The easiest way a parent coach knows coaching clients is to understand their current problems and needs.

One of the conditions for someone to hire you as their parent coach or family coach is that they believe you can help them with their problem, be a better person, help them change their parenting behaviors, etc.

If you know how the ideal client defines her problem, you can show that expertise in your writing, web site, and  through talks, and blog articles. It is important for her to know you can help her. It is more important to show her how you do that, and this checklist clarifies information.

Generalized Information

Living situation (where, what type of place, with whom) Occupation Work situation (position, income, general job description)

Who is she close to?

What is her relationship with her family?

Where does her family live?

What is her core temperament type?

What size is her body (wt, ht)?

Hair color and style?

Eye color?

Habits

Does she exercise? How and how often?

What does she do for fun, hobbies? What does she do on weekends? Does she eat out or eat in more?

If she eats out quite a bit, at what types of places?

What is her name?

Thoughts or Questions

What keeps her up worrying at night? (This is a key question for you to ask yourself about your ideal client.)

Most importantly: what precipitated her calling for an appointment now?

How would she describe her problem?

How would she answer the question: What would you like from parent coaching