplish results at an accelerated rate.
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I seek to incorporate objective or semi-objective assessments into the work that I do.
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I do not have a strong need to be seen as an expert consultant, instead I like approaching a professional relationship as an equal.
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Fostering the self-awareness of others is amongst the most interesting and rewarding things in my life.
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I do not want to work with people on improving functioning based on a psychiatric diagnosis such as depression or anxiety.
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I am not afraid to ask people challenging and thought-provoking questions.
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Some words that tend to describe me are: patient, inspirational, creative, focused, and dedicated.
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I have a good sense of humor and can use it to add different viewpoints, lighten up a situation, or strengthen relationships.
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I think the best profession for me is one in which I am able to look at individuals’ strengths and identify means of building on those capabilities.
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I can articulate at least three reasons that I would better serve as a coach than a therapist or a consultant.
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Many times I think of how incredible it feels to coach someone or of how much I want to get into coaching to experience that feeling.
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I believe that people have within them the capabilities of accomplishing their goals and dreams.
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I am often told that I have a unique ability to motivate people and inspire them to achieve all that they want to.
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Since I was young, I have always been a person who has a high degree of empathy for others.
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My most comfortable way of relating to others is as a partner, rather than as an expert, a consultant, a healer, a mentor, or authority figure, or teacher.
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One of my personal and professional missions in life is to help others to develop themselves to become what they desire to be.
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Pushing others and challenging traditional viewpoints energizes me and does not make me nervous.
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When I have worked in other professions, I found that I naturally gravitated towards the types of strategies and behaviors that coaches use, even though I was not technically ‘coaching.’
Less True – 1 2 3 4 5 – More True
Other people have told me that I should seriously consider entering the field of coaching.
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The process of coaching is amongst the things that are most energizing and fulfilling to me in my life.
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I have a fairly high tolerance for uncertainty, risk, and ambiguity.
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I am someone who firmly values education and I continually push myself to learn about all the latest information in my profession.
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I well recognize the limits to my professional competencies, such as when someone is a better therapy than coaching client, or when I am not the best person to meet a client’s needs.
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I tend to be someone who lives in the present and looks towards, rather than focusing on the past.
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I have worked with a coach myself or done other significant personal or professional development work.
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I try to surround myself with other competent professionals to bounce ideas off of, collaborate with, or seek a ‘second opinion’ when necessary.
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I tend to be very action and results oriented.
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I am able to put aside my own views at times to help my clients to achieve what they want to achieve.
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A strength of mine is in holding other people responsible and accountable for their behaviors and actions.
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I have always wanted to be involved in a helping profession, but was not interested in medicine or some of the other traditional helping professions.
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I believe that all people deserve to reach their fullest potential regardless of their diverse ideologies, values, behaviors, or backgrounds.
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Others have told me that I have a unique ability to make them feel understood, heard, respected, and motivated.
Less True – 1 2 3 4 5 – More True
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