Executive CoachingWhy choose me as your coach?
During the last 16 years of coaching managers and leaders at CXO level, I’ve asked my clients why they choose me as their executive coach.
The most common answer is that I have experience in coaching leaders in positions similar to theirs and that I get the job done. The fact that I can document a number of successful cases make my clients feel safe when choosing me as their coach.
Quite often, clients get my name from a colleague or from their business network. Or they have seen me give a public speech.
Another reason is that I apply a clear and proven methodology including personality assessments, coach forms, feedback surveys. A review of my high-quality client list makes the choice easier for my clients.
Why Is Coaching So Important?
Executives should seek coaching “when they feel that a change in behavior—either for themselves or their team members—can make a significant difference in the long-term success of the organization,” says Marshall Goldsmith, a high-profile executive coach and author of eighteen books, including The Leader of the Future (Jossey-Bass, 1996).
The coaching process
Just Do Your Coaching Thing, He Said
A Senior Vice President from a major pharmaceutical company got a bit irritated since I could not promise him a fast, effective linear coaching process. ‘Just do your thing,’ he said.
When I explained to him that coaching is a partnership going through a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires clients to maximize their personal and professional potential, he understood that coaching is not an easy quick fix. You have to invest in yourself and engage in the process to get full value for your money.
Measurement of Progress: A FACTOR TO CONSIDER WHEN HIRING A COACH
Does the coach have a system to measure your progress? Can your progress be documented? Any testimonials?
References: A FACTor TO CONSIDER WHEN HIRING A COACH
How does the client list look like? Does the coach have a long list of quality clients? How long has the coach worked with the quality clients?
coaching People like you: A FACTOR to consider when hiring a coach
Has the coach experience with coaching a person like you in a similar setting?
Clear methodology: A fACTOr TO CONSIDER WHEN HIRING A COACH
Has the coach a clear methodology he can explain in an understandable way?
Certified training: a FACTOR TO CONSIDER WHEN HIRING A COACH
Is the coach certified from a reputable organization?
A. Set the Foundation
- Meet Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards
- Establish the Coaching Agreement
B. Co-create the Relationship
3. Establish Trust and Intimacy with the Client
4. Coaching Presence
C. Communicate Effectively
5. Active Listening
6. Powerful Questioning
7. Direct Communication
D. Facilitate Learning and Results
8. Creating Awareness
9. Designing Actions
10. Planning and Goal Setting
11. Managing Progress and Accountability